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January 2020

Cooley Coffee Chat

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
WCC 3009 Room

Coffee chat with attorneys from Cooley for WLA members

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PON Spring Seminar

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

PON - Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar

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Kirkland & Ellis – 1L Reception

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lunar New Year 2020

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Student Orgs Room

Brought to you once again by APALSA, KAHLS, CLA & HALS! Join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Korean Association of HLS, China Law Association, and Harvard Asia Law Society for our annual Pan-Asian Lunar New Year celebration! We'll be ringing in the new year and celebrating the end of J-term with delicious Korean and Chinese food. Let's get the spring semester off to a good start! All members of these orgs and the larger HLS community are welcome.

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Open Office Hours with Harvard International Office (HIO)

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 4056 Champ Room

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 3012 every other Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year. Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

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OPIA’s Networking Basics for LL.M.s and J.D.s

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom
Free

OPIA’s upcoming Public Interest Networking Reception is an excellent opportunity for HLS students to connect with attorneys from a wide range of public interest organizations. To prepare for it, OPIA is offering an informal lunch event specifically designed for LL.M.s and J.D.s covering the basics of networking. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP.

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Sidley Austin: Impactful Pro Bono in BigLaw

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Attorneys from Sidley Austin, including the chair of pro-bono in the Chicago office, are eager to share how a commitment to public interest pervades throughout their firm. Co-Sponsored by the HLS Midwest Club. Non-Pizza lunch will be provided.

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Women in Private Equity

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join the Women's Law Association for a lunch talk on what it means to be a woman in Private Equity. Partners and Attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis will share their experiences working within the Private Equity sector and provide guidance as to how to decide if this practice is ideal for you.

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HLS Texas Club | Spring Social

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Welcome back to campus, all Texas Club members! Come join the Texas Club to celebrate the beginning of the spring semester with ice cream and other snacks.

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Sidley Austin Affinity Group Lunch

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Sidley Austin will hold a lunch with five of its practicing attorneys to speak to members of HLS affinity groups.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Pro Bono and Diversity & Inclusion Talk

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

Please join Steve Schulman, Pro Bono Partner, and Nimesh Patel, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, to learn about Pro Bono and Diversity & Inclusion at Large Law Firms. They will also discuss Akin Gump’s signature summer opportunities for 1L students. If you’ve thought about a future law firm career and have wondered how to combine your interest in the public good with private practice, join Akin Gump to learn more about how BigLaw does pro bono and diversity & inclusion.…

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Sidley Austin – 1L Reception

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Report (Screening)

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

The National Security Journal will be hosting a screening of "the Report" followed a day later by a coffee chat with Dan Jones.

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Guest Workers’ Rights Under Trump – Talk with Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts, Legal Director for Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Please join OPIA and the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP) to hear Wasserstein Fellow Ben Botts discuss the current landscape for guest workers’ rights under President Trump. Please note that the views expressed by the speaker(s) are their own. Non-pizza lunch provided.

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Public Reading of Scripture

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

The Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies invites students, staff and faculty to a weekly Public Reading of Scripture (PRS). The PRS is the practice of reading and listening in community. Reading the Bible in community was foundational to the life of God's people in the Old and New Testaments. Passages in Psalms, the OT, and the NT will be read. No discussion. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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A Conversation with David Lat (Founder, Above The Law)

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join the Harvard Association for Law and Business for a conversation with David Lat: founder of Above The Law, legal recruiter at Lateral Link and author of "Supreme Ambitions: A Novel." David previously worked as a federal prosecutor, a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton, and a clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of both Yale Law School and Harvard College.

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Professor Randy Barnett and the Georgetown Originalism Summer Seminar

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law School will address the Harvard Federalist Society, as well as provide information about the Georgetown Originalism Summer Seminar. Lunch will be served.

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Judicial Clerkship Orientation

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South
Free 72 spots left

Every student should consider clerking after graduation because the experience can be valuable for the full spectrum of future careers in and out of law. 1Ls, come get a preview of the application process well in advance. 2Ls and 3Ls with new interest in clerking are welcome too. To order a bag lunch, please RSVP below by  12 p.m. on Friday, 1/24/20. You are welcome to attend and bring your own lunch without RSVPing.

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Diversity at a Big Law Firm

January 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Join SALSA for a discussion of diversity in law firms with Cravath and Sullivan & Cromwell. Lunch will be served.

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Party Like it’s 1924! A Public Domain Day Celebration

January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At the end of 2018, a 20-year freeze on works entering the public domain in the United States ended, which means we can now access, remix, and celebrate this wellspring of creativity! The public domain is a treasure trove of cultural artifacts and the basis of our shared heritage. From “Rhapsody in Blue” to A Passage to India to the films of Buster Keaton, this year’s materials are a cross section of films, music, and literature that are sure to…

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Ropes & Gray – 1L Reception

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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LLM Job Fair with HALB

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

We will be hosting several LLM Alumni who currently work in U.S. law firms and/or companies in order to discuss the NY Job Fair and getting a job in a U.S. firm or company generally from an LLM perspective,. They will also speak about their experiences within such firms or companies and what to expect as an LLM getting into these U.S. jobs.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Practice Area

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Litigation? Corporate? Regulatory? or something in between? Get some practical tips to help you assess and figure out your legal practice area preferences. Presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa, a leading search firm that has helped many associates evaluate and change career paths.

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A Discussion of “Second Amendment sanctuaries” with Everytown for Gun Safety

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

In many states, the enactment of common sense gun safety laws has led to counties and municipalities declaring themselves to be "Second Amendment sanctuaries." Most notably, the election of a democratic majority in Virginia has led to dozens of counties passing resolutions declaring their opposition to gun violence prevention measures and that they will not enforce laws they deem unconstitutional. Bill Taylor (HLS ’99) and Molly Thomas-Jensen (HLS ’08), litigators from Everytown for Gun Safety, will talk about this trend,…

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Indigenous Rights & Grassroots Activism: Experiences from Mexico

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Among human rights lawyers it is increasingly common to hear about “bottom-up” approaches or activism “from below”. These buzz-words are often used to evoke a sense of social legitimacy. But how does that actually looks like? How is human rights activism different at the grassroots level? and more importantly, what can we as law students in an elite University learn from communities struggling “at the bottom”? Join a lunch conversation with Érika Bárcena and Lucero Ibarra. Two Mexican legal activist-scholars…

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Law Teaching Colloquium: The Art of Law Teaching

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

A yearlong series of information sessions highlighting various aspects of law teaching What does it mean to be a successful law teacher? How do great law teachers develop their skill? Is great law teaching an art, a science, or a bit of both? What teaching techniques are most effective? Speakers: Todd D. Rakoff, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law Maureen Brady, Assistant Professor of Law Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Location: WCC 1023, Harvard Law School Co-sponsored by…

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OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC
Free 55 spots left

OPIA’s Public Interest Networking Reception is an opportunity to connect with attorneys from a wide range of public interest organizations, including federal and state government, legal services, public defenders, prosecutors, public interest law firms, and non-profit advocacy organizations. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

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Cravath – 1L Reception

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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BlackLetter Law Journal Initial Meeting

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Kick off meeting for all those who are interested in the BlackLetter Law Journal! We will be working though the next steps for publishing our special winter edition journal with all submissions being from incarcerated contributors.

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Legal Priorities Research Seminar

January 30 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Come and discuss what you think are the most pressing, neglected, and promising areas of legal research that you think should be prioritized.

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WLA Workshop: Own Your Accomplishments Without Sounding Obnoxious

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Society often punishes women who take full ownership of their accomplishments. So how do you find that perfect balance between effectively self-promoting while not being that obnoxious person in the room? Whether you are self-promoting for a leadership opportunity, to get credit for a client matter, to win a pitch or a whole host of other reasons, self-promotion is a critical skill you need to hone. During the lunch workshop, speaker Debbie Epstein Henry will focus on how to creatively…

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Human Rights Program Post-Graduate Fellowship Information Session

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3123 (HRP / HIRC Lounge, Clinical Wing)

Please join us for lunch and an information session about the post-graduate fellowships offered through the Human Rights Program. We’ll fill you in on the Henigson and Satter fellowships and answer questions about finding placements, the application process, and more. HRP advisers and former fellows will be available to answer questions.

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3L Judicial Clerkship Q&A

January 31 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 4059 Room

At last count, more than 250 clerkship opportunities were open for 2020. Now is a great time to update previous applications, expand a search, or even jump into the process for the first time. Bring your questions and your lunch to this interactive Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors Liz and Kirsten.

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February 2020

26th Annual HLS APALSA Conference

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
HLS, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (Room 2036, Second Floor)

The 26th annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy, hosted by Harvard Law School’s APALSA, is titled 2020: Inflection and will celebrate HLS APALSA’s 26th Anniversary Conference. It will reflect on the ways in which Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and other underrepresented attorneys and activists have progressed in the legal, political, and social spheres. Moreover, the Conference will also explore the obstacles to and opportunities for the APA community in the legal field as well as…

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TaxHelp Training

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

TaxHelp's IRS training for Harvard volunteers to become IRS-certified to prepare tax returns at our site.

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Wide World of Sports Law

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Members of Proskauer's different practice groups discuss how their work touches and impacts the sports industry

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California Dreamin’: Practicing Law on the West Coast

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Please join Paul Hastings attorneys for lunch and a discussion about practicing law on the West Coast. Learn about how to best position yourself to enter the West Coast legal market, trending practice areas, and what clients and industries are typical of these markets. Please see the attached invitation for more details.

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Fourth HIALSA Workshop Session on “Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration”

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

The Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) will host its 4th workshop session on “oral advocacy in international arbitration. The Workshop will cover eight individual sessions with prominent practitioners and academics each time, beginning with the preliminary steps in a dispute and concluding with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. The Workshop would serve as a novel space to learn about the practice of international arbitration. Further information on the Workshop can be found here: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/workshop/. We are…

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Work Authorization for Graduating Students (F-1 OPT and J-1 AT)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Peter O'Meara from the Harvard International Office will discuss the ins and outs of applying for work authorization for post-graduation employment. The presentation will include specific procedures, time limits, deadlines and answers to students’ most common questions. It also will include the options for staying in the U.S. to prepare for and take the Bar Exam. Lunch will not be served so please feel free to bring food. Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services & Harvard International Office

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R. R. Reno “Return of the Strong Gods”

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

R. R. Reno will speak on "The Return of the Strong Gods." Dinner will be served.

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