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February 2019

Citizenship Under Attack

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard Law School Immigration Project will host Veronica Serrato, Executive Director of Project Citizenship, for a lunch talk on Tuesday, February 19th, about threats to our notion of US citizenship and the real risk that a two-tiered citizenship may result from efforts to distinguish naturalized US citizens from US born citizens. Project Citizenship is a Boston-based organization that encourages and supports citizenship by educating immigrants about the benefits of citizenship and helping eligible permanent residents overcome barriers to naturalization.…

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CLP Speaker’s Series

February 19 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Center on the Legal Profession weekly Speaker’s Series

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Mission Progress: Judge Jon S. Tigar on the the Role of a District Judge

February 19 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Judge Jon S. Tigar of the District Court for the Northern District of California who will discuss the role of the district judge.

Judge Tigar began his legal career as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster, then served a a public defender in San Francisco. After that, he practiced complex commercial litigation at law firm Keker & Van Nest. In 2002, Judge Tigar became a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court before being…

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Goodwin Lunch Talk

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom
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Women in IP Litigation

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom
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Barbara Finamore Book Talk: “Will China Save the Planet?”

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance.

But as leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore explains, it is anything but easy. The fundamental economic and political challenges that China…

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Inequity in Mental Healthcare Access

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

This talk will discuss the many local and national hurdles to mental healthcare access and equity. How do the barriers to mental healthcare impact people of different backgrounds and socioeconomic status? What can local, state, or national governments do to reduce the disparities in mental healthcare outcomes? How can lawyers help reduce these mental healthcare inequities?

Brazilian food will be served!

Co-sponsored by the HLS-SMHA and HHLS. Event is sponsored by the DOS through the DOS Grant Fund.

Speakers:

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American Constitution Society General Body Meeting

February 20 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Please join the American Constitution Society for our spring general body meeting with Professor Crespo! ACS members and progressives on campus will have the chance to come together and discuss where we stand as a community—both at HLS and in the law broadly. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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The Biggest Book Ban in the Country

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

American prisons censor books for millions of prisoners. James Tager, Deputy Director of Free Expression Research and Policy at the literary and human rights organization PEN America, will discuss the status of the law and policy that currently underlie these bans and consider opportunities for reform.

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Breaking down blockchain technology

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
WCC 3036 Room
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Ontology

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South
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APALSA BSA-HLAB-HLR Panel

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

For 1Ls who are interested in applying, come talk to APALSA members who are a part of the BSA, HLAB, and HLR. to learn more about each organization!

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Litigating against Mass Deportation and Detention

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Adriana Lafaille of the ACLU Massachusset’s Immigrants Rights Project will be speaking about her work litigating against the administrations removal and detention policies.

Non-Pizza lunch will be served.

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US Healthcare & Drug Pricing Debate, February 22nd

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Science Center Hall B

GSAS Harvard Biotech Club x Roivant Sciences US Healthcare & Drug Pricing Debate

Earlier this month, nearly 30 pharmaceutical companies announced that they have taken steps to raise the U.S. prices of their medications. Why can’t government health agencies negotiate or directly regulate drug prices in the world’s most expensive pharmaceutical market?

Come hear the thoughts of health care experts. Ask questions on current policies. We will have catering and an open bar for the reception after the event!

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A Paradigm Shift in Corrections in Maine: Creating a Culture of Wellness in a Maximum Security Prison

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

PLAP presents Brad Brockmann, civil rights attorney and Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with Dr. Dan Bannish, a psychologist for the intensive mental health unit of the Maine State Prison. Mr. Brockmann and Dr. Bannish will present a new wellness paradigm for correctional facilities, highlighting misguided beliefs at the heart of corrections that harm both incarcerated people and correctional officers.

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HALB Presents ‘Private Equity Funds: Structures, Terms and Trends’ with Amala Ejikeme

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join HALB for a free-flowing conversation about private equity funds with Amala Ejikeme, an investment funds partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Amala became a partner at Kirkland in 2016, has been recognized as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ by Legal 500 and has been quoted in a number of leading private equity and international publications (including Private Equity News and The Wall Street Journal). He is based in London and has also practiced in New York.

Non-pizza lunch will be…

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Voting Rights and Local Government in Boston

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Dion Irish, Commissioner of the Boston Elections Department, will speak about managing elections and protecting access to the ballot in Boston. Wherever election law is made, key parts of it are implemented at the local level. With voting rights under attack across the country, local officials are more important than ever. Join us for a discussion of how local governments can advance democracy.

Non-pizza lunch served.

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“Total and Complete Shutdown”: A Panel Discussion on Trump v. Hawaii and the Travel Ban

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

This will be a panel discussion on the current administration’s “travel ban”. This panel will address the political climate which gave rise to this policy, the legal and social implications of Trump v. Hawaii on the Muslim-American community in particular, and what recourse these communities have available to them to address the injustices that have resulted. Our aim is to give students an opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding on these issues, and how they can effectively engage with…

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Pack the Courts: Aaron Belkin

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Aaron Belkin, who led the fight to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, will discuss his newest project: Pack the Courts.

He will discuss his strategy for raising awareness about the radical conservative judiciary, and how public narrative can build political will to spur popular action.

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CLP Speaker’s Series

February 26 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Center on the Legal Profession weekly Speaker’s Series

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Cass Sunstein Book Talk: “On Freedom”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

“In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships.

In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination.…

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West Coast Club Presents Irell & Manella

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom
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LIDS White & Case Global Pro Bono Panel

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

The Harvard Law and International Development Society will be hosting speakers from White & Case to speak with students about the pro bono opportunities available to attorneys with interests in global pro bono projects and development. Panel members from White & Case will be prepared to discuss the global pro bono practice generally, work on genocide prevention, and the firm’s involvement in the Flint, Michigan education suit. Food will be provided, and students will have the opportunity to ask panel…

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JOLT Author Chat with Erik Hovenkamp

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3038 V& E Room

Please join us for lunch with Erik Hovenkamp to discuss his upcoming article “Antitrust Law and Patent Settlement Design” in JOLT’s Spring 2019 issue! This is one of several lunch chats we will have with our Volume 32 authors. Lunch will be served.

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“When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies”: Turnaround Management, Restructuring & Corporate Renewal

February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Please join Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) in welcoming Howard Brownstein (JD/MBA ’75), President of The Brownstein Corporation, a nationally-known turnaround management and restructuring firm. He has handled high-profile cases, including Montgomery Ward, the largest retail liquidation in history, and U.S. Mortgage, involving a $138Mil theft from Fannie Mae and financial institutions.

Mr. Brownstein also has served for over 40 years as an independent corporate board member for publicly-held and privately-owned companies, and has dealt with shareholder…

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HIALSA Lunch Event on Third Party Funding

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Paul Hastings

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom
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Tech 101: Tor, the Dark Web, and Its Use for Good

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

What is Tor and how does it hide who you are online? For our second JOLT “Tech 101” workshop, come learn about the “The Onion Router” (TOR), the ways that different individuals use it, and some legal implications. Lunch will be served.

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Women in Litigation Coffee Chat

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Women in Litigation Coffee Chat — Join litigators from Irell & Manella and Cooley to learn more about a career in litigation. Pastries and coffee will be served!

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Marc Mauer: “The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences”

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

A book talk by co-author Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, followed by a conversation with community experts about life sentencing.

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March 2019

Mission Progress: Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska on Sentencing Law and Mandatory Minimums

March 1 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Judge Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska for a discussion on “Sentencing Law and Mandatory Minimums.” Confirmed in 2011, Judge Gleason is the first female judge to serve in the District of Alaska. She previously served on the Alaska State Superior Court.

Hosted by the American Constitution Society.

Burritos will be served.

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HELA Talk with Mr Bernard Cazeneuve

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom
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The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Boston University Law Professor David H. Webber will discuss his 2018 book The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon. The book highlights efforts by some in organized labor to wield unions’ multitrillion-dollar pension funds as tools for corporate accountability. Outmaneuvered at the bargaining table and under constant assault in Washington, state houses, and the courts, worker organizations are beginning to exercise muscle through markets. Shareholder activism has been used to divest from anti-labor companies, gun makers, and…

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Marshall Ganz from HKS on “The Role of Lawyers in Social Movements”

March 4 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Professor Marshall Ganz on “The Role of Lawyers in Social Movements.”

Marshall Ganz grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his father was a Rabbi and his mother, a teacher. He entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960. He left a year before graduating to volunteer with the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. He found a “calling” as an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and, in the fall of 1965, joined Cesar Chavez in…

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CLP Speaker’s Series

March 5 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Center on the Legal Profession weekly Speaker’s Series

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Do BIT’s unduly restrict government policy space in times of economic crisis? A case study

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Argentine practitioner and HLS alumn Julio Rivera will discuss whether the investment arbitration system in fact produces a socially prejudicial effect upon government regulation.

Lunch will be provided.

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West Coast Club Presents Covington & Burling LLP

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom
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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Michael Kellogg, J.D.’82

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Michael Kellogg is a founding partner and the managing partner of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick. After clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Judge Malcolm Wilkey, and then on the United States Supreme Court for Chief Justice Rehnquist, Mr. Kellogg served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted numerous cases involving white collar crime, narcotics, and organized crime. He was also an…

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HIALSA Workshop Session #9

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

This is HIALSA’s ninth International Arbitration Workshop session of the 2018–19 year. Our esteemed panelists will discuss the nature of cross-examination in international arbitral proceedings.

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Harvard Association for Law & Business (HALB) Presents The African Law & Business Panel

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

HALB Presents the African Law & Business Panel. The discussion will focus on the topic: Can African “Big Law” support African start-ups? Panelists include: Olugbenga Agboola (Co-founder/CEO, Flutterwave), Dimeji Sofowora (Co-founder/COO, HeliumHealth), amongst others.

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