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October 2018

Guy-Uriel Charles on “Racial Justice and Voting Rights in America”

October 22 @ 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join Professor Guy-Uriel Charles as he discusses racial justice and voting rights in America, particularly in the context of the upcoming midterm elections.

Guy-Uriel E. Charles teaches and writes about election law, race and law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. He is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. Before teaching at Duke, Professor Charles taught at the University of Minnesota Law School from 2000-2009. He later served as interim co-dean at…

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Building a 21st-Century City: 60 Years of the Boston Planning & Development Agency

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Boston Planning & Development Agency has played a remarkable role in shaping Boston’s landscape. Brian Golden, Director of the BPDA, will deliver a talk on the agency’s powers, its failures and triumphs, and how it is approaching the 21st-century challenges that face the City of Boston. A Q&A period will follow.

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Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Authoritarian-Populism

October 23 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join us in welcoming Professor Pippa Norris from Harvard’s Kennedy School for a discussion on “Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Constitutionalism.” Professor Norris will discuss the theory that polarization over the cultural cleavages that divide social liberals and social conservatives in the electorates and how these values translate into support for Authoritarian-Populist parties in the U.S. and Europe.

Pippa Norris is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government,…

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U.S. Abortion Law in the Global Context

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom
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Corporate Power, Corporate Law Firms & Your Future: Ralph Nader & Pete Davis @ the Harvard Law Forum

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

Ralph Nader and Pete Davis will comment on the state of corporate power in the legal profession, and how Harvard Law students can best use their knowledge and status to serve the public.

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The Legitimacy Crisis of Investment Arbitration: Fake News or Valid Criticism?

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Discussion with Mr. James Boykin, a Partner at Huges Hubbard & Reed on investment treaty arbitration. Investment treaty arbitration has been under increasing attack from critics who contend that the system limits states’ authority to regulate. This “regulatory chill” criticism is often accompanied by criticism that the participants in the system – arbitrators and counsel – have a vested interest in preserving the system for the benefit of multi-national companies. Recently, the Russian Federation invoked such arguments before the Swiss…

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JOLT Coffee Chat with Professor Rajec

October 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 3015 Room

Please join us for a coffee chat with Professor Rajec to discuss her upcoming article “Infringement, Unbound” in the Journal of Law and Technology. Coffee and snacks will be served.

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How Bad Science Is Corrupting the Justice System

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

Many forensic disciplines are used in courtrooms despite grave questions about their accuracy and reliability. Faulty forensic science is the second-most common contributing factor to wrongful convictions, found in nearly half of DNA exoneration cases — yet questionable practices like analyzing bloodstain patterns, hairs, bite marks and tire impressions remain fixtures of the American legal system.

Join ProPublica, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, and the New York Times Magazine for an event that will look at…

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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Linda Lakhdir ’84 and David Lakhdhir ’83

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser 102

Linda Lakhdhir is a legal advisor in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch focusing on the criminalization of speech and assembly in the region. She is a former criminal prosecutor for the US Justice Department in New York, where she served as coordinator of civil rights prosecutions and then as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. She has taught U.S. criminal, constitutional, and civil rights law at Gakushuin University in Tokyo; served as the…

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Education Law Week: Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join Advocates for Education and our co-sponsors, Child and Youth Advocates and The Urbanists, for our second annual Education Law Week.

Our event on Monday, Oct. 29th will focus on the governing role of the City of Boston when it comes to educating its students.

We will be joined by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell! Andrea Campbell was elected District 4 Boston City Councilor in 2015, and was unanimously elected by her colleagues in 2018 to be…

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HALB Presents: Krishna Gupta of Romulus Capital

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

HALB presents Krishna Gupta, the founder and general partner of Romulus Capital. Based in Boston, Romulus Capital is an early stage VC fund founded out of MIT in 2008. Romulus Capital focuses on leading Seed & Series A rounds for B2B companies.

*Burritos will be served

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Nation State Law Discussion

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

Avishay Ben-Sasson Gordis and Fady Khoury discuss Israel’s Nation State Law Moderated by Noah Feldman

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Gender Equality and Feminist Pluralism

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

Join members of ACS for a lunch talk about feminist pluralism with Professor Vicki Jackson. Come learn more about gender quality and progressive constitutional interpretation. Lunch will be served.

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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Masahisa Ikeda ’93

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

Masahisa Ikeda is the Asia Regional Managing Partner, Head of Tokyo Office and a member of the Capital Markets practice of Shearman & Sterling. Masahisa is also a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Masahisa has extensive experience representing global companies and government agencies on a wide variety of matters, including cross-border acquisitions, financings and disputes. He also represents numerous corporations on various government investigations, and regulatory and compliance matters, including investigations relating to securities law, antitrust law and FCPA,…

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November 2018

NSLA Coffee Chat

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WCC 3008 Room

NSLA Coffee Chat with HLS students who interned for national security-related organizations, such as the Department of Defense, Department of Justice – National Security Division, and the JAG Corps.

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Brittany Packnett: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Trump

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom
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Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Jeff Clements will talk on his recent book “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations.” In it, he describes how the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC and related cases has fabricated unprecedented rights and power for corporations and money, at the expense of human beings and democracy itself.

The event will also discuss a a initiative on the ballot in November. Ballot question 2–which Clements’s org, Amercian Promiseis responsible for–will create “Citizen’s…

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Arbitrator Intelligence and the fight for transparency, diversity and accountability

November 2 @ 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Arbitrator Intelligence is a non-profit, academically affiliated entity dedicated to increasing transparency, accountability, and diversity in arbitrator selection. They do this by making key information about arbitrators’ past decision-making more generally available through publication of AI Reports.

Its founder and executive director, Catherine Rogers, and Jose Maria de la Jara (of American Bar Rule of Law Initiative) will join us to discuss this fundamental undertaking.

Lunch will be served.

See more info: http://www.arbitratorintelligence.org/

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Music in the Courtroom with Dr. E. Michael Harrington

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom
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VC and Growth Equity: Company Valuation Guidelines and Types of Investment Structures

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom
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NYPD Intelligence Bureau Lunch Talk

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Please join us for a panel featuring the Commissioner and select analysts from the NYPD Intelligence Bureau. Learn about their current work and emerging issues in the Bureau, their careers in the national security space, and how law students and graduates can get involved. Co-sponsored by NSLA and NSJ. Lunch will be served.

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VC and Growth Equity: Company Valuation Guidelines and Types of Investment Structures

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom
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AFA Student Veterans Panel

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

The Veteran Student Panel is hosted by the Armed Forces Association for all faculty, staff and students of HLS. The purpose of this event is to build community through open discussion between the student body and the veterans at Harvard. After a brief informational presentation, the panel of former and current members of the military will answer questions from the audience on anything relating to military service, military policy, the veteran experience, and more.

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Women in Law Firm Leadership: A Conversation with Kim Koopersmith

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Please join the Harvard Women’s Law Association for a conversation with Kim Koopersmith, Chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, about her path to leadership at Akin Gump, her experiences and priorities as a female leader of a law firm, and the future of female leadership in law firms. Lunch will be served.

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Martha S. Jones: Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Johns Hopkins University Professor Martha Jones will discuss her work documenting the struggle and contribution of African Americans to the meaning of citizenship in the United States.

Cosponsored by the Harvard Law School Program on Law & History

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Child and Youth-Law Summer Jobs Panel

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Join the Child and Youth Advocates for a discussion by 2L HLS students on their summer experiences working in child, youth, and family-related legal settings.

For students interested in pursuing a summer internship working on issues such as juvenile defense, education advocacy, child welfare and family defense, this is a great opportunity to hear from your peers about their experiences last summer. Find out about different issue areas or practice settings, application processes, and advice for the future. This…

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Energy Law in Texas

November 8 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis will give an overview of energy law in Texas and the energy legal market. Hosted by the Texas Club. Lunch will be provided!

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HALB Presents “Art as Investment: Art Collectors, Delaware Free Port, and Tax Law”

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) for a panel discussion with Fritz Dietl and Jason Kleinman on the intersection of art collection and business.

Art investment has grown exponentially in the past decade. Art collectors often store their art tax free in free ports in Geneva and elsewhere in Europe and Asia while it potentially appreciates in value. Delaware, with its advantages tax law, has become the rising new location for art storage complex.

Speakers:…

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HALB 1L Jobs Panel

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

HALB 1L Jobs Panel: Come hear from 2Ls and 3Ls about where they worked over their 1L summer and learn more about the application process!

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Ames Final Round

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom
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West Coast Club – Discussion on Entertainment and Media with O’Melveny & Myers, Century City

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom
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Sanford Levinson Book Talk: “Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies”

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“From the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans in the spring of 2017 to the violent aftermath of the white nationalist march on the Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville later that summer, debates and conflicts over the memorialization of Confederate “heroes” have stormed to the forefront of popular American political and cultural discourse. In Written in Stone Sanford Levinson considers the tangled responses to controversial monuments and commemorations while examining how those with political power configure public spaces…

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State of the Texas Legal Market

November 14 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Come hear attorneys from Locke Lord discuss the state of the legal market in Texas! Hosted by the Texas Club. Lunch will be provided.

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Supreme Court Moot – Timbs v. Indiana

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Wesley Hottot of the Institute for Justice will moot his upcoming Supreme Court oral argument on behalf of the petitioner in Timbs v. Indiana. He will argue that the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause is incorporated against the states under the Fourteenth Amendment. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the Harvard Law Review. Dinner served.

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Global Health & Reproductive Health Care

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3009 Room
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Lunch Talk with Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel of the NSA

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Please join the National Security & Law Association for a guest lecture by Glenn Gerstell, current General Counsel of the NSA. Lunch will be served.

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Own This! How to Take Back the Internet

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Showcasing work with platform co-ops in India, Germany, Australia, Brazil, and the United States, Scholz demonstrates that a democratically-owned People’s Internet is not only possible but that it’s a promising economic alternative for the digital economy.

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HLSMTA Presents: Being a Big Law Trial Lawyer

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Come join the Harvard Law Mock Trial Association for a panel discussion with White and Case Attorneys on life as a big law trial lawyer.

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Arbitrating the Conduct of International Investors

November 19 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Jose Daniel Amado, a leading international arbitrator in Peru, explores some cutting-edge issues in investment arbitration, including access by host States and their nationals to investment dispute resolution mechanisms.

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Fighting Wage Theft in Massachusetts: Cyndi Mark, Chief of the Fair Labor Division, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Cyndi Mark, who oversees enforcement of employment and labor laws across Massachusetts under Attorney General Maura Healy, will speak about fighting wage theft, working with low-wage workers, and meaningful ways law students and lawyers can engage in this work. Before her position at the AGO, she worked for 10 years as the managing attorney of the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, representing Asian immigrant clients with multiple barriers to accessing the legal system.

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