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September 27

Tuesday

  • A Tribute To Herbert C. Kelman

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a virtual talk with guest speakers Jeff Seul (HDS), Daniel Shapiro (FAS, HMS) and Donna Hicks (HU). Our speakers will talk about how Professor Kelman challenged the Realist theory of conflict going on to create, with John Burton,…
  • Delisted and Deleted? Copyright Law Solutions to Digital Video Game Preservation

    12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Physical copies of movies, TV shows, music and video games become rarer as people turn to instant digital purchases and streaming services, for their media consumption. Unlike a CD, DVD, or VHS tape, which could last forever, digital-only media has an expiration date. But what happens if we want to…
  • Organizing Amazon: A Conversations with Chris Smalls and Jodi Kantor

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Chris Smalls is founder of the Amazon Labor Union and leader of the first successful efforts to unionize an Amazon facility. From being called “not smart, or articulate” by Amazon executives to “my kind of trouble” by President Joe Biden in the Oval Office, Chris Smalls has ushered in a…
  • Representing Hollywood: What it Means to be a Talent-Facing Lawyer with the Harvard Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Want to join the entertainment industry as a lawyer? Want to learn more about what it means to “do entertainment law”? We will hear from HLS alum Tara Kole who recently founded one of the most significant talent law firms in Hollywood, Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole. Tara has an…
  • Lambda Public Interest Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Come join us for an inaugural Lambda Public Interest Lunch! This will be a very low-pressure, low-key vibes opportunity to get to know each other, ask questions, and give me feedback about the kinds of events and speakers you all want to see for the rest of the year. This…
  • LL.M. Series: Networking

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Networking is an important part of your LL.M. job search. Many law firm jobs are obtained, or sometimes even created, through networking. Attend this program to learn what networking is and how to creatively and professionally network your way to a job. Lunch will be served.  This program will be…
  • Centering the Voices of Young People in Foster Care Reform

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Advocates for marginalized groups talk frequently about centering the voices of communities and other stakeholders to ensure that those most closely affected by the proposed policies drive reform.  Nevertheless, those same advocates often lack a clear plan for how to engage with those stakeholders in a way that allows for a true…
  • American Constitution Society Lunch Q&A with Justice Goodwin Liu

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the American Constitution Society for a speaker event with Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Goodwin Liu. We will discuss Justice Liu’s career path, scholarship, and the role of state courts in protecting individual rights post-Dobbs. Room is TBA. Lunch will be provided. Nominated by Governor Jerry Brown,…

September 28

Wednesday

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [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 accessibility@law.harvard.edu 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

Thursday

  • 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,…
  • 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

Friday

  • 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 Sam Sankar, Senior Vice President of Programs at Earthjustice.

October 2

Sunday

  • 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

Monday