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September 21


  • A Convening: Race, Reform, and Multiracial Democracy

    8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (CHHIRJ) will host the Race and Electoral Systems Reform convening on September 21-22,2023. This convening is the launch of the Guinier Project, which will explore the relationship among electoral system reform, racial justice, and democratic representation. The convening will take place…

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Harvard Asia Law Society General Body Meeting is intended for HLS JD or LLM student who is interested to learn more about law, politics, and business in Asia. Lunch will be provided.
  • HLS Brazilian Studies Association Lunch Talk

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join us for a speaker event on global energy transition investments and their impact on practice areas (e.g., M&A, Project Finance, and Litigation) with Professor Carlos Portugal Gouvêa. He is a tenured Professor of Commercial Law at the University of São Paulo, the Founding Partner of PGLaw (São Paulo, Brazil),…
  • What is Plaintiffs’ Law?

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm

    Do you want to sue corrupt police forces, surveillance giants, or unethical employers? Do you want to take responsibility over complex, intellectually challenging cases early in your career? Come to HPLA’s first general board meeting and hear from students who worked at firms representing workers, consumers, and small businesses—not corporations.
  • Harvard International Human Rights Clinic Report Launch: “When the Water Runs Dry: Human Rights, Climate Change & Deepening Water Inequality in Delhi, India”

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lunch will be served for in-person attendees. On September 20, 2023, governments, businesses, and civil society organizations from around the word will gather at UN Headquarters to recommit to ambitious climate action. In the shadow of the summit, under-resourced populations with limited political power will continue to suffer from the…
  • Where Can International Legal Studies Take You? An Introduction for 1Ls

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Come learn about the wide range of opportunities to engage with international, foreign and comparative law available during your time at HLS.
  • Diversity Dividend – Center on the Legal Profession Book Talk

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join the Center on the Legal Profession and Professor David B. Wilkins for a book talk with Senior Research Fellow Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio on the publication of
    Diversity Dividend: The Transformational Power of Small Changes to Debias Your Company, Attract Diverse Talent, Manage Everyone Better—and Make More Money (MIT Press…
  • Discussion with Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Join the American Constitution Society, BLSA, and HLAB to welcome Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune back to campus. There’ll be a Q&A about her current initiatives.
  • How to Argue (and Win) a Case – Dual perspective from Prof. Yas Benifatemi

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join HIALSA to discuss with Prof. Yas Banifatemi about her rich experience and argumentative strategies in international arbitration, acting both as a party representative and as an arbitrator. Snacks will be provided. Please register here:…
  • The Fall 2023 Byse Workshop — Activists, Rebels and Beyond: Different Ways of Lawyering for Social Justice

    3:45 pm - 5:45 pm


    Presented by Angel Cabrera Silva, S.J.D. candidate How can lawyers be agents of change? How can they avoid hijacking social struggles? Join us for a collective reflection on the influence legal professionals wield in contemporary social movements, sometimes supporting and, at times, inadvertently affecting them. Each session of this workshop…
  • Whatever Happened to Atoms for Peace?

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    In 1953, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his now-famous “Atoms for Peace” speech at the United Nations. Looking back at the past 70 years and laying out the major global challenges and solutions of today, Director General Grossi will examine the extent to which that bold vision — to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons while extending access to life-affirming applications of nuclear science and technology — has been realized, and if it hasn’t, ask “What will it take?”
  • Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Pie Social

    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

    Interested in progressive scholarship? Passionate about advancing civil rights and civil liberties? Come to our pie social to meet our board members and learn more about our journal and fall subcite over Petsi Pies! Please RSVP so that we order enough pie. We are so excited to meet you!…
  • Equal Democracy Project General Body Meeting

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join the Equal Democracy Project for the first General Body meeting of the semester! Open to all current and prospective Equal Democracy Project members. 1Ls especially welcome, and dinner (Sugar & Spice) will be provided!…

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  • JLPP Issue 1 Subcite

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    JLPP is hosting an in-person subcite for Issue 1 of Volume 47. Lunch will be provided.

September 25


  • HLS Democrats – General Body Meeting and Election

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join the HLS Democrats for our first general body meeting of the year. We’ll be electing members to fill vacant board positions (including 1L and Transfer Reps!) and previewing fall events. Email if you cannot attend, would like to learn more about serving on the board, or want to…
  • JD/MBA Information Session

    8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

    Attend a virtual information session to learn about the JD/MBA joint degree program. HLS and HBS admissions staff will provide an overview of the program and application process. A panel of students will share their experiences and answer questions. All are welcome to join. You will not be required to…

September 26


  • Crisis in Sudan: Challenges of Democratic Transformation and Human Rights

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Join a panel of Sudanese experts for a discussion of current developments in Sudan’s recent conflict and challenges of democratic transformation and human rights. In 2019, the Sudanese people deposed President Omar al Bashir thirty years after he took power in a military coup. The downfall of a regime accused…
  • Discussion with Prof. Intisar Rabb and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join MLSA, SALSA, and the Program in Islamic Law for a discussion and Q&A with Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, moderated by Prof. Intisar Rabb.
  • Conversation with an eSports Attorney

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join the Video Game Law Association for a Q&A with Ryan Fairchild of Odin Law and the LCS Players Association. We’ll discuss his unconventional career path, the state of eSports labor law, and more. Lunch provided to those who RSVP here:…
  • LL.M. Series: Intro to the LLM Job Fair

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The 2024 Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program ("The LLM Job Fair") will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024 (virtually). At this information session you will learn about how the job fair works and the critical upcoming deadlines. Attendance is encouraged even if you are not yet sure whether you will participate. Lunch will be served.  This program will be recorded and posted to the OCS website.
  • Environmental & Energy Law Welcome Reception

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join us for food, drinks, and information! Connect with faculty, students, and staff focused on environmental and energy law issues and learn about related research programs, clinics, courses, and student groups at HLS.
  • Harvard International Law Journal Subcite

    4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Harvard International Law Journal Make-Up Subcite…

September 27


  • Jerusalem: Insights into a Divided City

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Since 1967, East Jerusalem has fallen into a state of “in-betweenness,” politically, economically and socially. This situation has resulted in the creation of many contradictions that need to be unpacked in order to be understood. On the back of two Intifadas, a failed peace process, and a pandemic, a new…
  • Public Reading of Scripture (PRS)

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm


    Come join the Harvard Law Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies for the weekly Public Reading of Scripture. Listen to a 30-minute scripture reading and engage in reflection and conversation. Students, faculty, staff, and Harvard affiliates are welcome to join. Lunch will be provided.
  • Supreme Court Term Review with Professor Guy-Uriel Charles and Kannon Shanmugam

    12:25 pm - 1:15 pm

    Supreme Court litigator Kannon Shanmugam of Paul, Weiss will join Professor Guy-Uriel Charles to discuss the recent Supreme Court term and its most important cases.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Corporate Purpose

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    A talk by Brian Cheffins, S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law, University of Cambridge
  • The Rise of Labor and How to be a Movement Oriented General Counsel

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join Wasserstein Fellow Retu Singla for a discussion about the rise of the independent labor movement such as the Amazon Labor Union and Trader Joe’s, and how to use law to build the power of working people. Retu will share lessons from her career representing nascent unions and dissidents, and working within the larger civil rights and labor movement to change the conditions that lead to work exploitation. She will also discuss how to develop a legal practice based on anti-oppressive principles to win progressive change.
  • Career Planning: How Your 1L Year (and Job) Fit in the Big Picture

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    All 1Ls are invited to join the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for a career kickoff event. Learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors, what your 1L job search will entail, and how to make the most of your next three years to set yourself up for success. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • SALSA General Body Meeting

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join SALSA for our first GBM of the semester!…
  • Christian Union Midweek Study

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Christian Union’s midweek bible study. All are welcome!…
  • GOP Debate Watch Night

    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm