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January 2020

Sidley Austin: Impactful Pro Bono in BigLaw

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Attorneys from Sidley Austin, including the chair of pro-bono in the Chicago office, are eager to share how a commitment to public interest pervades throughout their firm. Co-Sponsored by the HLS Midwest Club. Non-Pizza lunch will be provided.

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Women in Private Equity

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join the Women's Law Association for a lunch talk on what it means to be a woman in Private Equity. Partners and Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis will share their experiences working within the Private Equity sector and provide guidance as to how to decide if this practice is ideal for you.

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A Conversation with David Lat (Founder, Above The Law)

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join the Harvard Association for Law and Business for a conversation with David Lat: founder of Above The Law, legal recruiter at Lateral Link and author of "Supreme Ambitions: A Novel." David previously worked as a federal prosecutor, a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton, and a clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of both Yale Law School and Harvard College.

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Professor Randy Barnett and the Georgetown Originalism Summer Seminar

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law School will address the Harvard Federalist Society, as well as provide information about the Georgetown Originalism Summer Seminar. Lunch will be served.

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LLM Job Fair with HALB

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

We will be hosting several LLM Alumni who currently work in U.S. law firms and/or companies in order to discuss the NY Job Fair and getting a job in a U.S. firm or company generally from an LLM perspective,. They will also speak about their experiences within such firms or companies and what to expect as an LLM getting into these U.S. jobs.

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Indigenous Rights & Grassroots Activism: Experiences from Mexico

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Among human rights lawyers it is increasingly common to hear about “bottom-up” approaches or activism “from below”. These buzz-words are often used to evoke a sense of social legitimacy. But how does that actually looks like? How is human rights activism different at the grassroots level? and more importantly, what can we as law students in an elite University learn from communities struggling “at the bottom”? Join a lunch conversation with Érika Bárcena and Lucero Ibarra. Two Mexican legal activist-scholars…

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A Discussion of “Second Amendment sanctuaries” with Everytown for Gun Safety

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

In many states, the enactment of common sense gun safety laws has led to counties and municipalities declaring themselves to be "Second Amendment sanctuaries." Most notably, the election of a democratic majority in Virginia has led to dozens of counties passing resolutions declaring their opposition to gun violence prevention measures and that they will not enforce laws they deem unconstitutional. Bill Taylor (HLS ’99) and Molly Thomas-Jensen (HLS ’08), litigators from Everytown for Gun Safety, will talk about this trend,…

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WLA Workshop: Own Your Accomplishments Without Sounding Obnoxious

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Society often punishes women who take full ownership of their accomplishments. So how do you find that perfect balance between effectively self-promoting while not being that obnoxious person in the room? Whether you are self-promoting for a leadership opportunity, to get credit for a client matter, to win a pitch or a whole host of other reasons, self-promotion is a critical skill you need to hone. During the lunch workshop, speaker Debbie Epstein Henry will focus on how to creatively…

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February 2020

26th Annual HLS APALSA Conference

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
HLS, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (Room 2036, Second Floor)

The 26th annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy, hosted by Harvard Law School’s APALSA, is titled 2020: Inflection and will celebrate HLS APALSA’s 26th Anniversary Conference. It will reflect on the ways in which Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and other underrepresented attorneys and activists have progressed in the legal, political, and social spheres. Moreover, the Conference will also explore the obstacles to and opportunities for the APA community in the legal field as well as…

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California Dreamin’: Practicing Law on the West Coast

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join Paul Hastings attorneys for lunch and a discussion about practicing law on the West Coast. Learn about how to best position yourself to enter the West Coast legal market, trending practice areas, and what clients and industries are typical of these markets. Please see the attached invitation for more details.

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R. R. Reno “Return of the Strong Gods”

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

R. R. Reno will speak on "The Return of the Strong Gods." Dinner will be served.

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Charles “Cully” Stimson: Immigration Policy

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Charles "Cully" Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow a the Heritage Foundation, will address the Harvard Federalist Society on immigration policy. Lunch will be served.

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JOLT Lunch Talk: Gish Jen’s “The Resisters”

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Please join JOLT as we welcome Gish Jen for a talk on her new book "The Resisters," a novel about a future surveillance state America where water covers half the land and the people are divided. Lunch will be provided! “An absolute joy . . . I finished The Resisters with a tear in my eye and a smile on my face. Who could ask for a better combo?” ―Stephen King, bestselling author of On Writing, The Plant, and The…

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Ropes and Gray TBD

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for any Financial Crisis, Norm Champ, McGraw-Hill Educ., Nov. 5, 2019

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East AB

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Milstein East A/B Mastering Money: How to Beat Debt, Build Wealth, and Be Prepared for any Financial Crisis, Norm Champ, McGraw-Hill Educ., Nov. 5, 2019. "Norm Champ, a former director at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), provides an in-depth primer on how money works, designed just for you―the non-finance reader. Champ shows how to: • Pay off your loans and stay out of debt for the long run • Build savings that will see you…

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DHS v. Thuraissigiam Moot

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

Moot of respondent in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, which presents the question whether, as applied to the respondent, 8 U.S.C. § 1252(e)(2) is unconstitutional under the suspension clause. Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, will argue to a panel including Mark Fleming and Professors Sabi Ardalan and Gerald Neuman. Audience members will be required to disclaim any conflicts and maintain strict confidentiality.

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Azhar Majeed: Free Speech at Harvard

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Azhar Majeed, Vice President of Policy Reform at Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will address the Harvard Community on the University's speech policies and implementation of those policies. Lunch will be served.

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Book Talk: When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wasserstein Hall 2036, 1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Author and Petrie-Flom Center Senior Fellow Alicia Ely Yamin weaves together firsthand experience with arguments drawn from law, public health, economics and democratic theory, to explore how evolving international and national legal norms, the advent of medical and technological discoveries, and economic policies have interacted in the realization of health-related rights.

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HLS Green Team – The State of Recycling

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Gretchen Carey from Republic Services will be here to explain the new recycling rules that have been instituted in Massachusetts. Come learn what can and can't be recycled, both at Harvard and at home!

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Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series – Michael Berk J.D.’96 M.B.A.’96

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom
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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: The World According to Star Wars, Cass R. Sunstein, Dey Street Books, Revised, Updated edition, Oct. 29, 2019

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Milstein West AB The World According to Star Wars, Cass R. Sunstein, Dey Street Books, Revised, Updated edition, Oct. 29, 2019. "There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star…

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Simpson TBD

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

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Skadden

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

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Private Equity Overview

February 13 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Please join HALB for a lunch talk with Amala Ejikeme, a Partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis, who will give an introductory talk about private equity fund terms and structures, as well as answer questions about the industry and legal practice.

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HALB Symposium — Morning Session

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:45 am
WCC 2012 Classroom
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Soda Taxes and Other Policy Responses to the American Obesity Epidemic: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HLS, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (Room 2036, Second Floor)

In recent years, some cities have tried to impose soda taxes and other new policies to reduce the obesity epidemic in the US—particularly among children—and its critical impact on society and the health care system. How effective are these policies? What is blocking their uptake? What alternatives should we consider?

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Comparative Capital Punishment, Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker eds., Edward Elgar, Nov. 2019

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

Friday, February 14, 2020 Milstein West B Comparative Capital Punishment, Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker eds., Edward Elgar, Nov. 2019. "Comparative Capital Punishment offers a set of in-depth, critical and comparative contributions addressing death practices around the world. Despite the dramatic decline of the death penalty in the last half of the twentieth century, capital punishment remains in force in a substantial number of countries around the globe. This research handbook explores both the forces behind the stunning…

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A Tale of Two Courts: Jurisprudential Convergence and Divergence between the ECtHR and the Turkish Constitutional Court

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

A Tale of Two Courts: Jurisprudential Convergence and Divergence between the ECtHR and the Turkish Constitutional Court

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HALB Presents: Fried Frank

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Harvard Association for Law & Business presents a conversation with attorneys from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen LLP.

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National Security Law Association Lunch Talk on Nuclear Weapons

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom
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A Conversation with Anne Madden, GC of Honeywell

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join HALB for a conversation with Anne Madden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Honeywell. She is responsible for managing legal affairs, Government Relations, health, safety, environment, product stewardship and environmental sustainability. Prior to taking this role in 2017, Anne was Vice President, Corporate Development and Global Head of M&A, leading acquisition and divestiture activities for 16 years. During her tenure, Honeywell made around 100 acquisitions, representing approximately $15 billion in revenues and divested about 70 businesses, representing close…

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Lunch Panel: Sports and the Law with Sullivan & Cromwell

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

The Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law invites you to a conversation about working in sports and corporate law with Sullivan & Cromwell lawyers Pavan Surapaneni and Richard Le Page. Flour Bakery sandwiches will be served! Pavan Surapaneni was named a 2019 “Sports Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal and a 2018 “Rising Star” in sports by Law360. He is a Harvard Law School alumnus with extensive experience in sports real estate and M&A. His deals include Joe Tsai’s acquisition…

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Impact of US Tax Reform and US Tax Policy on Multi-National Companies

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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HALB Presents: The Fat Jewish

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Entrepreneur, influencer, writer, actor, and model Josh Ostrovsky (“The Fat Jewish”) talks about his dynamic career. In 2011, Josh launched his viral Instagram account, @TheFatJewish, and has since amassed over 11 million followers. Leveraging this publicity, Josh has authored books, appeared in music videos, and has worked with companies such as Apple, Virgin Mobile, and Seamless. Josh founded Swish Beverages in 2013, launching White Girl Rosé and the Babe family of sparkling canned wines. This past June 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev…

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Recognizing Wrongs, John C.P. Goldberg & Benjamin Zipursky, Harvard University Press, Feb. 4, 2020

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Milstein West A/B Recognizing Wrongs, John C.P. Goldberg & Benjamin Zipursky, Harvard University Press, Feb. 4, 2020. "Tort law is badly misunderstood. In the popular imagination, it is “Robin Hood” law. Law professors, meanwhile, mostly dismiss it as an archaic, inefficient way to compensate victims and incentivize safety precautions. In Recognizing Wrongs, John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky explain the distinctive and important role that tort law plays in our legal system: it defines injurious wrongs and…

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HALB Presents: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

February 26 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join Harvard Association for Law & Business for a conversation with attorneys from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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The Next Frontier of Neuroscience and Juvenile Justice

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2019 Milstein West AB

In the fifteen years since the United States Supreme Court referred to developmental science in ruling the death penalty unconstitutional for juveniles in Roper v. Simmons, state and federal courts have seen a wave of neuroscience-informed juvenile justice litigation. But the full potential of neuroscience in juvenile justice has yet to be reached. This panel will discuss scientific and legal developments, and the new innovations they suggest at the intersection of neuroscience and juvenile justice.

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City Lawyering: A Conversation with Andrea Fastenberg, Senior Counsel at New York City Law Department

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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Weil

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

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Seats at the Table

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

The Program on Negotiation and Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project present Seats at the Table. A feature documentary film by Chris Farina (Rosalia Films) portraying a remarkable college class that connects university students with prisoners of a maximum security juvenile facility as they discuss classic works of Russian Literature. University of Virginia Lecturer Andrew Kaufman created the course, Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature and Leadership, and has been teaching it since 2010. The literature provides a point of reference whereby…

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