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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.…More event details »
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…More event details »
“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…More event details »
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.
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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.More event details »
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.More event details »
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!More event details »
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.More event details »
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
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.More event details »
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
“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.…More event details »
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
“When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies”: Turnaround Management, Restructuring & Corporate Renewal
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
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!More event details »
A book talk by co-author Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, followed by a conversation with community experts about life sentencing.
More information to come.More event details »
Mission Progress: Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska on Sentencing Law and Mandatory Minimums
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.More event details »
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…More event details »
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
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…More event details »
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.More event details »
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.More event details »