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October 2020

Hope, Faith, and Christian Character in the Post-2020 Context – Lessons from a Chinese-American Journey

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

Increasing social and political divisions have become indelible features of social engagement not just in the U.S., but globally. What role does faith play in addressing fractures in contemporary society? How can one keep and practice Christian faith authentically and sustainably in the post-2020 context? Drawing lessons from his work and study in Asia, well-known Chinese-American scholar and theologian Dr. Samuel Ling offers rare insight into the challenges and opportunities for the role of faith in public life across radically…

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Fighting the Big Fights: Litigating at the Supreme Court

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Harvard Law Review, American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society for a panel discussion on Fighting the Big Fights: Litigating at the Supreme Court. This event will feature a number of experienced appellate advocates from government, public interest, and the private sector, including Amir Ali of the MacArthur Justice Center, Lisa Blatt of Williams & Connolly, Wesley Hottot of the Institute for Justice, and Loren AliKhan, the Solicitor General of the District of Columbia. The panel will be…

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HIALSA Lunch Event: Case Management in International Arbitration – Experiences and Suggestions

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Enjoy a lunch talk with one of the founding fathers of modern international arbitration system in Europe. Professor Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel boasts one of the highest caseloads as an arbitrator. As former President of the International Law Association and honorary Chairman of the German Institution of Arbitration, Professor Böckstiegel will discuss his experience on case management and his suggestions for the field of arbitration. Please register via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s-wpRFBSRe2MYA9ByYfQ7g. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

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Internationalized Exile: Palestinian Refugees in the UN Regime

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is the unique international system set up in response to one of the largest refugee crises of the twentieth century: that of the Palestinians. Established in 1949 by the United Nations General Assembly, UNRWA's mandate is to carry out direct relief and works programs for Palestinian refugees. In this lecture, HIP and Dr. Anne Irfan (Oxford University) will provide an overview of how Palestinians are positioned within the UN refugee system, highlight the…

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“An Era of Violence?” Comparing Trends in State Violence around the World

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

From Myanmar to the United States, the world has seen a rise in state and state-backed violence against citizens. These instances of violence don't just cost the lives and livelihoods of those victimized; they also undermine international norms and normalize state violence in other nations. Join HLS Advocates for Human Rights for a candid conversation among experts on state and state-backed violence around the world. Through pointed questions on instances of state violence and lessons we can learn from transnational…

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Reading Group: How Much Should We Give Away?

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Throughout the semester, we will be holding a biweekly reading group to discuss various topics in effective altruism. The first meeting will take place this Thursday, and we'll be discussing "How Much Should We Give Away?" To get the conversation going, we will watch a short clip from "Schindler's List." We look forward to seeing many new faces!

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Berkman Klein Center’s Fall 2020 Open House

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our Fall 2020 Virtual Open House to learn about the Berkman Klein Center, our amazing community, and our Harvard friends. Berkman Klein faculty and staff look forward to meeting you! Select Berkman Klein projects and programs will present with information about their current activities. Staff working with each of these projects are eager to share information about the big research questions they are considering, meet potential future collaborators, and solicit ideas. You may come for any portion of…

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The Equal Democracy Project Presents “Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote”

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

Join the Equal Democracy Project for a film screening of "Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote," a short, powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression to our 2020 election. The film is 40 minutes long, after which EDP will share resources to get involved in voter protection efforts this fall. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/EEGMWtfg5U88Wkvv5 . A zoom link will be sent prior to the event. From the filmmakers: "Deeply personal accounts from voters of color across the state…

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Harvard Animal Law Society’s Vegan Cooking Class: Chutney Sandwiches

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For our first vegan cooking night, we’re making chutney sandwiches: savory and spicy veggie sandwiches with Indian chutney—no cooking involved! 6-6:45 will be making the food and 6:45 on will be eating it. Ingredients you will need: Chutney 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 inch fresh ginger 3-4 garlic cloves 1 jalapeño A few sprigs of fresh mint (optional) 1 tsp cumin seeds (optional) 1 lime 1/4 cup peanuts (unsalted roasted or unsalted unroasted —you can try substituting with unsalted almonds…

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Weekly Game Night: Among Us

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom event

Please join the Video Game Law Association (V-GLASS) in our weekly game night featuring: Among Us. We will play over Zoom. All skill levels welcome, and we will help newcomers learn how to play the game. Please download the Among Us app (for free!) beforehand so you can play with us! Also, please register using the link below to have the Zoom link emailed to you.

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The International and Comparative Law Program of Study Fall Student Information Session II

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Zoom

Featuring Professors: William Alford and Naz Modirzadeh Students may send questions in advance or topics they would like to see discussed to Bobby Dyke at rdyke@jd22.law.harvard.edu. From 9-9:30am, faculty will be available for informal discussion and break-out rooms with students interested in International and Comparative Law. This event is free and can be viewed online by the members of the Harvard Community, but advance registration is required. Please preregister now for this event: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtfuyuqjsjE91Jn635TGSQLqKJKGiUkgn2 Please contact Ellen Shapiro-Smith at eshapirosmith@law.harvard.edu…

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Women’s Leadership Series Panel

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

How can women succeed at corporate law firms? Join HALB for a panel discussion with female leaders. This panel will feature Melissa Schwartz (Akin Gump), Monica Shilling (Kirkland & Ellis), Jean McLoughlin (Paul, Weiss), and Beth Newton (Sullivan & Cromwell). This event is part of HALB’s Women’s Leadership Series. Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BBogU8H9Q5SLFr3Zfzjg3A  

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“Using Existing Law to Protect Farmed Animals” A Talk by Kathy Meyer, Director of the Animal Law & Policy Clinic.

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On World Farm Animal Day, Harvard's very own Kathy Meyer is going to present some of the litigation she has been involved with that has aimed to protect farm animals. From challenging practices at confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, to fighting for substantive protections for poultry and other animals, Kathy has been involved in several legal battles on behalf of farmed animals. Now at Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Kathy has continued to lead students in…

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Panel Discussion: Police Reform and Racial Justice

October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom event

The Orange County chapters of the Harvard Law School Association and the Harvard Law School Women's Alliance invite you to a panel discussion on police reform and racial justice in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. The panelists will address potential reforms to address police use of force, qualified immunity, alternatives to traditional law enforcement, and other aspects of the current debate. The panelists will be Professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., a noted criminal law scholar and criminal…

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Morrison & Foerster, California

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Sullivan & Cromwell, Washington, DC

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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ITS Technology Orientation

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until October 5, 2020

One event on October 13, 2020 at 10:30 am

Zoom Webinar

Welcome to Harvard Law School! Please join the HLS Information Technology Services (ITS) team for an overview of the resources, tools and technology available to you at HLS. Technicians from the ITS Service Desk will guide you through setting up your accounts and access, and will answer any technology questions you may have as you begin your work with Harvard Law School. This information session is recommended for all new faculty, staff, volunteers and program affiliates who will be use…

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Breaking into Environmental Law: Wasserstein Fellow Kenta Tsuda, Staff Attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Breaking into a public interest practice area without much prior experience can be daunting, and in many cases, you might not know where to begin. Hear from Wasserstein Fellow Kenta Tsuda as he discusses his own career journey to becoming an environmental litigator and things you may want to consider early on in your careers. 

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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Aging Veterans with Disabilities: A Cross-National Study of Policies and Challenges

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

with Author Arik Rimmerman Arie Rimmerman is Richard Crossman Professor of Social Welfare and Social Planning and founder Dean of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. His research focuses on comparative disability policies, particularly in areas of employment, civic society, family support, and aging with disability. He is the author of three recent books by Cambridge University Press: Social Inclusion and People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives (2013); Family Policy and Disability (2015); and Disability…

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Against the Tiers of Constitutional Scrutiny

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join the Harvard Federalist Society for a presentation by Professor J. Joel Alicea ('13) on his recent co-authored work, "Against the Tiers of Constitutional Scrutiny."

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HALA and APJ: Human Rights and Conflict in Africa – Cameroon and Zimbabwe

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Harvard African Law Association (HALA) and the Africa Policy Journal (APJ) for a conversation about conflict and the state of human rights in Cameroon and Zimbabwe. Since 2017, Cameroon has been embroiled in a violent state conflict over the marginalization of the Anglophone minority in the country; till date, the conflict has resulted in roughly 3,000 fatalities. And in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, Zimbabwe witnessed a series of protests against the rampant human rights abuses…

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HLS Bar Preparation Assistance

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a webinar on HLS resources for Bar Exam Preparation. Please register here.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: White & Case, Washington, DC

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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EIP as an International Student

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Live Zoom Webinar

If you are an international student with questions about the EIP job search, please join OCS advisor Yih-hsien Shen as she addresses issues of particular concern. We will discuss how visa status, the global economy, and practice areas may affect your search. Questions may be submitted in advance, or during the program. Please log into CSM under events for the Zoom information.

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To Brief or Not to Brief, and Other Questions: Outlining

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Board of Advisers (BSAs) and Harvard's Academic Resource Center (ARC) present an engaging event series: "To Brief or Not to Brief, and Other Questions" List of sessions: Note Taking Strategies: Tuesday, September 29, 12-1PM. Outlining: Tuesday, October 6, 12-1pM Structure Your Space and Time, Tuesday, October 20, 12-1PM Exam Preparation, Tuesday, November 10, 12-1PM

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Q&A with Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) staff

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a Q&A session with Harvard's Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) staff. This event is a part of the ABA Law Student Mental Health Day series. Register here.

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Semester Abroad in Australia

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HLS’ Semester Abroad Program offers Harvard Law School J.D. students the opportunity to study law and live in a foreign country while receiving a semester of ungraded credit towards their degree. Join representatives from the University of Sydney — home to Sydney Law School, one of HLS’ exchange partners — to learn more about programs, classes, student life, and more. Presented by the University of Sydney Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/university-of-sydney-info-session-kristin-semester-programs-session-3-tickets-116965674481

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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Virtual: Email Management

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This workshop, by the Harvard University Archives, will introduce methods for gaining control of email and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your email.

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Muslim Women Creating New Futures: The Campaign for Justice in Muslim Family Laws

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

Please join us for a Harvard Worldwide Week webinar that highlights the voices of Muslim women activists campaigning for egalitarian reform in Muslim family laws across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. We will discuss discriminatory laws in their political and historical context, explore key issues and challenges that inform experiences and advocacy strategies in different Muslim countries, and draw inspiration from the collective mobilization of Muslim women working together to achieve equality under the…

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Public Reading of Scripture

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Online CA

Are you interested in learning about what the Bible says about justice and compassion? This 45 minute lunch time meet-up is for you. No pressure. No preaching. No need to identify yourself. This is a time scheduled weekly for YOU to "meditate on God's precepts and contemplate His ways." Psalm 119:15. You can keep yourself muted with video turned off or engage with other participants. Join when you can and leave when you need. Even 10 or 15 minutes will…

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COVID-19 and the Law: Education & Disinformation

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

This week's topic is Education & Disinformation. The discussion will be moderated by Martha Minow and panelists are Michael Gregory, Susan Crawford, and Evelyn Douek.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Covington, Washington, DC

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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Space Law 101

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Event, Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdeGrrTMsG9cdk1gDidnV_whsJ-SIH1Q-

Are you curious about space law? Join us and learn what it's all about - we'll be giving a short Space Law 101 presentation to help you get started. We will also talk about internship and career opportunities. Come get all your questions answered, learn more about upcoming events and opportunities in the local area, and meet the other members of the Space Law Society!

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ABA Mental Health Day Faculty Panel with Professors Sabi Ardalan, Todd Rakoff, Carol Steiker, Scott Westfahl, and Mark Wu

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a faculty panel with professors Sabi Ardalan, Todd Rakoff, Carol Steiker, Scott Westfahl, and Mark Wu. This event is a part of the ABA Law Student Mental Health Day series. Register here.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Sidley Austin, Washington, DC

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January. September 21-25 will features the New York market.

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TALK

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to the second TALK of the semester on Wednesday, October 7th at 5 PM EST featuring Velo van Houden, Stacey Menjivar, and Sofia Paranella. Register for the event here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jfEFVpwJSjGbl7FjjVLhfw Founded by student initiative, HLS Talks is a student-speaker series that provides an open forum for us to share our stories and connect with each other as individuals: not just as law students. By sharing stories and not resumes, this event has become an integral part of…

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Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-Care: With Amanda Ayers, Senior Health Educator, Center for Wellness & Health Promotion, HUHS

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a virtual event on mindfulness, meditation and self-care with Amanda Ayers, Senior Health Educator, Center for Wellness & Health Promotion at HUHS. This event is part of our ABA Mental Health week series. Register here.

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Living on the Low Income Protection Plan & Financing Your Public Interest Career

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

Interested in learning more about the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP) and managing loan repayment on a non-firm salary? Join Assistant Dean Pattanayak, Interim Assistant Dean Onken and a panel of current LIPP participants "Living on LIPP." Register in advance and submit questions for the panelists!

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