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September 19


  • How ChatGPT and Other Digital Tools are Transforming Medical Diagnosis

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Studies have shown that ChatGPT — a generative AI chatbot — can help to diagnose a number of medical conditions. But generative AI is just one buzzy development in a field already crowded with technologies that promise to move diagnosis out of the confines of the clinic and into the…
  • JOL-ly Hour with the Journal on Legislation

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Stop by the JOL Office (WCC 2050) between 12 and 1:30 for a free cookie (while supplies last)! Meet the Volume 61 Exec Team, and learn more about subciting and being part of the JOL Family.
  • Navigating Issues of Mental Health in Law School & the Legal Profession

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join us for a moderated panel discussion with mental health advocates Sonja Wasden and Payal Salsburg. Sonja is an award-winning speaker and author on driving inclusive, constructive conversations about mental health. Payal is a partner at Laredo & Smith and an advocate for mental health within the legal profession. Both are…
  • Lunch Talk with Justice Goodwin Liu: Clerkships and Diversity in the Judiciary

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join us for a speaker event on clerkships and diversity in the judiciary with Justice Goodwin Liu, the Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here so that we can order enough food.
  • Texas Club Barbecue

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Enjoy southern-style barbecue, brought to you by the HLS Texas Club! All are welcome to attend.
  • HLEP New Member Training

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Hoping to get hands-on experience advising a start-up or a non-profit on their legal issues? Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) is looking for project team members for Fall 2023! Fill out an interest form by Sunday, September 17th at 11:59 PM EST if you would like to be in a…
  • Holistic Advocacy and Representation: How to be an Abolitionist Public Defender

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Robyn Mar, Deputy Executive Director at The Bronx Defenders. Robyn will talk about the joys and challenges of direct services work, as well as how representing individual people ensnared in oppressive legal systems can support efforts to achieve broader systemic transformation and abolition. Robyn will answer your questions about working as a public defender, using law school experiences to help you find a fulfilling legal career, and making public interest work sustainable.
  • OPIA’s Public Service Leaders Welcome Meeting + Social Hour

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join OPIA to learn more about the Public Service Leaders (PSL) Program and connect across sections with fellow public interest-minded 1Ls. The PSL program is designed to build supportive relationships and leadership skills among Harvard Law School’s public interest community. It offers 1L participants the opportunity to connect with other public interest-oriented students, participate in unique leadership development programming, and receive mentorship from like-minded alumni and upper-class students. This welcome event will introduce interested students to the program and begin to co-create our community. Stick around after the program for a social hour in the WCC Pub! RSVP to attend.

September 20


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


  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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!…
  • 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…
  • 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…