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September 2018

A Day at the MFA

September 22 @ 1:50 pm - 5:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts

We are a student group dedicated to the pursuit of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives as graduate students. Come join us as we explore the Museum of Fine Arts (free admission with Harvard ID) with a tour curated by ABSK members. Afterwards we will eat dinner together. We will meet at Johnston Gate at 1:50 pm and take the T together. Or meet us at the MFA Huntington entrance at 2:30 pm. For more information, visit our Facebook page…

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Movie Night – I Can Only Imagine

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boylston Hall, Room 105

Come join us as we watch the movie “I Can Only Imagine” to discover the power of forgiveness and change behind MercyMe’s hit song of the same name. Nachos and popcorn will be served.

Based on the incredible true-life story that inspired the beloved, chart-topping song, I Can Only Imagine is a song that brings ultimate hope to so many – often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe…

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Mock Trial Tryouts

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 4061 Room

Come to tryouts for the HLS Mock Trial Team! No experience necessary.

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Mock Trial Tryouts

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 4062 Room

Come to tryouts for the HLS Mock Trial Team! No experience necessary.

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OPIA Public Service Venture Fund Organization-Based Fellowships Information Session

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) awards $1 million in grants every year to help graduating students pursue public service careers. If you are a budding social entrepreneur looking to start an organization from the ground up, or planning to begin your career through a fellowship with a nonprofit or government agency, the PSVF can help you achieve your goals. Join OPIA’s Assistant Dean for Public Service Alexa Shabecoff and PSVF Coordinator Tasha Griffiths to learn more about…

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The Inter-American Human Rights System: Impact, Challenges, and Perspectives

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a lunch discussion with Professor Flávia Piovesan, a commissioner for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, on the impact of and challenges currently facing the Inter-American human rights system. Dr. Piovesan is a professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the Catholic University of São Paulo. She also teaches at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Academy on Human Rights at the American University Washington College of Law. Previously, she…

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The Journal of Law and Public Policy Issue 1 Kickoff

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) will be kicking off the semester with information about the journal and about subciting on Issue 1 for the year. Thai food will be served.

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Student Writing Info Session for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3013 Room

The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review is now accepting submissions for student writing for publication in Volume 54.2! Stop by our information session for lunch, a brief presentation, and Q & A time for all potential student authors.

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SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Legal Authority through Judicial Organization in Early Islamic Courts

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Nahed Samour, Early Career Fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study The talk focuses on the judge’s authority as it emanated from the judicial organization under the early Abbasids. It discusses the concept of office as well as theories of professionalization and bureaucratization and their applicability to the Islamic history of adjudication.

Dr. Nahed Samour is an Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study, Germany and pursues her Habilitation at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Faculty…

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Book Talk with Bernard Harcourt

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Book talk with Bernard Harcourt,the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University.

Professor Carol Steiker will introduce Professor Harcourt.

Lunch will be provided. Hosted by the Criminal Justice Policy Program. Co-sponsored by HLS ACLU and the HLS Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.

“The Counterrevolution is…

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Women’s Law Assocation Welcome Lunch & Info Session

September 24 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Women’s Law Association? We will be having an info session for 1Ls, LLMs, and any other interested students. Come hear more about our organization and what we do for the HLS community, and learn how you can become a part of it! Our committee chairs will be there to answer all of your questions. Lunch will be served.

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Herb Kelman Seminar

September 24 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us for the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Zack Buck

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Zack Buck will discuss his paper, “”The Price of Universality: Sustainable Access and the Twilight of the ACA.”

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Supreme Court 2018 Term Preview

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North

Join us for a panel discussion previewing the upcoming Supreme Court term. Panelists will be Professors Nikolas Bowie, Alexandra Natapoff, and Adrian Vermeule, moderated by Climenko Fellow Thomas Frampton. Co-hosted by the American Constitution Society, the Federalist Society, and the Harvard Law Review. Dinner served.

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Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar – Fall 2018

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar – Fall 2018

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Seminar

Join us for a semester-length seminar to develop skills and strategies for resolving disputes. Role plays and exercises will provide the opportunity to practice theory, and complete the class as a more effective and reflective negotiator.

Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., beginning Sept. 24th

For more information & to register online visit the Program on Negotiation’s website.

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HBLR Subcite Training

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

Harvard Business Law Review fall subcite training session. All students interested in joining the journal must attend the training before receiving subcite assignments. Dinner will be provided.

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Women’s Law Association Welcome Mixer

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HLS Pub

Do you want to learn more about the Women’s Law Association? In the evening following our lunchtime info session, the WLA is hosting a welcome mixer for all interested students as an opportunity to get any questions answered and find out more about the WLA’s contribution to the HLS community. Come enjoy drinks and appetizers while getting to know more WLA members and learning how you can get involved!

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MELSA Monday

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

MELSA Monday is a social gathering and the first general body meeting for the Middle Eastern Law Students Association this year.

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Harvard Votes Challenge – National Voter Registration Day

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Outdoor Spaces Jarvis Field and Caspersen Patio

Stop by for donuts, coffee, games, and to register to vote in the midterm elections! All are welcome. Bring a friend.

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LL.M. Series: Networking

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom

The majority of BigLaw jobs are obtained, and often even created, through networking. Attend this program to learn what networking is, and to learn about the basics of how to creatively, enthusiastically and professionally network your way to a job. Lunch will not be served so feel free to bring food.

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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HIRC Interpreters Training

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 4059 Room

Do you speak a language other than English? Are you interested in helping clients as an interpreter for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC)? Join us for a training and discussion! We will provide basic information about the Clinic and our clients and we will run through the dos and don’ts of interpretation.

If you have not already signed up to interpret, you can do so through the Developing Justice Translator website: https://www.developingjustice.com/translate

Please RSVP to mhewey@law.harvard.edu.

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Banned Books Week Read-Out

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HLS Library front steps

Bring your lunch and join us on the steps of the HLS Library as members of the Harvard community read excerpts from our favorite banned books. We’ll be reading from classic literature, children’s picture books, and everything in between!

If you’re Harvard faculty, student, or staff and would like to be a reader, please contact Meg Kribble in the Library (mkribble@law) by Friday, September 21, and we’ll add you to the roster–or just show up with a banned book!

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter General Body Meeting

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011

Join the HLS Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter for our first general meeting of the year! We’ll introduce your executive board, let you know about our upcoming events, and share opportunities to get involved this year. Lunch will be provided. Please note this event is open to the HLS community only.

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapter Interest Meeting

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Please join the Student Chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (formerly SALDF) for an open informational meeting, for returning and new members alike! Lunch will be served.

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The Law and History Program Fall Reception

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 111 Classroom – West

Why You Should Study Law and History: Opening Reception for Harvard Law School Program on Law & History

Panelists include law professors Nikolas Bowie, Daniel Coquillette, Charles Donahue, Elizabeth Kamali, Adriaan Lanni, Anna Lvovsky, Bruce Mann, and Laura Weinrib. Law and History co-directors Kenneth Mack and Intisar Rabb will moderate the panel.

Lunch will be provided.

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Michèle Penzer: Female Leadership in Law Firms

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Michèle Penzer, the Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ New York office will share her experience as a woman leader in a major law firm. Sugar & Spice (Thai food) will be provided!

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Winter Term Opportunities

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

HLS offers 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students the opportunity to spend Winter Term pursuing independent clinicals or research and writing projects. Representatives from International Legal Studies, the Graduate Program, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the HLS Registrar’s Office will discuss finding a clinical placement, developing a research and writing proposal, and funding through the Winter Term International Travel Grant program, as well as registration and deadlines.

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Law & Government Program of Study Kick-Off

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Fellows and Faculty Leaders to learn about the Law and Government Program of Study! Featuring Profs. Vicki Jackson, Daphna Renan, and Richard Lazarus.

The program creates events for students who are interested in working in local, state, or federal government at some point in their career. Come learn how HLS can help you pursue your government interests!

All are welcome–1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs.

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An Inside Look into the DOJ Civil Appellate Staff – Info Session with Mark Freeman, Director of the Appellate Staff, Civil Division

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room

Join OPIA for an insider’s look in the DOJ, Civil Appellate Staff, with HLS alumnus Mark Freeman ’03, Director of the Civil Appellate Staff.

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East Asian Legal Studies Open House

September 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Courtroom

East Asian Legal Studies Open House An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Staff, Research Fellows, and the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholars Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:30–4:00 p.m. Remarks at 3:00 p.m.

Morgan Courtroom, Austin Hall 308 Harvard Law School

Light refreshments will be served.

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HLS Alliance for Reproductive Justice Social Hour

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC Pub

Join the HLS Alliance for Reproductive Justice and other feminist organizations at HLS for a happy hour!

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PON Talk: A Refugee in a Land of Refugees

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pound Hall 102 Classroom

Over the last two decades a number of refugees, mostly from Africa, have arrived in Israel seeking political asylum. Israel set up a regime to deal with them, which has lately become increasingly exclusionary, to the point of preventing the entry of any asylum seekers and promoting the deportation of those in the country. Earlier this year the issue erupted into a political crisis that has not yet fully settled. This talk will describe these processes in a comparative context,…

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Yes on Three Phone Bank

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 1015

This November, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to repeal a law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations. Help protect the rights of transgender people by participating in a phone bank to urge Massachusetts to vote Yes on Three! No experience with phone banking required. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP at bit.ly/YesOn3HLS. This week’s phone bank is co-sponsored by Lambda and CR-CL.

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La Alianza First General Body Meeting

September 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom

We are excited to invite you all to La Alianza’s First General Body Meeting. Please join us Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm in WCC 3018 to learn more about our organization! We will introduce our board, and discuss upcoming La Alianza events such as our annual fall retreat and the Familias Mentorship Program.

Delicious Latin American food will be served. Hope to see you there!

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Media in the Age of Contagions: Part of Outbreak Week at Harvard University

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Led by HGHI, Outbreak Week is a University-wide effort to commemorate the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people around the globe.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now on our website: http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events

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Developing a Flex Proposal (University-Wide)

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Austin Hall

Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to develop a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard’s University-wide flexible work guidelines.

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Community Lawyering for Systemic Change

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Hear from attorneys who are fighting inequality and injustice through the practice of community lawyering.

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The Struggle of African Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Israel

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3011 Room

Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of people from Darfur have been killed by the Sudanese government and its militia, Janjaweed. Over 2.5 million people were forced to leave their homes, among them thousands who have fled to Israel.

Join HIRC for a lunch and discussion with Mutasim Ali, the first and only person from Sudan to be recognized as a refugee in Israel. Mutasim will highlight the journey of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel and allow time…

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JSEL Subcite Training

September 26 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

JSEL Subcite Training

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Law in an Era of Politics: A Conversation with Steven Engel and Jack Goldsmith

September 26 @ 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Steven Engel, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel and Professor Jack Goldsmith will have a conversation about the role of the Office of Legal Counsel and the challenges Engel faces as an Assistant Attorney General. Hosted by the Harvard Federalist Society. Bolocco burritos will be served.

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