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April 2021

Free Speech and Mutual Respect: The First Amendment, Social Justice, and Inclusion

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

How does free speech and open expression impact our ability to advance the equity, inclusion, and social justice imperative movements? First Amendment experts Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley School of Law, and Emerson Sykes, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, will join Sherri Ann Charleston, chief diversity and inclusion officer of Harvard University, and Sigal Ben-Porath, fellow in residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, in a conversation about the possibilities and challenges of advancing social justice and protecting speech in an academic environment.

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HLS Rappaport Forum – Should Congress Enact H.R. 1

April 21 @ 11:50 am
Live Zoom Event

Moderated by Guy-Uriel Charles Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Duke Law School Guest Speakers Benjamin L. Ginsberg Republican Election Lawyer; Counsel to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush Presidential Campaigns Wendy R. Weiser Vice President for Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law The Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum is designed to promote and model full, vigorous, and civil discourse on critical and complicated issues facing our community, our nation, and our world.

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Public Reading of Scripture

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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Understanding and Empowerment: Workplace Harassment and Protection for Survivors

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

Please join the Harvard Women's Law Association (WLA) and the HLS Title IX Office for “Understanding and Empowerment: Workplace Harassment and Protection for Survivors,” a practical conversation about understanding harassment and protections available for people who experience misconduct or violence at work or outside of work. This event is the second installment of the collaboration between the WLA and the HLS Title IX Office in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and will take place on Wednesday, April 21…

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The Right to Adequate Housing: The Roma Community in Serbia

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

The Roma community in Serbia are among the most marginalized in the country. Many members of the Roma community live in informal settlements where they face poor living conditions violating their human right to adequate housing. Join us for a discussion with Vlada Šahović and Nađa Marković from A11, a human rights NGO based in Belgrade, to learn about legal strategies to uphold the Roma community’s right to adequate housing in Serbia.

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Information Session

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic Director Alex Chen to learn more about the clinic in advance of 2021-2022 clinical registration. Join the Zoom event here: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/91262022105?pwd=MVBTbUpVallHY1F0SFhad2pydnprZz09&from=addon Please email accessibility@law.harvard.edu for any accessibility needs.

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Transactional Law Clinic 2021-2022 Information Session

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join members of the Transactional Law Clinics to learn more about their work and the student experience in advance of 2021-2022 clinical registration. Register for the Zoom event in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lf–gpzopE9xHnrBnnyjWAWDZ_IBjl1DQ Please email accessibility@law.harvard.edu with any accessibility needs.

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PILAC Researcher & Practitioner Series with Nele Achten

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

RESEARCHER AND PRACTITIONER SERIES WITH NELE ACHTEN https://pilac.law.harvard.edu/events//researcher-and-practitioner-series-with-nele-achten TIME AND DATE April 21, 2021 from noon to 1 PM Eastern on Zoom. This event is open to current HLS students only. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrfuqqrjMvEtJvSg9i21yjFE0Cth5erhAz. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Nele Achten is a senior researcher for cyber security and foreign policy. She is the CSS contact point for the Geneva Dialogue…

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Holding Japan Accountable: Pursuing Justice for “Comfort Women” Survivors through the International Court of Justice

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Zoom

Join HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the Harvard Asia Law Society (HALS), and the Korean Association of Harvard Law School (KAHLS), for our last event of the year: an expert panel on the rapidly evolving legal situation surrounding Japan's role in subjugating "comfort women" across Asia to sexual slavery during World War II. In February 2021, one of the few remaining "comfort women" survivors, Grandma Yong-soo Lee, urged the South Korean government to take Japan to the ICJ to settle…

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Exam and Study Skills Session

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join the Board of Student Advisers (BSA) and Dorothy Bisbee from Harvard’s Academic Resource Center on Thursday, April 22 at 12:00 PM for an exam preparation and study strategies sessions. Please register at this zoom link: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdOyopj4uE9Svi1hDFmmqJXtXHucajBxD

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Putting ‘SPAC’ in ‘Space’

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Join the HLS Space Law Society, Thursday, April 22 at 12:00 PM EST, for a discussion of the role of special purpose acquisition companies (or SPACs) in the space industry, with Kirkland & Ellis partner Sean T. Wheeler. Additional speakers to be announced shortly.

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The Horizon Award

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Event

Please join the Environmental Law Society as we present Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, with the 2021 Horizon Award in recognition of his lifetime public service career dedicated to environmental justice.

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Judicial Process in the Trial Courts Clinic 2021-2022 Information Session

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join Judge John Cratsley (Ret.) and Barbara Berenson to learn more about the Judicial Process in the Trial Courts Clinic in advance of 2021-2022 clinical registration. Register for the Zoom meeting in advance: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuGsrDosHNanjXDmAufUlum2bsNBDC3m Please email accessibility@law.harvard.edu for any accessibility needs.

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Fireside Chat with Prof. Ko-Yung Tung: Breaking the Glass Ceiling – International Legal Careers and AAPI Representation in the Legal Profession

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

HALS, HIALSA, and CLA jointly invite Prof. Ko-Yung Tung to a fireside chat scheduled on April 23 (Friday), 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST. On Friday, Prof. Tung will discuss the following topics: AAPI representation in the legal profession, the opportunities and realities of pursuing international legal careers, and breaking the glass ceiling for AAPI minorities. Each participant will receive a $20 food credit! Register for the event here: https://forms.gle/doALML2bxvA7zEW57. --- Prof. Ko-Yung Tung is the former Secretary General of…

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PON Live! The Power of Experiments

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom event

A virtual book talk with: Michael Luca Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School Max Bazerman Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School Moderated by Deepak Malhotra Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School About the book: Have you logged into Facebook recently? Searched for something on Google? Chosen a movie on…

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Cyberlaw Clinic Information Session

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Virtual via Zoom

Harvard Law School students will soon have the opportunity to enroll in clinics for the 2021-22 academic year.  We urge students to consider all of the extraordinary clinical programs at HLS, which cover a huge range of substantive issue areas, offer different types of practice opportunities, and take a variety of approaches to learning and pedagogy.  And, we particularly hope that they will consider joining us here in the Cyberlaw Clinic. The Cyberlaw Clinic is HLS’s technology law and policy clinical program.  We have been up and running for more than two decades, having celebrated our 20th anniversary during the 2019-20 academic year.  Our client and…

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Impossible Negotiations? Lessons for Everyday Life from the Abraham Path

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Abraham Path Initiative are pleased to present a webinar with William Ury, Joshua Weiss, Susan Collin Marks, and Claire Hajaj. Registration is required: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qGuPMsMNSR2jy9AVYzu7lQ/. About the Event: In this increasingly polarized world, we need to discover that we can meet with and listen to each other, even across yawning divides, and ultimately find ways to solve the problems that separate us. In this panel discussion, we will discuss the negotiation…

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Dispute Systems Design Clinic Info Session

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Join DSD Clinic Director Rachel Viscomi, clinic instructors, and recent clinic alums, who will share their experience and takeaways from a semester in the DSD Clinic. Hear how our clinical students apply dispute resolution and conflict engagement skills and concepts to organizational dispute systems design for our clients; how your work in the clinic will sharpen and broaden your client service skills; and how the tool kit you develop with us will enhance your career, regardless of what professional field…

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Public Reading of Scripture

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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Vaccine Passports: A Path to the New Normal?

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Event Description As efforts mount to return to "normal," COVID-19 immunity certification programs have been floated as a way to safely get people back to work, school, and social activities. Israel has implemented a "green pass" that restricts access to concerts, gyms, and other leisure events to those who have been vaccinated, New York State is piloting its digital "Excelsior Pass" at professional sports arenas, and the European Union, China, and other nations are considering implementing vaccine passports at their…

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Academic Support Drop-in Hours

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

Academic Support for the Finals Stretch: Drop-In Hours Wednesday, April 28, from 2 - 4 p.m. on Zoom Feeling overwhelmed about upcoming papers and exams, want some tips for planning & studying, or just finding it hard to study alone? Drop in on Zoom anytime from 2 to 4 pm! Academic Coach Dorothy Bisbee, JD of Harvard's Academic Resource Center will be there to provide advice and support, or to set you up for quiet group study in a break-out…

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Conflict Resolution Practice in Light of Collective Trauma and Power Asymmetries

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a virtual discussion with Pamela Steiner Senior Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Pam Steiner will draw on learnings from her recently-released book, Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839. The relations of these peoples have often been violent and existentially threatening, and hence comprised of major traumatic events. Steiner will offer analysis…

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Trends Transforming Advanced Illness Care: The Promise of Technology

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Event Description COVID and other dynamic forces are upending traditional ways of caring for people with serious and advanced illness. People want care in their home and community, not isolated in institutions. Technology, such as telehealth, has potential to accelerate community care, but will the digital divide impede access? Join us on April 29, to hear from three experts active in care for those in the late stages of life: an innovative community provider; a VC funder who invests in…

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“Causa” in Italian Contracts Law

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

On Thursday, April 29 at noon, Professor Ettore Lombardi of the University of Florence School of Law will deliver a lecture on the idea of “causa” in Italian contracts law. The format is zoom webinar. Professor Randall Kennedy will host the session which will last for an hour. Please register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sYhmA4juSSCwNtD7HnnQbA

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Cyberlaw Clinic Information Session

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Virtual via Zoom

Harvard Law School students will soon have the opportunity to enroll in clinics for the 2021-22 academic year.  We urge students to consider all of the extraordinary clinical programs at HLS, which cover a huge range of substantive issue areas, offer different types of practice opportunities, and take a variety of approaches to learning and pedagogy.  And, we particularly hope that they will consider joining us here in the Cyberlaw Clinic. The Cyberlaw Clinic is HLS’s technology law and policy clinical program.  We have been up and running for more than two decades, having celebrated our 20th anniversary during the 2019-20 academic year.  Our client and…

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May 2021

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

Jeff Flake, former U.S. Senator from Arizona and six-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, shares lessons learned from enacting bipartisan legislation. He will discuss his views on national leadership, the state of conservative ideology, and achieving consensus in a hyper-partisan political environment with moderator Lisa Lerer, national political correspondent for The New York Times. Register here.

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A Conversation with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Please join us on May 3 for a live conversation between Professor Annette Gordon-Reed and Professor Ed Ayers as they discuss her newly published book On Juneteenth. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships African Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. We invite…

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Harvard International Office Open Hours with Peter O’Meara

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

One event on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on March 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Zoom event

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Tuesday from 11am-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvduyspjIjG9ZiAwKEJ_n1JB02imAlHosz

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Public Reading of Scripture

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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PON Live! Book Talk Series Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present Professor Alain Lempereur's talk on his upcoming book, Mediation : Negotiation by Other Moves. Zoom registation: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QiAIvTDNRiOSQQw-zTTpBw Timely, efficient, and responsible resolution of conflicts is more important than ever. What to do when tensions escalate, and parties fail to negotiate on their own? How can we give negotiation a chance, instead of going to court, going on strike or even to war? We can try mediation, which enables…

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Public Reading of Scripture

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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Guided Visualization for Law Students: Reducing Exam/Final Paper-Related Stress

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Zoom

Join HLS/CAMHS Psychotherapist Marla Allisan JD, LICSW for a short guided visualization intended to help you focus well, quiet the negative self-talk and feel adequately rested in preparation for your finals. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvardhipaa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdumopj0vGdZs2qkYFJNJDr7LO8qu7ExF

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Harvard International Office Open Hours with Peter O’Meara

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

One event on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on March 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Zoom event

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Tuesday from 11am-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvduyspjIjG9ZiAwKEJ_n1JB02imAlHosz

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Public Reading of Scripture

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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Negotiating with Vladimir Putin

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a virtual seminar with Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Click here to access the Zoom registration link: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FwzyBMrvQda8kW9zfHWDpA Bruce Allyn applies insight from the fields of negotiation and mediation to define practical steps that both US and Russian sides can take today to realize both individual and shared interests in a relationship that has descended into bitter enmity. We will look at…

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Fall TAW Informational Session

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom for all students who are planning to register for the Fall 2021 Trial Advocacy Workshop. All students interested in learning about this course or possibly enrolling in the future are welcome to attend. At the meeting, Professor Dehlia Umunna will discuss what you need to do to be prepared for Fall TAW. To obtain the zoom link for this meeting or…

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An Afternoon Gathering of Voices Honoring Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom

Please join close friends and colleagues for an afternoon gathering of voices honoring Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the living legend, Stanford alumnus, and Stanford trustee emeritus. Charles has spent nearly five decades fighting the good fight for social justice and equity in court rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and campuses across the United States and Africa. Now, battling the biggest personal challenge of his life against Alzheimer’s disease, we will unite as a community to mark his legacy at Stanford, Harvard and…

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June 2021

Twenty Million Angry Men: A Conversation about the Importance of Including People with Felony Convictions in Our Jury System

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

In the United States, 8 percent of the adult population—and 33 percent of the Black adult male population—has a felony conviction. Even after people have served time in prison, they are systematically excluded from civic participation, including serving on juries. Offered in collaboration with the Institute to End Mass Incarceration at Harvard Law School, this program will explore questions of jury service, civic participation in the criminal legal system, and the importance of such participation by people with prior convictions.…

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Friday Night at the Movies – “Patterns of Evidence – Exodus”

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom

Not sure what to believe about the Bible? Is It fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the old testament: The Exodus Out of Egypt? Twelve years in the making, the critically acclaimed film “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” presents convincing new evidence that clearly matches the Biblical account! Investigative filmmaker Timothy Mahoney journeyed to Egypt, Israel and throughout the world in search of answers to one very important question:…

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Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies Reading Group

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Zoom event

All are welcome to join us as we discuss our June book "Divided We Fall - America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation" by HLS Alumni David French. In this thought-provoking exploration of America's ideological rift, Mr. French warns of the potential dangers to the country and the world, if we don't summon the courage and humility to reconcile our political and cultural differences. We are honored to have Mr. David French participate in this discussion; challenging thought,…

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