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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.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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!…

September 22


  • The Devastating Cycle of Impunity in Ethiopia: Causes, consequences and solutions.

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for the Zoom discussion “The Devastating Cycle of Impunity in Ethiopia: Causes, consequences and solutions” on Friday, September 22nd at 10 a.m. ET / 5 p.m. Addis Ababa. There has never been meaningful justice and accountability for grave human rights violations in Ethiopia. Changes in leadership…
  • Now & Next: Platform Accountability and Content Governance

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Harvard University’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media and the Oversight Board is hosting Now & Next: Platform Accountability and Content Governance, a public-facing event on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Harvard Law School and be live streamed via Zoom. This public convening will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of thought…
  • Travel Authorization Signatures with Peter O’Meara (Harvard International Office)

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Peter O’Meara from the Harvard International Office will be tabling near the Hark on Friday, September 22 from 12:15-1:30pm. Stop by if you need your travel authorization form signed by HIO.
  • HLS Rappaport Forum: Censorship, Content Moderation, and the First Amendment

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Moderator: Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Guest Speakers: Jameel Jaffer, Adjunct Professor of Law and Journalism, Columbia Law School & Executive Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University Daphne Keller, Lecturer on Law, Stanford Law School & Director of the Program on Platform…
  • The Chinese Surveillance Technology Industry and its Reception in African Countries

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Bulelani Jili’s research seeks to offer insights into how China’s domestic surveillance market and cyber capability ecosystem operate, especially given the limited number of systematic studies that have analyzed its industry objectives. For the Chinese government, investment in surveillance technologies advances both its ambitions of becoming a global technology leader…
  • The Words That Made Us with Professor Akhil Reed Amar

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Professor Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law School will deliver the annual Constitution Day speech on his book The Words That Made Us. He will be introduced by Professor Charles Fried. Copies of Professor Amar’s book will be given to a number of attendees.
  • International Student Fall Picnic

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Come join the Coalition of International Students and Global Affairs (CISGA) at our first event of the fall semester: our Fall Picnic! Meet JD international students, LLMs, SJDs, exchange students, and many more students who have an interest in global affairs. We’ll have drinks, snacks and outdoor games! The picnic will…
  • ELS picnic

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join ELS for a welcome back picnic. Come say hi, meet some of your fellow classmates, and learn more about ELS!…
  • HLSCF Friday Gathering

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join the Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship this Friday in the Harkness Glass Room for a night of food, conversation, and teaching. We’ll hear from Harvard chaplain Pete Williamson on applying the Beatitudes to our law school experience. Dinner will be served at 5:45pm and programming will begin at 6:15pm.

September 23


September 24


  • 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…
  • 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:…
  • Discussion with Prof. Intisar Rabb and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    A Discussion with Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of Pakistan Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, moderated by Professor Intisar Rabb. This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA), Muslim…
  • HLSARJ Interest Meeting

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Stop by Tuesday (9/26) at 12:30pm to meet current Alliance for Reproductive Justice board members and learn about the organization! We will discuss open board positions (including 1L reps, LLM reps, positions on conference and advocacy committees, etc.), our upcoming events, past and present advocacy, and repro at HLS more…
  • Reviewing DC Oral Arguments on the Clean Car Rules

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join Prof. Andy Mergen, Director, Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and Carrie Jenks, Executive Director, Environmental & Energy Law Program, for a discussion about recent oral arguments before the DC Circuit on challenges to clean car policies regulating vehicle greenhouse gas emissions issued under the Biden Administration by the…
  • Discussion with Judge William Orrick III

    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

    Join ACS and the West Coast Club for a discussion with Judge William Orrick III of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • 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…
  • WLA Movie Night: Barbie

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Please join us for a screening of Barbie! Pizza, snacks, and goodie bags provided. This is a great way to take a break from school work and meet other WLA members. We hope to see you there!…

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…
  • Town Hall: The Floor is Yours

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Come to Student Government’s first Town Hall of the year! Bring questions, raise concerns, share ideas about how to improve our community, or just come to listen, all while chowing down on Otto’s pizza.
  • 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.
  • Become an Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Lawyer: Fight Corporate Abuse and Help Consumers and Small Businesses

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm

    Interested in a career in plaintiff-side antitrust practice? Get a closer look at the field from leading practitioners about the future of the field and learn how students can get involved. Attorneys from six Plaintiffs’ side law firms will be speaking. Food from Saloniki 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 Climate Crisis in Africa: A Conversation with Vanessa Nakate

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    “You didn’t just erase a photo. You erased an entire continent.” That was the reply of Vanessa Nakate, a young climate justice activist from Uganda, when she was unceremoniously cropped from a picture of youth climate activists at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos. Vanessa has dedicated her life…
  • 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.
  • Cultivating Resilience and Practicing Healthy Coping Skills to Excel in Law School

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join Doctoral Student Clinicians from Harvard’s Clinical Psychology Department to learn about ways to incorporate adaptive coping skills in your daily life as a law student. Topics of resilience and managing the unexpected will also be explored. This session is designed for graduate students by graduate students! Join us for…
  • SALSA General Body Meeting

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join SALSA for our first GBM of the semester!…
  • HLS Pub Trivia

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Come to HLS Pub Trivia! Bring friends, grab a drink, and test your knowledge. Trivia takes place every Wednesday from 7–9pm in the HLS Pub.
  • 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