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September 28


  • White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Watch Party

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Please join the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic and Health Law and Policy Clinic to watch a livestream of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The conference is being held for the first time in over 50 years and will include the announcement of a national…
  • Debate: Was the Constitution of 1787 a pro-slavery document?

    12:25 pm - 1:20 pm

    Professor Noah Feldman’s latest book, The Broken Constitution, will be the subject of a debate on the question of whether Abraham Lincoln had to “break” the Constitution during the Civil War. All are welcome.
  • In the Belly of the Beast: Criminal Justice Impact Litigation in the Deep South

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Mercedes Montagnes HLS ‘09, Founder and Executive Director of the Promise of Justice Initiative, in which she will discuss the benefits and risks of using impact litigation as a tool to create positive change for people in the criminal legal system.
  • 3L Judicial Clerkship Update and Q&A

    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    As of our last count, almost 600 potential clerkship opportunities were still available for 2023, and many judges are considering applications from current 3Ls for 2024 and even 2025 clerkships. Whether you are just starting a clerkship search or have been applying already, you may have questions in common with other 3L students. Join Liz, Kirsten, and Ali for an update and interactive Q&A session.
  • [HALB] Introduction to Debt Finance with White & Case

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) and White & Case on a presentation on Debt Finance. Come meet White & Case attorneys to learn more about their highly complex, cross-border transactions and their firm. Lunch will be provided. Speakers include Jessica Shearer (Partner, Debt Finance), Rob Morrison…
  • Alumni in Residence with Lindsay Breedlove JD’09 of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Lindsay Breedlove JD ’09 is a Senior Director at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, a Bay Area biotechnology company that specializes in rare and ultra-rare diseases. She oversees the company’s litigation and investigations, serves as general counsel for the Asia Pacific region, and advises North American business units regarding regulatory and legal risk. Before joining Ultragenyx, Lindsay was a partner in Troutman Pepper LLP’s Life Sciences practice, resident in Philadelphia, PA, where she litigated on behalf of key players across the healthcare innovation and delivery spectrum. Lindsay is currently serving as the President of the Harvard Law School Association that oversees and supports alumni engagement efforts around the globe. Click to register.
  • EELP Welcome Back Reception

    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    We are holding a welcome back reception for students interested in energy and environmental law. To be hosted by Jody Freeman, Richard Lazarus, and Carrie Jenks.
  • Environmental & Energy Law Student Welcome Reception

    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Meet faculty, students, and staff involved in environmental and energy law programs on campus. Food and drinks will be served! If you or an event participant requires disability-related accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services, at or 617-495-8773 in advance of the event. (In case of rain, the event will…
  • Career Planning: How Your 1L Year (and Job) Fit in the Big Picture

    5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

    Learn about careers 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. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with wine and beer.
  • Abolitionist Community Building

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Please join us for our first monthly abolitionist community building event of the semester! We hope this space can serve as a place of support, connection, and learning in community with other people who believe in abolition of the prison industrial complex. Last year we wrote holiday cards to incarcerated…
  • Basic Safety and Awareness with HUPD

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The purpose of this class is to empower students, faculty, and staff to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The classes cover safety awareness, risk reduction, and risk avoidance and provide attendees with the knowledge to make educated decisions about safety and…
  • La Alianza GBM

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • HALS Recruiting Event

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Harvard Asia Law Society will introduce its activities and recruit committee members as well as general body members. Food and boba will be served!…

September 29


  • Explaining the Floods in Pakistan: A Climate Catastrophe and Local Governance Crisis

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join us for a panel discussion on the causes and responses to the unprecedented floods in Pakistan. This panel will feature Afreen Siddiqi, Asim Khwaja, and Rafay Alam as they discuss the climate and local governance implications that brought Pakistan to this point. Halal lunch will be served.
  • Lunch Talk: A Conversation with Cohen Milstein

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Get a closer look at the work of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, one of the top private public interest firms in the country with over 100 attorneys — including many HLS alumni — and 45 years of experience. The firm specializes in antitrust, civil rights and employment,…
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Info Session

    12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. 2022 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows and law students Laila Ujayli and Mussab Ali will share their experiences applying and answer applicant questions. The Fellowship's Communications Director will give an overview of the program and answer any questions as well.
  • Harvard Animal Law Society General Body Meeting

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Harvard Animal Law Society’s first general body meeting will be this Thursday September 29th at 12:30pm in WCC 1023. We’ll discuss upcoming events, 1L representatives, ways to get involved with animal issues on campus, and more. We would love to see you there! Vegan lunch will be provided.
  • Animal Law Society – General Body Meeting

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join us for the Harvard Animal Law Society’s first General Body meeting of the new academic year. The HALS Board will talk about plans for the coming year, ways in which students can become involved, and opportunities to engage with the HLS Animal Law Program and Clinic.
  • IPLA Patent Law Panel

    12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

    Join the HLS IP Law Association for our panel on patent law practice, featuring attorneys from Fish & Richardson, Quinn Emanuel, and WilmerHale, to learn more about the ins and outs of patent law. The panel will discuss the differences between patent prosecution, patent litigation in district courts, ITC litigation,…
  • “After Dobbs” with Professor Stephen Sachs and Erika Bachiochi [Students for Life]

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    [Students for Life] Professor Stephen E. Sachs and Erika Bachiochi will speak on the legal impact of Dobbs, the demise of Roe, and the current status of life in the legal sphere.
  • Winter Term Opportunities Abroad

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    HLS offers 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students the opportunity to spend Winter Term abroad, pursuing internationally focused independent clinicals or research and writing projects.
  • Byse Workshop Fall 2022: Constitutions, Courts and Climate Change

    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


    The Climate Crisis is the defining challenge of the 21st century. Despite the urgency of the challenge, many governments have failed to enact the transformations necessary to avert disaster. This workshop considers the role of constitutional law and theory both as a cause and a response to the Climate Crisis.
  • Where Does a Dollar Help the Most? A Conversation About Effective Charitable Giving

    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    Charity evaluators like GiveWell have identified a handful of highly effective nonprofits that have shown they can save and improve lives at fractions of the cost of other charities’ operations.  For example, the Against Malaria Foundation distributes basic medical supplies in the places where they are needed most,…
  • Civil v. Common Law Myths

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

    Dean John F. Manning invites you to a talk by Holger Spamann, Civil v. Common Law Myths. On the occasion of his appointment as Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law. There will be a reception immediately following the talk.
  • Managing Stress and Building Resilience

    7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

    Join us for a 2-hour workshop designed by Harvard grad students for Harvard grad students. The workshop will help you learn skills for managing stress and increasing quality of life that are backed by a strong body of research. Whether you’re struggling with stress, feeling disconnected, or are just curious…

September 30


  • Affording Self-Determination: Human Rights and Indigenous Financial Autonomy

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Human rights law protects the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination. But what is the point of this legal recognition if indigenous peoples are in practice unable to finance their own projects for development? Join NALSA and La Alianza to discuss this question with a delegation of indigenous activists from…
  • ELS/EELP Lunch with Sam Sankar of Earthjustice

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Environmental Law Society and the Environmental and Energy Law Program are hosting a luncheon discussion with Kirti Datla, Director of Strategic Legal Advocacy at Earthjustice.
  • HLSCF Friday Night Gathering: Upperclassmen Panel

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us this Friday for a panel discussion from our 2Ls and 3Ls about how to balance law school and faith, study habits, and general reflections on law school! As always, we will provide dinner with gluten free, dairy free, and peanut free options. We will meet for food and…

October 2


  • HLS Advocates’ Transitional Justice Workshop

    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    This workshop will explore non-criminal and post-criminal responses to mass atrocities, with a focus on the centering of victims in the restorative process. Workshop to be run by Sarah McIntosh of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

October 3


  • EALS Open House

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    East Asian Legal Studies Open House — 12:15 to 1:30 pm. An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Librarians, Staff, and the 2022-2023 Visiting Scholars, as well as other students interested in East Asia. Box lunch available. Remarks and attendee introductions at 12:45.
  • East Asian Legal Studies Open House

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    An opportunity to meet EALS Faculty, Librarians, Staff, and the 2022-2023 Visiting Scholars, as well as other students interested in East Asia. Boxed lunches available.
  • Nondelegation Blues: A Conversation with Professor Philip Hamburger

    12:25 pm - 1:15 pm

    Professor Philip Hamburger (Columbia Law School) will present on his upcoming book Nondelegation Blues in light of the Supreme Court’s recent administrative law cases. He will also take questions. All are welcome.
  • Stare Decisis and the Roberts Court

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    This lecture is the second installment of the Harvard Law School Lecture Series: The Supreme Court in a Constitutional Democracy. The doctrine of stare decisis is deeply contested in the Roberts Court. Although all of the Justices profess to respect stare decisis, some commentators describe the actual force of…
  • Representing Hollywood: Walking through a TV Writer Deal with the Harvard Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Ever wondered what goes into a TV writer’s deal? This talk will feature Erik Hyman, the Chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice at Paul Hastings. Some of his television writer clients have created the most popular (and profitable) television series of the past twenty years. Register at:…
  • The Shadow Docket with Professor Steve Vladeck

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the American Constitution Society and the Harvard Law & Policy Review for a lunch discussion with Professor Steve Vladeck about his book “The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic.” Food will be provided.
  • Middle Eastern and North African Perspectives in Academia

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join MELSA for a panel-style conversation with Professors Naz Modirzadeh and Sabrineh Ardalan on navigating academic careers and institutions! Lunch will be provided.
  • Legal History Workshop–Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism—and Some Pathways for Resistance

    3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    Harvard Law School’s Program of Study in Law and History invites you to our annual Legal History Workshop.  This year’s theme is “Sex and the Law.” On Monday, October 3rd from 3:45pm to 5:45pm in Pound Hall 102, Professor Reva Siegel (Yale Law School) will be presenting, Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism
  • Fireside Chat with Congressman Espaillat Moderated by Professor Doerfler

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Harvard International Law Journal, and La Alianza for a fireside chat with Congressman Adriano Espaillat moderated by Professor Doerfler.
  • HLS Students’ Guide to Public Interest Law

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    This event will offer an overview of HLS resources available to PI students, insight into where 1L PI students should focus their time and attention, and a space for older students and alumni to offer wisdom on how to navigate HLS while staying true to public-interest goals and values.
  • Survival Guide to Public Interest at HLS

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Calling all 1Ls! Join a group of public-interest upperclassmen as we share some real-talk on public interest at HLS, insight into the ways law students get diverted from public-interest pathways, and wisdom and resources to keep you on track with your public-interest goals. This event will include remarks from Alec…

October 4


  • HALB x Morgan Lewis: So You Want to be a Deal Lawyer: How to Succeed in a Transactional Law Field

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Morgan Lewis will present the panel, “So You Want to be a Deal Lawyer: How to Succeed in a Transactional Law Field,” for the Harvard Association for Law and Business at Harvard Law School. Our lawyers in corporate mergers and acquisitions, project finance and development, and equity and debt financings…
  • CLSA Meet and Greet

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Come and meet the executive board of the Caribbean Law Student Association!…
  • Institute to End Mass Incarceration: Spring Clinic Info Session (Lunch Provided) – Applications Due October 14

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Institute to End Mass Incarceration was launched at Harvard Law School in the summer of 2021. Its mission is to radically decarcerate the United States by helping to build and strategically deploy collective, community based power toward decarceral ends. To do this, the Institute works to support and build…
  • Rights of Voters with Intellectual Disabilities in the United States: Ongoing Advocacy Efforts Amid a Wave of Suppression

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    In the 2020 United States presidential election, voters with disabilities turned out in record numbers. Despite significant challenges to registering or voting in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 62% of voters with disabilities cast ballots in that election, compared with 56% during the 2016…

    12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Come learn about all the events WLA is hosting and engage with other WLA members!…
  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available
  • LL.M. Series: Intro to the LLM Job Fair

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    The 2023 Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program (“The LLM Job Fair”) will occur on January 28, 2023 (virtually). At this information session you will learn about how the job fair works and the critical upcoming deadlines. Attendance is strongly encouraged even if you are not yet sure whether you will participate.
  • Thinking Beyond the State Department: International Work in the Federal Sector

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Interested in international government work but not necessarily in serving as a Foreign Service Officer or Attorney for the State Department? Many lawyer roles at the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, and elsewhere in the federal government involve addressing complex global issues, working closely with foreign counterparts, and of course, international travel – both short and long term. Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Michelle Morales, who has made it a point in her career to take on several such roles. Michelle will shed light on how to identify opportunities in the federal sector with a global scope, which ones may be the best fit for your interests, and how to best position yourself to get them. Lunch provided. RSVP below.
  • 2L Judicial Clerkship Group Q&A

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    After attending the 9/14 update meeting or reviewing the annotated slides, you may have questions in common with other 2Ls. Pose them to clerkship advisors Ali and Kirsten via Zoom. This event is for HLS students only. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have…