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Free Speech and Mutual Respect

April 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

How does free speech and open expression impact our ability to advance the equity, inclusion, and social justice imperative movements? Join a conversation about the possibilities and challenges of advancing social justice and protecting speech in an academic environment. Q&A will follow the discussion.

Learn more here.

Rappaport Forum

Rappaport Forum

April 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The HLS Rappaport Forum promotes and models civil discourse on critical issues facing our community, nation, and world. Register in advance for this discussion on whether Congress should enact H.R. 1, moderated by Professor Guy-Uriel Charles.

Register here

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HLS Academic Year 2020-2021

Announcements

Announcements

Research Assistance for Project on Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

April 16, 2021

Research Assistants are needed for the summer and fall to work on a project involving solitary confinement of immigrants. RAs will evaluate data gathered through Freedom of Information Act Requests and state Privacy Act Requests, conduct legal research, and write memos exploring potential federal and state remedies available, particularly to immigrant detainees who are trauma survivors. Interested students should send a short 250 word statement of interest and resume to Sabi Ardalan (sardalan@law.harvard.edu) and Phil Torrey (ptorrey@law.harvard.edu).

The Entry-level Job Search E-advising Series: Government Honors Programs

April 16, 2021

Government Honors Programs are the most common pathway for 3Ls and certain recent graduates to enter government service. In preparation for your 3L year, 2Ls should start to get familiar with these opportunities now.

RA Opportunity with Professors Niko Bowie and Daphna Renan

April 14, 2021

Professors Bowie and Renan are hiring one or more RAs to work on a project involving the role of the Supreme Court in American constitutionalism and the connections between current doctrine and the reaction to Reconstruction. Interested students should send a statement of interest, cv, and transcript to eshapirosmith@law.harvard.edu by April 23. Please indicate in your statement of interest what type of research availability you expect to have during the summer and in the fall of 2021. (Selections will be made after exam period ends.)

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Racial and Intersectional Critiques of National Security Law

Animal Law Week

Racial and Intersectional Critiques of National Security Law

Live MPRE Overview with Themis Bar Review

The Conservative Case for Organized Labor

Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Impact of Social Disparities on Responses to COVID-19

Public Reading of Scripture

Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf

Racial and Intersectional Critiques of National Security Law

FiLM Society Lunchtime Conversation with Professor Jill Lepore

Animal Law Week

HLS LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic 2020-21 Practitioner Speaker Series

Racial and Intersectional Critiques of National Security Law

Human Rights Work: The Fight for Health, Housing, and Water

Harvard Negotiation Law Review Subcite

Seventh Harvard International Arbitration Conference–Post Pandemic Arbitration: Opportunities, Challenges and Transformations

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HLEP Symposium Day 1: Impact of COVID on early-stage startups

Using Big Data and AI to Promote Inclusion of Women and Minorities in the Law

HBLR Lunch Talk: Going Public: The Role of an IPO Lawyer

Harvard International Office Open Hours with Peter O’Meara

Raising up Indigenous Leadership: A Chinese Church Case Study with Dr. Samuel Ling

COVID-19 & Disability: A Holistic Examination of Pandemic Impact

Public Reading of Scripture

Ames Moot Court Final Round

**POSTPONED** Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Chris Lehane J.D. ’94

Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Dave Friedman J.D. ’96

Building Equity into Sweetened Beverage Taxes

Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem – Film Screening and Panel Discussion (public welcome)

Multi-Stakeholder Advocacy: A Discussion of Strategy, Strengths, and Challenges

Robinhood, Gamestop and Naked Short Selling: A Conversation with Robinhood CLO Dan Gallagher

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Seminar Series: COVID-19 and the Law: The Health Care System in the Age of COVID-19

Public Reading of Scripture

Privatizing Public Health: A Panel Discussion

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America at the Crossroads: What we can learn from abroad

Pastor Chris Harris and Rabbi Michael Siegel In Dialogue: An Interfaith Civil Rights Partnership

Harvard International Office Open Hours with Peter O’Meara

HBLR Lunch Talk: Navigating a Law Firm and The Associate Experience

Public Reading of Scripture

**POSTPONED** Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Lesley Rosenthal J.D. ’89

Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law – Conversation with Ethan Orlinsky, former Major League Baseball Special Counsel to the Commissioner

Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series with Peter Kuo J.D. ’97

Impact Litigation Under a 6-3 Court: Opportunities and Challenges with Scott Michelman

Lexis for Microsoft Office training (for 1L Ames Briefs) – earn Lexis points plus $10 gift card

Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

HLS Book Talk: Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives by Michael Heller and James Salzman

Clinics Panel Presented by APALSA

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How We Can Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems: HLSGives Info Session #1

Race, Social Well-Being, and the Soul of the Firm

HIALSA International Arbitration Workshop Session 9 — Hearings and Cross-examination in International Arbitration

HLS Book Talk: Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design

Digital Rights in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with Nani Jansen Reventlow, Digital Freedom Fund

Space Law Issues for Commercial Operators

Public Reading of Scripture

Policing and the Brain: How Neuroscience Can Contribute to Police Reform

Bringing a Vaccine to Market

How We Can Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems: HLSGives Info Session #2

How We Can Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems: HLSGives Info Session #3

Growth Funds & Investing in Change

Policing in America Lecture Series Session #6: Activism and Engagement: What Can Lawyers Do?

HIP Spring Symposium: Amplifying Immigrant Voices: Intersections with Race, Gender, and Ability

Lunch Talk: A Discussion with Chesa Boudin

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HLS Student Spotlights

La Alianza provides students space for professional development and activism

April 14, 2021
La Alianza provides students space for professional development and activism

During a remote year, the group launched a mentoring program, hosted alumni panels, and created innovative ways to connect with members around the world.

Countdown to Ames

April 14, 2021
Countdown to Ames

Over the course of two months, Harvard Law Today followed two teams of six third-year students as they prepared for the Ames Moot Court final round.

Empowering middle schoolers worldwide

March 31, 2021
Empowering middle schoolers worldwide

Harvard Law student creates an extracurricular program to foster civic engagement and bridge social divides.

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