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October 3


  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.

October 5


  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Information Session

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Members of the legal team of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., will be on campus to discuss their Corporate Counsel Development Program (CCDP) and summer internships. Stop by at any time during the 12-1pm timeframe to chat with representatives. NO RSVP required.
  • Jonathan Kuttab

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Jonathan Kuttab is a member of the Bar in Israel, Palestine and New York, cofounder of Al haq (the premier human rights organization), Nonviolence International, and Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America, of the international Sabeel Liberation Theology movement. His recent books are Beyond the Two State Solution…
  • Lessons from FDR’s Court with Cliff Sloan

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    Come join ACS for a discussion with Cliff Sloan (HLS ’84) about his forthcoming book “The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made.” Sloan is a professor at Georgetown Law, former Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure at the U.S. State Department, and former publisher of Slate…
  • The Retrievals – The Civil Cases against Yale New Haven Fertility Clinic

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    The Harvard Law School Community is invited to join us on this Thursday to hear from Kelly Fitzpatrick and Josh Koskoff to talk about their civil law case against Yale New Haven Hospital on behalf of Yale Fertility Center patients who were harmed in the story told in The Retrievals, a five-part…
  • Tom Regan Memorial Lecture – The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Way of Life or Religion?

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Join us for The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Way of Life or Religion?, this year’s Annual Tom Regan Memorial Lecture, given by Cheryl Abbate. The respondent will be Dale Jamieson. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and is open to the general public as well as Harvard…
  • Justice Across Borders: Canada, India and minority activism

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that Canadian intelligence has credible information that agents of the Government of India murdered a Sikh activist- a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil, in violation of Canadian sovereignty. What are the consequences of these allegations from the perspective of international law? And how…
  • Lunch Talk: Held v. Montana and Rights Based Climate Litigation with Sam Bookman, S.J.D.

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Environmental & Energy Law Program, and the HLS Environmental Law Society as we welcome S.J.D. Candidate Sam Bookman. Sam will discuss the recent decision in Held v. Montana, including how it fits with broader international rights-based climate litigation, and how…
  • 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. Representatives from International Legal Studies, the Graduate Program, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, and the…
  • A Tale of Two Cities: The Inequalities of Our Education System and Barriers Facing Low-Income Students

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join OPIA for a community discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Jennifer Sang, partner at a boutique civil rights law firm that specializes in special education and employment. She will be discussing the unique challenges faced by low-income clients and their attorneys. Come learn about the organizations and law firms that take on this kind of work and how young lawyers can get into the field. Lunch provided. Please RSVP!
  • Alumni in Residence with Melanca Clark J.D.’02 of the Hudson-Webber Foundation

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Melanca Clark is President and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit, MI. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Melanca held several senior positions in the Obama Administration including Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Senior Policy Advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Senior Counsel with DOJ’s Access to Justice Initiative. Click to register.
  • Film Screening of Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella

    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Film Screening followed by a panel discussion with Justice Rosalie Abella, Director Barry Avrich Producer Mark Selby The event will be followed by a reception. Watching the trailer  | Register for the event
  • Upcoming deadline to submit student writing to Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Q&A

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    The deadline for student writing submissions for Vol. 59.2 is this Friday, October 16th at 11:59 pm. We are hosting a Q&A on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm for any last-minute questions in the student org room. Questions may also be directed to
  • 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…
  • China’s New Era: Reversing the Dire Consequences of Forty Years of Reform

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join us for a discussion on the Chinese economy with Professor YAO Yang, Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, hosted by Professor Mark Wu and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.  Forty years of reform and opening up have resulted in rapid growth and rising living…
  • HLS Law & Philosophy Society Meet & Greet Social

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    The HLS Law & Philosophy Society is delighted to invite you to our first Meet & Greet Social! We will celebrate the beginning of the academic year together over delicious food and refreshments, see old friends, and make new ones! Our Meet & Greet Social will take place on Thursday, October…
  • HLS Beyond Presents: Jazz Night in Langdell – Fundamentals of the Music

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted by HLS students Cosimo Fabrizio ’25 and Shaan Pandiri ’26 Come join your peers and professors for an evening of jazz and jazz education in Langdell’s Reading Room. Musicians Cosimo Fabrizio ’25 and Shaan Pandiri ’26 will perform and provide commentary throughout the hour to help you gain a…

October 6


  • Symposium: Economic Sanctions and National Security

    All day

    The Harvard National Security Journal is hosting a symposium on Economic Sanctions and National Security on Friday, October 6th. The event will take place in-person at Harvard Law School from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The symposium will feature Professor Ashley Deeks, former Associate White House Counsel and former Deputy legal Adviser…
  • Symposium: Economic Sanctions and National Security

    8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The Harvard National Security Journal is hosting a symposium on Economic Sanctions and National Security on Friday, October 6th. The event will take place in-person at Harvard Law School from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The symposium will feature Professor Ashley Deeks, former Associate White House Counsel and former Deputy legal Adviser…
  • FISA, Section 702, and Privacy in the Digital Age

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Beth Williams, a Board Member of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Alan Raul, the Board’s former vice chair, gather to discuss the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and its impact on American privacy in the digital age.
  • Book Talk: Data and Democracy at Work by Brishen Rogers

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Please join the Center for Labor and a Just Economy for a book talk with Brishen Rogers on his latest book, Data and Democracy at Work. This book explores how major companies like Amazon, Uber, and McDonald’s have used new information technologies to limit worker power, and how our labor…
  • HLSCF Board Game Night

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join the Harvard Law School Christian Fellowship in the Harkness Glass Room for dinner and board games at 5:45pm! We’ll provide games but feel free to bring your favorites as well. All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition (or lack thereof).