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April 2019

Navigating EIP as an International Student

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Hear from a panel of 2L and 3L international students discuss how they navigated EIP, from preparing for the interviews and researching visa policies, to choosing their employers.

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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Political Insurance for the (Relative) Poor: How Liberal Constitutionalism Can Resist Plutocracy

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

A talk by Tarun Khaitan, Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College, University of Oxford (currently on special leave) and Future Fellow, University of Melbourne

Lunch will be served

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What’s So Bad About Inefficiency? Why Our Constitution is Better Than Britain’s

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Judge Trevor McFadden of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia will join the Federalist Society to discuss the difficulties of conducting trials in administrative law disputes. Chick fil a will be served.

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Critical Race Theory: Conference Reflection and Organizing

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center LEW214A

This is a space to share and reflect on what we learned at the CRT conference (April 12-13) and discuss moving forward with organizing for Critical Race Theory course offerings and faculty hiring. All who attended the conference or are interested in advancing these goals are welcome.

Lunch will be served.

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Space Law Panel: Commercial Human Spaceflight

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015

Join JOLT for a conversation on emerging issues in commercial human spaceflight. Panelists will include Mike French and Richard DalBello. Mike French is the Senior VP for Commercial Space at Bryce Space and Technology and formerly NASA’s Chief of Staff. Richard DalBello is the VP of Business Development and Government Affairs at Virgin Galactic and served as the Director of Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The conversation will be moderated by former…

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M&A at Skadden

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Please join three Skadden M&A attorneys as they discuss their practice group and OCI-related advice. Lunch will be provided.

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Film Screening- Occupation: Harvard Living Wage Sit-In

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Film Description: A dynamic story of how students and immigrant janitors took on—and defeated—one of the most powerful corporations in the world, Occupationdocuments thehistoric three-week sit-in by the Harvard Living Wage Campaign. The Campaign won unprecedented gains for low-wage workers at the world’s richest university, and catapulted the living wage movement to the center of public attention. In demonstrating one local response to corporate power in an age of globalization, Occupation powerfully depicts how people from dramatically different backgrounds were…

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Can Ethical Labelling Make Food Systems Healthy, Sustainable and Just? Lessons from a Critical Evaluation of the Democratic Governance Capacity of Animal Welfare Labeling

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

In this talk, Professor Christine Parker will critically investigate the role of food labeling and its contestation as a governance pathway towards healthy, sustainable, fair food systems. Consumers are often encouraged to “vote with their fork” and “say no” to unhealthy, unsustainable and unfair food. As a result the food label has become a heavily contested governance space – an arena in which governments, activists, social entrepreneurs and industry all seek to influence both consumer choices and the food chain…

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Eat, Vent, Study

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 3034 Room

Hungry? Come get some food / fruit / candy / snacks / chocolate. Stressed? Come complain about life. Lonely? Come study in a room with another person. We’ll even provide earplugs. Stay for as long or as short as you want, no commitment. Brought to you by the Student Mental Health Association.

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2019 Class Marshals Present: Last Lectures Series

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

The 2019 Class Marshals invite the graduating class to join us for the first event in our Last Lectures Series, featuring Professor Klarman. The Last Lectures are a tradition for the graduating class which provide students with an opportunity to hear selected HLS Professors impart words of wisdom before we leave HLS. Lunch will be provided.

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Global Kleptocracy and International Corruption Investigations: A Talk with Deb LaPrevotte

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

Debra LaPrevotte is the Senior Investigator for The Sentry, investigating greed that fuels war crimes and atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR). Prior to joining The Sentry, Debra retired after 20 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Debra served as a Supervisory Special Agent on the International Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters and was instrumental in initiating the FBI’s Kleptocracy program. Debra traced and seized more than $1 billion dollars from…

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Coffee Chat with Suzette Long, Chief Legal Officer of Caterpillar Inc.

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Coffee Chat with Suzette Long, Caterpillar Chief Legal Officer

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Gary Bellow Public Service Award Ceremony

April 23 @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

The Gary Bellow Public Service Award was created in 2001 to honor Professor Gary Bellow, his commitment to public service, and his innovative approach to the analysis and practice of law. Each year, the Gary Bellow Public Service Award recognizes students who—like Professor Bellow—exemplify how lawyers can litigate, educate, advocate, and organize to promote social justice.

Join us to celebrate the winner and finalists, who will give talks on their public service experience.

Dinner will be served.

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HLEP Spring Mixer

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC Pub

Join The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project for drinks and hors-d’oeuvres with our Spring 2019 clients, attorney advisers, and law firm sponsors. This is a great opportunity to learn about our spring client projects, make new connections, and catch up with old friends. All clients, attorney advisers and HLS students interested in HLEP are invited to attend.

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Ask the Registrar

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on April 24, 2019 at 11:30am

Ground Floor by Hark Ramp

Come visit the  Ask the Registrar informational table by the ramp leading up to the Harkness dining hall. Stop by to grab some candy and ask members of the Registrar’s Office your most pressing questions!

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Choose Your Fighter: Saviors, Tokens, and Popularity in International Human Rights Work

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

Join Global South Dialogue and HLS Advocates for a frank discussion about representation in international human rights work. Experts in the field will address issues with tokenism, white saviors in the works place, and the problematic nature in deciding what the “in” issues are in human rights while offering advice and solutions.

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CSELxJSEL End of Year Lunch

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Join CSEL and JSEL for an end of year lunch!

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Justin Levitt Lunch Talk

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join ACS, the HLS Democrats, and the JD/MPP Joint-Degree Students Association for lunch with Justin Levitt and a discussion of election law and voting rights.

Professor Levitt is an american constitutional law scholar at Loyola Law School. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He was the National Voter Protection Counsel in 2008.

Lunch will be served.

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JOLT EIP Preparation Panel

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

Join JOLT for an EIP Q&A Session with 2Ls and 3Ls in a variety of law and technology practice areas. Thai food will be served.

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Eat, Vent, Study

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 5052 Room

Hungry? Come get some food / fruit / candy / snacks / chocolate. Stressed? Come complain about life. Lonely? Come study in a room with another person. We’ll even provide earplugs. Stay for as long or as short as you want, no commitment. Brought to you by the Student Mental Health Association.

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No Woman, No Cry: Delivering on the Promise of High Quality Maternity Care in Low and Middle Income Countries

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

Jigyassa Sharma will be speaking about quality of care for pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on mistreatment of women during facility-based care.

Sponsored by Harvard Law Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice.

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A Conversation with the GC of News Corp, David Pitofsky

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

David Pitofsky is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of News Corporation, one of the largest media organisations in the world. Mr Pitofsky has had an incredibly diverse career, he was a criminal prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York for almost ten years, working on some of the most high profile corporate fraud cases of the past few decades. After that, Mr Pitosky spent nine years as Partner at Goodwin Procter, working predominantly in white collar defense…

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HILA Lunch Talk – European Tax Rulings Saga

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

As Amazon pulls out of its heavily-subsidized investment in New York because of political opposition, in the European Union it is the European Commission that has taken the lead against the tax deals granted by some EU Member States to multinationals such as Amazon, Apple, Starbucks, and FIAT. Allegedly, those companies have received illegal state aids worth over 15 billion euros via confidential tax rulings. This talk analyses this key development in international taxation and examines the possible outcomes of…

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Mindfulness Practice for Exams

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Join Sarah Stuart, HLS alumn and mindfulness expert, for a discussion about the practice of mindfulness and how mindfulness techniques may support you during the finals period.

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Parallels Between Police States

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Please come listen to students returning from Palestine.

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Why the Politics Industry is Failing America

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Klarman Hall

Katherine Gehl, Former CEO of Gehl Foods, Inc., and Political Innovation Activist, and Michael Porter, Harvard University Professor, have used classic business school tools (Porter’s Five Forces) to analyze politics as an industry. In this session they will discuss the Gehl Porter Politics Industry Theory and participants will leave with an understanding of how our political system actually works, what is driving poor outcomes, and, most importantly, a comprehensive strategy for how we can recapture our democracy.

Daniella Ballou-Aares is…

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Lazard Information Session

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 3038 V& E Room

Interested in learning about a career in Investment Banking? Lazard and HALB invite Harvard Law students to join for an information session on Wednesday, April 24 to learn more about the types of exciting transactions Lazard focuses on, as well as understand the roles that Lazard bankers play on a deal and the impact one can have at the firm. The session will include specific case study overviews and Q&A. Students will also have the opportunity to network with bankers…

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HLSARJ Sex Trivia

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC Pub
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HLSEA AI Policy Discussion Group

April 24 @ 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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OSAPR Support Group at HLS

April 25 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:45am on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

OSAPR Support Group at HLS

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response hosts an HLS Support Group. This is a weekly confidential and privileged space for people who have experienced interpersonal harm. Private Location*

Light Refreshments.

*Visit tinyurl.com/hlssupport2019 to register

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Islamic Legal Realism

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Havva Guney-Ruebenacker, HLS alum and current fellow at the HLS Program on Law and Social Change in the Muslim World, will speak about what she terms “Islamic legal realism,” seeking to unsettle some established notions of Islamic law. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Crimes of Speech: Freedom of Expression in the Middle East

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Please join us for lunch and a conversation on the status of free expression in the Middle East and North Africa. Our panelists will use specific case studies to discuss the legal frameworks regulating speech and analyze practical realities of criminalizing critical speech across the region. Speakers will include Deina Abdelkader, Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Salma Waheedi, Lecturer on Law and Associate Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World;…

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Eat, Vent, Study

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WCC 5052 Room

Hungry? Come get some food / fruit / candy / snacks / chocolate. Stressed? Come complain about life. Lonely? Come study in a room with another person. We’ll even provide earplugs. Stay for as long or as short as you want, no commitment. Brought to you by the Student Mental Health Association.

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Law and Behavioral Science (LaBS) Interest Meeting

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3015 Room

General interest meeting for HLS Law and Behavioral Science (LaBS). Non-pizza lunch will be served.

Join us for an open discussion on topics at the intersection of law and behavioral science and neuroscience. Everyone is welcome regardless of past LaBS participation. We will also discuss our priorities for next year including potential speakers and events.

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FinTech and Intellectual Property Lunch Talk with Cindy Yang

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Join HLSBFI in a lunch talk in which Cindy Yang, team leader of Duane Morris LLP’s Fintech practice group and partner in its intellectual property practice group, will discuss the challenges faced by innovative fintech companies in the intellectual property space.

Ms. Yang is a highly sought after lawyer in the Fintech industry and has been recognized by the National Law Journal as a 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazer. She has broad experience counseling clients on legal and regulatory…

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Last Lecture

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

The Class Marshal’s invite the 3Ls and LLMs to the Last Lecture Series featuring Martha Minow. Coming eat a non-pizza lunch with us one last time.

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OCP Office Hours

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

WCC 3085

Meet with the staff of the Clinical and Pro Bono Programs office during open office hours. Feel free to come ask questions about clinical registration, pro bono hours and requirements, independent clinical projects, and other topics related to clinical and pro bono activities.

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Panel Discussion on Divestment and Mass Incarceration

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Home to five percent of the world’s population but roughly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, America is beginning to reckon with the failed endeavor that is mass incarceration. Those fighting to end mass incarceration and immigrant detention have called attention to the ways in which legal actors and institutions have been central to the growth of the carceral state. These advocates have proposed and championed a host of steps state and private actors can take to end mass incarceration,…

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MLSA Elections

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

Elections for the two 19-20 Co-President. All are welcome to participate.

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Scales of Justice Spring Concert

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Join Harvard Law School’s best (and only) a cappella group for our spring concert!

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