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March 2022

Law 2.0: Creating a Modernized Legal System

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Center on the Legal Profession welcomes the Harvard community to Ron Dolin's book talk on legal informatics. The event will be in person and feature panelists, Jason Boehmig, CEO of Ironclad, Ron Dolin, CLP Senior Research Fellow, Susan Hendrickson, Executive Director, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, and Andy Perlman, Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk Law School. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor David B. Wilkins. If you are unable to attend in person, you can…

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[HLEP] A Spotlight on Life Sciences and Tech Transactions Practice with Ropes & Gray

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Interested in what lawyers in the Life Sciences and Tech Transactions Practice do? Join the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) for a presentation on A Spotlight on Life Sciences and Tech Transactions Practice with Ropes & Gray on Tuesday, March 29th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm ET in WCC 4059. Attorneys from Ropes & Gray will discuss the topic and share their experiences on a panel at this event. All are encouraged to join! Lunch will be provided to attendees. Please…

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Not All State Silences Speak

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

NOT ALL STATE SILENCES ‘SPEAK’: A THEORY OF (NON-)COMMUNICATIVE STATE SILENCES Dr. Danae Azaria, University College London, Faculty of Laws ‘Silence may also speak, but only if the conduct of the other state calls for a response’. In these words the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’) described in Pedra Branca (Malaysia/Singapore) (2008) the concept of acquiescence. In this article, I disagree with the ICJ’s assumption that a presumption drawn from silence (acquiescence) is silence that speaks. Building on pragmatics, I…

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“Law and Economics, Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Debate” with Professors Kaplow, Benkler, and Smith [Federalist Society]

March 29 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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What is the status of women’s human rights in Afghanistan?

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents this seminar that will provide a short background on the human rights achievements of the last 20 years and what can be done given the current situation in Afghanistan. The focus will be on the human rights of Afghan women, particularly middle and high school age girls. The case will be made for why it is important for the international community not to abandon Afghanistan.

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On the Real: Panel with Direct Services Lawyers

March 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

We'll speak candidly with panelists about what work in their respective practice areas is really like, how they came to choose a career in public service, and their journeys to where they are now. We also hope for the series to serve as a reflection on the ways in which Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and other underrepresented attorneys and activists have both faced barriers and progressed in the legal, political, and social spheres.

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CAP Preserving Public Education Speaker Series: Parental-Rights Extremism And Its Anti-Democratic Foundation

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with lawyer Carmen Longoria-Green. This is the second event in the Child Advocacy Program's "Preserving Public Education" speaker series.

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APALSA Lunch Talk with Judge Denny Chin (2d Cir.)

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Judge Denny Chin (2d Cir.) will be speaking with students about his career in the law. To-go lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

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“A Conversation with Judge Paul B. Matey” [Federalist Society]

March 31 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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April 2022

CAP Preserving Public Education Speaker Series: Anti-Racist Movement Lawyering

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3019

Join us Monday, April 4, at 12:30, for the third event in the Child Advocacy Program's "Preserving Public Education" speaker series.

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HLSL Faculty Book Talk: The Hughes Court From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
online

Join us for a discussion on The Hughes Court From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941 with author Mark Tushnet and panelists Nikolas Bowie, Richard Fallon, Kenneth Mack, and Adrian Vermeule. This event is free and will be recorded. Registration is required. If you, or an event participant, require disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services at accessibility@law.harvard.edu. Register at https://bit.ly/TushnetMarch2022.

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The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey: A New Era for Minorities

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

In the 2000s, Turkey’s status as a signatory of the ECHR enabled the use of strategic human rights litigation to secure changes in Turkish law. This has enabled members of minorities dispossessed of property at the end of the Ottoman Empire to prosecute their claims. This panel discusses the little-known story of the processes involved in securing internal legal reform in Turkey, the ways in which the claims process has affected minority communities, and the consonance of the process with…

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Led Zeppelin to Katy Perry: Issues in Copyright & Music Litigation w/ Dr. Michael Harrington & Prof. Terry Fisher

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Please join us for our first IN-PERSON guest of the year, Dr. Michael Harrington! Dr. Harrington, a music copyright expert, will walk us through his participation in major music copyright cases like the Led Zeppelin and Katy Perry cases. Prof. Terry Fisher and members of RAP will be moderating this discussion. Lunch will be provided!

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On the Real: Private Public Interest Law Firms

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

In the third installment of APALA'S public interest speaker series On the Real, we will be offering an oportunity to hear from two attorneys on their experiences working at private public interest law firms. Lucy Zhou is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp, where she has represented clients in individual and class action litigation on issues of employment discrimination. Pooja Shethji is an Associate at Outten & Golden (DC office), where her expertise includes employment discrimination, as well as wage…

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Litigating Standard Essential Patents

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Standard Essential Patents presents interesting issues that lie in the intersection of IP and anti-trust law. Attorneys Paul Zeineddin and Ashton Copeland from Axinn will talk about their perspectives from the point of view of litigation. Lunch will be served.

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“States Have Constitutions Too” with Judge David Stras [Federalist Society]

April 6 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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PON Live! Book Series Decision Leadership: Empowering Others to Make Better Choices

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

A virtual book talk with: Don Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley Max Bazerman, HBS, Executive Committee Member, PON Moderator Deepak Malhotra, HBS, Executive Committee Member, PON When we think of leaders, we often imagine lone, inspirational figures lauded for their attributes, behaviors, and personal decisions—and leadership books often reinforce that view. However, a leader’s success depends not only on their ability to make good…

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A Conversation with the MA Women’s Bar Association Task Force on Expanding Employment Rights for Survivors of Abusive Behavior

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join members of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association task force supporting a bill pending before the Massachusetts legislature (H.2018 and S.1173) that would offer expanded protections at work (for victims of abusive behavior). Members of the task force and our guests will include Andrea Kramer, an employment lawyer and founder of Kramer Law LLC; Lauren MacLellan, Senior Managing Legal Counsel at Boston Consulting Group; ; and Stephanie Holt, Co-Managing Attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center. This is the…

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Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series feat. MIT Prof. Susan Silbey

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

The Harvard Empirical Legal Studies (HELS) Series explores a range of empirical methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and their application in legal scholarship in different areas of the law. It is a platform for engaging with current empirical research, hearing from leading scholars working in a variety of fields, and developing ideas and empirical projects. The last Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series event of the year will feature MIT Professor Susan Silbey.

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Secret Prisons in Syria: A Conversation with Omar Alshogre

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Join Advocates for Human Rights, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the WLA International Committee, and the Middle Eastern Law Students Association for a conversation with Omar AlShogre about secret prisons and crimes against humanity in Syria. AlShogre is a Syrian public speaker and human rights advocate who fled Syria at the age of 20, after being arrested and imprisoned in its most notorious prisons for 3 years. From his new home in Washington D.C., Omar is currently engaged in…

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[Harvard JSEL]: Panel on Athlete Mental Health

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law welcomes Professor Maureen Weston, former Olympian Cameron Myler, Harvard Golf Coach Kevin Rhoads, and Harvard Golf athlete Chloë Royston for a timely panel on mental health, athletics, and the law. The panelists will discuss modern trends in athlete mental health and athlete anxiety.

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Interacting with the Media as a Practicing Lawyer

April 12 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join JLSA and HALB as we host former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Scott Miller, Co-Chair of Sullivan & Cromwell, and Laura Kusisto, WSJ reporter for legal affairs, as they reflect on lawyers interacting with the media.

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HIALSA & WLA ‘Women In Arbitration’ Lunchtime Talk

April 12 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

Please join us at 12.45-13.45pm ET this Tuesday 12th April for our next HIALSA Lunchtime Talk session, co-hosted with the Harvard Women's Law Association (WLA)! We are honored to be joined by an outstanding and truly diverse panel of women from all over the world. We are joined by Dr. Mónica Pinto, Professor Emerita at University of Buenos Aires, Samaa Haridi, Partner at King & Spalding, and Ilham Kabbouri, Associate at Vinson & Elkins. Our esteemed speakers will be talking…

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Representing Talent: What Artists & Musicians Need From a Lawyer

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join us for our final IN-PERSON guests of the year, R. Wayne Martin and Joshua Hefner! Wayne Martin is a music industry veteran who is currently a Music Manager and Creative Career Strategist. Joshua Hefner is a music attorney at Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LLP (as well as a major label recording artist!). We will be discussing the intricacies of representing artists, communicating complex legal ideas with artists, and working at a boutique law firm. Food…

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MELSA Law Firm Panel

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3015 Room

Come join the Middle Eastern Law Students Association as they meet with Middle Eastern and North African practitioners in the private interest field.

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“Law in the Time of Corona” with Judge John Bush [Federalist Society]

April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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Book Talk: Lead by Dr. Ellen Snee

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Please join the WLA and Dr. Ellen Snee as we discuss her book, Lead: How Women in Charge Claim Their Authority. This moderated chat will feature Q&A at the end and the first 30 attendees will receive copies of Dr. Snee's book.

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“The Role of a District Judge” with Judge Kathryn Mizelle [Federalist Society]

April 14 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom
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The Morality of the Laws of War

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

THE MORALITY OF THE LAWS OF WAR Professor Yitzhak Benbaji, Tel-Aviv University In the last two decades, the revisionist just war theory powerfully argues that, as they stand, the laws of war lack moral justification. Revisionists stress that the legal right granted to soldiers on both sides to kill each other in war, and the requirement to maintain a strict distinction in warfare between combatants and noncombatants, are morally groundless. In their recent book, "War by Agreement," Prof. Yitzhak Benbaji…

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A Lunch Talk with Sarah Leah Whitson about Advocacy in the Middle East

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, Advocates for Human Rights, Armenian Law Students Association, and the WLA Alumni Committee for a conversation about advocacy in the Middle East with Sarah Leah Whitson. Whitson is the executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now (“DAWN”), the organization founded by Jamal Khashoggi, which advocates for an end to U.S. support of abusive governments in the region. Whitson served as executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa…

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Lunch Talk with David Lat

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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Harvard Immigration Project

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join the Harvard Immigration Project for their On Resistance and Resilience Symposium Event. This event will feature a panel of activists participating in immigration advocacy.

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Teach In: The Future of Affirmative Action

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

Please join us for a discussion on the upcoming case challenging affirmative action at Harvard College, how civil rights organizations are mobilizing, and the potential legal rulings and outcomes. This event will be hosted at Harvard Law School by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association with co-sponsorship by the Asian American Association (Harvard College), Task Force for Asian American Progressive Advocacy and Studies (Harvard College), the Pan-Asian Coalition for Education (HGSE), and AAPI Caucus (HKS).

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CAP Preserving Public Education Speaker Series: Protecting LGBTQ+ Students: Fighting Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has garnered international attention for its targeting of vulnerable young people in schools—places that are meant to provide a sense of safety and belonging. Join LGBTQ+ advocate Michael Womack, student activist Will Larkins, and Lecturer Alexander Chen to discuss the bill’s impacts on Florida’s LGBTQ+ youth, public schooling, and the legal battles ahead. Please note: the CAP team will continue to wear masks at our events going forward, and we make a heartfelt request that you…

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Kelman Seminar Series with Matt Waldman – Why Peacemakers Fail

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join a virtual talk with Matt Waldman, Associate, Oxford University Centre for International Studies. Matt Waldman has conducted 86 non-attributable interviews with the world’s leading mediators and mediation experts. In this seminar, Matt reveals how they overwhelmingly believe that mediation efforts are failing or falling short. They identify serious flaws and deficiencies in a range of areas, such as goals, methods and systems. Interviewees believe a lot can be done to improve the chances of success. In some areas their…

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ICC Court of Arbitration’s LGBTQIA Network: Prospects for Success & Challenges

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

This event is organised by the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA), in partnership with Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights and Lambda. "Launched by Claudia Salomon in her first month as President of the ICC Court, the LGBTQIA network aims to build on a range of ICC efforts to champion the benefits of diversity and inclusivity, including the launch earlier this year of ICC World Business Pride, an ICC staff-led initiative to foster an inclusive environment for…

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“Binding Dicta?” with Judge Lawrence VanDyke [Federalist Society]

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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[ACS] Working in the White House

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Attend this ACS professor panel on working for the Obama and Biden administrations with Professor Sharon Block, Professor W. Neil Eggleston, and Professor P. David Lopez. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the panel's time in the White House and participate in a Q&A about careers working for the president. Lunch will be included – please RSVP so we are able to provide everyone with food. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xP85YbpRCCJpqt236.

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Lunch Talk with Amazon Union Lawyer

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join LEAP for a discussion with Seth Goldstein, lawyer for the Amazon Labor Union. He will discuss practicing labor law and Amazon workers' recent victory in New York

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May 2022

Bringing theory to practice and practice to theory: A story of a mediation program in North Central Nigeria

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a virtual talk with Dr. Rebecca Wolf, Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of International Policy & Development, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago About the talk: Weak states have often relied upon local leaders to resolve intra- and inter-communal disputes. Consequently, numerous peacebuilding interventions target these leaders with mediation training. However, previous evidence for whether these types of training programs improve dispute resolution and whether these…

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