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August 2019

J.D. Student Orientation Activities

August 26 - August 30

Mandatory orientation activities for incoming J.D. students.

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September 2019

Labor Day

September 2

University administrative offices will be closed.

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Fall Term Classes Begin (1L & Upper-level)

September 3
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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
Free 900 spots left

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
Free 900 spots left

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
Free 1,799 spots left

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
Free 1,999 spots left

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
Free 900 spots left

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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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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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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Open Office Hours with HIO

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 3012 Room

Office Hours with HIO

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OPIA’s LL.M. Job Search Strategy Lunch

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
Free 899 spots left

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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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
Free 900 spots left

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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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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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). “Transparency is a concept that is becoming increasingly lauded as a solution to a host of problems in the American health care system. Transparency initiatives show great promise, including empowering patients and other stakeholders to make more efficient decisions, improve resource allocation, and better regulate the health care…

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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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David Bashevkin: Attempted Sin: Thought Crimes in Jewish Law

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

David Bashevkin: Attempted Sin: Thought Crimes in Jewish Law

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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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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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LL.M. Series: Drafting Job Search Materials

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin North

Before you can start your career exploration, it is critical to get your job search documents in order. Attend this session to learn how to draft a U.S. style resume and cover letter, in addition to how to choose a writing sample and create a list of references. Non-pizza lunch provided. Co-sponsored by OCS & OPIA. If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office at accessibility@law.harvard.edu, or (617) 495-1880…

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APALSA-Goodwin Liu Lunch Talk

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Mock Trial Information Session

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Hauser Hall 105 Jackson Meeting Room

Judicial Independence: Comparative Reflections with Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel

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National Lawyers Guild Meeting

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3015 Room

Members of the HLS Chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild will meet to discuss events and goals for the Fall Semester.

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