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February 2019

President’s Day – Classes Meet on Regular Schedule; Admin Offices Closed

February 18
Harvard Law School

All classes meet. University administrative offices will be closed

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The Role of State Solicitor General with Scott Keller

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Join the Harvard Federalist Society and former Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller for a discussion on the role of a state solicitor general. Otto Portland Pizza will be served.

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Westlaw 1L Ames Moot Court – Hark prompt

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

The lecture will use the Hark fact pattern and will provide tips on researching your issue. Every student attending a session will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card and will be entered into a drawing for 5 $50 Amazon.com gift cards (drawing will be held after all Westlaw Ames classes are finished on or about February 22nd)

This event is sponsored by Westlaw.

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ClinicTalks: Federal Tax Clinic

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Are you interested in representing low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, both before the IRS and in federal court? Join us to learn more about how the Federal Tax Clinic protects taxpayer rights and aims to maximize financial wellbeing.

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 in advance of the event.  

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Ames Brief Competition Training

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

This session will provide trainings on both the Hark and Sanchez fact patterns.

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Westlaw 1L Ames Moot Court – Sanchez prompt

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

The lecture will use the Sanchez fact pattern and will provide tips on researching your issue. Every student attending a session will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card and will be entered into a drawing for 5 $50 Amazon.com gift cards (drawing will be held after all Westlaw Ames classes are finished on or about February 22nd)

This session is sponsored by Westlaw.

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Harvard Graduate Student Union Info Session

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Interested in building student-worker power and advocating for justice on campus? Get involved with the Harvard Graduate Student Union!

Last year, graduate student workers at Harvard — including RAs, TAs, and BSAs at HLS — voted to form a union.

At this event, HLS student union leaders will discuss what unionization means for us. And we will talk about how HLS students can join in campus-wide efforts to secure stronger protections against discrimination and harassment; affordable healthcare; fair…

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Citizenship Under Attack

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard Law School Immigration Project will host Veronica Serrato, Executive Director of Project Citizenship, for a lunch talk on Tuesday, February 19th, about threats to our notion of US citizenship and the real risk that a two-tiered citizenship may result from efforts to distinguish naturalized US citizens from US born citizens. Project Citizenship is a Boston-based organization that encourages and supports citizenship by educating immigrants about the benefits of citizenship and helping eligible permanent residents overcome barriers to naturalization.…

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JLPP Issue 3 Kickoff

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

Join the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy for the Issue 3 kickoff! This is the last issue of the school year, so be sure to come to learn more about the featured articles and receive an assignment. Shake Shack will be served.

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CLP Speaker’s Series

February 19 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Center on the Legal Profession weekly Speaker’s Series

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Mission Progress: Judge Jon S. Tigar on the the Role of a District Judge

February 19 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Judge Jon S. Tigar of the District Court for the Northern District of California who will discuss the role of the district judge.

Judge Tigar began his legal career as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster, then served a a public defender in San Francisco. After that, he practiced complex commercial litigation at law firm Keker & Van Nest. In 2002, Judge Tigar became a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court before being…

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Library Tour for HLS Community

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

Please join us for 45-minute tour of the HLS Library. You’ll learn about library services and some library and law school history along the way.

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Ames Brief Competition Training

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

This session will provide training on both the Hark and Sanchez fact patterns.

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WLA: Coffee Chat with Norton Rose Fulbright

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

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JOLT Career Fair

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

JOLT’s Career Fair is the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology’s largest event of the year. Come and mingle with attorneys from top law firms, particularly focused on tech and IP law. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. No RSVP needed!

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Walk-ins with Joan Ruttenberg

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2019

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039

Have a quick question about the public interest job search? Come by OPIA’s walk-in hours for assistance. Please note that walk-in hours are for quick questions only on a first come, first served basis.

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ClinicTalks: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) is a unique student-run legal services program. If you are interested in serving the civil legal needs of low-income people in the greater Boston area, you could use your legal education to make a difference in the Boston community with HLAB. Join us to learn more.

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 in advance of…

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Ames Brief Competition Training

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound Hall 100 Cahill Classroom

This session will provide training on both the Hark and Sanchez fact patterns.

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How the IDF Implements LOAC

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Colonel Eli Baron, former Deputy Military Advocate General of the Israeli Defense Forces will speak about how the IDF uses the Laws of War, and how Israeli practices have had an impact on Customary International Law and International Humanitarian Law.

This event will be open ONLY to graduate students and faculty of Harvard University. No undergraduates or members of the general public will be admitted.

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Down Syndrome: A Life Worth Living

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Join Harvard Law Students for Life and international down syndrome advocate Frank Stephens, who himself has down syndrome, for a discussion on human dignity and down syndrome. Chick-fil-a will be served. The event will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/LawStudents4Life/. Sponsored by the DOS Grant Fund.

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AFA-HLR Coffee Chat

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4057 Room

Join HLR and AFA to learn more about Law Review and the write-on process!

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Women in IP Litigation

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom
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Barbara Finamore Book Talk: “Will China Save the Planet?”

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West B

“Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance.

But as leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore explains, it is anything but easy. The fundamental economic and political challenges that China…

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Westlaw 1L Ames Moot Court – Hark prompt

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

The lecture will use the Hark fact pattern and will provide tips on researching your issue. Every student attending a session will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card and will be entered into a drawing for 5 $50 Amazon.com gift cards (drawing will be held after all Westlaw Ames classes are finished on or about February 22nd)

This session is sponsored by Westlaw.

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Street Justice Coalition Info Session

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Street Justice Coalition is looking for additional members to become involved in advocating for individuals in the Cambridge Homeless court and on the streets of Cambridge generally. If you are interested in fighting against the criminalization of poverty and for the rights of those living on the street in your local community, come learn more!

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Inequity in Mental Healthcare Access

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

This talk will discuss the many local and national hurdles to mental healthcare access and equity. How do the barriers to mental healthcare impact people of different backgrounds and socioeconomic status? What can local, state, or national governments do to reduce the disparities in mental healthcare outcomes? How can lawyers help reduce these mental healthcare inequities?

Brazilian food will be served!

Co-sponsored by the HLS-SMHA and HHLS. Event is sponsored by the DOS through the DOS Grant Fund.

Speakers:

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American Constitution Society General Body Meeting

February 20 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Please join the American Constitution Society for our spring general body meeting with Professor Crespo! ACS members and progressives on campus will have the chance to come together and discuss where we stand as a community—both at HLS and in the law broadly. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Walk-ins with Tina Fitanides

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2019

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039

Have a quick question about the public interest job search? Come by OPIA’s walk-in hours for assistance. Please note that walk-in hours are for quick questions only on a first come, first served basis.

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Ames Brief Competition Training

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

This session will provide training on both the Hark and Sanchez fact patterns.

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Lambda Speed Networking Mixer

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West A

Come meet LGBTQ attorneys from Lambda’s law firm sponsors to get the inside scoop on law firm cultures, learn about diversity & inclusion initiatives, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres. 1L students are especially welcome to attend. Business casual attire recommended.

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JOL Board Election

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

JOL will be hosting its annual board elections on Wednesday, February 20. Non-pizza dinner will be served. Everyone who has worked for JOL in the last year is eligible to vote, and all positions except for Executive Technical Editor are open for election. Email wshi@jd19 for more details.

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HLSEA AI Policy Discussion Group

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 4057 Room

Discussion of recent scholarship on long-term AI policy. Email organizers for this week’s readings

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Harvard International Office Open Office Hours

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 3015 Room

Meet with Peter O’Meara, Harvard International Office’s Advisor to International Students and Scholars during open office hours. Feel free to stop by to ask questions related to international students at HLS.

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ClinicTalks: Criminal Justice Institute

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018

The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) offers students a unique union between classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Students represent clients on criminal and juvenile delinquency cases in local Massachusetts courts, handling everything from the arraignment to investigation to motions to trial. CJI also conducts research on a variety of criminal justice issues. Join us to learn about the possibility of doing clinical work with the Criminal Justice Institute.

If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility…

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The Biggest Book Ban in the Country

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

American prisons censor books for millions of prisoners. James Tager, Deputy Director of Free Expression Research and Policy at the literary and human rights organization PEN America, will discuss the status of the law and policy that currently underlie these bans and consider opportunities for reform.

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HALB, HALS, APALSA Present: “Power Team: Women CEOs with Women Partners”

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Please join HALB, HALS, APALSA and Paul, Weiss for a discussion with a top global company’s female CEO and two female partners from Paul, Weiss about how they work together to advance both their business interests and women in business.

Claire Chino is President & CEO of ITOCHU International Inc. and Managing Executive Officer of ITOCHU Corporation. Headquartered in New York and operating in the US, Canada and Mexico, ITOCHU International provides trading services for more than 20,000 items and…

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2L Judicial Clerkship Group Q&A

February 21 @ 12:15 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

2Ls, bring your questions and your lunch to this interactive Q&A session with HLS clerkship advisors

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Walk-ins with Dovie King

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2019

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039

Have a quick question about the public interest job search? Come by OPIA’s walk-in hours for assistance. Please note that walk-in hours are for quick questions only on a first come, first served basis.

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Williams & Connolly – 1L Reception

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
See CSM for more details. (link provided above)

For more details about this and other employer receptions, including how to RSVP, please check the CSM Events module.

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Harvard APA Graduate Student Mixer

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC Pub

APALSA is co-hosting a Harvard APA Graduate Student Mixer! Come mingle and share ideas with members of the Asian American Business Association from HBS, the Asian Pacific American Caucus from HKS, and the Pan-Asian Coalition for Education from the GSE! Drink tickets and appetizers will be available, first come first served.

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