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January 2022

A Conversation with Louise Firestone: General Counsel and Senior VP At LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy)

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Join HALB for an interactive question and answer discussion with Louise Firestone, the General Counsel & Senior VP of Legal Affairs at LVMH, a global conglomerate that owns numerous brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Tiffany, Hennessy, and Fenty. If you are interested in becoming a GC and/or an executive at a top company, this is a cannot miss event! Grab and go food will be provided to attendees after the event.

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Human Rights Advocacy at Home and Abroad: A discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Andrew Boyle

January 24 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Public interest careers, especially in human rights, often require forging your own unique path. Andrew Boyle will discuss his career navigating between roles that span interests in domestic and international human rights and rule of law advocacy. 

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Coffee Chats with Schulte Roth & Zabel

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Join SRZ corporate attorneys to learn about their practices of investment management, M&A and securities, restructuring, tax, finance and derivative. Gain insights into the life of big law attorneys in New York City. Students will have a chance to speak with multiple SRZ attorneys in one-on-one, 15-minute sessions. Students looking to connect with SRZ representatives or learn more about the firm in general are welcomed and strongly encouraged to attend. Due to the format of the event, students commit to…

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LIDS Trade Forum: A Conversation with WTO Deputy Director General Anabel Gonzalez

January 25 @ 12:40 pm - 1:40 pm
Zoom

The Law & International Development Society (LIDS) and the Women's Law Association (WLA) invite you to join us for the Inaugural LIDS Trade Forum: In Conversation with H.E. Ms. Anabel González, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ms. González is an award-winning global expert on trade, investment and economic development with a track record of leadership in international organizations and the public sector. Ms. González previously served as Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and as…

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“Litigating the Vaccine Mandates” with Missouri SG Sauer [Federalist Society]

January 25 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Please join us as we host Missouri Solicitor General D. John Sauer (HLS '04) for a discussion of the recent two Supreme Court decisions on vaccine mandates and the future of vaccine litigation.

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Navigating 1L Summer In-House & Law Firm Interviews

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

Interested in 1L in-house and/or law firm internships? Nervous about upcoming interviews? Drop by anytime during this session to ask questions, get advice, etc. on how to successfully navigate the 1L internship search.

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Chayes International Public Service Fellowships: Drop-in Advising

January 26 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
ILS Zoom Meeting

The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships, open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence, provide HLS students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working abroad with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. Applications for summer 2022 are due on January 31. Please note:  Our Chayes Fellowship web pages provide detailed information about fellowship requirements, the application process, and first steps in seeking a placement. Please…

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Public Reading of Scripture

January 26 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Chayes International Public Service Fellowships: Drop-in Advising

January 27 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Graduate Program Lounge WCC 5053

The Chayes International Public Service Fellowships, open to 1Ls, 2Ls and S.J.D.s in residence, provide HLS students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working abroad with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues of an international scope or relevant to countries in transition. Applications for summer 2022 are due on January 31. Please note:  Our Chayes Fellowship web pages provide detailed information about fellowship requirements, the application process, and first steps in seeking a placement. Please…

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A Survivor’s Testimony in Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Please join the Jewish Law Students Association, European Law Association, Human Rights Advocates, and the Equal Democracy Project as we listen to Ms. Lucy Lipiner discuss her story of survival on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ms. Lipiner is the author of Long Journey Home: A Young Girl’s Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust.

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“The Future of the Second Amendment” with David Thompson [Federalist Society]

January 28 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Please join us as we host David Thompson (HLS '94) for a discussion of the Second Amendment, including the current case between the Supreme Court and other cases in the lower courts. Mr. Thompson is managing partner of Cooper & Kirk, a D.C. litigation boutique that has been involved in several Second Amendment cases.

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February 2022

Diverse Leaders in Transactional Entertainment Law

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location TBD

As part of our Diverse Leadership Series and Women Leadership Series, we will hear from partners in transactional entertainment law. From a founding partner of an entertainment law firm to partners in big law who specialize in entertainment law, there will be a wide breadth of experience to learn from in this panel and Q&A. Panelists include Kevin Masuda (Partner at Gibson Dunn), Nancy A. Bruington (Partner at Latham & Watkins), and Tara Kole (Founding Partner at Johnson Shapiro Slewett…

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Book Talk with Tomiko Brown-Nagin

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

The first installment in our winter series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and chair, Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. Dean Brown-Nagin’s most recent book, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality (Pantheon, 2022), will be released on January 25, 2022. Her reading will…

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The Well Focus Groups on Student Well-being

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on February 2, 2022 at 12:30 pm

Meet with the Student Well-Being Working Group to share your thoughts on well-being at HLS during upcoming focus groups. Tuesday, November 30 at 12:30 pm or Wednesday, February 2 at 12:30 pm. Register today. Please note, registration spots may be capped in order to facilitate discussion.

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Public Reading of Scripture

February 2 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Countering COVID-19 Misinformation: The Impact on Health Care Providers

February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

Event Description The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked debates about a number of public health measures, including social distancing, masks, and vaccines. Social media has been the outlet for much of this conflict, and health care providers have, in many cases, been at the center of these debates, whether willing or not. Some health care providers report being targeted for publicly encouraging pandemic mitigation measures such as vaccines, masks, and distancing. In some instances, providers have been targeted on physician rating…

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Bar Application Working Session

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom event

Marilyn Wellington, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners, is speaking about the bar application/admission process, primarily in Massachusetts but covering the basics of some other jurisdictions, with a special focus on the character and fitness portion. All students are welcome.

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Individual Bar Admission Advising Sessions

February 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom event

Sign up for a one-on-one, private 15-minute appointment with Marilyn Wellington, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners to ask specific questions about your character and fitness application. Your 15 minute meeting will take place between 1:30 and 4:00 pm over Zoom. To sign up for a session, please email lmulcahy@law.harvard.edu.

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Are ballot initiatives good for democracy? Democracy Speaker Series #4

February 7 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

“Are ballot initiatives good for democracy?” is the fourth of a six-part series of panel discussions hosted by the Election Law Clinic. In the last five years, dozens of pro-democracy ballot initiatives won, seemingly against all the odds, including enfranchising some 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people in Florida, and delivering independent, citizen-led, redistricting commissions in a number of states. The voices of the people were, ostensibly, heard. Yet, it was just over ten years ago that marriage equality proponents sought…

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Islamic Law Speaker Series: Hedayat Heikal, “Inheritance versus Personal Status: Shifting National Strategies in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia”

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Hedayat Heikal will speak about inheritance and personal status laws in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia. Dr. Heikal is currently a Research Fellow 2021-2022 at the Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School. She previously served as a Research Scholar in Law and the inaugural Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at Yale Law School, held a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo, as held a…

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HLS Library Book Talk: Civil Rights Queen

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online + Google Map

Join the HLS Library on Tuesday February 8 at 12:30pm ET for a HLS Library Faculty Book Talk! This event features a discussion of the book Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality with author and HLS Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin and panelists HLS Professor Kenneth Mack, Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin, and Harvard University Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. This event is free and will be recorded. Registration is required. If you, or an event participant, require…

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Alumni in Residence with Greg Dovel JD’86 of Dovel & Luner LLP

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Greg Dovel is a partner in Dovel & Luner, a firm of trial lawyers who represent plaintiffs suing big companies in courts across the country. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Greg served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Greg was a partner at a large law firm before forming his own litigation boutique in 1995. Dovel & Luner’s cases involve intellectual property, breach of contract, antitrust, trade secrets, fraud, bankruptcy-related claims, partnership and founder's disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business litigation. REGISTER HERE

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Neuroscience and Criminal Law: The Post-Jones Landscape for Late Adolescents and Emerging Adults

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

Event Description The U.S. Supreme Court landmark case of Roper v. Simmons (2005) barring execution for crimes committed prior to age 18 launched a line of cases extending Eighth Amendment protections for juveniles. These cases clearly established that children are not little adults. The April 2021 SCOTUS decision in Jones v. Mississippi appears to signal a shift from federal constitutional cases to litigation and legislation among the states. This has prompted vigorous debate about how science should inform criminal law…

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Intro to Business Careers

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Interested in learning about using your JD to pursue a career in business? Join use for a conversation with HLS grads, who pursued careers in management consulting, investment banking, and other business paths.

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Public Reading of Scripture

February 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Alumni in Residence with Jeanette Chan LLM’86 of Airwallex

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Zoom Meeting

Jeanette Chan is the Chief Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer at Airwallex, a rapidly growing global financial technology company that offers end-to-end cross-border payments solutions to businesses. Based out of Hong Kong, Jeanette is responsible for building and leading Airwallex’s robust global compliance and legal team – this includes ensuring regulatory and compliance requirements are met in the countries Airwallex operates in. Previously, Jeanette was Managing Partner of the China Practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, with a particular emphasis on joint venture transactions and the telecommunications, IT, and media markets of the Asia Pacific region. She has extensive experience representing multinational and regional corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and sponsors in their investments and operations in the region. REGISTER HERE

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Alumni in Residence with Dale LeFebvre JD/MBA’98 of 3.5.7.11 Investments

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Dale LeFebvre is the Founder and Chairman of 3.5.7.11, a private investment company for strategic investment management, restructuring, and financial engineering to create value from underutilized assets. Since the nascence of 3.5.7.11, Mr. LeFebvre has raised more than $1 billion in institutional capital for businesses specializing in transportation, infrastructure, energy, financial services, and technology. The current portfolio, which consists of 3E, an infrastructure service provider, Conscious Data Centers, and several other businesses, generates more than $350 million with operations in over a dozen states and territories and employs over 1,100 personnel. An accomplished industrialist, technologist, inventor, philanthropist, and scholar, Mr. LeFebvre holds over 50 global patents.
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Should Alexa Diagnose Alzheimer’s?: A Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Event Description Technology is now part of our lives in ways that were not possible only 10-20 years ago. Smart devices, like watches, phones, and speakers, can gather vast amounts of information about their users, often without the user’s knowledge or consent. As technology continues to improve, many of these devices may also be leveraged to serve diagnostic functions. Technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant can ambiently and continually monitor a variety of information about an individual’s location,…

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Sullivan & Worcester – Virtual Employer Chat

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Kirkland & Ellis – Virtual Employer Chat

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Proskauer – Virtual Employer Chat

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Goodwin Procter – Virtual Employer Chat

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson – Virtual Employer Chat

February 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Public Reading of Scripture

February 16 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Alumni in Residence with Haroon Mokhtarzada JD’05 of Truebill, Inc.

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Haroon is a Harvard Law grad turned serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He was the founder and CEO of Webs.com, a popular website creation platform that grew to 50 million users before being acquired by Vistaprint for over $100M. After Webs, Haroon cofounded Truebill in 2015. As CEO, Haroon grew Truebill into a leading personal finance app, topping 2.5 million members and over $100M in annual recurring revenue before being acquired by Rocket Companies in 2021. Haroon has a passion for technology startups, innovation, global change, and elegant problem solving. He has personally invested in over 100 technology startups including early stage investments in Instacart, Carta, Relativity Space, PlutoTV, and more. REGISTER HERE

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What You Need to Know for EIP

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location TBD

If you plan to participate in EIP, come learn how to navigate the new EIP Preview, what to expect from EIP Week, how to develop your strategy for both, and how to use the spring semester to maximize your success.

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Exporting Mayhem: Suing Gun Manufacturers in the US to Stop Violence in Mexico

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online + Google Map

Event Description In 2021, the Mexican government filed a ground-breaking suit in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, against ten US gun manufacturers, accusing them of knowingly facilitating the sale of guns to drug cartels in Mexico. This is the first time that a foreign government has sued the makers of guns in the United States. For many in the US, the narrative of cartel violence in Mexico may point to lawlessness and ineffective oversight. But there is another story; over…

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Foley Hoag – Virtual Employer Chat

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Alumni in Residence with Rob Tarkoff JD’95 of Oracle

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Rob Tarkoff leads the Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) product and go-to-market strategy for the advertising, marketing, sales, commerce, and service product lines. His goal is to help companies succeed in providing their customers with the best experience across the front office. Rob spent the past 15 years focused on customer experience, developing products and businesses for both large and early-stage companies; he joined Oracle in 2018. Previously, as president and CEO of Lithium Technologies, Rob created the leading software in online communities, leading to the company’s sale to Vista Equity Partners. Prior to that, he ran the Digital Enterprise business for Adobe, leading several key acquisitions. REGISTER HERE

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP – Virtual Employer Chat

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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