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September 2019

OPIA’s 3L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for an overview of what to expect as students embark on their post-graduate public interest job search!

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OPIA’s Postgraduate Fellowship Insider

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships that support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the US and abroad.

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OPIA’s Public Service Kickoff

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) invites you to learn more about public service at HLS and beyond.

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OPIA’s Public Service Gathering

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC Pub

All students interested in public service are invited to join OPIA for our annual fall gathering. Come mingle with your classmates and OPIA staff.

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OPIA’s 2L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Join us for an overview of the 2L summer public interest job search.

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OPIA’s Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Fellowship Program Information Session

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Come find out more about the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fellowship Program!

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OPIA’s Public Service Leader’s Kick-Off Event!

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom
Free 99 spots left

Join OPIA for our introduction to the Public Service Leaders program. Attendance is mandatory for all 1Ls interested in being a Public Service Leader for the coming year. Dinner provided!

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OPIA’s LL.M. Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA for a discussion of the LL.M. postgraduate public sector job search.

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OCS Welcome Back Open House

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OCS Suite (WCC 4020), WCC 4020

OCS would like to welcome back all returning 2Ls and 3Ls.  Stop by for Lizzy’s ice cream with all the trimmings and let us know your progress in your private sector job search.  OCS advisors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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U.S. Department of State Information Session

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

Join a representative from the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser to learn about legal careers at the U.S. Department of State.

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OPIA’s Sanford Heisler Information Session

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA and attorneys from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for lunch and conversation. A lunch of Indian cuisine will be provided.

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LL.M. Series: Drafting Job Search Materials

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin North

Before you can start your career exploration, it is critical to get your job search documents in order. Attend this session to learn how to draft a U.S. style resume and cover letter, in addition to how to choose a writing sample and create a list of references. Non-pizza lunch provided. Co-sponsored by OCS & OPIA. 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…

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OPIA’s Community Lawyering for Health Justice

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Come hear Wasserstein Fellow Laura Redman, Director of Health Justice for NYLPI, discuss her work pursuing health justice through the community lawyering model.

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OPIA’s Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans Information Session

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Fellowship Director, Craig Harwood, will be visiting Harvard Law School to discuss The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which is a graduate school fellowship that honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States.

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Living on the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP)

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Worried that working in a public interest job means that you won’t be able to pay your bills, own a house, or support your family? Come listen as recent HLS alums discuss how they make it work and learn how you, too, can realize your financial goals without sacrificing your professional ones.

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OPIA’s Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join OPIA staff to get the inside scoop on the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) and its application process.

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OPIA’s Public Service Venture Fund Organization-Based Fellowships Information Session

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA’s Assistant Dean for Public Service Alexa Shabecoff to learn more about Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) and the application process.

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LL.M. Series: Networking

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser 102

The majority of law firm jobs are obtained, and often even created, through networking. Attend this program to learn what networking is, and to learn about the basics of how to creatively and professionally network your way to a job.

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OPIA’s Ins and Outs of Impact Litigation

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Alice Abrokwa, Senior Attorney with the National Center for Youth Law, as she discusses the successes and challenges of impact litigation.

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Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA & OCS

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

All 1Ls are invited to join the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices. Learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for JD students. Heavy apps will be provided If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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OPIA’s 1L Domestic Job Search Strategy Session

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

This event is designed to help 1L students navigate domestic summer employment options in the public sector.

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Careers in Investment Banking

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join HALB and OCS to learn more about what investment bankers do, the recruitment process and timeline, and special concerns and issues for J.D. students seeking to break into i-banking and finance. Hear representatives from top investment banks as they talk about careers in banking and steps to getting a job in this industry. Lunch will be served. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or…

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OPIA’s Immigration Justice Corps Information Session

September 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
WCC 5048 Room

Come find out more about the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship. The Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) annually awards two-year fellowships to recent law graduates to provide immigration legal services to low-income individuals and communities.

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OPIA’s Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General Fellowship Information Session

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Learn more about the new Justice Geraldine S. Hines Diversity Fellowship for Lawyers.

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How to 1L Job Search Series: 1L Summer Diversity Positions at Law Firms

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

The process for applying to 1L summer diversity positions at major law firms can be daunting. When do I apply? What should I say in my diversity statement? What are firms looking for? Is it worth my time to apply? In this first session of How to 1L Job Search week, hear from students who have been through the application process before and succeeded. OCS and the student panel will walk you through the process and answer your questions. Lunch…

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October 2019

LL.M. Series: Intro to the NY Job Fair

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 100 North

The 2020 Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program ("The NY Job Fair") will occur on February 1, 2020 in New York City. Employers come from all over the world to interview LL.M. students. At this information session you will learn about how the job fair works and the critical upcoming deadlines. Attendance is strongly encouraged even if you are not yet sure whether you will participate.

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OPIA’s Voting Rights in 2020: The Election and Beyond

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Wasserstein Fellow Sophia Lakin, Staff Attorney with the Voting Rights Project, will discuss voting rights issues in the 2020 election and beyond, including the importance of the Census and redistricting wars that will come following the Supreme Court's partisan gerrymandering decisions. Co-sponsored by the HLS chapter of the American Constitution Society. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Sophia Lakin is a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. Sophia has active cases combatting voter suppression across the county, including challenges…

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How to 1L Job Search Series: 1L In-House Internships

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Wondering how to land an in-house position working for the legal department of a company this summer? In this second session of How to 1L Job Search week, hear what the in-house legal departments at companies are looking for, what these positions entail, and how to find and apply to these positions. Lunch will be served. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880…

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OPIA’s Private Public Interest Law Firm vs. Non-Profit

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Nancy Maldonado, partner at Miner, Barnhill & Galland, as she discusses civil rights work in the private public interest law firm context, and how it differs from work in nonprofit organizations.

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How to 1L Job Search Series: 1L Summer Positions at Law Firms

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

If you are interested in working in a law firm this summer and wondering how to apply beyond diversity scholarship and fellowship positions, then join OCS for this final session of How to 1L Job Search week. Learn about 1L positions in Big Law, international law firms and small-midsized firms and how and when to apply. Lunch will be provided.

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OPIA’s Holistic Defense: Beyond the Criminal Court

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Runa Rajagopal, Managing Director of the Civil Action Practice at The Bronx Defenders, as she discusses civil public defense, as well as holistic legal services generally.

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Careers in Management Consulting

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Does solving business problems interest you more than solving legal problems? If you want to become an expert in operations, marketing or the use of information technology across a wide variety of industries, management consulting might be for you. Come hear representatives from top consulting firms as they talk about careers in management consulting and steps to getting a job in this industry. Co-sponsored with HALB. Lunch will be provided. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please…

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OPIA’s Reproductive Rights and the Threat to Roe

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Wasserstein Fellow Kim Clark is here to discuss reproductive rights in an age of Roe uncertainty. 

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OPIA’s International Job Search Strategy Session

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

OPIA will review essential topics to help 1L students navigate international summer employment options in the public sector.

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MBTI with OPIA and OCS

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Take the MBTI test and we will help you decode what your MBTI results mean for you and your career choices.

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LL.M. Series: Interview Workshop

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser 102

An interview is your chance to showcase your qualifications, enthusiasm and preparation for a law firm position. Attend this session to learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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Masterclass & The Art of Mingling

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Networking is a fact of life in the legal profession 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 approach to making a great impression at a professional cocktail reception. After the program, you will get the opportunity to put what you have learned into action by…

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OPIA’s Student-to-Student Job Fair

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC
Free 999 spots left

2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer questions about their previous summer employers and internship experiences.

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OPIA’s Federal Prosecution and Defense Panel

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

Come hear Wasserstein Fellows James Chavez, a Trial Attorney with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, and Sean Driscoll, an AUSA in the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of IL compare notes on their work in federal defense and federal prosecution.

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OPIA’s The Institute for Justice and Other Opportunities to Litigate for Liberty

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

Come learn from and network with one of our highly esteemed and deeply knowledgeable Wasserstein Fellows, Renée Flaherty, Attorney with The Institute for Justice, as she discusses her work at the Institute for Justice and similar opportunities to litigate for liberty.

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