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October 2018

Private Sector Resume & Cover Letter Review w/OCS Peer Advisors

October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

WCC 4059 Room

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you are free.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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Self-Assessment Workshop – MBTI

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

The MBTI is a widely used self-assessment tool that will help you learn more about your preferences and can provide insight into the types of careers and practice settings that you might enjoy.

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Masterclass & The Art of Mingling

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Networking is a fact of life in the legal field and much of your career will rely on strong relationships. As early as 1L year, law firms will host receptions which present an opportunity to develop new connections and learn more about the profession. Masterclass will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step…

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Targeting the Victims: Defending Immigrant Survivors of Abuse in an Era of Enforcement

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join Wasserstein Fellow Stacie Jonas for a discussion of her work at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Justice in Motion on behalf of victims of trafficking and other abuse, as well as ongoing efforts to reunite migrant parents with children from whom they were separated at the border.

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OCS and BSA Present: “Litigation v. Corporate Practice,” A Discussion with Attorneys from O’Melveny

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

OCS and BSA Present: “Litigation v. Corporate Practice,” A Panel Discussion with Partners and Associates from O’Melveny’s New York and California offices.

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Canadians at HLS: Jobs and Clerkships

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Harvard Law Canadians’ Students Association is hosting a jobs/clerkship panel. If you are a Canadian looking to return, or to stay in the US, come by and hear about the experiences of upper-Year students.

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Harvard Worldwide Week: Working for and with European Union institutions: public and private sector careers in Brussels

October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

The Harvard European Law Association would like to invite you to a presentation by Professor José Manuel Martínez Sierra and Ms. Victoria Alsina, who will discuss career options within the institutions themselves as well as in Brussels’ option-rich private sector. Professor Martínez has previously worked for the European Commission while Ms. Alsina has worked as an external consultant for a wide breadth of European institutions. The session will be followed by both a Q&A during which participants will be able…

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Government of Canada – Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program Information Session

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4059 Room

The Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program targets and recruits exceptional candidates into mid- to senior-level policy positions in the Public Service of Canada.

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Lunch with Stuart D. Levi ’86, Co-head of Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

Meet with Stuart D. Levi ’86, co-head of Skadden’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group.  In a conversation moderated by Jessica Fjeld, Assistant Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic, Mr. Levi will talk with students about his  role in the formation of JOLT, his career path in technology law, his current blockchain practice, and hot topics in this area of law. Co-sponsored by OCS, the Cyberlaw Clinic, and JOLT. Lunch will be provided.

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OPIA’s Applying to Volunteer at the Department of Justice

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Students interested in summer volunteer internship opportunities with the U.S. Department of Justice (either at Main Justice or with United States Attorneys’ Offices) are encouraged to join OPIA advisors for an overview of the application process.

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Practicing Capital Markets in London

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Come learn about how to build a career in capital markets and leveraged finance in Europe, from attorneys from the London office of Latham & Watkins. For both LLMs and JDs.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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Private Sector Resume & Cover Letter Review w/OCS Peer Advisors

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

WCC 4059 Room

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you are free.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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Acing 1L Interviews w/OCS & OPIA

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume? What are the most common interview mistakes you should avoid? Attorney advisors from OCS and OPIA will provide you with guidance about how to ace your interviews and land your 1L summer job. Sponsored by OPIA and OCS. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility…

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Conservative/Libertarian Job Search Lunch

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

This lunch will explore career paths for students interested in working on behalf of conservative/libertarian causes.

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Careers in Private Equity: A Conversation with Billy Gonzalez, Senior VP, Audax Group

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join HALB and OCS for a conversation with Billy Gonzalez, Senior VP at Audax Group. Learn how to make the jump from law school to the business side, what private equity work entails and how law students can position themselves for careers in private equity after law school. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in…

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Law Teaching Colloquium: Choosing Law Teaching as a Career

October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 2004

a yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching

Are you thinking about becoming a law professor? Are you trying to decide whether to go into practice or pursue a career in academia? What goes into choosing to dedicate one’s life to teaching law?

Speakers:

Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law; Director, Islamic Legal Studies Program Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:30-5:00pm WCC 2004, Harvard Law School

Co-sponsored by the…

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1L Resume Workshop

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Starting to think about your 1L summer job? Come hear tips from OCS Advisor Yih-Hsien Shen on how to format and edit your resumes and cover letters to include your new involvements in law school and get started on that job search process. Thai food will be served.

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law School Student Association

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OPIA’s How to Get a Job in International Human Rights Work and Pitfalls to Avoid

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Join the OPIA/HRP Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence, Sabrina Mahtani, as she discusses insider tips into breaking into international human rights work and what pitfalls to look out for along the way.

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November 2018

OPIA’s Staying True to Yourself and Your Chosen Career Path

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OPIA’s Staying True to Yourself and Your Chosen Career Path

Join us for a discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Betsy Fordyce, Director, Youth Empowerment & Legal Advocacy Program, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, about staying true to yourself, your chosen career path, and your commitment to public interest while in law school.

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Alumna In Residence: Merritt Baer (’10), Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Meet Alumni-in-Residence Merritt Baer (’10), Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services, a cloud security expert who advises Amazon Web Services’ largest customers on technical security questions to create ecosystem-level improvements. Before joining Amazon, Ms. Baer was a Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission, served at the US Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Senator Michael Bennet, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and started her own business/legal practice advising…

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Peggy Browning Fund’s Advocating For Workplace Justice Regional Workshop Program

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

PBF’s Regional Workshops Program, entitled Advocating For Workplace Justice, is held at law schools across the country and consists of a one-hour panel discussion followed by a brief networking reception.

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Private Sector Resume & Cover Letter Review w/OCS Peer Advisors

November 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

WCC 4059 Room

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you are free.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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1L Group Advising: Public Defense

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3013 Room

Interested in pursuing summer public defender work, and unable to make an OPIA appointment until later in the semester? Bring your lunch and join some of the OPIA advisors to have your more general questions answered.

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Women in M&A

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

This event, presented by the ABA’s Women in M&A Taskforce, will feature a panel of distinguished speakers who will discuss their careers and why they chose M&A law as their profession, what is truth versus myth regarding opportunities and challenges and what law students can do to learn more and ready themselves for a career in M&A. Lunch from Chik Chak food truck will be served.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services…

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1L Mock Interview Program w/OCS & OPIA

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milstein East & West

1Ls will have the opportunity to participate in thirty-minute interviews with HLS alumni and other attorneys representing both the public and private sectors.

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LL.M. Series: Interview Workshop

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

An interview is your chance to show your enthusiasm, preparation and engagement; it’s where you make your case to a potential employer and bring your resume to life. Learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews from OCS’s Marjorie Lanier Lichtenberger. Lunch will not be provided, so please feel free to bring food.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or…

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1L Group Advising: Civil Rights

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008

Interested in pursuing summer civil rights work, and unable to make an OPIA appointment until later in the semester? Bring your lunch and join some of the OPIA advisors to have your more general questions answered. 

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NYPD Intelligence Bureau Recruitment Roundtable

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 3038 V& E Room

Interested in a national security career? Please join members of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau for an information session on internship and career opportunities for law students and graduates. Co-hosted by NSLA and NSJ. Coffee and snacks will be served.

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The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and Backpage.com: An Insider’s Behind-the-Scenes Look

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join Wasserstein Fellow Carter Burwell, Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee to Assistant Majority Leader John Cornyn, for a discussion of the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process.

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OPIA’s Rappaport Fellowship Info Session

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011

Learn about the Rappaport Fellowship, a 10-week summer program that provides stipends for law students to work on public policy issues in local or state government offices.

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Private Sector Resume & Cover Letter Review w/OCS Peer Advisors

November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

WCC 4059 Room

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you are free.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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OCS Presents: Introduction to Geographic Markets in Private Practice

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

How are geographic markets different when it comes to private practice? Can you do the same type of work at a firm in California as you can at a firm in New York? OCS presents this high level introduction to the key distinctions between the major legal markets.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship Information Session

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3123 (HRP / HIRC Lounge, Clinical Wing)

Please join the Human Rights Program for an Information Session on HRP Summer Fellowships. Available to 1Ls and 2Ls, HRP summer fellowships provide funding for internships abroad at nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations concerned with human rights. 2018 Summer Fellows will be available to discuss their experiences around finding internships, working internationally, applying for funding, and more. Advisers from HRP and the International Human Rights Clinic will also be on hand to answer questions.

Lunch will be served.

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Corporate Panel & Networking Event

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Corporate Law Panel & Networking Event

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The Future of Human Rights Advocacy in the United States

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join Wasserstein Fellow Jamil Dakwar, Director of the ACLU Human Rights Program, for a discussion of the future of human rights advocacy in the United States.

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ADR Career Panel

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 205 Harkness South Dining Room

Interested in a career in ADR? Come to the November 15 7-8:30pm career panel comprising three ADR professionals. Afterwards, join us for a networking reception.

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Private Sector Resume & Cover Letter Review w/OCS Peer Advisors

November 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

WCC 4059 Room

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. There is no need to RSVP —just drop by when you are free.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu,…

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1L Group Advising: Government

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Interested in pursuing summer work in federal, state, or local government, and unable to make an OPIA appointment until later in the semester? Bring your lunch and join some of the OPIA advisors to and have your more general questions answered. 

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Info Session Conference Call with Brent Mitchell ’98, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Info Session Conference Call with Brent Mitchell ’98, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division

Speak with Brent Mitchell ’98 about working with and applying to the summer internship program with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You must register to receive the conference call details.

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1L Summer Diversity Positions at Law Firms

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

The process for applying to 1L summer diversity positions at major law firms can be daunting. Learn from students who have successfully navigated the process and OCS.

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