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September 2019

Labor Day

September 2

University administrative offices will be closed.

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Student Org Finance Training

September 3 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Mandatory financial training for all student organization treasurers. The treasurer of each student organization must attend either the financial training on Tuesday, September 3rd or Thursday, September 5th in order to access funds for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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OPIA’s 3L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join us for an overview of what to expect as students embark on their post-graduate public interest job search!

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Lecture on Charles Hamilton Houston

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 6:30 until 8:30 PM in Millstein East A there will be a commemoration of the birthday of Charles Hamilton Houston of the HLS Class of 1923. Houston was one of the most influential champions of racial justice in the twentieth century. He distinguished himself as a litigator, an educator, and an activist. Professor Randall Kennedy will offer a lecture on Houston’s career followed by a response by Professor Kenneth Mack and general discussion. Pizza,…

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OPIA’s Postgraduate Fellowship Insider

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Join Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships that support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the US and abroad.

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Student Org EMS Training

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Mandatory EMS training for all student organization event coordinators. The event coordinator of each student organization must attend either the EMS training on Wednesday, September 4th or Friday, September 6th in order to book rooms for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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OPIA’s Public Service Kickoff

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) invites you to learn more about public service at HLS and beyond.

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OPIA’s Public Service Gathering

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC Pub

All students interested in public service are invited to join OPIA for our annual fall gathering. Come mingle with your classmates and OPIA staff.

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OPIA’s 2L Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Join us for an overview of the 2L summer public interest job search.

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Student Org Finance Training

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Mandatory financial training for all student organization treasurers. The treasurer of each student organization must attend either the financial training on Tuesday, September 3rd or Thursday, September 5th in order to access funds for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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West Coast Club Welcome BBQ

September 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Outdoor Spaces Jarvis Field and Caspersen Patio
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Harvard Law Christian Fellowship Welcome BBQ

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Outdoor Spaces Holmes Field

The Harvard Law Christian Fellowship is kicking off the new school year with a welcome BBQ.

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HALA Welcome Mixer

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

HALA Welcome Mixer

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OPIA’s Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Fellowship Program Information Session

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Come find out more about the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fellowship Program!

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EMS Student Org Training

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

Mandatory training on the EMS System for all student organization event coordinators. The event coordinator of each student organization must attend either the EMS training on Wednesday, September 4th or Friday. September 6th in order to book rooms for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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J.D. Admissions On Campus Information Sessions

September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions on-campus information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about our academic programs, professional preparation, student community, and application process. Members of the J.D. Admissions team will be available to answer questions. At the end of each session, attendees will be led on a campus tour with current students.

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WLA Big Sister/Little Sister Kickoff Party

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Outdoor Spaces Jarvis Field and Caspersen Patio

Each year the Women's Law Association (WLA) Big/Little Sister Mentorship Program helps incoming female students get acclimated to HLS and the Cambridge area. Join us to welcome new students, meet mentors/mentees, and celebrate the new year over snacks and conversation.

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OPIA’s Public Service Leader’s Kick-Off Event!

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom
Free 100 spots left

Join OPIA advisors and HLS students as they give advice on how to balance classes, clinics, and extracurriculars during your 2L year. 

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Open Office Hours with Harvard International Office (HIO)

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 3012 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 LL.M. Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA for a discussion of the LL.M. postgraduate public sector job search.

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Center on the Legal Profession Open House

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B
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SPO Panel

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Milstein West AB

Come hear students from different Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) talk about their organizations and learn how you can become involved in hands-on practice!

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Lambda General Body Meeting #1

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

Lambda welcomes LGBTQ+ students and allies for its first '19-'20 general body meeting.

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OCS Welcome Back Open House

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OCS Suite (WCC 4020), WCC 4020

OCS would like to welcome back all returning 2Ls and 3Ls.  Stop by for Lizzy’s ice cream with all the trimmings and let us know your progress in your private sector job search.  OCS advisors will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Student Support Services in the Dean of Students Office at studentsupport@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880 in advance of the event.

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Human Rights Program Orientation

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join us for pizza and an overview of the Human Rights Program and how you can get involved! We’ll give you information on our International Human Rights Clinic; summer funding for human rights internships; post-graduate fellowships; events and conferences; and the larger human rights community at Harvard Law School. Then it’s your turn: mix and mingle with instructors from the Clinic, Visiting Fellows from the Academic Program, as well as representatives from student groups focused on human rights, such as…

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Federalist Society Welcome BBQ

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Outdoor Spaces Holmes Field

The Federalist Society is thrilled to welcome the class of 2022 as well as transfer and LLM students. Please join us for BBQ and a chance to learn more about our organization.

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U.S. Department of State Information Session

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join a representative from the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser to learn about legal careers at the U.S. Department of State.

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OPIA’s Sanford Heisler Information Session

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join OPIA and attorneys from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for lunch and conversation. A lunch of Indian cuisine will be provided.

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Scales of Justice Auditions

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
WCC 5044 Room

Come audition for Harvard Law’s best (and only) a cappella group, the Scales of Justice! Contact scales@mail.law.harvard.edu or the event organizer with any questions.

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Scales of Justice Auditions

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 5044 Room

Come audition for Harvard Law’s best (and only) a cappella group, the Scales of Justice! Contact scales@mail.law.harvard.edu or the event organizer with any questions.

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Advocates for Education Lunch Meet and Greet

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come and join Advocates for Education to mix and mingle with other students interested in the intersection of education, law, and justice!

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Mock Trial Information Session

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Come hear from the HLS Mock Trial Association about the organization and the tryout process! Non-pizza lunch provided.

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Collecting War Crimes Evidence during Cultural Rescue in Iraq: Mosul Museum Project Zero

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Beginning in 2014, ISIS intentionally destroyed cultural heritage across Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. When Mosul was liberated in 2017, international cultural organizations offered salvage and stabilization assistance. Faced with scenes of war crimes under the 1954 Hague Convention on cultural property protection, professionals also had to document the destruction properly or risk causing future court cases to fail. Corine Wegener will describe the development of Mosul Museum Project Zero, which collects evidence of destruction at the museum for use in a…

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Transparency in Health and Health Care in the United States: Law and Ethics

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

Transparency in Health and Health Care in the United States: Law and Ethics (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar & Barbara J. Evans, eds., (Cambridge Univ. Press, Apr. 30, 2019). Panelists: I. Glenn Cohen is the James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School. Holly Fernandez Lynch is the John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Assistant…

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“Attempted Sin: Thought Crimes in Jewish Law,” Lecture by Rabbi David Bashevkin – Monday, September 16 @ 12-1pm

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School presents “Attempted Sin: Thought Crimes in Jewish Law” A Lecture by Rabbi David Bashevkin Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12-1pm Location: Hauser Hall 101 Lunch from Milk Street Café Rabbi David Bashevkin is the director of education for NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, and an instructor at Yeshiva University, where he teaches courses on public policy, religious crisis, and rabbinic thought. He has published two…

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OPIA’s Public Service Leaders Lunch: Making Law School Feel Relevant

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Feeling like the law school bubble has set in? Join us for a discussion about how to make law school feel relevant in the real world.

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Scales of Justice Auditions

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 5052 Room

Come audition for Harvard Law’s best (and only) a cappella group, the Scales of Justice! Contact scales@mail.law.harvard.edu or the event organizer with any questions.

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OPIA’s Public Service Leaders’ Breakfast Chat with 2Ls and 3Ls

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WCC 3008 Room

Connect with 2Ls and 3Ls over breakfast!

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Center on the Legal Profession Open House

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
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LGPS Welcome Event

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

TBD

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