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October 2019

Hernández v. Mesa Moot Argument

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

Moot argument for petitioner in Hernández v. Mesa, No. 17-1678, before a panel of faculty members. The question presented is whether, when a plaintiff plausibly alleges that a rogue federal law-enforcement officer violated clearly established Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights for which there is no alternative legal remedy, the federal courts can and should recognize a damages claim under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Arguing on behalf of petitioner is Professor Stephen I.…

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Lunch Talk with David Cole, National Legal Director for the ACLU

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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PON Talk: The Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty: 25 Years Later

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

A discussion with: H.E. Dr. Jawad Anani, Former Chief of the Royal Courtand Coordinator of Peace Negotiations and moderated by: James Sebenius, Gordon Donaldson Professor of Business, Administration, Harvard Business School This month marks 25 years since the groundbreaking treaty was signed between Jordan and Israel, which set expectations for ending violence and developing economic cooperation, security, and management of joint natural resources for their mutual benefit.  The Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty, forged by the courageous leadership of King Hussein of…

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Stopping Hate! – A Conversation with Yee Htun and Nadia Aziz

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom
Free

Join us for a conversation with Yee Htun of the HLS International Human Rights Law Clinic and Nadia Aziz of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law about strategies to combat hate in local communities. 

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HALB Presents Matt Levine: Money Stuff and Life Stuff

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

If you are a law and finance nerd like many of us, you are likely an avid reader of Money Stuff. Columnist Matt Levine is the writer of brilliant financial daily newsletter at Bloomberg View. His favorite topics are often treated with humor and dry wit; he has an uncanny ability to simplify and satirize the most intricate market concepts. Join us for a conversation with Matt as we cover his adventurous path from teacher, to lawyer, to investment banker,…

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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Dale Cendali J.D.’84

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Dale Cendali is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office and chairs Kirkland's Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising Practice Group. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases, causing her to be named an “Icon of IP” by IP360. The National Law Journal selected her as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” She has repeatedly been ranked as a “top tier”…

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A Critical Win: The Fight to Reinstate Care for Critically Ill Immigrants

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
Free

Join us for a discussion with Tony Marino, the Director of Legal Services at the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), and Dr. Fiona Danaher, a pediatrician with Mass General Hospital and Co-chair of the MGH Immigrant Health Coalition about the fight to reinstate the Medical Deferred Action program which let immigrants remain in the country while they or their relatives receive life-saving medical care.

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Children Off the Radar: A Lunch Talk with Visiting Professor James Dwyer

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3036 Room

James Dwyer, Visting Professor and Arthur B. Hanson chair at the William & Mary School of Law, discusses the ways in which current law throughout the U.S. makes it possible for parents to ensure that no other human being lays eyes on their offspring throughout childhood.

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Job Hunting as a Canadian

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

A panel discussion on spending your 1L or 2L summer in Canada

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Lunch Talk with John Wood, GC of US Chamber of Commerce

October 22 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom
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Allen v. Cooper Moot Argument

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Moot argument for petitioner in Allen v. Cooper, No. 18-877, before a panel of faculty members. The question presented is whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. Arguing on behalf of petitioner is Derek L. Shaffer, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Washington, D.C. Audience members will be required to disclaim any conflicts and maintain…

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Faculty Panel on Divestment

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Come see various faculty members from around the school speak about divestment from the prison-industrial complex.

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PON Panel Discussion: Innovative Models for Resolving Disputes after Mass Disasters and Catastrophic Harms

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

A panel discussion with: Guhan Subramanian, Chair, Program on Negotiation Kenneth R. Feinberg, Attorney, Feinberg Rozen Eric D. Green, Principle, Resolutions, LLC, Boston Francis E. McGovern, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law Mass disasters and catastrophes injuring large numbers of individuals present serious operational, management and fairness problems for traditional compensation systems, including courts. In recent years public and private institutions have striven to develop new models in these mega cases to attempt to deliver fairer, faster, more…

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Lunch Talk with Julia Olson of Our Children’s Trust

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 5116, 6 Everett Street, Suite 5116
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join us in welcoming Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel of Our Children’s Trust. She is the lead attorney in Juliana v. United States, the constitutional climate change case brought by 21 youths against the U.S. government for violating their Fifth Amendment rights to life, liberty, property, and public trust resources. Over her 22-year career, she has represented grassroots conservation groups working to protect the environment, organic agriculture, and human health. She founded Our Children’s Trust in 2010…

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Careers in National Security and International Law

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

Come join the National Security and Law Association for a lunch talk with Arnold & Porter partner and former Legal Adviser at the Department of State John Bellinger III. John will be speaking about careers in national security and international law, and taking student questions. Lunch will be served.

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Computational Justice: How Artificial Intelligence and Digital Phenotyping Can Advance Social Good

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wasserstein Hall 2036, 1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The future of neuroscience and law will be a computational future, as both fields are increasingly integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this lunchtime event on 10/23, leading experts in artificial intelligence, computational psychiatry, and the law will discuss these questions, as they explore how AI and digital technologies can advance social good through improved social, psychiatric, and legal interventions.

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Berkman Klein Center Panel Discussion: Protecting Elections from Online Manipulation and Cyber Threats

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

FEATURING JUSTICE HANAN MELCER, SUPREME COURT OF ISRAEL  (RSVP REQUIRED) Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Room 2012 Cambridge, MA 02138 As the 2020 U.S. Presidential election heats up, we are seeing increased attention to campaigning, both legal and illegal, on social media.  Bots and trolls, hyper-targeted advertising and dark ads all raise sustained concerns about how strategic interventions on social media will affect elections in democratic societies.  Israel went through two full election campaigns in 2019, featuring the cutting edge…

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The World Bank: Sanctions System & Anti-Corruption Enforcement

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Rayhan Asat, international specialist at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP's D.C. office will be at HLS to talk about her expertise in global anti-corruption law, with a special focus on the World Bank's efforts to deal with corruption.

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Civil Rights Advocacy: Experiences from the Obama Administration translated to the Trump Administration

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

We are honored to have Mr. Mazen Basrawi attend Harvard Law School to speak on his experiences advocating for Civil Rights. Mr. Mazen Basrawi is currently a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, where he enforces the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Mazen has successfully handled matters under RLUIPA, ECOA and the FHA concerning discrimination on the…

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Fighting the Asylum Ban

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

A regulation went into effect on July 16, 2019 which states that people seeking asylum in the US who have traveled through a third country will be ineligible unless they have sought and been denied asylum in that third country. Angelo Guisado from Center for Constitutional Rights and Irene Freidel from PAIR will speak about their efforts to fight back against the asylum ban.

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PON Talk: Nadav Tamir

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

U.S. Israel Relations in the Trump-Netanyahu Era Bilateral Israel–U.S. relations have been strong since the creation of Israel, with the U.S. providing consistent financial and military aid, as well as political support, regardless of the presiding party in Israel or in the U.S. This special relationship always existed with both Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress. In addition, U.S. governments and presidents have traditionally promoted Israeli efforts at peace-making with Arab nations, supporting diplomatic processes and facilitating negotiations…

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LGBTQ Discrimination before the Supreme Court: Reflections from Employees’ Counsel

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018
Free

Join us for a conversation with Kendra Albert, a Clinical Instructor with the Cyberlaw Clinic, and Ria Tabacco Mar, a senior staff attorney with the national American Civil Liberties Union’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project.

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CLP Speaker Series (Judy Martinez)

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B
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A Conversation with Judge Stras

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge David Stras of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will address the Federalist Society. Dinner will be provided.

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A Conversation with Renowned Political Economist, Dr. Daron Acemoglu

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

The Harvard Law School Tax Law & Financial Regulation Students Association will host renowned political economist Dr. Daron Acemoglu, MIT professor and best-selling author, on Oct. 28, 5:30pm. Acemoglu is co-author of the acclaimed “Why Nations Fail.” He will discuss his new book, “The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty,” which explores why liberty flourishes in some parts of the world but collapses to authoritarianism in others and provides a framework for how it can survive in…

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CLP Speaker’s Series

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Center on the Legal Profession weekly Speaker's Series

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Constitutional Options for Presidential Accountability Under Trump with Professor Gerhardt

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join ACS to hear Professor Michael Gerhardt's inside view of the constitutional options of for presidential accountability under Trump. Michael Gerhardt is Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served as special counsel, public commentator, and expert witness before Congress on all the major constitutional conflicts between presidents and Congress over the past 25 years. Professor Gerhardt's extensive public service has included advising members of Congress and White House officials…

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HLS Beyond: Plain Language and the Law

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 233

A growing sentiment exists that plain language must be incorporated into the law. This includes not only legal resources intended for self-represented litigants, but also legal documents and forms submitted to or coming from the court and other justice system actors. In this session participants will learn what is an effective plain language resource, the landscape of tools to create those resources, and how the A2J Lab is embarking on empirical evaluation of created resources. During this session, participants will…

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HELA lunch talk with Judith Merkies and Alvaro Renedo Zalba

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join HELA lunch talk on the Fragility of EU Law-making with Judith Merkies and Alvaro Renedo Zalba. Judith Merkies is a former Member of the European Parliament (for the Netherlands). Experienced international lawyer specialized in European law. Has worked in the private sector and in the European Commission before being elected to Parliament. Special focus: (the lack of) public policy response to the impact on society by disruptive innovations. Alvaro Renedo Zalba Is a Spanish career diplomat who specialized in…

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Cambridge Analytica and the Fight for Data Privacy

October 29 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Ravi Naik will be speaking about his experiences suing Cambridge Analytica and fighting for data rights in the social media age. Ravi is a London-based attorney with ITN Solicitors who has represented clients in British and international courts. Thai food will be served!

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Canadian Clerkship Panel

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

A panel discussion on clerking and applying to clerk in Canada.

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Lunch Talk with Thibault Schrepel

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

Professor Schrepel will present on the intersection of blockchain and antitrust.

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Alec Karakatsanis Book Talk: Usual Cruelty The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Alec Karakatsanis will give a book talk on his groundbreaking new book, Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System. Books will be available for purchase. See more at https://thenewpress.com/books/usual-cruelty

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The Future of FinTech with Gary Gensler

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Gary Gensler, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Obama and current professor at MIT Sloan, will discuss the future of fintech and digital currencies as well as efforts to regulate these new forms of technology. Gensler was a senior advisor to Paul Sarbanes in writing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration. Gensler is the co-author of the…

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Space Law Society Lunch Talk – Frans von der Dunk

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

Join the Harvard Space Law Society for a lunch talk with Frans von der Dunk on working as a space lawyer! Prof. Frans von der Dunk, Nebraska Law, will be giving a presentation entitled "Space Law from Theory to Practice - War Stories from a Consultant," in which he will discuss space law education, the various careers our law students can end up in, and some words on the general prospects with the Space 4.0 groundswell, before providing a few…

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East BC

Jack Goldsmith, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Sept. 24, 2019). Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. "As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, longtime Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O’Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he came to doubt and distance himself from the man long suspected by the FBI…

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Martha Minow, When Should Law Forgive?

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East AB

Martha Minow, When Should Law Forgive? (W. W. Norton & Co., Sept. 24, 2019). The book talk discussion will include: Author: Martha Minow is the Harvard 300th Anniversary University Professor. Commentators: Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. Toby Merrill, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School. Carol Steiker…

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Massachusetts Roe Act: Access or Infanticide?

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join Harvard Law Students for Life for a talk with Andrew Beckwith, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Mr. Beckwith will be offering a discussion and critique of the Massachusetts Roe Act, a bill aimed at further deregulation of abortion, including abortion after 24-weeks. He will also discuss the Act’s connection to the national politics of abortion and pro-life. All are welcome. Lunch will be served!

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November 2019

HALB Presents: Mandy DeFilippo ‘00, Morgan Stanley Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Mandy DeFilippo is a Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities at Morgan Stanley. In her current role, Mandy sits on the global operating committee and the global management committee for the Fixed Income Division, and on a number of cross-divisional, governance-related committees in the Firm. In addition, she is an Executive Director on the Board of Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited, Morgan Stanley’s regulated bank in the UK. Mandy is the Chair of…

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Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts: An Informal Discussion with ILC Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto

November 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

In 2013, the the International Law Commission decided to include the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” in its programme of work. Earlier this year, the Drafting Committee provisionally adopted 28 draft principles on first reading. In this informal discussion, Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto will discuss the impetus for the initiative, outline the current status of this topic, highlight some of the key stakes, and raise issues for reflection and consideration.

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