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WCC 1019 Classroom

October 2019

On Social Inclusion: A Preview of the Report to the 2019 UN General Assembly

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join us for a talk by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Visiting Researcher with the Human Rights Program and the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. On October 24 at the United Nations, Mr. Madrigal-Borloz will share findings from his recent report on socio-cultural and economic inclusion for LGBT individuals. The report provides an overview of LGBT access to education, employment, housing, health, public spaces, and religious and political discourse. In this talk at HLS,…

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Memo Prep: How to Use a Statute to Find Cases

October 21 @ 12:05 pm - 12:30 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Training session for 1Ls will help you ace your open memo research assignment and show you how to use Lexis to find relevant cases by starting with a statute.

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HLS TaxHelp and the Problem of Predatory Tax Preparation

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join HLS TaxHelp as we discuss the problem of predatory tax preparation in low-income communities and how volunteering with TaxHelp helps prevent this in Cambridge and surrounding communities. *Lunch provided.

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A Conversation with Judge Stras

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Judge David Stras of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will address the Federalist Society. Dinner will be provided.

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The Future of FinTech with Gary Gensler

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Gary Gensler, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission under President Obama and current professor at MIT Sloan, will discuss the future of fintech and digital currencies as well as efforts to regulate these new forms of technology. Gensler was a senior advisor to Paul Sarbanes in writing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration. Gensler is the co-author of the…

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One Belt, One Road: Implications for International Investment Arbitration

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join China Law Association (CLA) and International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) fo a discussion with Professor Tung Ko-Yung, an eminent international lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors. Lunch provided.

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November 2019

JLPP Issue 2 Kick Off

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

The Journal of Law & Public Policy will kick off its work on Issue 2.

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CSEL/JSEL – “International Sports Law / Track & Field Law” with Paul Greene, Cameron Myler, Renaldo Nehemiah & Norman Wain

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Join CSEL and JSEL for a discussion that focuses on the intersection of the Olympic movement and the law as told from the perspective of one of the world’s top track and field agents, the General Counsel of USA Track & Field and a CAS arbitrator who served on the special Ad Hoc CAS Panel that resolved disputes at the last Olympic Games in Korea. Topics of discussion will include the eligibility rules that athletes and coaches must obey, field of play decisions,…

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CROSS-EXAMINE YOUR THINKING™: DEVELOPING A RESILIENT MINDSET TO MANAGE STRESS & PRESSURE

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

How you think under stress and pressure is critical to your success as law students and future practitioners. The ability to “think flexibly” and to quickly reframe perceived challenges helps you to problem solve more effectively, see other perspectives, think creatively and better manage stress in general. During this workshop, you’ll learn about and practice some of following research-based strategies to help you develop a more resilient mindset: • A five-step process to stop worst-case scenario thinking • Key thinking…

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Collateral Consequences: Examining the Impact of Incarceration on Food Insecurity

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1019 Classroom

Please join the HLS Mississippi Delta Project for our annual Delta Celebration. We’ll be joined by Dr. Kecia Johnson, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University and Co-Director of the Mississippi Food Insecurity Project. Lunch served! Dr. Johnson's presentation will provide a conceptual framework for understanding how individuals with a felony drug conviction may be at a greater risk of being food insecure due to lifetime restrictions or modified bans from receiving food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).…

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