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January 2020

Kirkland & Ellis – 1L Reception

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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OPIA’s Networking Basics for LL.M.s and J.D.s

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom
Free

OPIA’s upcoming Public Interest Networking Reception is an excellent opportunity for HLS students to connect with attorneys from a wide range of public interest organizations. To prepare for it, OPIA is offering an informal lunch event specifically designed for LL.M.s and J.D.s covering the basics of networking. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP.

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Sidley Austin Affinity Group Lunch

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Sidley Austin will hold a lunch with five of its practicing attorneys to speak to members of HLS affinity groups.

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Sidley Austin – 1L Reception

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Guest Workers’ Rights Under Trump – Talk with Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts, Legal Director for Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join OPIA and the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP) to hear Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts discuss the current landscape for guest workers’ rights under President Trump. Please note that the views expressed by the speaker(s) are their own. Non-pizza lunch provided.

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Judicial Clerkship Orientation

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South
Free 78 spots left

Every student should consider clerking after graduation because the experience can be valuable for the full spectrum of future careers in and out of law. 1Ls, come get a preview of the application process well in advance. 2Ls and 3Ls with new interest in clerking are welcome too. To order a bag lunch, please RSVP below by  12 p.m. on Friday, 1/24/20. You are welcome to attend and bring your own lunch without RSVPing.

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Diversity at a Big Law Firm

January 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join SALSA for a discussion of diversity in law firms with Cravath and Sullivan & Cromwell. Lunch will be served.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Practice Area

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Litigation? Corporate? Regulatory? or something in between? Get some practical tips to help you assess and figure out your legal practice area preferences. Presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa, a leading search firm that has helped many associates evaluate and change career paths.

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Law Teaching Colloquium: The Art of Law Teaching

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

A yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching What does it mean to be a successful law teacher? How do great law teachers develop their skill? Is great law teaching an art, a science, or a bit of both? What teaching techniques are most effective? Speakers: Todd D. Rakoff, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law Maureen Brady, Assistant Professor of Law Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Location: WCC 1023, Harvard Law School Co-sponsored by…

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OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC
Free 80 spots left

OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception is an opportunity to connect with attorneys from a wide range of public interest organizations, including federal and state government, legal services, public defenders, prosecutors, public interest law firms, and non-profit advocacy organizations. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

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Cravath – 1L Reception

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Human Rights Program Post-Graduate Fellowship Information Session

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3123 (HRP / HIRC Lounge, Clinical Wing)

Please join us for lunch and an information session about the post-graduate fellowships offered through the Human Rights Program. We’ll fill you in on the Henigson and Satter fellowships and answer questions about finding placements, the application process, and more. HRP advisers and former fellows will be available to answer questions.

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3L Judicial Clerkship Q&A

January 31 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 4059 Room

At last count, more than 250 clerkship opportunities were open for 2020. Now is a great time to update previous applications, expand a search, or even jump into the process for the first time. Bring your questions and your lunch to this interactive Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors Liz and Kirsten.

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February 2020

26th Annual HLS APALSA Conference

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
HLS, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (Room 2036, Second Floor)

The 26th annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy, hosted by Harvard Law School’s APALSA, is titled 2020: Inflection and will celebrate HLS APALSA’s 26th Anniversary Conference. It will reflect on the ways in which Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and other underrepresented attorneys and activists have progressed in the legal, political, and social spheres. Moreover, the Conference will also explore the obstacles to and opportunities for the APA community in the legal field as well as…

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Work Authorization for Graduating Students (F-1 OPT and J-1 AT)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Peter O'Meara from the Harvard International Office will discuss the ins and outs of applying for work authorization for post-graduation employment. The presentation will include specific procedures, time limits, deadlines and answers to students’ most common questions. It also will include the options for staying in the U.S. to prepare for and take the Bar Exam. Lunch will not be served so please feel free to bring food. Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services & Harvard International Office

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Proskauer – 1L Reception

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Debevoise – 1L Reception

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Work Authorization for Continuing Students (F-1 CPT, OPT and J-1 AT)

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

This HIO session will cover the ins and outs of applying for work authorization for paid and unpaid summer employment and internships. It will include specific procedures, time limits, deadlines and strategies for maximizing post-graduation work authorization. This session will be helpful for both F-1 and J-1 students. Lunch will not be served so please feel free to bring food.

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OCS’ EIP Orientation and Market Mixer

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milstein East & West
Free 174 spots left

EIP Orientation and Market Mixer is our kickoff event for 1Ls who are considering working in law firms for their 2L summer and are planning to participate in the Early Interview Program (EIP). This program is essential if you plan to participate in EIP so you can know what is ahead and how to prepare.

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OPIA’s Is the Early Interview Program Right for Me?

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Are you wondering if the Early Interview Program is right for you? Do you see yourself somewhere other than a large law firm? Are you worried that if you don’t go to a large law firm, you’ll be left without “options”? Join us for a panel discussion with current HLS students and OPIA staff who can help answer your questions regarding the EIP process and how to weigh the pros and cons of participating in the EIP program. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Cahill Gordon – 1L Reception

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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LL.M. Series: Lunch & Learn with Tytus Cytowski LLM ’05

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

LLM alum Tytus Cytowski '05, will speak (via videoconference) to LLMs to provide advice about developing a practice after graduating from Harvard. Mr. Cytowski's is the founding partner of a firm specializes in startups, venture capital and US market expansion, with a special focus on EU startups in Silicon Valley. Space is limited to 15 - RSVP required. Lunch will be provided.

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Law Teaching Colloquium: The Art of Clinical Law Teaching

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

A yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching What does it mean to be a successful clinical law instructor? How does one become a clinical law instructor? What skills and pedagogical methods make for great clinical law teaching? How do great clinical law instructors blend practice and theory? Speakers: Toby Merrill, Lecturer on Law and Director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending Philip L. Torrey, Lecturer on Law and Managing Attorney of the Harvard Immigration…

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West Coast Career Fair

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Come meet West Coast employers from Seattle all the way down to San Diego to learn more about the West Coast legal market, eat some great food, and network with recruiting attorneys! Students from all class years are welcome. Attire is business casual.

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Winston & Strawn – 1L Reception

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ensuring EIP Success in a New Recruitment Landscape

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Big Law recruiting landscape has changed, with more “pre-cruiting” and early interviews. Get advice on how to stand out and get ahead of the curve. Non-pizza lunch provided.

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Shearman & Sterling – 1L Reception

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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2L Judicial Clerkship Q&A

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

2Ls interested in clerking in 2021 should be gearing up this semester to apply for clerkships. Have questions about the hiring plan, the application process, or OSCAR? Bring them and your lunch to this interactive Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors.

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JOLT Career Fair

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

JOLT’s Career Fair is the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology’s largest event of the year. Come and mingle with attorneys from top law firms, particularly focused on today's top technology and IP issues. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. No RSVP needed!

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APALSA Presents: Clifford Chance

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Clifford Chance comes and speaks to us.

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Skadden – 1L Reception

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Milbank – 1L Reception

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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APALSA Presents: Paul, Weiss

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

APALSA Presents: Paul, Weiss

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Picking Practice Groups

February 19 @ 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join SALSA to learn about how to pick practice groups. We will be joined by practicing attorneys from firms including Cooley & Skadden. Lunch will be served.

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1L Judicial Clerkship Q&A

February 19 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 3007 Room

The Judicial Clerkship Orientation introduced what 1Ls need to know for now about applying for 2022 clerkships in the future. If you have any remaining questions, bring them and your lunch to this interactive, purely Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors.

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Paul Hastings Lunch Talk

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Paul Hastings attorneys will speak to HLS students. Sponsored by La Alianza.

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Alumni-In-Residence Stephen Ball ’10, SVP of Government Relations and Public Policy at Wells Fargo

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Want to use your law degree in a policy setting? Learn about handling public policy initiatives in-house from Stephen Ball, ‘10, who has been in Government Relations and Public Policy at Wells Fargo. Airbnb, and CSAA Insurance Group.

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7th Cir Staff Attorney Info Session

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Michael Fridkin (HLS ’85), from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, will describe its Staff Attorney program in advance of overseeing the hiring process for 2021 clerkships. Come hear about the unique advantages of working with multiple judges, and express through your presence interest that could help you if you choose to apply in the future. Please RSVP here by _______ for a bag lunch.

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APALSA Presents: Ropes & Gray

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Ropes comes and talks to us about their firm.

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Morgan Lewis – 1L Reception

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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