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April 2021

ITS Technology Orientation

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until June 28, 2021

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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3L JD Loan Exit Interviews

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on April 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

Zoom

All third year graduating students are required by the ABA and the federal government to attend a loan exit interview with Student Financial Services. SFS will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and give you the information you need to make a smooth transition from borrowing to repayment. There will be four Exit Interview sessions. You do not need to sign up in order to attend – just show up (on time)! Late comers…

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Cravath – Virtual Employer Chat

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Mental Health Moonshot: Unlocking Federal Funds for Psychedelics Research

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

The U.S. needs a mental health moonshot. Inspired by the Apollo moon landing, moonshots are ambitious projects with monumental goals. The U.S. has a history of funding moonshots with federal tax dollars, and the Human Genome Project is one recent example. More recently, in 2016, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the national Cancer Moonshot to dramatically improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. That year, Congress allocated $1.8 billion to fund the project. The U.S. needs an…

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Preview of Clerkship Interviews

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Hear from HLS clerkship advisors and a panel of 3Ls about how to successfully prepare for and navigate potential clerkship interviews. Some discussion will focus on the hiring plan date this summer for current 2Ls, but other students and alumni also will find the basic principles relevant.

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Information Session: Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Via Zoom

Via Zoom – Register at https://bit.ly/3wjdlrz Come speak with Acting Director Shaun Goho, Clinical Instructor Aladdine Joroff, and the Clinic’s Fellows and students about fantastic and diverse opportunities to work on ground-breaking environmental and energy projects. Expand your lawyering skills and substantive knowledge by defending the role of science in decision-making, enabling and supporting citizen enforcement of environmental laws, fighting for energy justice, and advising municipalities about options for resiliency in the face of climate change, among many other kinds…

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Emerging Companies & Venture Capital With Wilson Sonsini

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Interested in learning about the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital space? Please join the Harvard Law and Entrepreneurship Program (HLEP) and attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) to learn more about this practice area, the firm, and their insights into the recruiting process. Attendees will hear from panelists before having the opportunity to network with WSGR attorneys from different office locations. 30 event attendees will receive a $20 Uber Eats voucher. Registration for this event is required. Please…

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HLSCRT2021 | Intro to Critical Race Theory

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

Prof. Portia Pedro (HLS '09) discusses her use of CRT frameworks to understand changes in civil and criminal procedure, and examine how facially neutral rules shape outcomes to maintain structural racism. Portia Pedro started her career as a public interest litigation fellow, fighting against anti-Mulsim police surveillance and for marriage equality at the state level. She joined the full-time faculty of Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2018. She teaches civil procedure, remedies, and evidence.…

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Cleary – Virtual Employer Chat

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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HLSCRT2021 | Intro to Ujima (interactive workshop)

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Come learn strategies and practices for building a solidarity economy in this interactive workshop from the Boston Ujima Project. Taking its name from the Swahili Kwanzaa principle for “collective work and responsibility,” the Boston Ujima Project is organizing workers, neighbors, business-owners, and investors in the Greater Boston Area to create a community-controlled economy. Their strategies include the creation of a “Good Business and Real Estate” certification, a community-controlled investment fund, a worker-empowerment network, and an alternative local currency. The virtual…

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Grieving & Coping Together Group (CAMHS/HLS)

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 19, 2021

Zoom

This is a process group for students coping with and grieving a wide range of losses. These might include pandemic-related interruptions in relationships, plans and routines. These losses might also relate to illnesses and deaths of significant people in your lives, whether recent or in the past and affecting you now. The Group will meet on Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 22. Also April 5, 12 and 19. You may attend one or more than one and join whenever…

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Locke Lord – Virtual Employer Chat

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Advocating for Survivors at LSC: How Three Clinics Empower Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence face both urgent challenges and long-term consequences of abuse—some of which can be addressed or ameliorated through the law. Come hear how three clinics at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center—the Family/Domestic Violence Law Clinic, the Housing Justice for Survivors Project, and Veterans Legal Clinic—advocate for victims and survivors to secure their safety, ensure access to housing and health care, and seek justice. Panelists include Marianna Yang, Julia Devanthery, and Dana Montalto. This…

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Lunch Talk: How To Get in Court and Argue As a Big Law Associate

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Harvard Law School Mock Trial Association is very excited to announce a talk by litigators from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on how new associates can get in-court experience! It will be on Tuesday, April 13, starting at 12:00 PM EST. Please RSVP to taylormitchell@quinnemanuel.com to receive a Zoom link. All registered guests will receive a $30 refreshments gift card!

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HLSCRT2021 | Racial Capitalism and Solidarity Economy (Reflection space)

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

Following previous workshops on racial capitalism and solidarity economy, Boston Ujima Project and Prof. Renee Hatcher will lead a debrief and discussion space about key themes & lawyers' role in advancing a solidarity economy. The virtual conference will run from April 6 to April 18. Register for conference links and updates here: tinyurl.com/HLSCRT2021

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Fried Frank – Virtual Employer Chat

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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General Body Meeting

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom

Join us for our last general body meeting of the semester! Come meet our new Board and celebrate the upcoming end of classes! Feel free to BYOB – this will be a casual get together for all Animal Law Society members. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcOCsqjMrHdz8xogOGG3J5MehHhEWXWCd

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The Human Cost of Incendiary Weapons and Shortcomings of International Law

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Zoom Webinar

Wednesday 14 April 2021 8:00-9:30am EST / 14:00-15:30 CET Via Zoom Please register: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ybs3ZFu4RR-s5S1MtKEVCg This online event highlights the horrific human cost of incendiary weapons and the need for a more effective international response. It features a trauma nurse who treated a girl burned by white phosphorus in Afghanistan, a survivor of an incendiary weapons attack on a Syrian school, a burn doctor with expertise in the challenges of rehabilitation, and a lawyer who will explain the steps states should…

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Public Reading of Scripture

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021

Zoom event

Have you wanted to read the Bible (the book most read in the world) but never seem to have the time? It takes 70 hours and 40 minutes to read the Bible through aloud! 52 hours and 20 minutes to read the Old Testament, and 18 hours and 20 minutes to read the New Testament. The longest book, Psalms, will take 4 hours and 28 minutes. Consider joining us every Wednesday at 12 pm ET. All are welcome to join…

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Learn with ITS: Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Work together while remote! Teams and SharePoint are communication and collaboration apps that are a part of the Harvard Office365 suite. Join the ITS team for an overview of these apps, how they can help your team work and share information together, and best practices for storing HLS data within SharePoint. This session is open to all HLS faculty, staff, and students whose departments, clinics or programs currently use Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Sign-up to learn how to integrate Teams…

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Clerkship Group Q&A for 3Ls and Alumni

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join HLS clerkship advisors for this live group Q&A session for 3Ls and alumni. Feel free to bring your lunch (or breakfast or dinner, depending on your time zone) and eat, as long as you are on mute. We know you may have class or other obligations before or after.

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PILAC Series on Careers in Public International Law with Prof. Michael Schmitt

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

SERIES ON CAREERS IN PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW WITH PROF. MICHAEL SCHMITT https://pilac.law.harvard.edu/events//pil-careers-with-michael-schmitt TIME AND DATE April 14, 2021 from noon to 1 PM Eastern on Zoom. This event is open only to current Harvard Law School students and staff. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqde-qrT4jG9emYcI2jIqYKwakrV6omenh. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Professor Mike Schmitt is Professor of International Law at the University of Reading, the…

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Networking with Goodwin Procter

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

The Harvard Law and Entrepreneurship Program (HLEP) will be hosting Goodwin Procter for a virtual panel and networking event. Goodwin associates will share an inside look at what it’s like to be a summer associate working on complex transactions and high-stakes litigation in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. Additionally, you will get an overview of what it’s like to work at Goodwin and hear directly from our associates about what their day-to-day is like…

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Latham & Watkins – Virtual Employer Chat

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Real World Orientation in the time of Covid-19

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Now that you are almost done with law school, how are you going to maximize your law firm experience during this unprecedented time? How do you ensure that your career stays on track? Join the OCS team for practical advice on managing your career during your first months and years of practice.

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The Agent-Selection Dilemma in Distributive Bargaining; Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Please join us for David Hagmann's talk, The Agent-Selection Dilemma in Distributive Bargaining (preprint here; abstract below). Principals often bargain through agents, and past work suggests that such bargaining too often ends in costly impasse. We present experimental evidence that the agent-selection process which precedes bargaining may be a significant driver of failures to reach agreement. We find that principals select overly aggressive agents, such that those sent to the bargaining table are more polarized in their views than are…

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Linklaters – Virtual Employer Chat

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Matthew Nimetz

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

Matthew Nimetz LLB 1965 is a US diplomat and was the UN Special Representative who successfully mediated the Macedonian naming dispute between Greece and North Macedonia (previously known as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). In addition to his diplomatic work, Nimetz also practiced corporate law at a major New York law firm and later served as COO of a global private equity firm. During the presentation, Nimetz will briefly describe the dispute and how it was successfully resolved, and…

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HLEP Hosts Mintz

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Please join HLEP for a panel featuring attorneys from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Joining us will be Matt Tikonoff (Boston Corporate Hiring Member), Alex Civetta (Associate, ‘15), and Josh Fox (Member, ‘01), who focus on M&A, Licensing, and Venture Capital, respectively. They will discuss Mintz, how to navigate a summer job search, and what to expect as a corporate associate. 30 event attendees will receive a $20 Uber Eats voucher upon attendance and completion of the…

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Perkins Coie – Virtual Employer Chat

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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The Elephant Sanctuary: Virtual Tour

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Do you love elephants?! Do you need a study break?! Come join us for a virtual tour of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee! The Sanctuary is currently home to 10 elephants retired from zoos and circuses. On our virtual tour we will get to meet the current residents and learn about elephants and the work the Sanctuary does! Register for the event using the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bVmRkKji0zjak3rDYgR0idsNouZR59jzmD59lo01ovk/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true

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Harvard Environmental Law Review Environmental Justice Symposium

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom

Join us virtually on April 15th for a conversation on environmental justice with experts on community lawyering, air pollution, urban agriculture, Indian law, climate change, and more. The event will celebrate our publication of our most recent issue of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, devoted completely to the topic of environmental justice.

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Covering the Court: Public Commentary and the Supreme Court

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Harvard Law Review, ACS, and the Federalist Society for a panel discussion titled Covering the Court: Public Commentary and the Supreme Court. This event will feature a number of Supreme Court commentators from news outlets, podcasts, Twitter, and more, including Josie Duffy Rice of The Appeal, Katie Barlow of SCOTUSblog, Sarah Isgur of The Dispatch, and Steven Mazie of The Economist. The panel will be moderated by Professor Kate Shaw of Cardozo Law and will feature reflection on…

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HLS LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic 2020-21 Practitioner Speaker Series

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Zoom

HLS going remote this year presents a rare opportunity to showcase the amazing work of civil rights practitioners from around the country via a virtual platform. To that end, Alexander Chen, Founding Director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, has organized a series of Zoom brown bag lunches featuring attorneys from across the LGBTQ+ movement, with an emphasis on showcasing regional, educational, and identity-based diversity. The sessions will be relatively informal: an hour over lunch on Fridays, 12-1 pm EST, where…

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Hogan Lovells – Virtual Employer Chat

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Learn with ITS: Hosting a Virtual Event with Zoom

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you interested in hosting an event using Zoom, but unsure of where to start? Join the ITS team for an overview of the best practices for using Zoom to host an information session, panel or presentation using the Zoom Meeting and Webinar functions. This training will cover the following topics: - Requesting a temporary Zoom webinar license to host an event - Scheduling and managing webinar registration - Best practices for interacting with participants and presenters - Tips for…

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HLSCRT2021 | Conference Closing

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom

Join Professor Guy-Uriel Charles and Professor Aziza Ahmed, a visiting professor from Northeastern University School of Law. As we close this year’s conference, their conversation will relate themes prevalent from the last two weeks to their own work, and orient us toward how to contextualize what we’ve learned in our work moving forward. Professor Ahmed is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law and human rights. Her scholarship examines the legal, regulatory and political environments regarding health in…

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ITS Technology Orientation

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until June 28, 2021

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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Jones Day – Virtual Employer Chat

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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Clerkship Group Q&A for 2Ls

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join HLS clerkship advisors for this live group Q&A session for 2Ls. Feel free to bring your lunch (or breakfast or dinner, depending on your time zone) and eat, as long as you are on mute. We know you may have class or other obligations before or after.

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