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April 2022

Documentary Screening and Q&A

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

Join HIP for the final event of our symposium. We'll screen the award-winning documentary "From Here," followed by a Q&A with cast members and the filmmaker!

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A Conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff

April 20 @ 6:30 pm
WCC 2012

Please join us for a conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff, who will be coming to campus Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30PM in WCC 2012 for the talk, to be moderated by Professor Stephanopoulos. Be sure to RSVP (spots are limited)!The event is co-hosted by the Journal on Legislation and HLS Democrats. Dinner will be provided.

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A Conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2012

Representative Adam Schiff will return to Harvard Law School to discuss his new book, Midnight in Washington, in conversation with Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Schiff will discuss a wide range of current topics, including national security, geopolitics, and the future of American democracy. Following the conversation, there will be an opportunity for student questions. Please RSVP as space is limited. Food will be provided. https://forms.gle/DDh1ECxFpCrRZw2r5

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Scales of Justice Spring Concert

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hauser Hall 102 Malkin Classroom

A performance by the one and only HLS a cappella group, Scales of Justice!

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Kelman Seminar Series with Matt Waldman – Why Peacemakers Fail

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join a virtual talk with Matt Waldman, Associate, Oxford University Centre for International Studies. Matt Waldman has conducted 86 non-attributable interviews with the world’s leading mediators and mediation experts. In this seminar, Matt reveals how they overwhelmingly believe that mediation efforts are failing or falling short. They identify serious flaws and deficiencies in a range of areas, such as goals, methods and systems. Interviewees believe a lot can be done to improve the chances of success. In some areas their…

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The prohibition of the headscarf in the public sphere: comparative EU–US perspectives

April 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
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The prohibition of religious dress or symbols especially the headscarf has been a highly contentious question in the European Union for years. Both the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights’ approaches have been incisively and insightfully criticized for legitimizing a policy of neutrality and a ban on expression of religious or philosophical belief in the public sphere. This approach seems indeed difficult to reconcile with anti-discrimination law. While not as prominent a discussion in the…

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Lunch Discussion: Antitrust, Big Tech, and the Public Interest

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Hall – Room 214

Would smaller, less powerful technology companies better serve the public interest? Many advocates have questioned the influence that large technology companies wield over everything from retail markets and consumer data to public expression and election integrity. But some technology-related services widely believed to serve the public interest involve significant fixed costs that may be difficult for smaller companies to provide. Robust content moderation, data security, and near-100% uptime are all feasible for companies with billions of dollars in revenue and…

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ICC Court of Arbitration’s LGBTQIA Network: Prospects for Success & Challenges

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

This event is organised by the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA), in partnership with Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights and Lambda. "Launched by Claudia Salomon in her first month as President of the ICC Court, the LGBTQIA network aims to build on a range of ICC efforts to champion the benefits of diversity and inclusivity, including the launch earlier this year of ICC World Business Pride, an ICC staff-led initiative to foster an inclusive environment for…

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“Binding Dicta?” with Judge Lawrence VanDyke [Federalist Society]

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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“A Uyghur Human Rights Lawyer’s Return to Harvard”: A Conversation with Rayhan Asat about Her Fight to Free Her Brother from a Xinjiang Internment Camp

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

HLS Advocates for Human Rights is proud to invite you to join a talk with Uyghur activist and human rights attorney Rayhan Asat, who is currently a Yale World Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Rayhan, who is Harvard’s first and only Uyghur graduate, will be sharing her powerful story of her ongoing fight to free her brother, Ekpar, from a Xinjiang detention camp, where he has been held since 2016. This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard…

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[ACS] Working in the White House

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Attend this ACS professor panel on working for the Obama and Biden administrations with Professor Sharon Block, Professor W. Neil Eggleston, and Professor P. David Lopez. Students will have an opportunity to hear about the panel's time in the White House and participate in a Q&A about careers working for the president. Lunch will be included – please RSVP so we are able to provide everyone with food. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xP85YbpRCCJpqt236.

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Last Lecture featuring Nikolas Bowie, Assistant Professor of Law

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West

For years, the graduating class at HLS has heard from select faculty members who have provided their guidance and advice for this sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class Marshals have asked four professors to join us and provide their thoughts. These lectures will range from advice to reflections to charges. Come be inspired by some of our amazing faculty members. Lunch provided.

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Last Lecture Series featuring Nikolas Bowie, Assistant Professor of Law

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West
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Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate

April 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3018

Join the Equal Democracy Project and La Alianza for "Mobilizing the Vote: Pathways to A More Inclusive Electorate" on Thursday, April 21st at 12:45 pm in WCC 3018. We'll be talking to leaders in civic engagement and voter turnout efforts about the unique challenges they've faced in mobilizing voters, as well as the innovative strategies they have developed to engage and empower the communities in which they work. Among our panelists are esteemed advocates in Latinx and Muslim community organizing efforts,…

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Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 515 Meeting Room, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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This in-person event is open to Harvard students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse." —Sophocles, as cited in The Social Dilemma Google. Meta. Apple. Microsoft. These companies dominate the stock market, pervade our professional and private lives, and increasingly act as quasi-governmental bodies whose decisions shape the de facto rules that govern our communities. At best, the products designed by Big Tech make us more productive at the office and more social…

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HLS TALK

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062

HLS Talk is a student-speaker series that provides an open forum for us to share our stories and connect as individuals: not just as law students. JoinJessie Dawe, J.R. Hamilton, Sammy Maltais, and HLS TALK as they share their stories with the HLS community. Refreshments will be available afterward.

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Lunch Talk with Ted Hamilton, Co-Founder of the Climate Defense Project and Author of Beyond Fossil Law

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Harvard Environmental Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild HLS Chapter for a speaker event with Ted Hamilton, co-founder of the Climate Defense Project, to discuss his new book Beyond Fossil Law: Climate, Courts, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. The Climate Defense Project is a leading advocate of the climate necessity defense, an argument for the legal justification of nonviolent civil disobedience against fossil fuel infrastructure to avert climate and pollution related harms. Beyond Fossil Law…

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Lunch Talk with Amazon Union Lawyer

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 3016 Room

Join LEAP for a discussion with Seth Goldstein, lawyer for the Amazon Labor Union. He will discuss practicing labor law and Amazon workers' recent victory in New York

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Last Lecture featuring Stephanie Robinson, Lecturer on Law

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin West

For years, the graduating class at HLS has heard from select faculty members who have provided their guidance and advice for this sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class Marshals have asked four professors to join us and provide their thoughts. These lectures will range from advice to reflections to charges. Come be inspired by some of our amazing faculty members. Lunch provided.

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Lambda End of Term Picnic

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Outdoor Spaces Jarvis Field and Caspersen Patio

Join us for our final celebration of the year! Rejoice in the end of classes over all the cake, pastries, and sandwiches you can eat from Tatte! At the picnic tables behind Jarvis Tent. This event is exclusive to the Lambda community.

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CF Revival Night

April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B

Join us for a night of prayer and worship as we seek spiritual renewal on campus.

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Law and Social Change Community Study Break

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jarvis Tent

Refuel and destress with Flour pastries and coffee, coloring books, games, and community!

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Time for You: Guided Visualization for Focus when Heading into Exams

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online

Please join HLS/CAMHS psychotherapist Marla Allisan JD, LICSW for a short (15-20) guided visualization intended to help you access calm and an ability to focus amidst preparation for exams. Please be sitting in a comfortable stationary chair with pillows and blankets for comfort.  Any questions: mallisan@law.harvard.edu.   Time for You is a program of short (1/2) hour zoom sessions during Reading Period that gives you a chance to build in a break. We’ll focus on activities that you can experience for…

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Time for You: Draw Stress Away

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

It can be fun as well as relaxing, and distracting in a healthy way, to draw – we’ll have several options available – coloring books, drawing from real life, abstract design and none of this is evaluative, graded or to produce anything enduring. It’s for the process only; just enjoy. Supplies will be provided and available to pick up at the DOS office. Any questions: mallisan@law.harvard.edu.  Time for You is a program of short (1/2) hour zoom sessions during Reading…

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Reading Week Chair Massages

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
DOS Suite, WCC 3039
Free

A 10-minute chair massage focusing on the neck, back, shoulders, and arms will loosen tight and sore muscles and help to create an overall feeling of wellbeing. Brought to you by Student Government and The Well. Please RSVP below to indicate interest. A sign-up sheet will be distributed closer to the date for a limited number of spots. 

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U.S. Attorney Clinic Information Session

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

There are some additional opportunities available for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 terms in the Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic.  The application deadline has been extended to Monday, May 2, 2022. Please submit a resume and a statement of interest no longer than 250 words to Maggie Bay (mbay@law.harvard.edu). Students may apply for the fall, spring, or either. Accepted students will be enrolled in the clinic and the required course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono…

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Conversation with Suffolk County DA Candidate Ricardo Arroyo

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join The Criminal Justice Institute for a conversation with Suffolk County DA Candidate Ricardo Arroyo on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM in room Lewis 200. The talk will be moderated by Professor Dehlia Umunna, and all are welcome to attend. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

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Late Night Breakfast

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harkness Dining Room

Take a break from studying and join the Dean of Students Office for Late Night Breakfast! This signature event will be on 4/26 from 8:00pm-10:00pm in the Hark. We'll have plenty of breakfast favorites and coffee. Please bring your HUID and come hungry!

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Weekly Prayer for Campus Gathering

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, happening 9 times

Austin Hall MA United States + Google Map

HLS Student Body, ever want to take some time to turn your focus toward helping others? Do you feel like we need more light and direction in our lives during these difficult times? Do you struggle to center yourself and feel at peace? Professor Okediji and the Program for Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies are hosting weekly prayer sessions every Wednesday morning at 8am in Austin 009. Come join a group of students who believe it is important to…

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Public Reading of Scripture

April 27 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Time for You: Yoga Breathwork for Relaxation

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

We will learn: 4-7-8 breath; abdominal breathing; jaw-dropping; box breathing and Chandra Behda with Alicia Barmon LCPC, C-IAYT, SEP, Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy & Breathwork. Any questions: mallisan@law.harvard.edu   Time for You is a program of short (1/2) hour zoom sessions during Reading Period that gives you a chance to build in a break. We’ll focus on activities that you can experience for a short period of time and which you can later reuse in the future. Participants will be asked to…

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Emerging Policy Opportunities for Community-Based Serious Illness Care

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event Description The pandemic has accelerated trends moving the delivery of care into the home or community. Yet, care at home largely remains the province of better resourced individuals, due to limited funding by government programs. Medicaid, the federal/state program of health care for people of lower income, has the potential to address these equity issues through waivers or plan amendments. With little fanfare, States have been innovating new models of care within their Medicaid programs, such as community-based palliative…

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Time for You: Notes of Gratitude

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

Sometimes when we pause, we might feel gratitude toward individuals in our various communities (HLS, home, elsewhere). It can be very uplifting and relaxing to think about those people to whom we feel grateful and to consider writing them a note. Whether or not you later decide to send the note(s) is up to you, but, together we’ll relax by talking a little about what we’re grateful for and whom we might want to thank. Cards/envelopes will be available at…

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May 2022

Medical Justice and the Carceral State, Part 3: The Doctor’s White Coat vs. The Officer’s Uniform: Who Calls the Shots?

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Event Description Who decides when people in prison will receive health care, how they will do so, and what kind of care they receive? Health care for incarcerated populations is often determined by elements of the correctional system, including staff interference, budget limitations, or security overrides, instead of being informed by a patient’s clinical needs. Join us for a panel discussion on how these failures in care manifest themselves and how medical justice can be achieved for incarcerated populations. Our…

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours with Peter O’Meara

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

Via Zoom

Join Peter O’Meara from Harvard International Office (HIO) for open office hours every other Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. No appointment necessary. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-2ppz4vG9ZxmAk2YeNUh1sEbrSOfWpe After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Public Reading of Scripture

May 4 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Sins of the Fathers? – The Rights of Children Held in Camps in North-Eastern Syria

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

The issue of nationals of more than 50 States held at the Al Hol and Roj camps in Northeastern Syria has attracted the attention of the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, UN Independent Experts, treaty bodies, regional human rights courts, national courts, the media, and others. The repatriation of these children back into France is complicated by the allegation that their parents have collaborated with Da’esh, the ISIL terrorist group. Most of those detained are women and children,…

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Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Equity and Justice Concerns

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Event Description Crisis standards of care are guidelines that inform health care systems’ decisions around access to scarce medical resources. This includes access to medical beds, ventilators, medications, dialysis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and other resources. The concept has received increased attention as the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our health care systems. These guidelines pose concerns about the equitable provision of care. Chief among these concerns is the potential impact on vulnerable populations, including disabled individuals, marginalized populations, and elders. The…

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Public Reading of Scripture

May 11 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 11, 2022

Zoom

The public reading of Scripture is a practice in which a group listens to Scripture being read aloud. The Apostle Paul advises Timothy to "Devote yourself to the public reading of scripture . . . .” I Timothy 4:13 (NIV). Listening to Scripture is a timeless practice—people from Moses to Jesus built it into their lives. It invites us to pause, tune out distractions, and humbly hear God’s voice. All are welcome, skeptics, seekers, believers, and non-believers to join us…

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Roe in Limbo: A Townhall on the Leaked Dobbs Opinion

May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Event Description The leak of a draft opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has shocked the country. The leak is an unprecedented violation of Supreme Court procedure. More importantly, should the finalized opinion hew closely to the leaked draft the right to abortion will lose its current constitutional protection. Join us for a townhall chat with Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Deputy Dean I. Glenn Cohen and legal historian…

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