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September 2020

HLS Book Talk with Cass Sunstein: Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don’t Want to Know

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week's weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris? In Too Much Information, Cass Sunstein examines the effects of information on our lives. Policymakers emphasize “the…

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Advocating While Black: Navigating Black Identity in the Human Rights Field

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Aspects of human rights work may present particular challenges and opportunities for practitioners of color. Human rights advocates work cross-culturally and undertake work that often requires international travel or relocation abroad. Pathways into the field are often relationship-dependent, and once in the profession, expectations about an advocate’s identity can impact relationships with peers, communities and decision-makers. How are these features experienced by those who define themselves as Black or of African descent in the human rights field? Knowledge of these…

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Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA and OCS

September 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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uring this live webinar, we will provide you with an overview of the various career paths and career resources available to you at HLS. We will also answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about the career exploration and advising process.

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October 2020

10 Years On: Lessons from the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

October 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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October 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of UN peacekeepers’ introduction of cholera to Haiti. The resulting epidemic has killed over 10,000 people and caused immeasurable losses in Haiti. The UN’s reluctance to accept responsibility and to remedy affected communities has also tested the organization’s commitment to human rights and spurred strong criticisms from inside and outside of the organization. This event brings together UN officials and Haiti advocates to examine what lessons the UN should draw from the cholera epidemic.…

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Policing in America Lecture Series Session #2: The Limits to Accountability: Police, Prosecutors, and Qualified Immunity

October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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In this lecture series, Harvard Law School faculty members Andrew Manuel Crespo and Alexandra Natapoff will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in conversation with police, prosecutors, activists, and other leading voices to analyze the complex and democratically vital questions raised by the institution of American policing. These conversations are aimed at illuminating the current moment, what brought us here, and the opportunities it presents to us as a legal and national community moving forward. The second installment of…

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Persons with Disabilities’ Right to Political Participation around the Globe: Perspectives from Africa, Latin America, and the U.S.

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The coronavirus pandemic has upended elections across the United States, casting uncertainty around electoral access as state and local officials draw up contingency plans. Both in the United States and throughout the world, such changes to electoral processes may either erect additional barriers or open new pathways to political participation by persons with disabilities. In the walkup to the 2020 U.S. general election, where election observers will be closely monitoring the accessibility of modified procedures, HPOD will host a panel…

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In Honor of Chief Justice Gants: Ensuring Access to Justice in Housing Court – POSTPONED

October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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(This event has been postponed.  Currently the state is facing a looming eviction crisis, and housing advocates and community organizers are currently on the ground working with and on behalf of those whose housing is at risk.  We have decided that it would more timely to host this conversation in the spring.)  The late Chief Justice Gants made access to justice in housing court one of his top priorities.  Please join us for a conversation moderated by Professor Esme Caramello of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in his…

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In Honor of Chief Justice Gants: A Tribute

October 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join us for a tribute to the life and work of Chief Justice Gants and how he exercised judicial leadership to advocate for access to justice.  Guests will share their reflections on Chief Justice Gants in a panel moderated by Professor Martha Minow.  Guests include Professor David Wilkins, Former Governor Deval Patrick, Former Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Kimberly Budd, District Attorney Rachael Rollins, and Susan Finegan, the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Access to…

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In Honor of Chief Justice Gants: Eradicating Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The late Chief Justice Gants was deeply concerned about the great disparity in the rates of imprisonment among Whites, African-Americans and Latinos in Massachusetts and sought to root out the inequities in the system that led to these disparate rates.  Professor Dehlia Umunna will engage in a conversation in his honor about the critical next steps in eradicating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Panelists include Judge Jay Blitzman (Ret.), Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), and Rev. Rashaan Hall from the…

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HIALSA Lunch Talk: The Increased Interplay between Environmental Protection and Foreign Investment Protection

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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With ever-increasing concerns regarding climate change and global warming, environmental regulations are becoming stricter around the globe and may impact foreign investors and investments. As such, environmental concerns are spilling into the international investment regime and the interplay between these areas of law has yet to be fully explored (and tested before international tribunals). Jose Manuel Garcia Represa’s presentation will address the rising tension between the objectives of protecting the environment and protecting foreign investments and its consequences on investment…

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Election Day Primer

October 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Please join election law and voting rights experts Professor Nick Stephanopoulos and Lecturer on Law Ruth Greenwood, Director of the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic, for a discussion about the 2020 Election in advance of Election Day, November 3rd. Register at http://bit.ly/ElectionDayPrimer. This event is being hosted by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Equal Democracy Project, and HLS Democrats as a part of National Pro Bono Week. For accessibility needs, please email accessibility@law.harvard.edu

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November 2020

[HIALSA Lunch Talk] Tribunal’s Power and Discretion: A Cross-Cultural Approach

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On November 4 (Wednesday), 12 - 1 PM EST, please join a talk with Professor Loukas Mistelis to discuss the arbitral tribunal's power and discretion with a cross-cultural approach! Registration link is here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SbQ-tdi4S5Wv3-IfhJF-bA. In this lunch event, Professor Loukas Mistelis will explore how legal and professional cultures and backgrounds impact the way arbitral tribunals delimit and manifest their powers and discretion during disputes. This lunch talk will cover both jurisdictional determinations ratione materiae and ratione personae and a range…

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How to Successfully Apply for 1L Diversity Positions at Law Firms

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The process for applying to 1L summer diversity positions at major law firms can be daunting. OCS and the student panel will walk you through the process and answer your questions.

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Time Affluence, Time Poverty and the Legal Profession. A Book talk with HBS Professor, Ashley Whillans

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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A book talk with Ashley Whillans to discuss her new book Time Smart, a culmination of her research on time and happiness. Come learn about how her work impacts law students and the legal profession. Co-sponsored by OCS and DOS. Please log into CSM under events for the Zoom information. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in the time and happiness research field. She earned her PhD in social…

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HIALSA Lunch Talk – The King Can Do No Wrong: The Pernicious Influence of Judicial Immunity on Arbitrator Immunity

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The origin of the absolute theory of arbitrator immunity is as ancient as the common law itself. Its roots can be traced to judicial immunity. Analysis of its normative foundation is even more arcane and linear in its development. The common law’s absolute judicial immunity, which arbitrators later inherited, is based on the semi-religious principle of monarchical infallibility. The English common law gave rise to the U.S. common law on judicial immunity. It is here that the most expansive expression…

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How to 1L Job Search as an International Student

November 18, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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If you are an international 1L with concerns about your 1L job search, join OPIA and OCS Advisors Jillian Tuck and Yih-hsien Shen for guidance. We will discuss what to look for in a 1L job, including some tips on identifying options. You will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance with your registration. Co-sponsored by OCS & OPIA. Please log into CSM under events for the Zoom information.

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Harvard Federalist Society Presents: Lecture and Q & A with Judge Justin R. Walker (HLS ’09)

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Harvard Federalist Society for an event with HLS alumnus, Judge Justin R. Walker of the D.C. Circuit.

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[HIALSA Lunch Talk] Reform Proposals of Investment Arbitration: Ongoing Discussions at ICSID and UNCITRAL

November 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Investor-state arbitration (ISDS) has been one of the most successful mechanisms in international law. However, in the past few years, there has been an increasing number of criticisms against the use of ISDS. This talk will explore those critiques as well as the many reform proposals that are underway at ICSID and UNCITRAL. The speakers will explore both the content and the process of ISDS reform. Please register via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cvxPHMxwTmWSIHEGmNCM3g. Meg Kinnear is the Secretary-General of the International…

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February 2021

Presidential Accountability Reform: A Conversation with Award-winning Journalist Bob Woodward and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Law and Government Program of Study invites you to a webinar discussion with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Bob Woodward and current DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on presidential accountability reform, moderated by the Learned Hand Professor of Law, Jack Goldsmith. Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_50FATwFWTpuYfavzZ1wYZA

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The Climate Crisis & Career Choices

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) is hosting a Q&A session with Sambhav (Sam) Sankar, Senior VP of Programs at Earthjustice. Devin Oliver, Berkeley Law Class of 2022, will be moderating the event. In this Q&A, we will ask Sam about his career path—from Big Law and DOJ to his role at Earthjustice now. Students joining the event will have the opportunity to ask Sam questions about his career, the legal industry, and climate justice. We hope this event will…

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Policing in America Lecture Series Session #4: The Economics of Policing

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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The U.S. criminal system is a powerful mechanism for the generation and redistribution of wealth, and policing is central to that function.  Historically, a broad array of governmental entities have been known to use policing to control the labor pool, to generate revenue, and to redistribute resources away from heavily policed populations. This panel will discuss these and other economic contours of the policing function. Speakers: Abbye Atkinson, University of California, Berkeley School of Law Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff, Harris County, Texas Alexes Harris, University of Washington,…

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Debunking Denialism on the “Comfort Women” Issue Through the Grassroots Movement in the U.S.

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join Harvard APALSA for a roundtable discussion on the ongoing “comfort women” issue, featuring speakers who have been directly involved, across various disciplines, in a joint effort to seek justice for the “comfort women” survivors in the U.S. The discussion will focus on the grassroots movement around the “comfort women” issue and the ways in which human rights, women’s rights, and grassroots activists in the U.S. have played an instrumental role in the passage of H.Res.121 (also known as the…

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Negotiating Across Worldviews in an Age of Political Polarization

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents a talk with Jeffrey R. Seul, Lecturer on Peace Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Co-chair, Peace Appeal Foundation, Partner, Holland & Knight Now, more than ever, we need leaders who can effectively engage with people whose worldviews are very different from their own, as the COVID-19 pandemic, the Capitol riot, and other recent events have made painfully clear. Yet conflicts involving deeply-held values and other fundamental differences in perspective…

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March 2021

EIP Orientation

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This program is essential if you plan to participate in the Early Interview Program (EIP) this summer. Learn what to expect, how to prepare, and what you can do now to set yourself up for success.

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The Conservative Case for Organized Labor

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join the Harvard Federalist Society as we host Oren Cass (HLS '12), Executive Director of American Compass, for a presentation on "The Conservative Case for Organized Labor."

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Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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How and why are certain groups neither fully included nor simply expelled by a state? What does it mean to be suspended in limbo—residing in a territory for extended periods without ever accruing any citizenship rights? In this webinar, Professor Noora Lori will discuss her recent book, Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf, an in-depth case study of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This book shows that not all populations are fully included or expelled by a state;…

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COVID-19 and the Law – “What Have We Learned?: COVID-19, Law, and Lessons for the Future.”

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations is a colloquium series that was hosted throughout Fall 2020 to bring together members of the Harvard Law School community to explore and assess, through discussions with various HLS experts, the legal responses to COVID-19 across areas of law. It is now returning for a one-time event on Wednesday, March 10 @ 12pm. Nearly one year ago on March 13, 2020, Harvard Law School shut its…

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

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Please join HBLR on Tuesday, March 23 at 12pm for a talk featuring attorneys and legal recruiters from Debevoise, Skadden, Cleary, and Schulte. They will be discussing what to expect as a new associate and how to navigate through Big Law practice groups.

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Religious Liberty and Indigenous Sacred Sites

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join the Harvard Federalist Society and the Harvard Native American Law Students Association as we host Notre Dame Law Professor Stephanie Barclay to discuss her recent HLR article on religious liberty and indigenous sacred sites.

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April 2021

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

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Lawyers and courts have played a central role in every major social movement in American history, from the labor movement to the civil rights movement to the LGBTQ movement. At the same time, law is often seen as part of the status quo and a barrier to change. This panel of Harvard Law School educators will discuss the role of law, lawyers, and scholarship in the current social movement for racial justice and change in the criminal system. Speakers: Premal…

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Lunch Talk: A Discussion with Chesa Boudin

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join us for a Lunch Talk. The Crimmigration Clinic features San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for a virtual discussion with Director and HIRC Managing Attorney, Phil Torrey. There will be a Q&A session. April 2nd | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Chesa Boudin was elected in November 2019 on a progressive platform centered on ending mass incarceration; protecting crime survivors; and addressing the root causes of crime. Boudin campaigned for the office on a decarceration platform of eliminating…

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HBLR Hosts Kirkland & Ellis: Overview of a SPAC

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join HBLR for a panel conversation with Kirkland & Ellis on April 7th from 12PM-1PM where Kirkland attorneys will discuss the makings of a SPAC, and then discuss a specific case study. The registration link is below. We look forward to seeing you!

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Where Music and Tech Meet: A Conversation with Executives from Spotify and The Orchard

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join the Harvard Recording Artists Project (RAP) for a panel conversation with Horacio Gutierrez, Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Spotify, and Tucker McGrady, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at The Orchard. These two industry leaders will discuss their careers, the state of the music industry, and about leading technology-driven businesses in the industry. RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/3rwQS6F

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The Future of Legislative Redistricting: A Panel Discussion with Ruth Greenwood, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, and Sam Hirsch

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join us for a panel discussion with Ruth Greenwood, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, and Sam Hirsch about the future of redistricting and its implications for democracy. This discussion will focus on how redistricting could affect minority representation; the future of partisan gerrymandering; and key moments in the next few months that will determine this redistricting cycle. We anticipate a lively and important conversation. Please register for the panel at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bCh_twK4QiGgrF075yz21g. The first 30 participants to register at this link will receive…

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Supreme Court Abortion Jurisprudence: June Medical and Beyond

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join the Harvard Federalist Society for a discussion with Elizabeth Murrill, the first Solicitor General of Louisiana, about her experience litigating last year’s June Medical v. Russo case and the future of the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence in the Barrett Court.

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HBLR: Restructuring Practice Overview: Exit Options, Client Relationships, and Specialization

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Please join HBLR on Thursday, April 8 at 12pm for a talk with experienced bankruptcy attorneys as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of the bankruptcy and restructuring practice area. Come learn about this fast-paced, time sensitive practice area and learn how you might pursue an interest in restructuring. Attorneys from Paul Weiss, Kirkland & Ellis, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Wachtell will talk about the multidisciplinary nature of bankruptcy law and the impact of COVID-19 for bankruptcy attorneys.

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Deal Talk: Gilead’s $21 Billion Acquisition of Immunomedics presented by Davis Polk and HBLR. $25 Uber Eats gift card provided*

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Join HBLR on Friday, April 9 at 12pm for a talk with attorneys from Davis Polk as they describe the full deal-cycle of a recent blockbuster transaction that they worked on. In October 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Gilead Sciences acquired Immunomedics, Inc. Attorney’s from Davis Polk will present an overview of the transaction and describe what it is like to work on a M&A transaction in a post-Covid environment. *$25 Uber Eats gift card provided to…

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Addressing Discrimination and Racism Against the Asian Community

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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In light of the horrific events that occurred in Atlanta against the Asian community, we want to acknowledge the discrimination and racism that exist within our country, cities, and neighborhoods. This event is being organized by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and co-sponsored by the Crimmigration Clinic. Speakers: Maria Dolorico, Bethany Li, and Helena Berbano Moderator: Sabi Ardalan Maria Dolorico, M. Ed., BCC, PMH-CA lives in Boston, MA with her husband and three children. She is a mental…

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David French: Harvard Law’s First Voice for Life

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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David French, class of '94, will join the Harvard Law Students for Life at our first annual symposium as our closing keynote speaker. During his time at HLS, he founded the school's first pro-life student organization and was a strong advocate for human life on campus. Throughout his career as a public interest attorney and well respected journalist, he has continued that same dedication and bravery in speaking up for the inherent value of human life.

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Breaking the Court or Saving Democracy? A Debate on Court-Packing

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join the Harvard Federalist Society as we host National Review columnist Dan McLaughlin and HLS Professor Michael Klarman for a debate on the merits of major changes to the Supreme Court.

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The Right to Adequate Housing: The Roma Community in Serbia

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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The Roma community in Serbia are among the most marginalized in the country. Many members of the Roma community live in informal settlements where they face poor living conditions violating their human right to adequate housing. Join us for a discussion with Vlada Šahović and Nađa Marković from A11, a human rights NGO based in Belgrade, to learn about legal strategies to uphold the Roma community’s right to adequate housing in Serbia.

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ISDS reform and climate change: chilling topic in a warming world

April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An interactive event jointly hosted by HIALSA and Cambridge Arbitration Society! For more details and registration info, go to https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KOaCVhKYQlKjooCj7NB4zA

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July 2021

Emerging Leaders Info Session

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join Emerging Leaders Advisory Board to learn more about this unique leadership program at HLS developed by staff for staff. It was created to give HLS employees the opportunity to develop leadership skills through educational sessions, mentoring, events, and community service.

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September 2021

Democracy in Peril

September 20 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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“Democracy in Peril” is the first of a six-part series of panel discussions hosted by the Election Law Clinic. American democracy is in a precarious position. A peaceful transition of power — a basic democratic prerequisite — failed to occur in January 2021. Across the country, legislatures have enacted an unprecedented number of laws that restrict access to the ballot box, such as cutting the number of days of early voting, restricting the drop-off locations for absentee ballots, and even…

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Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA and OCS

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join OPIA and OCS to learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors and how to make the most of your next three years to set yourself up for success.

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October 2021

The Promise and Stakeholder Capitalism: Real or Illusory? – A Debate Between Professors Lucian Bebchuk and Alex Edmans

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
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The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Program invites students to attend a virtual debate on stakeholder capitalism co-sponsored by the Financial Times. Professor Lucian Bebchuk will present the view that, due to the structural incentives of corporate leaders, the promise of stakeholder capitalism is largely illusory and that external regulations would therefore be necessary to address stakeholder concerns. Bebchuk is the Director of the HLS Program on Corporate Governance and co-author of the recent articles “The Illusory Promise of Corporate Governance,” “For…

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Blockchain and Antitrust talk with Thibault Schrepel

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Please join HLSBFI for Thibault Schrepel's presentation of his forthcoming book, "Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization Formula", which discusses the idea of combining blockchain and antitrust law instead of opposing them. Thibault will provide a brief presentation on the topic followed by a Q+A session. Register in advance for this event: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NzkFnIo8QtWvXJrx21zT1w

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Engaging with Faculty

October 18 @ 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
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Engaging with HLS faculty makes for a more educational and enjoyable law school experience. More concretely, the strength of faculty recommendation letters can make or break applications for certain types of jobs, including judicial clerkships. Get insights from a panel of professors about how best to cultivate substantive relationships with them in our current environment.

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Lawyers for Civil Rights Volunteer Training on RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition)

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lawyers for Civil Rights has launched a pro bono initiative to connect Greater Boston residents who need help paying rent or other housing expenses with volunteers who can help complete an application for RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition). Volunteers can help families at risk of losing their housing during the unfolding public health and economic crisis by assisting them with their RAFT applications through MetroHousing Boston. HLS students and HLS staff volunteers would attend a 1-hour training and…

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[HIALSA Workshop Session 2] Fireside Chat: The International Arbitrator’s Perspective

October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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“Fireside Chat: The International Arbitrator’s Perspective,” is the third HIALSA Workshop session of the 2021-22 academic year, and the second substantive session. We are honored to present an all-star panel of four highly accomplished and widely recognized arbitrators who will share their life and career experience. Interested students have the opportunity to join them for a private, virtual coffee chat following the session. The event will take place remotely on Wednesday, October 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET…

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Mass SJC and Appeals Court Clerkships & the Diversity Pipeline

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Join SJC Justice Dalila Wendlandt, Appeals Court Justice Kenneth Desmond, and a panel of law clerks and staff as they discuss what it’s like to clerk and the benefits of clerking from the standpoint of future employers. There will be a special focus on diversity and the role courts can play in increasing the representation of law clerks, attorneys, and judges of color.

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November 2021

WLA 2021 Fall Conference–Surpassing Stereotypes

November 5 @ 9:00 am - November 6 @ 3:00 pm
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Stereotype (noun): a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Women are confronted daily with fixed and oversimplified notions of our capabilities, diversity, knowledge, and motivations. Over the past two years, we have navigated social upheaval, a resurgence of racism and sexism in public discourse, and a public health crisis disproportionately burdening women. Through it all, we have had to navigate inequities and sexist/racist/classist assumptions about our abilities. This ever-present…

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Crisis Lawyering: Legal Practice in the New Normal

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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In an increasingly globalized world, a complex and interlocking web of nations, governments, non-state actors, laws, and rules affect human behavior. When crisis hits—whether that be extrajudicial detention, unprompted deportation, pandemics, or natural disasters—lawyers are increasingly among the first responders, equipped with the knowledge necessary to navigate the regulations of this ever more complex world. While lawyers are often well prepared to support clients experiencing crises, what happens when such crises test their own professional identities and training in ways…

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Demystifying BigLaw

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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The large firm hiring process moves quickly and begins during your 1L year. Learn how to navigate it in order to maximize your opportunities and minimize your stress. Presented by OCS.

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Global Climate Justice Advocacy: From the Streets to the Courtroom

November 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
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Traditional avenues of international climate change policymaking, such as intergovernmental climate negotiations, can be slow and far removed from the most affected populations, while themselves exacerbating global inequalities. As a result, human rights advocates focused on environmental justice are increasingly turning to tools like litigation, public advocacy, and protest to demand immediate action on climate change. Come join the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic for a conversation about how lawyers can work towards achieving environmental justice for those most vulnerable…

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HBLR Corporate Law Panel & Networking Reception

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Come learn the ins and outs of corporate law and brush up on your networking skills with attorneys from the country’s top law firms. Our panel will cover all things corporate law—from mergers and acquisitions, to private equity, to the day-to-day responsibilities of a corporate associate. The networking reception over several separate Zoom rooms that follows will facilitate a stress-free environment in which to make connections before recruitment kicks off. Please register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cAUCXRn7SjqztEH2ctdGgQ. A meal allowance will be provided…

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