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Working in Congress on Tech Policy: Conversation and Q&A with a Current Staff Member

October 12, 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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WCC; 2004 Classroom

As law students, we spend plenty of time reading and interpreting statutes, but have you ever wondered what it might be like to help write them?


For lawyers interested in positively shaping the long-term future, working as a staff member in Congress might be an especially promising career option. Congress wields enormous power to shape the development of emerging technologies by directing federal research and infrastructure spending and authorizing agencies to craft relevant regulations.


To learn more about this path, please join HLS Effective Altruism for a conversation and Q&A with a legislative staffer who works on technology policy in the U.S. House of Representatives. Our guest will share perspectives on the process of crafting legislation to address pressing problems, the practical challenges involved in getting that legislation enacted, and reasons to consider roles in Congress after law school. We hope to see you there!


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About us: HLS Effective Altruism is a community of law students interested in using evidence and careful reasoning to take actions to confront the world’s most pressing problems, including extreme poverty and existential risks from emerging technologies. Our events are open to all members of the Harvard community. Learn more and join our mailing list by visiting


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