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October 2020

“Legal Lens” Documentary Screening & Discussion with Professor Minow & Joseph Tovares

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join FiLM Society for a virtual screening and discussion of five Legal Lens documentary shorts created by HLS students. Each film explores an aspect of the theme of home and homelessness.

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SALSA Academic Careers Panel

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

Are you interested or curious about legal academia? Interested in learning what it takes to become a law professor? In this panel, two professors will talk about their own careers, give advice to current students interested in that path and answer your questions about the topic. Panelists: Prof. Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law at Duke University (and HLS JD '1991) and Prof. Guha Krishnamurthi, Prof. at the South Texas College of Law and former Climenko Fellow at…

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WestLaw Open Memo Resources

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Get tips and learn about WestLaw resources for the Open Memo. Any students who attend one of the two live sessions will be entered into a separate drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/HLSOpenMemo

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Masterclass: Navigating a Virtual Reception

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Live Virtual Event

Masterclass is a program and virtual reception that will give you concrete tools to use during law firm receptions, both virtually and for in-person events in the future. Learn a concrete, step-by-step approach to making a great impression at a professional reception or event and then put what you have learned into action by navigating an actual reception with attorneys from prominent firms around the country.

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HLEP Remote Career Week: Fenwick & West

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

HLEP invites 2L, 3L, and LLM students in the HLS community to the HLEP Remote Career Week, from Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, October 23. The Remote Career Week will feature one firm per day, and is specifically designed to help students build further knowledge and network in preparation for full-time and summer associate recruiting, including the January 2021 EIP. Event registration and preferencing is required, as each event will be capped to make sure you have the opportunity to…

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A Conversation with Chasten Buttigieg

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

Please join ACS for a conversation with Chasten Buttigieg, a fall 2020 fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. Chasten is an educator, advocate, husband to former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, and author of the memoir I Have Something To Tell You. Register in advance for this meeting: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdOmtpj0pGdTpQwKQASCgkR5k-AWH4dEc After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Public Reading of Scripture

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Online CA

Are you interested in learning about what the Bible says about justice and compassion? This 45 minute lunch time meet-up is for you. No pressure. No preaching. No need to identify yourself. This is a time scheduled weekly for YOU to "meditate on God's precepts and contemplate His ways." Psalm 119:15. You can keep yourself muted with video turned off or engage with other participants. Join when you can and leave when you need. Even 10 or 15 minutes will…

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COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Zoom Webinar

For years, public health experts have been warning of a global pandemic so contagious that it would lead to massive devastation. Few nations across the globe heeded these warnings and every community now has to address both the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of policies shutting down most economic, social, and community activities. Law is both a tool to address these consequences and a domain experiencing serious effects, as law offices and courts shut down or…

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Mayer Brown, Chicago

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January.

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Learn about the SEC with Brent Mitchell ’98, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

Speak with Brent Mitchell ’98 about working with and applying to the summer internship program with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Register for this event!

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Smart Contracts and Antitrust Law

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Smart contracts are (potential) automated transactions built into code. When they function on top of a blockchain, they benefit from its core characteristics: encryption and immutability. It has significant implications for business transactions, and as such, for antitrust laws (which regulate these transactions). Dr. Thibault Schrepel (Utrecht/Stanford), who is dedicating his research to the subject, will explore related challenges and opportunities with us on October 21. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern…

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Understanding and Responding to Victims of Sexual Exploitation

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Every day, young people are deceived, manipulated, coerced, and forced into the commercial sex industry. This multi-billion dollar industry targets the most vulnerable individuals in our communities. The Understanding and Responding to Victims Training gives service providers, legal professionals, and community members the tools needed to better serve this marginalized population.

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HBLR Lunch Talk: Law Firms in a Changing Economy

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Live Zoom Event

Please join HBLR on Wednesday, October 21 at 12 PM for a talk featuring attorneys from Milbank, Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Schulte Roth & Zabel. They will be discussing how to manage expectations, how to say no when overworked, and how to seek out work when it seems there is none.

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Voter Suppression & the Latinx Vote

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

La Alianza invites you to a discussion on Voter Suppression and the Latinx Vote on Wednesday October 21st at 12:00 PM ET. As we head into an unprecedented election, there have already been a number of actions taken to suppress the rights of voters. While some are unique to this election, others are not and there has been a long history behind the disenfranchisement of Latinx voters in particular. La Alianza alumni Judge Nancy Ramirez and Campaign Legal Center Attorney…

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Sexual Harassment Litigation in the Wake of #MeToo: A Perspective From the Attorneys who brought Harvey Weinstein to Justice

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

A joint collaboration between the Harvard Women’s Law Association (WLA) and the Harvard Plaintiffs' Law Association, this event will profile FeganScott partner Elizabeth Fegan’s recent work in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements and will explore the innovative legal strategies FeganScott employed to achieve success for survivors in effort to contextualize how Harvard Law Students can combat injustice with the law.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Sidley Austin, Chicago

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January.

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Researching Firms and Beginning Your Bid List

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

If you are overwhelmed by the hundreds of firms, multiple geographic markets, and various practice areas and don’t feel ready to prepare your bid list and submit if for review, join Peer Advisor and former legal recruiter, Aaron Zimmerman, for a workshop teaching you how to research and evaluate firms for your bid list.

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Navigating Life During the Pandemic: Considering Students’ Questions During the Pandemic

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom

Speaker Series: Navigating Life During the Pandemic This program is open to all Harvard Law Students. The goal is to consider the impact of the pandemic on students' lives and to consider ideas for navigating this difficult time as well as possible. Join Associate Dean and Dean of Students, Marcia Sells Esq., for a Q&A about navigating life during the pandemic

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Breaking the Bar

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 11, 2020

Zoom

Questions about the bar exam? The Harvard Women's Law Association (WLA) and the Harvard First Class Law Students Association (First Class) are hosting "Breaking the Bar," a series of information sessions about state bar exams that will be led by Rachel Ullman, a Director of Legal Education at BARBRI. The sessions will happen every week on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm EST through Wednesday, November 11, covering a new state each week. Rachel will give a presentation followed by a question…

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Agricultural Workers and the Pandemic: A Policy-Induced Crisis

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Agricultural workers in the United States have faced the worst of Covid-19. Meat-packing plants and labor-intensive farms have become coronavirus hotspots, with workers at these sites experiencing extraordinarily high rates of infection. Our panel of lawyers, journalists, and organizers will examine the causes of this crisis, which has its roots in law and policy. They will also discuss efforts to ensure that agricultural workers are not only protected from Covid-19 and future pandemics, but enjoy collective bargaining rights, robust labor…

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Voting Rights as a Racial Justice Issue: A Conversation with Wasserstein Fellow Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Always a contentious issue, voting rights are taking center stage in the 2020 election. To help us understand what’s at stake and the inextricable link between voting rights and justice issues, please join Wasserstein Fellow Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund as she discusses her work as a civil rights litigator what she is doing to face these issues head-on.

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1L Resume and Cover Letter Tutorial

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

Get help with your resume - attend an OCS resume tutorial, with bonus cover letter tips!

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Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join the Harvard Federalist Society for a presentation by Professor Jonathan H. Adler on the legal and policy ramifications of conflicts between state and federal law with respect to marijuana regulation.

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Insider Trading and Marcoeconomic Risk

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom event

One of the Authors of the forthcoming paper, Alessandro Romano (currently Assistant Professor at Bocconi University - Milan) will suggest a link between insider trading law and macroeconomic (tail) risk. Discussant: Professor Holger Spamann (Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law at Harvard Law School). Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcu2uqTsoHdWY1JX5enVykNLP7S2IZ9T8 Current insider trading law prohibits a company insider from trading in the stocks of her own company based on material non-public information. But the law comes short of prohibiting her from trading in the stocks…

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“Working for the Most Good with Your Law Degree” by Cullen O’Keefe

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Many come to law school to use their law degrees to do good, but questions of how to maximize impact often go underexplored. Different trajectories can have impacts that are not just different, but orders of magnitude different. How can law students think about moving toward greater impact? What kinds of legal careers are best suited to large-scale, sustainable change? This talk will start these sorts of discussions. Cullen O'Keefe, J.D. '19, is a lawyer and policy researcher interested in…

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Will Lowrey: Aquaculture Talk

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Register in advance for this webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fRSgqVGWTpq-LtH_Or8r8w In 2019, Animal Outlook released footage and information from an undercover investigation of Cooke Aquaculture’s salmon hatchery in Maine. The investigation showed unsustainable and environmentally unsound aquaculture practices, unhealthy living conditions, other unsafe and inhumane threats to the fish, and abuse. After state law enforcement declined to prosecute the hatchery for cruelty and neglect to fish, Animal Outlook followed up by initiating a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture, challenging their advertising claims on sustainability,…

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Persons with Disabilities’ Right to Political Participation around the Globe: Perspectives from Africa, Latin America, and the U.S.

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Live Zoom Webinar

The coronavirus pandemic has upended elections across the United States, casting uncertainty around electoral access as state and local officials draw up contingency plans. Both in the United States and throughout the world, such changes to electoral processes may either erect additional barriers or open new pathways to political participation by persons with disabilities. In the walkup to the 2020 U.S. general election, where election observers will be closely monitoring the accessibility of modified procedures, HPOD will host a panel…

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The Making of Public Interest Lawyers; Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join us for Professor Scott L. Cummings’ talk, The Making of Public Interest Lawyers (abstract below). Abstract: We know a great deal about the decline of idealism in law school. Conventional wisdom says that large numbers of students enter with public service aspirations, but most leave to pursue careers in the private sector, dissuaded and demoralized by law school culture and training. What encourages law students to commit to public interest careers over the long-haul—to stay “in it for good”?…

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Investment Banking Panel

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Come hear representatives from top investment banks as they talk about their careers and the steps they took to break into investment banking after law school. Learn more about what investment bankers do, the recruitment process and timeline, and special concerns and issues for J.D. students seeking to pursue a path in finance. Representatives from Goldman Sachs, Lazard, and Moelis will be present. Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_en7ww5sQRSigh4DmCBWvZQ

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Environmental Law Society 1L Summer Career Panel

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Zoom Event

Join the Environmental Law Society board for a panel discussing the 1L summer job search. Current board members will share their environmentally-related summer experiences covering a wide range of sectors and offer advice on application strategies. Register in advance for this panel discussion: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceqopzwvHdbbJBgh6lm7w5SCJg498sFO After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the panel discussion.

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The Role of Music Labels in the Era of Spotify

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Please join us for a lunchtime talk with John Strohm, President of Rounder Records, and Brittany Schaffer, Head of Artist and Label Relations at Spotify Nashville. We will be discussing their personal career trajectories as well as their opinions on lawyering and the wider music industry. John is a drummer, guitarist, and singer who has played in several bands, most notably The Lemonheads, Velo-Deluxe, and Blake Babies. After graduating law school he spent nearly a decade practicing as an entertainment…

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Learn with ITS: Information Security @ Home

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! As we continue to work remotely at HLS, many of us are spending an unprecedented amount of time in front of our computers - yet with this increased connectivity and access comes new opportunities for phishing, scams, and cybersecurity risks. Join HLS ITS for an overview of best practices for keeping your personal information and HLS data secure while working remotely. Please register at the link below, using your Harvard email address:

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Virtual Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online CA

You are cordially invited to attend the Virtual Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House for attorneys and law students. This event, sponsored by the Boston Bar Association and Suffolk University Law School, provides attorneys and law students with a range of pro bono opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to drop in and e-meet representatives from local legal services organizations and to learn more about the pro bono opportunities in our community. This event is offered to attorneys of all levels,…

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Women in M&A Panel – Presented by the ABA

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Virtual Event

Hear panelists discuss their careers in M&A, what is truth versus myth regarding opportunities and challenges and what law students can do to learn more and ready themselves for a career in M&A.

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Election Protection Volunteer Training

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston and its allies run non-partisan election protection in Massachusetts and need your help to make sure the election runs smoothly and fairly. November 3 election day volunteer roles include: Statewide Hotline – communicate with voters to troubleshoot election-day issues from your home Mobile Field Program – independently observe multiple polling locations for outdoor violations such as inadequate signage or long lines Social Media & News Monitoring – monitor news and social media platforms to report…

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HLEP Remote Career Week: Foley Hoag

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom + Google Map

HLEP invites 2L, 3L, and LLM students in the HLS community to the HLEP Remote Career Week, from Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, October 23. The Remote Career Week will feature one firm per day, and is specifically designed to help students build further knowledge and network in preparation for full-time and summer associate recruiting, including the January 2021 EIP. Event registration and preferencing is required, as each event will be capped to make sure you have the opportunity to…

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Constitutional Democracy and the Role of High Courts in Times of Crisis: The Case of Mexico

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online CA + Google Map

How do modern constitutional democracies preserve the rule of law during crises and states of exception or emergency? The COVID-19 pandemic has offered a window into the various mechanisms used by judiciaries to maintain the health of democracies in extreme circumstances. Join us on October 23rd, 2020 for a discussion of approach taken in Mexico. Mexican Supreme Court Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena (LLM ’98) will describe comparative global strategies as well as the particulars of the Mexican Supreme Court’s…

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Kasowitz Benson Torres, New York (Litigation only firm)

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January.

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OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops w/OCS Peer Advisors

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 6, 2020

Live Zoom Event

In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisors on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. There is no need to RSVP —just drop in when you are free.

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2L EIP Employer Chats: Pillsbury, New York

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Zoom Meeting

To make sure you stay connected with EIP employers this fall, OCS is hosting chat with employers who will be interviewing at EIP this January.

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