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Special Events

Special Events

The Democratic Decay Resource: Pooling Knowledge, Herding Cats, and Opening Eyes about Global Threats to Democracy

A talk by Dr. Tom Daly, Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, MLS Fellow and Co-Convenor of the Constitution Transformation Network at Melbourne Law School, and Director of the Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC), an online resource (www.democratic-decay.org) designed to assist researchers and policymakers focused on the deterioration of democratic rule worldwide and help them work together.

Thursday, April 4
12 p.m.
WCC, Milstein East A
Lunch will be served

Co-sponsored by International Legal Studies and the Human Rights Program
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Brexit — A Constitutional Moment for Britain?

A talk by Vernon Bogdanor, CBE, Professor of Govermnment, Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College, London

Thursday, April 11
12 p.m.
Hauser 104
Lunch will be served
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Political Insurance for the (Relative) Poor:  How Liberal Constitutionalism Can Resist Plutocracy

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

Tuesday, April 23
12 p.m.
WCC, Milstein East A
Lunch will be served

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

HLS-University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program

Come meet Dr. Michael Waibel LL.M. ’08, University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge, and hear about the HLS-University of Cambridge J.D./LL.M. Joint Degree Program — an incredible opportunity to spend a year at one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities. HLS students who successfully complete program requirements earn a Harvard J.D. degree and a Cambridge LL.M. in a total of three-and-a-half years. This program may be of particular benefit to students interested in public or private international law, British law or European Union law, or in pursuing an academic career.

Monday, April 1
12 p.m. 
WCC 5052
Lunch will be served
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Summer International Travel Information Sessions*

Information on health and safety, travel tips, and more.  *Attendance is REQUIRED for all students traveling abroad with Harvard funding or for HLS credit and recommended for all students traveling abroad this summer.

This session will be offered twice; students only need to attend one of the two sessions. RSVP to ils@law.harvard.edu indicating which session you will attend.

Wednesday, April 17 
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WCC, Milstein East B
or
Thursday, April 18
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WCC, Milstein West A

Recent ILS Events

Recent ILS Events

Three recent Chayes International Public Service Fellows spoke about their summer work abroad at a panel discussion on “Establishing and Enforcing Norms.”

Watch the presentation

Dieter Grimm LL.M. ’65, a former justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, and a noted scholar, academic and public intellectual, spoke at HLS on “Courts under Political Pressure.”

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Stephen Gageler AC, LL.M. ’87, a justice of the High Court of Australia, returned to HLS to meet with faculty members, participate in classes, and speak on “Alternative Facts in the Courts.”

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