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Join OPIA for a community discussion with international human rights lawyer and Wasserstein Fellow-in Residence María Cecilia Ercole.

In a tumultuous world facing a backlash on human rights, legal practitioners can make a real difference. Like many public interest practice areas, there is no set formula to land a job in human rights and the start of your career can feel disorienting (no google maps available!) but the possibilities are immense and rewarding. Drawing on her own career experiences with the United Nations and in nonprofits, Cecilia will shed light on the prospects and challenges of working in international human rights, and the breath of possible career choices in this field.

Lunch provided. RSVP below.

Harvard University Community: Come one, come all to our Fall 2022 Open House! The Berkman Klein Center is pleased to invite you to this annual gathering where you’ll have the chance to mingle with our faculty, fellows, and staff, and to learn about the many ways you can get involved in our dynamic, exciting Center. […]

Come listen to Wasserstein Fellow Chiquisha (Keisha) Robinson’s journey from a young Black girl, raised in Boston’s Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods, to becoming a top public defender in Public Defender Service’s trial, parole, and community divisions, as well as a community leader, and a nationally recognized criminal justice expert. Discover how she identified her passions, strengths, and talents and leverages them for transformational change on behalf of her clients and community. She will reveal the keys to unlocking your greatest potential and balancing it all: identity – self care – family – motherhood – and career ambition. Lunch provided. RSVP!

1Ls will not want to miss this annual event designed to introduce you to the myriad public interest employment opportunities available to 1Ls both here and abroad. 2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer questions about their previous summer employers and internship experiences. Food will be served.

OPIA’s Spotlight Series provides students with an informal overview of public interest practice areas. This session will focus on federal government work, including an overview of the U.S. Department of Justice. Pick up some summer internship application tips and discover entry routes into this field after graduation. An OPIA adviser will lead a brief presentation and then open up the conversation to Q&A. Lunch will not be provided, so students are encouraged to eat before or after the event!

Think that transactional law is just for the private sector? Think again! Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Taylor James, Senior Staff Attorney of the Community Development Project at The Legal Aid Society. Taylor will discuss how transactional law can contribute to economic justice, equitable development, expanded access to resources for small business owners, and other social justice goals. Come learn about what organizations are doing this work, and what skills and experiences will prepare you to have a fulfilling transactional law career in the public sector.

Lunch provided. RSVP!

Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Alessandro Terenzoni, who is Deputy Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. Alessandro will take you behind the scenes of hiring for government service and other public interest jobs and what really goes through hiring officials’ minds as they’re looking at your resume, reading your cover letter, and hearing your answers to interview questions. Alessandro has hired legal interns and attorneys across the public interest community, including at three government agencies, and will candidly answer your burning questions about the hiring process and how decision makers choose the perfect candidate for a position with their agency or organization. Lunch provided. RSVP below.