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WilmerHale Legal Services Center 40th Anniversary

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

A series of highly interactive roundtables held at LSC as faculty, graduates, current students, and current and former staff of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center come together to commemorate 40 years training more than 4,000 attorneys and law students and providing high quality, pro bono civil legal services to thousands of Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents.

Faculty/Alumni Roundtables will focus on:
#Spark: The Influence of the Bellow-Charn Model on Legal Education
#Uplift: Using the Law to Create Economic Justice
#Flex: Responding to Community Needs Through Partnerships

We will then transition to Harvard Law School in Cambridge for a reception and awards ceremony beginning at 5 pm.
We are thrilled that Jeanne Charn, who, together with the late Gary Bellow, founded LSC, will help commemorate this special day with us. Please see below for comprehensive schedule. Please register here:

8:15 — 9:10 am, Legal Services Center
Breakfast with Jeanne Charn and Friends (Jeanne Charn, JD ’70)

9:10 — 9:15 am, Legal Services Center
Introductory Remarks, Daniel Nagin, JD, MA

9:15— 9:45 am,
#Connect: An LSC Student and Client Discuss Collaboration

9:45 — 11:00 am, Legal Services Center
#Spark: The Influence of the Bellow-Charn Model on Legal Education
Sameer Ashar, JD ’96, Sarah Boonin, JD ’04, Luz E. Herrera, JD ’99, Jeff Selbin, JD ’89

11:00 — 11:15 am BREAK

11:15 — 12:30 pm, Legal Services Center
#Uplift: Using the Law to Create Economic Justice
Keith Fogg, JD, MLT, Haben Girma, JD ’13, Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, JD ’09, Blake Strode, JD ’15, Michelle Wu, JD ’12

12:30—1:45 pm, Legal Services Center

1:45—3:30 pm, Legal Services Center
#Flex: Responding to Community Needs Through Partnerships
Julia Devanthery, JD, Brandon German, Robert Greenwald, JD, Toby Merrill, JD ’11, Martha Minow, JD, MA, Dana Montalto, JD, John J. Regan, JD

3:45 pm
Transport to Harvard Law School for Awards Ceremony/Keynote

5:00 – 7:00 pm, Harvard Law School, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Keynote Speaker and Awards
Keynote address by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, JD, with welcome remarks by John F. Manning, JD ’85, Dean of Harvard Law School. 40th anniversary award recipients . Cocktail reception follows formal program.


April 5, 2019
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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