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February 2020

PON Spring Seminar

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 3013 Room

PON - Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar

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Managing Stress and Building Resilience

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

Managing Stress and Building Resilience Sign up today for an on-campus workshop designed for students by students! In this two-hour session you will learn skills for managing stress and anxiety. Whether you’re struggling with procrastination, worried about your coursework, feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or are just curious about these topics, this workshop is for you! Who should attend? Any Harvard Law School student. What’s involved? In a group format, we will discuss common emotional responses to stressful experiences encountered by law…

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SALSA GBM

February 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

SALSA general body meeting. Dinner will be served.

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Francophone Society Conversation Tables

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 3019 Classroom
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Australian perspectives on disability and social inclusion

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Morgan Courtroom Austin Hall 308

Series of four drop-in workshops discussing Australian perspectives on disability and social inclusion. Session 1: Indigenous Australians with disabilities Session 2: Children and young people with disabilities who have intersecting vulnerabilities Session 3: Universal legal capacity and decision making support and protections for persons with disabilities Session 4: Working and studying in the academy with a disability

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Walk-ins with Jillian Tuck

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 15, 2020

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039, Wasserstein 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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Walk-ins with Tina Fitanides

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2020

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039, Wasserstein 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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Open Office Hours with Harvard International Office (HIO)

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 4056 Champ Room

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 3012 every other Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year. Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

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The International Court of Justice Case on Genocide in Myanmar

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

In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case with the International Court of Justice alleging that Myanmar military had violated the Genocide Convention for years in its treatment of the Muslim minority group, the Rohingya. A United Nations fact-finding mission had found similar patterns of abuse, documenting widespread violations of human rights in Myanmar against minority groups, including crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes. The International Court of Justice handed down provisional orders to protect the Rohingya in January…

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A Conversation with James Comey about Careers in Prosecution

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 101 Borenstein Meeting Room

James Comey was most recently the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also served as Deputy Attorney General under Attorney General John Ashcroft and as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Jack Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, will provide an introduction. RSVPs are required for this event and attendance will be capped at 20 HLS students. Please RSVP by February 20 with your full name to CJPP@law.harvard.edu. Lunch will be served.

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A Drink With: The Fat Jewish

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Entrepreneur, influencer, writer, actor, and model Josh Ostrovsky (“The Fat Jewish”) talks about his dynamic career. In 2011, Josh launched his viral Instagram account, @TheFatJewish, and has since amassed over 11 million followers. Leveraging this publicity, Josh has authored books, appeared in music videos, and has worked with companies such as Apple, Virgin Mobile, and Seamless. Josh founded Swish Beverages in 2013, launching White Girl Rosé and the Babe family of sparkling canned wines. This past June 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev…

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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: Recognizing Wrongs, John C.P. Goldberg & Benjamin Zipursky, Harvard University Press, Feb. 4, 2020

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Milstein West A/B Recognizing Wrongs, John C.P. Goldberg & Benjamin Zipursky, Harvard University Press, Feb. 4, 2020. "Tort law is badly misunderstood. In the popular imagination, it is “Robin Hood” law. Law professors, meanwhile, mostly dismiss it as an archaic, inefficient way to compensate victims and incentivize safety precautions. In Recognizing Wrongs, John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky explain the distinctive and important role that tort law plays in our legal system: it defines injurious wrongs and…

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Animal Law Weeks – Rajesh Reddy – “Judging the Greatness of a Nation: The Politics of Meat, Milk, Murder, and Moral Progress in India”

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pound 102

Regarded as an animal rights leader on the global stage, India is increasingly being criticized for its human rights abuses, many of which are being carried out in the name of animal protection. This talk will shed light on the ethical and political controversy around advocating for the "voiceless" in both India and abroad and point to possibilities for change. Rajesh K. Reddy directs the Animal Law LLM program at the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark…

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Prof. Sid Z. Leiman, “The Origins of the Daily Study of the Talmud”

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Griswold Hall 110 Classroom

The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School “The Daf Yomi Phenomenon: Image and Reality” Professor Sid Z. Leiman (Touro College, Yeshiva University, and Brooklyn College) Tuesday, 25 February 2020 at 12pm Griswold 110 Harvard Law School 1525 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA Lunch from Milk Street Café In 1923, Rabbi Meir Shapiro, then Chief Rabbi of Sanok in Poland, issued a call for the universal study of one folio of the Babylonian Talmud per day (called…

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Lessons from Germany on Controlling Prescription Costs

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Harvard Law School Pound Hall, Room 100, 1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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To control the costs of prescription drugs, Germany combines immediate access to innovative drugs with price controls. The system assesses scientific evidence on the value of new drugs to determine adequate price ranges. While price controls are supervised by the government, the system is administered by public sickness funds, an independent scientific institute, and stakeholders. The advantages and limits of the German experience will be discussed, including lessons for U.S. health reforms. This event is free and open to the…

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Lexis Microsoft Office training

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom

Lexis Microsoft Office training

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Fried Frank Coffee Chat

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Fried Frank Coffee Chat: Join us for a chat with attorneys from Fried Frank. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the firm and talk to attorneys about their experiences. Coffee and Sofra baked goods will be provided!

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HLS Beyond Improv and Storytelling Workshop with expert improviser Courtney Pong

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Langdell 232, 1545 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138-2903 United States
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Immerse yourself in an activity that will energize and empower you to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with your unique role as a lawyer! What will you do in this workshop? Up-level communication and leadership skills Practice improv as an iterative process in a supportive environment Experience the power of collaboration Receive instruction, real-time coaching, have chances to practice application of skills learned, and then reflect. (It's also really fun.) Leave this engaging, active session with tools…

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IOP Special Event: A Student Q&A with Ambassador Samantha Power and Dan Pfeiffer

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wexner Commons, 79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Ambassador Samantha Power, 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights, Harvard Law School Dan Pfeiffer Author, Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again; Co-host of the podcast, Pod Save America; former Senior Advisor President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:00 p.m. Wexner Commons, Harvard Kennedy…

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Sa Pa and Job Search Q&A

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 3018 Classroom
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Walk-ins with Joan Ruttenberg

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2020

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039, Wasserstein 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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Walk-ins with Tina Fitanides

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2020

OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039, Wasserstein 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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The Next Frontier of Neuroscience and Juvenile Justice

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2019 Milstein West AB

In the fifteen years since the United States Supreme Court referred to developmental science in ruling the death penalty unconstitutional for juveniles in Roper v. Simmons, state and federal courts have seen a wave of neuroscience-informed juvenile justice litigation. But the full potential of neuroscience in juvenile justice has yet to be reached. This panel will discuss scientific and legal developments, and the new innovations they suggest at the intersection of neuroscience and juvenile justice.

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Public Reading of Scripture

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015 Classroom

The Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies invites students, staff and faculty to a weekly Public Reading of Scripture (PRS). The PRS is the practice of reading and listening in community. Reading the Bible in community was foundational to the life of God's people in the Old and New Testaments. Passages in Psalms, the OT, and the NT will be read. No discussion. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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City Lawyering: A Conversation with Andrea Fastenberg, Senior Counsel at the New York City Law Department Office of Legal Counsel

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1010 Classroom
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JOLT: Young Lawyers in Tech

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join JOLT for a panel discussion by young lawyers at the ACLU, Orrick, Gibson Dunn, ZwillGen, and Fish who work in technology and IP law. This talk will be moderated by Jessica Fjeld of the Berkman Klein Center and Cyberlaw Clinic. Lunch will be provided!

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Judge Julius N. Richardson: “The Federal Prosecutor in our System of Separated Powers”

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge Julius N. RIchardson will address the Federalist Society on "The Federal Prosecutor in our System of Separated Powers.” Lunch will be served.

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Ash Wednesday Mass (Catholic Law Students Association)

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

Ash Wednesday Mass organized by the Catholic Law Students Association. All welcome.

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The Politics of Dignity

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007 Room
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Lunch Talk:: Tribal Law as Islamic law: The Berber Example

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Lawrence Rosen, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Princeton University Tribes are characterized less by their structural forms and purported evolutionary history than by their cultural orientations and shape-shifting capability. In many parts of MENA and Asia these qualities have also contributed to tribes’ amalgamation of Islamic law. Using as the main example the Berbers of Morocco, Professor Rosen will look at the parallels between local custom and Islamic prescription, procedural techniques and substantive rules to consider how the…

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Animal Law Weeks – Nicole Negowetti & Deepti Kulkarni – “Cell-Based Meat: The Pathway to Market and Implications for Society”

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

Deepti Kulkarni is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, where she advises clients on a wide range of FDA and USDA regulatory matters, including issues relating to the use of novel and emerging technologies to develop foods and animal products. Her cutting-edge practice includes counseling clients using cellular agriculture, biotechnology and gene editing, and other emerging technologies to develop and commercialize products. As a leading regulatory expert, she is a sought-after speaker on these and other issues. Deepti also maintains…

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Private Equity and M&A in Silicon Valley

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023 Classroom

Interested in doing Private Equity and M&A in Silicon Valley? Attorneys from Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Silicon Valley office are here to give us a peek into one of the most interesting markets in the world. Join us as they discuss the Silicon Valley legal market, what makes these practice areas unique, high profile transactions and what it’s like working for a top-tier corporate law firm. Sushi from Mix-It will be served.

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BigLaw in Boston: A Regional Comparison w/ Ropes & Gray

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

Please join Harvard's APALSA for a lunch panel discussing BigLaw in Boston, featuring Boston's #1 ranked law firm Ropes & Gray! In this lunch panel, attorneys from Ropes will discuss the Boston legal market and compare/contrast it to other regional markets such as New York, California, and D.C. Come find out more about the strengths and weaknesses of each region, and find out which type of legal work is best represented by each region! For those interested in multiple different…

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Statelessness in India: A Human Rights Crisis

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2009 Classroom

On August 31, 2019, the northeast state of Assam in India released a list of citizens and a list of 1.9 million labelled as "foreigners" or "illegal migrants" after a harrowing citizenship verification exercise across the state. To be counted as a “citizen” on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), every child and adult in Assam had to prove their descent from a person born in Assam prior to March 24, 1971 with official documents. Those who didn’t make the…

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HALB Presents: Weil, Gotshal & Manges

February 26 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Please join Harvard Association for Law & Business for a conversation with attorneys from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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Lexis Microsoft Office training

February 26 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC B010 Singer Classroom

Lexis Microsoft Office training

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CANCELLED – Walk-ins with Jillian Tuck

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OPIA’s suite, WCC 4039, Wasserstein 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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Book talk: “The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity”

February 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge St., 02138 United States

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Program In Islamic Law welcomes, Darryl Li, Assistant Professor Of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College, and Lecturer in Law, University Of Chicago as part of the CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series. Location: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138 Please note: this event has been moved to Tsai Auditorium. Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney working at the intersection of war, law, migration, empire, and race with…

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Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum – Demanding Change in the Loopholes: Protecting Workers Left Out By Our Laws

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Milstein West B

We are proud to present this year's Jerry Wurf Memorial Forum speaker: Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women's Law Center (NWLC)

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HHRJ Mixer

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC Pub

Harvard Human Rights Journal Spring Mixer. Come meet the HHRJ crew and have a few drinks on us!

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