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If you want to use litigation as a tool for social change, join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Lindsay Nako. Lindsay will share her journey from first-generation law student to associate at a private plaintiff-side law firm, shareholding partner, and now nonprofit litigation director. Along the way, she has used litigation to protect the rights of communities of color, low-income families, LGBTQ workers, and women across the country. She’ll answer your questions on preparing for life as a litigator, the joys and challenges of small firm practice, and the power of the nonprofit legal community.

Breaking Tradition: Entertainment, Law, and Entrepreneurship Panel Join RAP for a discussion on nontraditional career paths in entertainment with three entrepreneurs in the music and entertainment business! The details are below: When: February 2, 12:30-1:15 pm Who: Jennifer Marr ’18 – attorney at a music law boutique, founder & CEO of an event production company, […]

Frontline communities affected by the climate crisis and other environmental harms may pursue various legal strategies to achieve climate and environmental justice, including both domestic civil rights and international human rights frameworks. Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Maryum Jordan ’14, Climate Justice Attorney at Earthrights International, who will discuss such strategies and share some of her ongoing work with a coalition of Indigenous Tribes threatened by forcible climate displacement. Maryum will also discuss career paths for climate and environmental justice advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad.

Lunch provided. RSVP.

Lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis will be discussing the practice of tax at their firm as well as how M&A deals are structured from a tax perspective. Pizza will be served.

From where do American courts derive their equitable powers? Professor Owen Gallogly has explored the constitutional source of equity in a new paper, and he will discuss his findings with Professor Henry Smith, the king of equity. Lunch will be served, and all are welcome.

What does a warrant for Facebook messages look like? Can the government look through your phone for evidence against you? Join Diane Akerman and Shane Ferro, Attorneys at The Legal Aid Society’s Digital Forensics Unit in New York City, to learn about the realities of litigating the Fourth Amendment in criminal courts in a world […]

Public interest-minded students who might be contemplating whether to pursue a clerkship after graduation are encouraged to attend this panel discussion at which public interest alumni who have clerked will talk about their experiences. The discussion will explore how a clerkship can be beneficial, the differences among various types of clerkships, and whether a clerkship might, or might not, be necessary for the kind of public interest work you hope to pursue. Lunch provided.

Lawyers from Ropes & Gray will be discussing the practice of tax at their firm as well as how M&A deals are structured from a tax perspective. Pizza will be served.

Interested in learning more about the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP) and managing loan repayment on a public interest salary? Hear from a panel of alumni currently participating in LIPP, as they share their own experiences. Catherine Pattanayak, Assistant Dean for Public Service, and Kara Martin, Associate Director for LIPP and Public Interest Funding, will moderate and answer your questions. Lunch provided.