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February 23

Friday

  • Galatians Bible Study—all are welcome!

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join us as we study the book of Galatians together. Our study will be led by Zack Phillips, an HLS alum and current pastor of Covenant Church in Arlington. No preparation is required. All are welcome!…
  • Lexis & Westlaw at HLS Present: Advanced Research Strategies for Egypt v. Raiders.

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lunch will be served. The LexisNexis and Westlaw research attorneys dedicated to Harvard Law School will host an exclusive training session for HLS 1Ls. The session will make first-year students more comfortable and confident using advanced features in each platform to support their analysis of legal issues pertaining to the…
  • Spring 2024 Byse Workshop – Abolitionist Approaches to Criminal Justice: Perspectives and Debates

    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The next session of the Spring 2024 Byse Workshop, Abolitionist Approaches to Criminal Justice: Perspectives and Debates, will take place on Friday, February 23, at 3:00-4:30 PM, in Wasserstein Hall (WCC), Room 5044. In this session, A World Without Police?, we will examine various abolitionist proposals for policing—including incremental abolition of police departments,…
  • First Class x Clerkship Talk with Dean Manning

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    First Class will be hosting a Clerkship Talk with Dean Manning! The talk will explore Dean Mannings’ clerkship experiences and why it is important and meaningful for first-gen students to pursue these opportunities. Join us and get some insights and tips! Food will be provided, so please RSVP!…
  • [HLSCF] Friday Gathering

    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us this Friday in the Hark! We’ll hear from Harvard undergraduate Sarah Shabet on “Deferred Joy: When did we give up on joy? And how do we get it back?” We’ll serve dinner from Koshari Mama at 5:45pm and start our programming at 6:15pm. All are welcome, regardless of…

February 24

Saturday

  • HELR Subcite #2

    8:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Harvard Environmental Law Review Subcite 2…
  • Bloomberg X HLSMTA Present: Litigation Roundtable

    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Bloomberg Law and the Harvard Law School Mock Trial Association are proud to present our Fourth Annual Litigation Roundtable! This event connects students interested in litigation with attorneys from some of the country’s top litigation boutiques and big law firms. Join us for an afternoon of casual conversation and networking.

February 26

Monday

  • West Coast Club Study Break

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join the West Coast Club for a lunchtime study break! Lunch from Tattes will be provided, including vegan and gluten free options.
  • Make Birth Free

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Tom Shakely is coming to discuss his proposal to making birth free.
  • A Conversation with Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman of the How Institute for Society

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join us for a fireside chat between Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman of the HOW Institute for Society, and Mandy DeFilippo, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, with an introduction from David B. Wilkins, Faculty Director, Center on the Legal Profession. Lunch will be provided. Dov Seidman is a…
  • Meet the Judge: Hon. Lauren King, W.D. Wash.

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Hear firsthand from the Honorable Lauren J. King of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Judge King is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma and has served as a Pro Tem appellate judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System and on…
  • DC Bar Exam & Application Process

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Information session on the DC Bar Exam and admission process.
  • JLPP Issue 3 Kick-Off

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy is excited to kick off Issue 3 of Volume 47.
  • JOLT Elections

    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    JOLT is hosting elections for its Volume 38 Masthead elected positions on February 26, 2024! A mix of 1Ls and 2Ls run every year. Masthead positions are described here and laid out in a graphic here. If you’re interested in a particular…
  • Courtroom Classic

    4:40 pm - 6:00 pm

    We are excited to invite you to the 2024 edition of the Courtroom Classic. This is a fun-filled, hard-fought basketball game between a team of HLS students versus an intrepid team of HLS faculty and staff. Headlined by Professors Noah Feldman and Phil Torrey, along with staff from the Dean…
  • McGuireWoods 1L Reception

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.
  • Milbank 1L Reception

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.

February 27

Tuesday

  • PACS Bagel Brunch

    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Are you interested in privacy or cybersecurity law? Are you interested in meeting other students who are too? Most importantly, are you interested in bagels? Join us for the inaugural PACS Bagel Brunch, featuring bagels & cream cheese from Mamaleh’s Delicatessen. If you’re planning on attending, please give us a…
  • Lunch Talk with Antitrust Economic Expert Hal Singer

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join HLSAA for a discussion with Hal Singer. Dr. Singer is an economic expert in antitrust, consumer protection, and regulation. He has researched, published, and testified on competition-related issues in a wide range of industries. In the labor antitrust space specifically, Singer is currently involved in a number of…
  • HLS Beyond Presents: Financial Planning for Different Legal Careers

    12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

    No matter what your plans are for the future—BigLaw, work at a small or mid-sized firm, solo practice, or public interest positions– at some point soon you’re going to need to think about your financial future. All of these paths come with unique financial planning considerations, so we’ve invited a…
  • WLA Harvest Lunch with Baker McKenzie

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Baker McKenzie attorneys Summer Austin and Jieun Tak will be taking 6-8 WLA members to lunch at Harvest! The lunch will be held on Tuesday, February 27th at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP if you can make it — spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis (1Ls will be…
  • Reporting on the Israel-Hamas War with Veteran Israeli Journalist Haviv Gur

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Haviv Gur is a veteran Israeli journalist who serves as a senior analyst for the Times of Israel. He has covered Israel’s politics, foreign policy, education system and relationship with the Jewish diaspora since 2005, reporting from over 20 countries, served as Director of Communications for the Jewish Agency for…
  • How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

    12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Join WLA for a Q&A with attorneys from Skadden, MoFo, and Cooley!…
  • WLA: How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join us for Q&A with attorneys from Skadden and Cooley!…
  • Lunch Talk with Sharon Block

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join American Constitution Society (ACS) for a Lunch Talk with Professor Sharon Block.
  • HLS Library Book Talk: Say It Loud!

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join HLS Library on Tuesday February 27 at 12:30pm for a HLS Library Book Talk in Wasserstein Hall – Milstein East A and on Zoom. This event features a discussion on Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture by HLS Professor Randall Kennedy. This event is free…
  • Alumni in Residence with Jahan Sagafi J.D. ’01 of Outten & Golden LLP

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Jahan runs the San Francisco office of Outten & Golden LLP, where he represents workers in employment class actions challenging discrimination, wage and hour abuses, worker speech suppression, and other types of exploitation. He has represented the State of California suing Activision for gender discrimination and harassment, and individuals challenging wrongdoing by Google, Meta, Uber, Chevron, and many other companies. Click to register.
  • Legal Services Center Meet & Greet at the HLS Pub! All HLS Students Welcome!

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    We invite you to attend the Legal Services Center’s (LSC) meet and greet on campus at the HLS Pub! We hope this provides a meaningful opportunity for you to connect with current and former LSC students, meet the clinical instructors, and learn more about…
  • LEAP Meeting

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Labor and Employment Action Project meeting. Dinner will be served!…
  • Leadership in Crisis – International Development Meetup

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join Dr. Gomez Agou, Head of the International Monetary Fund – Gabon, for a discussion on international development. This meetup is co-sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School Africa Caucus.
  • WLA Spring Firm Reception

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Women’s Law Association will be hosting its annual law firm networking event at Russell House Tavern from 6-8 pm. All are welcome! This is an excellent opportunity to meet attorneys from across the country at firms like Cravath, Debevoise, Paul Weiss, Gibson Dunn, Simpson Thacher, Williams & Connolly, Wachtell,…
  • Cahill Gordon 1L Reception

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.

February 28

Wednesday

  • Sidley Austin Lunch

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join the West Coast Club for a chance to meet Sidley attorneys and learn about their experience working on the West Coast.
  • PON Live! Impression (Mis)Management

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Program on Negotiation presents a talk with Övül Sezer, Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations at Cornell University. Making a good impression is a vital skill in life. When the stakes are high, successful impression management can help us get the job, ink the deal, or embark on a new…
  • Litigating for Justice: Women’s Rights Lawyering in Iran

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join us for a discussion with Afrooz Maghzi Najafabadi—Iranian Human Rights Attorney and Visiting Fellow at the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard Law School—on the role of Iranian women’s rights lawyers in the fight for gender justice and equality in Iran. We will…
  • Finding Meaningful Mentorship in the Law

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join WLA for a moderated discussion and Q&A with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed. We will discuss how she has found and learned from mentors through her own career starting as a law firm associate, serving as counsel to the NYC Board of Corrections, and for the past 14 years, as a…
  • Sunshine in the Third Branch: The Importance of Judicial Transparency

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Judge Joshua Wolson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will discuss the importance of judicial transparency and how lawyers and judges alike can promote this important value.
  • LPE Meeting

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Law and Political Economy board meeting. We’ll debrief RebLaw, plan elections, collect signups for retreat, and review events for the rest of the semester.
  • Mattis Panel

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

  • WLA Community Lunch

    12:20 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join WLA for a Peruvian-themed community lunch! Enjoy good food, better company, and a chance to win prizes! RSVP here.
  • First Class x Big Law Lunch Panel

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join First Class for a lunch panel with Big Law attorneys from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP on Wednesday, February 28 from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm in WCC 1010. This panel is designed to give students an overview of working in…
  • Alumni in Residence with Enu Mainigi J.D. ’94 of Williams & Connolly LLP

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Enu Mainigi is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and partner at Williams & Connolly LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is actively sought out by large players in the healthcare and financial services industries to lead their high stakes, bet-the-company litigation and to handle their most important government investigations. Enu also serves as Chair of the firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice and Co-chair of its Health Care practice. Click to register.
  • HLEP Hosts Erin Albert, General Counsel of Cost Plus Drug Co.

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Erin Albert, GC of Cost Plus Drug Co., is joining us to talk about innovation in the highly regulated world of prescription medicine.
  • Legal Observer Training

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The Harvard Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be hosting a training of new Legal Observers, facilitated by members of the NLG Mass Defense Committee. Trained LOs are empowered to attend protests and other activist events as objective, third-party representatives of the NLG. LOs can be instrumental in safeguarding…
  • First Class x Big Law Evening Reception

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join First Class for an evening reception with attorneys from a number of our Big Law sponsors on Wednesday, February 28, 6 pm to 8 pm, at The Hourly, 15 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. This event is come-and-go, so feel free to drop in at any point to network…
  • Hymns of the Civil Rights Era: A Celebration of Hope

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join us for a night of worship with special guest, Grammy-award winner, Naomi Raine of Maverick City Music. This night will be an opportunity to reflect and honor the legacy of faith leaders who shaped the Civil Rights movement.
  • Sidley 1L Reception

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.
  • Christian Union Midweek Bible Study

    6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

    CU@HLS’ midweek bible study through the book of Genesis for Spring 2024. To understand fully the book of Genesis will give the reader a deeper understanding of the redemptive narrative throughout the Scriptures, and ultimately, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Paul Hastings 1L Reception

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.
  • HLS Pub Trivia

    February 28, 2024, 7:00 pm – May 22, 2024, 9:00 pm

    Recurring

    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.
  • A crafty way to cope: An evening of punch needle with art therapist Cari Meillo

    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Cari Meillo, an art therapist whose goal is to provide her clients with a creative, crafty way to cope with their hardest moments. Her business features multiple punch needle kits designed to bring joy and elicit calm. Each participant will receive one kit and personal instruction from Cari. Refreshments…

February 29

Thursday

  • Alumni in Residence with Mathias Strasser LL.M. ’99 of WallStreetDocs

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Mathias Strasser is the accomplished founder and CEO of WSD Group, Scissero, and Casperaki. WSD Group is a prominent technology solutions partner for investment banks, which was recently acquired by Bowmark Capital in 2022. Scissero is an innovative "new law" law firm and legal tech provider that focuses on customizing and commercializing large language models for legal applications. Casperaki is an emerging company that specializes in generative AI for music. Click to register.
  • Christian Union Women’s Bible Study Group

    11:45 am - 1:30 pm

    Christian Union at HLS Women’s Bible Study through Psalm 1-41 (Spring 2024). Women of HLS are invited to register for this event in advance!…
  • Exposing Facebook’s Broken Code for the Future of Digital Safety: A discussion with Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Jeff Horwitz and Dylan Moses

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Facebook is the largest social media company in the world, yet reporting and research shows it fails to protect users from myriad harms, from rampant hate speech to misinformation and human trafficking. Regulators, former employees and civil society are alarmed by the company’s behavior, calling for more scrutiny to protect…
  • Life at Skadden

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    What could life be like at Skadden‘s (sunny) West Coast Offices? Come learn more about Skadden‘s culture, practice areas, and people! Join us on 2/29 to hear from a panel of Partners from Skadden‘s Palo Alto and Los Angeles offices who will describe their experiences. To RSVP, please complete this form by Monday,…
  • HIALSA x Pérez-Llorca

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    HIALSA will host Felipe Nazar, founder of Pérez-Llorca’s investment arbitration practice group, for a discussion on the different approaches to international arbitration (both commercial and investment) between the developing and the developed world.
  • Lunch Talk with Heron Greenesmith

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Heron Greenesmith, Deputy Director of Policy at the Transgender Law Center, will speak about their career and give advice for students interested in law and policy work on behalf of the transgender community. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/HW85RXy82bcdsUkG7.
  • HALB x Sidley Austin: Day in the Life of an M&A Attorney

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join HALB and Sidley Austin attorney from multiple U.S. offices for a discussion about what it’s like to work within the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Sidley lawyers will share their experiences, including providing a window into a typical day in their practice, the variety of assignments they’ve taken on, client…
  • Film Screening: How to Sue the Klan

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join ACS, BLSA, the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, and the HLS Film Society in hosting a screening of How to Sue the Klan, The Legacy of the Chattanooga Five.  …
  • OPIA’s Life After Law School Series: Living on the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP)

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Interested in learning more about the Low-Income Protection Plan (LIPP) and managing loan repayment on a public interest salary? Hear from a panel of alumni currently participating in LIPP, as they share their own experiences. Catherine Pattanayak, Assistant Dean for Public Service, and Kara Martin, Associate Director for LIPP and Public Interest Funding, will moderate and answer your questions. Lunch provided. Please RSVP below. Audience: Students from all class years interested in learning about LIPP are encouraged to attend.
  • Abolition Feminism: In Conversation with Professor Leigh Goodmark

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Join HLS Survivor Justice Coalition and Lambda for a discussion about abolition feminism, restorative justice, and intimate partner violence. Lunch will be provided!…
  • Texas Club Barbecue

    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Come join the Texas Club for a barbecue lunch! All are welcome to attend.
  • Morrison Foerster 1L Reception

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.
  • Law, Gender, and the Political Economy of Social Reproduction

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join us for a special LPE@HLS presentation of Gender, Law, and the Political Economy of Social Reproduction. Over two events, leading feminist legal scholars will examine law’s role in constructing the political economy of gender and sexuality. The presentation will begin on the evening of Thursday, February 29 with…
  • Skadden 1L Reception

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    See CSM/Symplicity for full event details.
  • Reception for Law, Gender, and Political Economy of Social Reproduction

    7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join us for a special LPE@HLS presentation of Gender, Law, and the Political Economy of Social Reproduction. Over two events, leading feminist legal scholars will examine law’s role in constructing the political economy of gender and sexuality. The presentation will begin on the evening of Thursday, February 29 with…