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September 28


  • The Visiting Room Project Symposium on Life Without Parole

    All day

    On Thursday, September 28, Inquest and the Institute to End Mass Incarceration are excited to partner with The Visiting Room Project for a day of in-person activities at Harvard University about life-without-parole sentences and…
  • Genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh: A Conversation with former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo

    10:30 am - 11:45 am

    Genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh: A Conversation with former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, will be discussing a recent report he issued concerning Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Lachin Corridor in Nagorono-Karabakh (Artsakh), and how the blockade is considered a genocide that is…
  • Post Conviction Relief

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm

    Formerly incarcerated filmmakers discuss Post Conviction Relief. This event is moderated by Professor Andrew Crespo. Lunch will be served.
  • Structuring Your Time and Space

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm

    Panel presented by the BSA and Harvard Academic Resource Center. Come learn how we balance school, extracurriculars, and our well-being. Lunch will be provided!…
  • Textualism and its discontents with Professors Tara Leigh Grove and Todd Rakoff

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Professor Tara Leigh Grove of Texas Law will join Professor Todd Rakoff to discuss Textualism, what it is, its value as an interpretive method, and its weaknesses.
  • Discussion with Judge James Boasberg

    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

    Join ACS for a discussion with the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, James Boasberg.
  • HALB x First Class: First Gen in Big Law

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join First Class and HALB for a student-led lunch panel for first generation 1L students interested in an introduction to big law! Panelists will be first generation 2L and 3L students who just finished EIP and/or working in big law this past summer. Topics discussed will include what big law…
  • Affirmative Action after SFFA: Is the US in Violation of International Human Rights Law?

    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join us for the discussion “Affirmative Action after SFFA: Is the US in Violation of International Human Rights Law?” The event is hybrid. Virtual participants can register on Zoom. HUID holders are invited to attend the discussion in person at WCC 2004 of Harvard Law School. Lunch will be served…
  • TimelyCare Information Table

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Interested in learning more about TimelyCare? Representatives will be onsite from 3-5pm on Thursday, September 28th near the Hark Ramp to answer questions and share more about TimelyCare resources. Harvard students have FREE access to virtual care services with TimelyCare — the virtual health and well-being platform designed for university students.
  • 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…
  • Visiting Room Project

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    What is it like to be in prison for your entire life. Join Professor Andrew Manuel Crespo and filmmakers Marcus Kondkar, Calvin Duncan, Daryl Waters, Ron Hicks, and Everett Offray (all formerly incarcerated on life-without-parole sentences in Louisiana’s Angola Prison) for a conversation about The Visiting Room.
  • First Class Community Dinner

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Come and meet the First Class community at Harvard Law School! We will also be announcing mentor and mentee pairs at this dinner.
  • Negotiators Fall Training

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    HLS Negotiators Fall Training…
  • Law & Social Change Community Gathering

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    The annual Law and Social Change Program of Study community gathering will take place on Thursday, September 28 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in The Pub. The retreat is a community-building event for students and faculty to discuss how law can be harnessed as a tool for social change.

September 29


  • The Inauguration of Harvard President Claudine Gay

    All day

    The inauguration of a new president is an opportunity to look forward—to celebrate new ideas and the future of the University. The Harvard community is invited to join in the occasion of President Claudine Gay’s inauguration as we come together to rejoice in the possibilities ahead. Events throughout the day…
  • JLG Meet the Board Event

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Come join the Journal of Law & Gender this Friday for coffee, donuts, and to meet the board! We’ll be sharing information about our upcoming publication, events, and Fall Conference. We’ll be in WCC 1015 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. See you there!…
  • Camp DLSA

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join the Harvard Disabled Law Student Association Friday September 29th from 5-8pm, our first event of the year! Gather around the metaphorical campfire for fun camp-style activities, dinner, and a showing of “Crip Camp,”  a critically important movie about our shared disability rights history. Present at the event will be…
  • HLSCF Friday Gathering

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join the Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship at 5:45pm for dinner and teaching! All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition (or lack thereof).

September 30


  • Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Subcite

    September 30, 2023, 9:30 am – October 1, 2023, 2:00 pm

    The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties (CR-CL) Law Review, the nation’s leading progressive law journal, will be hosting its subcite on September 30 and October 1. We will be editing cutting edge progressive scholarship, and hope to have you join. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs are all welcome! Please register…

October 2


  • Prosecution of Atrocity Crimes in Ukraine: Avenues for Accountability

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    More than 18 months after Russia invaded Ukraine, reports of alleged atrocity crimes continue to mount. To prevent impunity and recurrence of mass atrocity, Ukrainian politicians, civil society, and survivors have called for justice, whether through domestic prosecutions, international trials, or other avenues. This panel brings together experts who have…
  • OPIA’s 1L Domestic Job Search Strategy Session

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    This event is designed to help 1L students navigate domestic summer employment options in the public sector. We will review essential topics to help you get started on your search. Lunch provided. Please RSVP.
  • The Future of Fintech: Intro to Blockchain, Digital Asset and Web 3

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

    The Harvard Law School Blockchain and Fintech Initiative is kicking off the academic year with an introduction to blockchain, digital asset and Web 3 workshop. You will get a crash course on what blockchain and cryptocurrency really are and how they continue to revolutionize the Fintech space while providing challenges…
  • First Class Welcomes Justice Carney

    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join First Class as we welcome Justice Susan Carney, of the Alaska Supreme Court, to discuss clerking, her career path, and more! Dinner will be provided.

October 3


  • Open House of the Gender Violence Program

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join us for an Open House of the Gender Violence Program! Come explore opportunities to work on projects that advance our human rights through the creation of new alliances across identities. Lunch provided.
  • Banned Books Week ReadOut!

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    READ OUT: HLS Library will celebrate the Right to Read by hosting a ReadOut! from our favorite banned books on the Langdell steps on Tues., Oct. 3, from 12pm to 12:30pm. If you would like to read from a banned or challenged book, please register by Sept. 29 at…
  • JLSA Pizza in the Hut

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    On Tuesday, October 3rd from 12:15–1:30 PM, join JLSA for a pizza lunch: Pizza in the Hut! We’ll have pizza in the HLS Sukkah on the Belinda Sutton Quadrangle (lawn outside Harkbox) to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot…
  • Design from the Margins: Justice Informed Tech and MENA LGBTQ Communities

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    The way we design and build our technology can have significant global political, social, and human rights ramifications. Technology can be a tool for liberatory action or a tool for oppression – and communities who are most impacted by the harms of technology are also the ones least consulted. Join…
  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration: Clinic Info Session

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Institute to End Mass Incarcerations mission is to radically decarcerate the United States by helping to build and strategically deploy collective, community based power toward decarceral ends. Join us for an information session on October 3, 2023 during lunch block.
  • ACS x Lambda x WLA: Government Lawyering with Hannah Solomon-Strauss

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Come join ACS, Lambda and WLA for a conversation about being a government lawyer with Hannah Solomon-Strauss (HLS ’18). Hannah is a trial attorney for the DOJ Federal Programs Branch and an assistant professor at Haverford College. WCC 1023. Lunch provided.  …
  • Now . . . This: A Conversation With Judge Justin Walker

    12:25 pm - 1:15 pm

    Judge Justin Walker will answer the question: How to use social media to close your mind, politicize everything, and make the least of your legal education?…
  • Big Impacts: Working for Small Nonprofits in Rural Settings

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Both the opportunities and challenges of working in a small nonprofit are substantial. For those lucky enough to find an organization with a mission that aligns with your values, legal work can be extremely rewarding. Attorneys at small nonprofits often handle all stages of many different kinds of cases and have a wider variety of legal experience than their big firm peers. They are also involved in running and growing the organization and are responsible for seeing the organization through hard times. Join Wasserstein Fellow Mary Cromer as she talks about her career path from clerking, to working for a big green organization, to working for ACLC. She will also talk specifically about her time at ACLC and how my "work" here has been about much more than the work of running the organization's environmental justice program area. Lunch provided. RSVP below.
  • Navigating Banking & Finance Careers with HALB and Prof. Bosiljevac

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join HALB for an interactive discussion on J.D.-advantaged careers in finance, with HALB Alumnus Professor Vladimir Bosiljevac and current HALB members pursuing finance careers. We will discuss the alternative career paths available to HLS students, what they offer relative to big law careers, and when and how to pursue them.
  • Alumni in Residence with Andrew Lindsay J.D.’05 of Microsoft

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Andrew Lindsay serves as Corporate Vice President, Industry, Data and Apps Business Development of Microsoft. He leads a team that enables digital transformation based on Microsoft’s Intelligent Data Platform, Power Platform, Dynamics 365 business applications, and artificial intelligence solutions. He also enables digital transformation specifically tailored for the energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries. Andrew previously served as Senior VP of Corporate and Business Development of HubSpot and VP of Corporate Development at Jawbone, a wearable technology company. Click to register.
  • Love Your Library Fest

    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stop by the Library to learn all the cool services we have to offer. Meet staff (and vendors), get swag, and earn chances to win some great tech prizes including noise-canceling earbuds, portable computer monitor display, and/or portable battery charger for laptop/phone. Up to 15 chances to win!…
  • International Legal Studies Coffee Hour

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Please join International Legal Studies staff and your classmates for a coffee, tea and snack break and informal networking among students interested in international opportunities at HLS.
  • Open Inquiry Dinner & Conversation

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Open Inquiry is a forum for HLS students to share the two things we most love–food and conversation. Join us to talk informally discuss politics and philosophy over dinner! We will choose the topic of conversation together during the meeting.

October 4


  • Alumni in Residence with Peter Marta J.D.’03 of Hogan Lovells

    8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Peter (Pete) Marta's helps companies prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents as Partner of Hogan Lovells. Pete joined Hogan Lovells Cybersecurity practice after serving as the global head of cybersecurity law at JPMorgan Chase, where he was head counsel to the firm's chief information security officer and its chief security officer. In that role, Pete counseled all levels of the organization, from its security operations centers to the boardroom. Prior to his corporate experience, Pete worked in the U.S. intelligence community and started his legal career as a corporate associate in another large international law firm. Click to register.
  • 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.
  • Eye in the Sky: Protecting Content Moderators at Meta

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join HPLA and attorneys from Burns Charest to learn how the firm brought a claim against Meta on behalf of content moderators responsible for viewing disturbing, graphic content on Facebook. Learn how Burns Charest’s groundbreaking work will “improve the safety of its U.S.-based content moderators by improving review tools and…
  • Introduction to Judicial Clerkships

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    A judicial clerkship is one of the most substantive jobs you can have at the beginning of a career in law. Learn about this exciting option and how to develop your candidacy starting in your first year of law school. This introduction will set you up for further information on…
  • How Clerking Shapes Careers: A Lunch talk with Jessica Lewis, Litigation Partner at Wilmer Hale

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join us for a lunch talk with Jessica Lewis, a partner at WilmerHale, about her experience clerking for The Honorable Patti B. Saris, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2013 – 2014 and how that experience has shaped her career.
  • Book Talk: When Misfortune Becomes Injustice

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Join the HLS Library on Wednesday October 4 at 1pm for a HLS Library Book Talk in Harvard Law School Library – Langdell Hall 232/233 Seminar Rooms. This event features a discussion on When Misfortune Becomes Injustice: Evolving Human Rights Struggles for Health and Social Equality, 2nd ed. with…
  • East Asian Legal Studies Open House

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Please join us to learn more about what’s happening at the East Asian Legal Studies program, and to meet EALS faculty, librarians, staff, the 2023-2024 Visiting Scholars, and other students interested in East Asia. Snacks will be provided.
  • 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!…
  • JLSA Sushi in the Sukkah

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Join JLSA to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with Sushi in the Sukkah. We’ll be in the Sukkah on the Belinda Sutton Quadrangle from 7:30 to 9:30 pm to gather, eat, and celebrate.