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April 2022

Allen & Overy – Virtual Employer Chat

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Disputes Practice at Allen & Overy-Global: Arbitration, Litigation and IP For more details about this and other virtual employer chats, including how to RSVP, please check the CSM Events module. This event is for HLS students only. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact ocs@law.harvard.edu in advance of this event.

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How To Make the Most of Your Summer Experience – Quinn Emanuel

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MA United States + Google Map

Join the HLS Armed Forces Association for a talk by Quinn Emanuel partner and former military officer Sam Williamson on how to make the most of your summer experience. Sam is the co-chair of QE's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice, the co-managing partner in their Miami office, and previously opened the firm's Shanghai office. Along with his military service, Sam was previously a partner at another global law firm and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in SDNY…

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Status and Future of Redistricting Litigation

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Join the HLS ACLU for a panel discussion about the status and future of redistricting litigation with attorneys from the ACLU Voting Rights Project. Panelists will include Deputy Director of the Voting Rights Project Sophia Lakin and senior staff attorneys Julie Ebenstein and Davin Rosborough. All three have immense expertise in and experience with redistricting and gerrymandering litigation. The discussion will cover what redistricting efforts and litigation has looked like this term (including recent SCOTUS cases), obstacles to successful litigation,…

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JOLT Lunch Talk: VC Ventures with David Hornik

April 18 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
WCC 2004

David Hornik is a proud JOLT alumni. When he was an editor of JOLT, he had no idea that someday he would become an early stage high tech venture capitalist. In fact, if at that time you had asked him (or anyone around him) on a scale of 1 to 10 how likely it was that David would become a VC, the high bid would have been maybe a 3. Yet, after a clerkship on the 2nd Circuit, some litigating…

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Real World Orientation

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

Join the OCS team for practical advice on managing your career during your first months and years of practice.

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HuB Event: Ethical chocolate sourcing & globalized supply chains

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights and Business (HuB) Student Association for a conversation with Professor Carla Martin about chocolate, ethical sourcing, and the intersection of business & human rights in globalized supply chains. Dr. Martin is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI). Her work includes identifying, developing, and promoting fine cacao and…

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Migrant Activism Panel: Resilience and Resistance

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join HIP in our second symposium event, and hear from an amazing line-up of activist speakers! Lunch will be provided

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Weekly Prayer for Campus Gathering

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, happening 9 times

Austin Hall MA United States + Google Map

HLS Student Body, ever want to take some time to turn your focus toward helping others? Do you feel like we need more light and direction in our lives during these difficult times? Do you struggle to center yourself and feel at peace? Professor Okediji and the Program for Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies are hosting weekly prayer sessions every Wednesday morning at 8am in Austin 009. Come join a group of students who believe it is important to…

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours with Peter O’Meara

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

Via Zoom

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-2ppz4vG9ZxmAk2YeNUh1sEbrSOfWpe After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Neuroscience and Cannabis: Implications for Law and Policy

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Event Description The legalization of cannabis has raised significant questions for law and public policy. In this public event, neuroscientist Dr. Yasmin Hurd will explore the science of cannabis, CBD, and the future of substance use disorder treatment. Dr. Stephanie Tabashneck will then moderate a discussion and audience Q&A about the implications for law and policy. Join the conversation or submit questions on Twitter @PetrieFlom using #LawAndNeuro. Panelists Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Ward-Coleman Chair,…

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So You Want to Work on Public Interest Cybersecurity

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 515 Meeting Room, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has worked on everything from identifying nation-state actors who hack into activists’ phones to building a coalition to push back against technologies that harm survivors of intimate partner violence. Join the Cyberlaw Clinic’s Kendra Albert for a discussion with Eva about her wide-ranging work in cybersecurity, how she picks what areas to work on, and how she’s built a dream career in public interest technology. First in a series of…

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Lunch Talk with Cooley LLP: Tips for Surviving Fall Recruiting

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Join the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project on April 20th at 12:30 in WCC 3011 to hear Cooley LLP’s tips and trick to survive fall recruiting and EIP. A non-pizza lunch will be provided!

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Law & Government Program of Study: Chief of Staff Lunch Talk

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join the Law & Government Program of Study to hear from three HLS alumni working at varying levels of government as the chiefs of staff to elected officials: Mike Firestone (JD '13) is the former chief of staff to Attorney General Maura Healey and recently joined new Boston mayor Michelle Wu's team as Chief of Policy and Strategic Planning. Karl Procaccini (JD '10) is General Counsel & Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.…

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From Harvard to Pakistan’s Supreme Court; A Woman’s Journey

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015

Join HLS Women's Law Association, as we host Justice Ayesha Malik in a conversation about her journey to the Supreme Court. In a historic and empowering event this January, Ayesha Malik LL.M. ’99 became the first woman to serve as a justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court in the country’s 75-year history. The 1L, LLM, SJD Committee is honored to host this conversation as part of its graduation celebrations where graduating LL.M. Students will be given a unique opportunity to directly…

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Documentary Screening and Q&A

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HIP for the final event of our symposium. We'll screen the award-winning documentary "From Here," followed by a Q&A with cast members and the filmmaker!

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A Conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff

April 20 @ 6:30 pm
WCC 2012

Please join us for a conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff, who will be coming to campus Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30PM in WCC 2012 for the talk, to be moderated by Professor Stephanopoulos. Be sure to RSVP (spots are limited)!The event is co-hosted by the Journal on Legislation and HLS Democrats. Dinner will be provided.

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A Conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2012

Representative Adam Schiff will return to Harvard Law School to discuss his new book, Midnight in Washington, in conversation with Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Schiff will discuss a wide range of current topics, including national security, geopolitics, and the future of American democracy. Following the conversation, there will be an opportunity for student questions. Please RSVP as space is limited. Food will be provided. https://forms.gle/DDh1ECxFpCrRZw2r5

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Kelman Seminar Series with Matt Waldman – Why Peacemakers Fail

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join a virtual talk with Matt Waldman, Associate, Oxford University Centre for International Studies. Matt Waldman has conducted 86 non-attributable interviews with the world’s leading mediators and mediation experts. In this seminar, Matt reveals how they overwhelmingly believe that mediation efforts are failing or falling short. They identify serious flaws and deficiencies in a range of areas, such as goals, methods and systems. Interviewees believe a lot can be done to improve the chances of success. In some areas their…

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The prohibition of the headscarf in the public sphere: comparative EU–US perspectives

April 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Online + Google Map

The prohibition of religious dress or symbols especially the headscarf has been a highly contentious question in the European Union for years. Both the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights’ approaches have been incisively and insightfully criticized for legitimizing a policy of neutrality and a ban on expression of religious or philosophical belief in the public sphere. This approach seems indeed difficult to reconcile with anti-discrimination law. While not as prominent a discussion in the…

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Lunch Discussion: Antitrust, Big Tech, and the Public Interest

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Hall – Room 214

Would smaller, less powerful technology companies better serve the public interest? Many advocates have questioned the influence that large technology companies wield over everything from retail markets and consumer data to public expression and election integrity. But some technology-related services widely believed to serve the public interest involve significant fixed costs that may be difficult for smaller companies to provide. Robust content moderation, data security, and near-100% uptime are all feasible for companies with billions of dollars in revenue and…

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Last Lecture featuring Nikolas Bowie, Assistant Professor of Law

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West

For years, the graduating class at HLS has heard from select faculty members who have provided their guidance and advice for this sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class Marshals have asked four professors to join us and provide their thoughts. These lectures will range from advice to reflections to charges. Come be inspired by some of our amazing faculty members. Lunch provided.

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Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate

April 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018

Join the Equal Democracy Project and La Alianza for "Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate" on Thursday, April 21st at 12:45 pm in WCC 3018. We'll be talking to leaders in civic engagement and voter turnout efforts about the unique challenges they've faced in mobilizing voters, as well as the innovative strategies they have developed to engage and empower the communities in which they work. Among our panelists are esteemed advocates in Latinx and Muslim community organizing efforts,…

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Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 515 Meeting Room, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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This in-person event is open to Harvard students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse." —Sophocles, as cited in The Social Dilemma Google. Meta. Apple. Microsoft. These companies dominate the stock market, pervade our professional and private lives, and increasingly act as quasi-governmental bodies whose decisions shape the de facto rules that govern our communities. At best, the products designed by Big Tech make us more productive at the office and more social…

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HLS TALK

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062

HLS Talk is a student-speaker series that provides an open forum for us to share our stories and connect as individuals: not just as law students. JoinJessie Dawe, J.R. Hamilton, Sammy Maltais, and HLS TALK as they share their stories with the HLS community. Refreshments will be available afterward.

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Last Lecture featuring Stephanie Robinson, Lecturer on Law

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West

For years, the graduating class at HLS has heard from select faculty members who have provided their guidance and advice for this sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class Marshals have asked four professors to join us and provide their thoughts. These lectures will range from advice to reflections to charges. Come be inspired by some of our amazing faculty members. Lunch provided.

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Lambda End of Term Picnic

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Outdoor Spaces Jarvis Field and Caspersen Patio

Join us for our final celebration of the year! Rejoice in the end of classes over all the cake, pastries, and sandwiches you can eat from Tatte! At the picnic tables behind Jarvis Tent. This event is exclusive to the Lambda community.

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Law and Social Change Community Study Break

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jarvis Tent

Refuel and destress with Flour pastries and coffee, coloring books, games, and community!

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Conversation with Suffolk County DA Candidate Ricardo Arroyo

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join The Criminal Justice Institute for a conversation with Suffolk County DA Candidate Ricardo Arroyo on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM in room Lewis 200. The talk will be moderated by Professor Dehlia Umunna, and all are welcome to attend. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

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Late Night Breakfast

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harkness Dining Room

Take a break from studying and join the Dean of Students Office for Late Night Breakfast! This signature event will be on 4/26 from 8:00pm-10:00pm in the Hark. We'll have plenty of breakfast favorites and coffee. Please bring your HUID and come hungry!

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Weekly Prayer for Campus Gathering

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, happening 9 times

Austin Hall MA United States + Google Map

HLS Student Body, ever want to take some time to turn your focus toward helping others? Do you feel like we need more light and direction in our lives during these difficult times? Do you struggle to center yourself and feel at peace? Professor Okediji and the Program for Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies are hosting weekly prayer sessions every Wednesday morning at 8am in Austin 009. Come join a group of students who believe it is important to…

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Emerging Policy Opportunities for Community-Based Serious Illness Care

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event Description The pandemic has accelerated trends moving the delivery of care into the home or community. Yet, care at home largely remains the province of better resourced individuals, due to limited funding by government programs. Medicaid, the federal/state program of health care for people of lower income, has the potential to address these equity issues through waivers or plan amendments. With little fanfare, States have been innovating new models of care within their Medicaid programs, such as community-based palliative…

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May 2022

Medical Justice and the Carceral State, Part 3: The Doctor’s White Coat vs. The Officer’s Uniform: Who Calls the Shots?

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Event Description Who decides when people in prison will receive health care, how they will do so, and what kind of care they receive? Health care for incarcerated populations is often determined by elements of the correctional system, including staff interference, budget limitations, or security overrides, instead of being informed by a patient’s clinical needs. Join us for a panel discussion on how these failures in care manifest themselves and how medical justice can be achieved for incarcerated populations. Our…

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours with Peter O’Meara

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

Via Zoom

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-2ppz4vG9ZxmAk2YeNUh1sEbrSOfWpe After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Sins of the Fathers? – The Rights of Children Held in Camps in North-Eastern Syria

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

The issue of nationals of more than 50 States held at the Al Hol and Roj camps in Northeastern Syria has attracted the attention of the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, UN Independent Experts, treaty bodies, regional human rights courts, national courts, the media, and others. The repatriation of these children back into France is complicated by the allegation that their parents have collaborated with Da’esh, the ISIL terrorist group. Most of those detained are women and children,…

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Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Equity and Justice Concerns

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Event Description Crisis standards of care are guidelines that inform health care systems’ decisions around access to scarce medical resources. This includes access to medical beds, ventilators, medications, dialysis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and other resources. The concept has received increased attention as the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our health care systems. These guidelines pose concerns about the equitable provision of care. Chief among these concerns is the potential impact on vulnerable populations, including disabled individuals, marginalized populations, and elders. The…

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours with Peter O’Meara

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

Via Zoom

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-2ppz4vG9ZxmAk2YeNUh1sEbrSOfWpe After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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AAPI Women in Leadership Forum – Anti-racism, Allyship, and Growing Navigational Capital

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory: A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a virtual talk with Dr. Rebecca Wolf, Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago About the talk: Weak states have often relied upon local leaders to resolve intra- and inter-communal disputes. Consequently, numerous peacebuilding interventions target these leaders with mediation training. However, previous evidence for whether these types of training programs improve dispute resolution and whether these…

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Considering the Needs of the Vulnerable in the Next Stage of the Pandemic

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Event Description After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is flagging support for many of the public health interventions designed to help control the virus. The Biden Administration has struggled to secure additional funding for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests. Most states and municipalities have rolled back their mask mandates, as well as testing and case reporting initiatives. How do we navigate this coming phase of the pandemic? Who bears the cost of decisions to remove mask mandates and…

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JLSA Graduation Dinner

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jarvis Field & Caspersen Patio

Please join the Jewish Law Students Association on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30pm on Caspersen Patio for a dinner celebrating our JLSA graduates from the Class of 2022. In the event of inclement weather, we will relocate to the Hark. Kindly RSVP by May 20th.

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