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April 2018

HALB Presents: Tony West, GC of Uber and former U.S. Associate Attorney General

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

HALB presents Tony West, General Counsel of Uber, former General Counsel of PepsiCo, and former U.S. Associate Attorney General. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard and J.D. from Stanford Law School, Mr. West embarked on an impressive career spanning both the public and private sectors. Throughout his career Mr. West has been active in Democratic politics, working on the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and co-chairing the transition team of Senator Kamala Harris. He…

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September 2018

The Criminal Justice Landscape at HLS

September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Criminal Justice Policy Program invites students, especially 1Ls, to this lunch event. We will outline ways to get involved with criminal justice work at HLS, through jobs, internships, research assistant work, and more. Lunch will be provided.

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Harvard Business Law Review Info Session

September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Harvard Business Law Review's info session. Come learn about journal work and events. All students who are interested in joining the journal are strongly encouraged to attend. Members on the board will be present to answer questions. Lunch will be served.

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HLS Immigration Project Intro Session!

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Why (and why not) international arbitration: a candid conversation with Three Crowns’ founding partner Gaëtan Verhoosel, moderated by Hugh Carlson

September 18, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:35 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

In HIALSA’s opening event for the academic year, please join Three Crowns’ Gaëtan Verhoosel and Hugh Carlson for a candid Q&A about international arbitration. The event will serve as an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the practice of international arbitration, including its advantages and disadvantages, from one of its leading figures. Lunch will be served. Additional Information: https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/hialsa/event/why-and-why-not-international-arbitration-a-candid-qa-with-three-crowns-executive-partner-gaetan-verhoosel-moderated-by-hugh-carlson/

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The Journal of Law and Public Policy Issue 1 Kickoff

September 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) will be kicking off the semester with information about the journal and about subciting on Issue 1 for the year. Thai food will be served.

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Herb Kelman Seminar

September 24, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us for the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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MELSA Monday

September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

MELSA Monday is a social gathering and the first general body meeting for the Middle Eastern Law Students Association this year.

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Law & Government Program of Study Kick-Off

September 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Fellows and Faculty Leaders to learn about the Law and Government Program of Study! Featuring Profs. Vicki Jackson, Daphna Renan, and Richard Lazarus. The program creates events for students who are interested in working in local, state, or federal government at some point in their career. Come learn how HLS can help you pursue your government interests! All are welcome--1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs.

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2L Clerkship Update and Q&A

September 28, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Class of 2020 students hopefully will not need to apply for 2020 judicial clerkships until next June under the new national hiring plan. But come get an update on how well the plan is holding, when the next test for the plan will come, and what you can be doing now to prepare in advance. Bring your lunch and your questions.

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October 2018

Screening of Rebecca Richman Cohen’s “The Great Fear”

October 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

As the #metoo movement empowers those targeted by sexual harassment and assault to share their stories, one often-overlooked element of this national conversation is how we treat people who are accused of sex-related crimes in the criminal justice system. Rebecca Richman Cohen, producer of Untouchable has updated and renamed her film in response to critical developments in the #metoo movement. The Great Fear chronicles the crusade of a powerful Florida lobbyist to pass some of the toughest sex offender laws…

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HALB Presents: Deborah Majoras, Chief Legal Officer of P&G and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair under Bush

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

HALB presents Deborah Majoras, Chief Legal Officer of Procter & Gamble (P&G), former chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. After earning her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, Deborah Majoras clerked in the Federal District Court in D.C. and was a partner at Jones Day doing antitrust work. In 2001, Ms. Majoras was appointed the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust…

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The Impact and Challenges of the Inter-American Human Rights System: A discussion with the President of the Inter-American Court

October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join Judge Eduardo Ferrer, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Gerald Neuman Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, and Human Rights Program Co-Director, as they discuss about the current challenges of the Inter-American Human Rights System both in terms of its impact and the development of standards. Judge Ferrer has been a member of the Inter-American Court since 2013. He is a recognized Mexican jurist and researcher at the Institute of…

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Space Law: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Space Junk* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

October 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Georgetown Law Professor Steve Mirmina will discuss the legal and commercial implications of space junk and debris in orbit, as well as potential solutions in international law. Professor Mirmina has almost 20 years of experience working for the U.S. Government on space law issues, and has represented the U.S. Government at meetings of the United Nations on space law. He regularly advises senior-level U.S. officials on matters of space law, and has taught the subject across the globe. Lunch will…

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Diane Rosenfeld on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault

October 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please welcome Professor Diane Rosenfeld as she discusses the current state of Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault. Professor Rosenfeld has written a variety of articles and books on gender violence and policy. PROFILE: https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10736/Rosenfeld/publications Hosted by the American Constitution Society. Cosponsored by HALT and WLA. Lunch will be served.

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Janus Reconsidered

October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Federalist Society welcomes Professor William Baude to speak on Janus and the future of labor law. Bolocco Burritos will be served.

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Building a 21st-Century City: 60 Years of the Boston Planning & Development Agency

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Boston Planning & Development Agency has played a remarkable role in shaping Boston's landscape. Brian Golden, Director of the BPDA, will deliver a talk on the agency's powers, its failures and triumphs, and how it is approaching the 21st-century challenges that face the City of Boston. A Q&A period will follow.

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Progressive Jewish Alliance – General Body Meeting

October 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Interested in social justice? Want to building progressive Jewish community at Harvard Law School? Join the Progressive Jewish Alliance for our first general body meeting of the year. Come hear about the many events, activities and initiatives PJA is undertaking this year, and learn about how to get involved. Snacks will be provided. All are welcome!

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November 2018

Academic Freedom and Free Speech with David French

November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

David French, Senior Writer for National Review, will join the Federalist Society to speak on "Academic Freedom and Free Speech." Potbelly's sandwiches will be served

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The Public Health Consequences of Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks: A Lunch Talk with Former EPA Head Gina McCarthy

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join the Environmental Law Society, Health Law Society, ACS, and WLA in welcoming Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator under President Obama and current Professor at the Chan School of Public Health, to discuss the environmental regulatory rollbacks proposed by the Trump Administration, how these changes will affect public health across the United States, and the role that cities and states can and must play to fill this void. Gina McCarthy served as the head of the EPA under President…

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School Choice: Vindicating the Promise of Brown v. Board

November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Federalist Society for an event with Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, founder of Institute for Justice, as he discusses school choice and the legacy of one of the most significant cases in Supreme Court history. Shake Shack will be served.

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State Attorneys General: State Power, National Challenges, and Bipartisan Cooperation

November 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join two of the leading state Attorneys General in the country for a robust discussion about the growing role of this powerful but often overlooked office. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller continue to lead important nationwide coalitions of Attorneys General on key investigations/suits, including data privacy, drug-price fixing, opioids, mortgage lenders, and ratings agencies. Former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney, Director of the State Attorney General Clinic, will moderate. Hosted by the Law and…

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Meet The Next Volume’s EICs

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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January 2019

Asia Career Panel

January 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

HALS’ annual Asia Career Panel and Reception, Thursday, January 10th at 5:00 PM in WCC 2004! Attorneys and recruiters from Latham & Watkins, Paul Weiss, Skadden, and Simpson Thacher will be attending to discuss their respective firms' Asian practices, Asia career tracks, and potential summer opportunities in Asia. Dinner will be provided, and there will be a reception immediately afterwards in Milstein West B with associates and recruiters from HALS' sponsor firms. The panel will run from 5:00 to 6:30,…

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Dynamics and Trends of the Asia Legal Market – A Discussion with Davis Polk Asia

January 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join HALS and CLA for a lunch talk on the latest trends in the Asia legal market with Davis Polk partners. James C. Lin, Howard Zhang, and Li He will be sharing their decades of experience of working in Asia and predictions on the future development of the Asia legal market, as well as discussing possible career opportunities for students at Davis Polk's Asia offices. Lunch will be provided. Coffee chat to follow.

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William Taylor on “Everytown for Gun Safety: Past, Present and Upcoming Litigation”

January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming William Taylor, Senior Counsel of Everytown for Gun Safety, for a discussion on the work of Everytown in combatting unreasonable gun laws through policy initiatives and litigation. William has previously worked as the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, was an associate at Paul Weiss, and clerked for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a graduate of HLS. Hosted by…

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February 2019

HALB Q&A with Linda Thomson

February 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join HALB for a lunch talk Q&A with Linda Thomsen on navigating a career in private and public sectors within the law. Linda Thomsen will be sharing insights from her experience directing the SEC Enforcement Division and as a partner at Davis Polk’s Washington D.C. office. Lunch will be provided.

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Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

February 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a talk by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. Mr. Madrigal-Borloz is also the Secretary-General of the International Council for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (IRCT). He was previously Head of the Registry of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in addition to serving as a member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture. Co-sponsored by HLS Lambda,…

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Book Talk with Lara Bazelon, author of The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction

February 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

CJPP presents journalist and author Lara Bazelon for a discussion of her book, The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction. CJPP Visiting Senior Fellow Valena Beety will moderate this conversation. “In Rectify, a former Innocence Project director and journalist Lara Bazelon puts a face to the growing number of men and women exonerated from crimes that kept them behind bars for years—sometimes decades—and that devastate not only the exonerees but also their families, the crime victims who mistakenly identified…

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Time for Reparations? The Cambodian Government’s Response to the Khmer Rouge Atrocities

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join the Human Rights Program for a talk by Sreang Heng, Research Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. In this talk, Heng will discuss how the Cambodian government has handled the aftermath of the genocide since the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979. He will explore a variety of perspectives from inside Cambodia on how the ruling elites and the international community collaborated in establishing a hybrid court to address…

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Citizenship Under Attack

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard Law School Immigration Project will host Veronica Serrato, Executive Director of Project Citizenship, for a lunch talk on Tuesday, February 19th, about threats to our notion of US citizenship and the real risk that a two-tiered citizenship may result from efforts to distinguish naturalized US citizens from US born citizens. Project Citizenship is a Boston-based organization that encourages and supports citizenship by educating immigrants about the benefits of citizenship and helping eligible permanent residents overcome barriers to naturalization.…

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A Paradigm Shift in Corrections in Maine: Creating a Culture of Wellness in a Maximum Security Prison

February 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

PLAP presents Brad Brockmann, civil rights attorney and Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health, in conversation with Dr. Dan Bannish, a psychologist for the intensive mental health unit of the Maine State Prison. Mr. Brockmann and Dr. Bannish will present a new wellness paradigm for correctional facilities, highlighting misguided beliefs at the heart of corrections that harm both incarcerated people and correctional officers.

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Rights Discourses, Legal Pluralism, and Poverty in South Africa: Transformative Constitutionalism and the Purported Decolonization of South African Law

February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Human Rights Program for a talk by Dr. Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Assistant Professor at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Mnisi Weeks will discuss her work examining the “empowerment / dis-empowerment paradox of rights discourses” in South Africa—the most unequal country in the world. Her work examines how, in this context of extreme inequality, the legal concepts of rights, security, and justice are interpreted by those who are socially,…

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HIALSA Lunch Event on Third Party Funding

February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

With Professor Frank J. Garcia and Brooke S. Guven, we will explore the third-party funding (TPF) of investment disputes as investors discover the high returns to be made by funding claimants in investor-state dispute-settlement (ISDS) cases. TPF proponents often defend the practice as enhancing access to justice, in domestic litigation for indigent claimants and in commercial arbitration for small and medium-size business owners. It is a critical and opportune moment to take a careful and sustained look at the risks…

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March 2019

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Her Path to the Bench

March 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join ACS in welcoming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the District Court for the District of Columbia for a discussion about her path to the bench followed by a Q&A. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received her commission as a United States District Judge in March of 2013. Until December of 2014, she also served as a Vice Chair and Commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission. Prior to her four years of service on the Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson…

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Int’l Law Journal 60th Anniversary Symposium

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard International Law Journal, Jessup Moot Court Team, WTO Moot Court Team, Human Rights & Business, Tax Law and Financial Regulation Students Association, National Security and Law Association, National Security Journal, SEALS, Law and Philosophy, are delighted to announce that the 2019 ILJ Symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019. With panels on Populism and International Trade Law, The Rise of China and Its Implications on International Law, Harmonizing Financial Regulatory Standards Across Borders, and The Future…

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How to EIP in a Challenging Market

March 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Learn how to navigate EIP in particularly challenging markets (i.e. Washington DC and California). Boloco for lunch.

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Lunch w/ Alex Rosenblat on “UBERLAND: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work”

March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us Tuesday, March 12 for a discussion with Alex Rosenblat, an award winning technology ethnographer and author on her latest book, "UBERLAND: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work." Tuesday, March 12 12:00pm - 1:00pm Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School​, Room 2004 Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. The American startup promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, but instead created a new template for employment…

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Student Government Meeting

March 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Launching a Unicorn: Inside the billion dollar SurveyMonkey IPO with Wilson Sonsini

March 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

In one of the most exciting Silicon Valley tech deals of 2018, SurveyMonkey the leading global provider of survey software products launched its initial public offering at a valuation of$1.5 billion. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati were the quarterbacks on the deal and saw it home from start to finish. In today's fascinating talk, Wilson Sonsini Partner Lianna Whittleton will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the specifics of the deal, the challenges of launching the IPO of a unicorn…

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Harvard Law Review Public Interest Info Session

March 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Are you a public service-minded 1L? Join HLR for this information session to see if Law Review might be right for you. Lunch will be provided.

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International Maritime Law: Ghana-Côte d’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute

March 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

International Maritime Law: Ghana-Côte d'Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM in WCC-2004 Join Mr. Fui Tsikata and Professor Raymond Atuguba's class Public International Law for a discussion on international maritime law and international dispute resolution. The discussion will focus on Ghana-Côte d'Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute. Mr. Tsikata was one of Ghana’s advocates in the proceedings at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) relating to the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte…

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April 2019

OPIA’s Post-Graduate Fellowship Insider

April 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join Fellowships Director Judy Murciano for an overview of fellowships, grants, and scholarships that will support public interest work, study, research, and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and abroad.

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Critical Race Theory: History of Campus Activism for Racial Justice

April 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the organizers of the upcoming Critical Race Theory Conference and HLS 3L Emanuel Powell to trace the history of campus activism for CRT and racial justice to the present moment. We will connect this history to our current "asks" for faculty and classes in CRT.

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Faith and Practice: The Role of Faith Organizations in Combatting Human Trafficking

April 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Christa Crawford (HLS ’94), is an international consultant providing resources and expert advice to empower the anti-trafficking movement for greater effectiveness. Since 2001, Christa has lived in Thailand working to end exploitation at both the grassroots and policy levels with the United Nations, International Justice Mission, and as co-founder of Just Food, Inc./The Garden of Hope. Come hear Christa discuss how her Christian faith has influenced her work, as well as the role of faith-based organizations and people in the…

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Taking Back Control: Reproductive Rights Litigation in the Age of Trump

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join HLSARJ for a lunch conversation with Kimberly Clark about her work at Legal Voice where she has been overseeing reproductive rights litigation in the Trump era. Legal Voice works to pursue justice for all women and LGBTQ people in the Northwest, through groundbreaking litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal rights education.

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Cannabis Law Faculty Talk

April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Professor Daniel Rodriguez Talk: Cannabis Law

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HLSBFI Conference (Blockchain, FinTech and the Law) – The Blockchain Industry: Legal and Regulatory Challenges

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard Law School Blockchain and Fintech Initiative (HLSBFI) is proud to present its 1st Annual Blockchain & Fintech Conference, "Blockchain, FinTech and the Law". Our conference will highlight the legal issues surrounding the use of blockchain technology, FinTech, cryptocurrencies, and other financial technologies. The conference aims to teach and to connect law students to leaders, lawyers, regulators and other industry pioneers grappling with the legal treatment of these new innovations. Schedule: Monday, April 15th 12:00 - 1:00 pm. WCC…

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Africa Policy Journal Info Session

April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come learn more about opportunities available in APJ's executive board next year

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Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress on “How Our Constitution is Failing Us”

April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Ian Millhiser, a columnist at ThinkProgress will discuss "How Our Constitution is Failing Us," drawing from his article on the subject https://thinkprogress.org/the-constitution-of-the-united-states-has-failed-797a657eab28/ and subsequent events over the last three years, including the Kavanaugh and Gorsuch hearings. Ian Millhiser clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and served as a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Kenyon College and a J.D.,…

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Student Government Teaching and Advising Award Celebration

April 19, 2019 @ 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come celebrate the recipients of Student Government's Teaching and Advising Award for 2019: Philip L. Torrey, Professor Hanson, Professor Renan, and Professor Charles! We will present them with the awards and share a few words about why they are so deserving of this recognition. Lunch will be provided!

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HLS Antitrust Association — Lunch Talk with Diana Moss

April 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The HLS Antitrust Association welcomes Diana Moss, President of the American Antitrust Association, to campus for a discussion of contemporary themes in antitrust law and practice.

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September 2019

Cookies & Tea & Antitrust

September 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The HLS Antitrust Association will be hosting a discussion and info session over cookies and tea!

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Advocates for Education Lunch Meet and Greet

September 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come and join Advocates for Education to mix and mingle with other students interested in the intersection of education, law, and justice!

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CR-CL meeting

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Meeting for CR-CL

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APALSA-Goodwin Liu Lunch Talk

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Judge James Ho: “What to Celebrate When Celebrating the Constitution”

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Judge James Ho of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will speak on "What to Celebrate When Celebrating the Constitution." Shake Shack will be served.

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SALSA Kickoff

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Kickoff meeting for new and returning students that are part of or seeking to join the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA).

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Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) – General Body Meeting

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Student Public Interest Network for our first general body meeting of the year! Dinner will be served.

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Amol Sinha, Executive Director of the NJ-ACLU

September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come hear Amol Sinha discuss his work at the ACLU of New Jersey. Co-hosted by ACS, ACLU, and SALSA. Lunch will be served. Amol Sinha serves as the Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ, having taken the helm in 2017. Prior to joining the ACLU-NJ, Amol was a policy advocate at the Innocence Project, where he led state-level policy campaigns nationwide to address wrongful convictions. From 2010-2015, Amol was the director of the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil…

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Burt Neuborne, Former National Legal Director of the ACLU Lunchtime Book Talk

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The Harvard Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society welcomes Professor Burt Neuborne, the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. Professor Neuborne's career spans a variety of impactful domains, from his work as the National Legal Director of the ACLU, to his scholarship a constitutional professor, and, most recently, his authorship of the book When at Times the Mob is Swayed: A Citizen's…

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Student Affairs Staff Series

September 26, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
WCC 2004 Classroom

Student Affairs Staff Series

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The Harvard Law and Technology Society Presents: Technology Company General Counsel Panel

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

*Shake Shack will be served* Join Jason Fiorillo, the general counsel of Boston Dynamics, Shirley Paley, the general counsel of Formlabs, and Daniel Doktori, the general counsel of Credly and the founder of HLEP, for a wide ranging discussion about the day to day role of technology company general counsel and the variety of legal issues that might rise to the top of the GC’s queue at any given moment. This event is the third of a symposium series called…

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Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) – General Body Meeting

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Student Public Interest Network for our first general body meeting of the year! Dinner will be served.

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October 2019

Mark Smith: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Mark Smith will speak on the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York currently pending before the Supreme Court. Lunch will be served.

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CJPP Book Talk with John Bessler

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Book Talk: "The Baron and the Marquis: Liberty, Tyranny, and the Enlightenment Maxim That Can Remake American Criminal Justice," by John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center. Introduction by Carol Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law John Bessler teaches law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and at the Georgetown University Law Center. He has previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, The George Washington University Law School,…

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HIP General Body Meeting

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

First general body meeting of the HLS Immigration Project for HIP project members.

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Themis Bar Review Session

October 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Bar Review Sessions

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Barbri Bar Review Session

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Bar Review Sessions

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1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join us for a 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop featuring Yih-hsien Shen from the Office of Career Services! During this lunch event, Yih-hsien will discuss how to transform your previous resume into a law-firm friendly resume, how to write a cover letter for the 1L Summer Associate recruiting cycle, and additional job-search tips in general. Sugar and Spice will be served. Sponsored by Harvard's APALSA.

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Exploring Diverse Legal Careers at the World Bank and IMF

October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Learn how you can leverage a diverse range of skills and knowledge at two of the world’s top intergovernmental organizations! Panel discussion will be hosted by Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence Adejoké Babington-Ashaye. Sponsored by OPIA and the Coalition of International Students and Global Affairs (CISGA). Walk-ins available with three of the attorneys following the event in OPIA's suite, WCC 4039.

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PLAP Cross-Examination Training

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join PLAP supervising attorneys and local legal professionals for a cross-examination training! All PLAP members who want to take a case this year must come to this training. PLAP members only have to complete the training once, so if you attended last semester, no need to come again. Dinner provided!

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The Changing Landscape of the Emerging Companies Ecosystem. *Sushi Lunch*

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Sushi and food from Mix It will be served! Join the West Coast Club for a lunch talk with Ellen Ehrenpreis (‘93) and John Bautista (‘91), both members of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. They will draw on their expertise in advising companies and founders in Silicon Valley in a discussion on the changing landscape of the emerging companies ecosystem.

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Representing Immigrants Under Public Charge Regulation

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join ACS and immigration attorney Emily Leung for a discussion of the way in which recent policy regulation and litigation around the changing meaning of "public charge" for immigration purposes has affected individuals on the ground. Attorney Leung will further discuss her work as an immigration attorney with the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts and the concrete effects of both new and longstanding immigration policies on those seeking entry to the United States. Lunch from Greek Corner will be served.

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Parody C Team Information Session

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come hear about how to join the Creative Team behind the HLS Parody! Find the application link at https://forms.gle/csxo9LcdaPL8gHPT7.

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Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Faculty Town Hall

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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Forgiveness, Religion, and the Law: A Conversation with Professor Martha Minow

October 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Please join the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) for a conversation with Professor Martha Minow for a conversation about the ways that her Judaism has influenced her legal philosophy, particularly in the context of her new book, "When Should Law Forgive." Following her lecture, there will be time for questions. Lunch will be served!

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Legal Implications of Medically Unnecessary Interventions on Intersex Children: The Next Frontier of Conversion therapy

October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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November 2019

HIP: Trauma Training & Building Resiliency

November 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Liala Buoniconti, social worker at the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinic, will discuss working with clients who have experienced trauma, how to develop a positive relationship with clients facing these issues, what trauma might look like in a client interview/meeting, and how to prevent burnout.

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JOLT Lunch Talk: “Digital Assets and Facebook’s Libra” with former Chairman of the CFTC Tim Massad

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come hear former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Timothy Massad talk on the future of cryptocurrency regulation and developments around Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency. Mr. Massad is a lawyer and government official who served as the chairman of CFTC under President Barack Obama. He previously oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) created by the U.S. government in response to the financial crisis of 2007–08. Mr. Massad was a partner in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine &…

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1L Jobs in Law & Tech

November 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join JOLT for a Q&A panel with upperclassmen who worked in law and tech during their 1L summer. The panelists will include students who worked for firms, the government, and public interest organizations, who can share their experiences and offer advice about job-searching with a law and tech interest. Lunch will be provided.

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DLSA General Meeting

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Disability Law Students Association (DLSA) to find out ways to be involved in DLSA and how DLSA is here to support you.

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Brian Fitzpatrick: The Conservative Case for Class Actions

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Professor Brian Fitzpatrick of the Vanderbilt University Law School will address the Federalist Society on "The Conservative Case for Class Actions." His book of the same title was released this month. Professor Fitzpatrick graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School and went on to clerk for Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. After his clerkships, Professor Fitzpatrick practiced commercial and appellate litigation…

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Energy Law in Texas

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom
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How to Build a Brand: Conversation with Samantha Wasser, Founder of by CHLOE

November 15, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join HALB in our conversation with Samantha Wasser, the Founder of the $30 million dollar fast-casual vegan restaurant chain by CHLOE, as she discusses the journey to developing a unique product, how to build and sustain a successful brand in the age of Instagram, and the future of the food industry. Non-pizza lunch & sweets from byCHLOE will be provided.

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Notice and Comment Writing Party

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join ACS, PPP, and LEAP for a notice and comment writing party for the NLRB's proposed rule regarding student unionization efforts. Snacks will be provided!

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The Progressive Case for Israel

November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Come hear Halie Soifer, the President of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, discuss why support for Israel has always been and remains today an important value for the progressive left. Ms. Soifer is a seasoned congressional aide, Obama administration alum, and foreign policy expert, currently serving as Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. For more than sixteen years, Soifer served in various national security roles supporting Democrats in the U.S. Senate, House, and executive branch. Most…

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A Conversation with Monika Bickert ’00, Facebook’s VP of Global Policy Management and Counterterrorism, and Professor Jonathan Zittrain

November 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Harvard Association for Law and Business and Harvard Journal on Law & Technology present a conversation with Monika Bickert and Professor Jonathan Zittrain on Ms. Bickert's career path, her role at Facebook, and how the platform is addressing disinformation. HUID will be checked upon entry.

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Democratic Debate Watch Party

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the HLS Dems to watch the November primary debate!

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Secular Education in Hasidic Yeshivas: Religious Freedom vs. Human Rights

November 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the Jewish Law Student Association and Advocates for Education for a panel discussion moderated by Professor Noah Feldman addressing the constitutionality of New York’s proposed regulations to enforce “substantial equivalency” laws in non-public schools, including religious private schools such as Orthodox Yeshivas. Proponents of the regulations, including YAFFED (Young Advocates for Fair Education), argue that the regulations are necessary to ensure students receive the academic skills they’ll to carry them into adulthood. As YAFFED describes, general studies education in…

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Matternet, UPS, and Drone Delivery

November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us for a sushi lunch talk on Matternet UPS and Drones. Recently, Matternet announced a collaboration whereby Matternet will power the first commercial drone delivery route in the US, achieving in 3 minutes what ordinarily took ground-based delivery couriers around 30 mins. WSGR represented Matternet in the transaction and will discuss the publicly available aspects of the transaction as well as issues common to these kinds of commercial matters.

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Strike: The Teach-In

November 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Harvard Graduate Student Workers throughout the University will be going on strike Dec. 3rd. Come and learn about the strike, and how you can get involved! Non-pizza lunch provided.

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December 2019

Strike: The Teach-In

December 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Harvard Graduate Student Workers throughout the University will be going on strike Dec. 3rd. Come and learn about the strike, and how you can get involved! Non-pizza lunch provided.

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First Class Study Break

December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join us in taking a well-deserved break from studying and grabbing some great food!

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ACS Study Break

December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join ACS for a reading week study break!

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January 2020

Thole v. US Bank Moot

January 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Moot of petitioner in Thole v. US Bank, which presents the questions (1) whether an ERISA plan participant or beneficiary may seek injunctive relief against fiduciary misconduct under 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(3) without demonstrating individual financial loss or the imminent risk thereof; (2) whether an ERISA plan participant or beneficiary may seek restoration of plan losses caused by fiduciary breach under 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(2) without demonstrating individual financial loss or the imminent risk thereof; and (3) whether petitioners have…

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Judge Thomas B. Griffith: “The Future of Judicial Conservatism”

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will address the Federalist Society on "The Future of Judicial Conservatism." Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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A Conversation with Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will address the Federalist Society. Non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Haynes and Boone | TX Club Lunch

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

Join the HLS Texas Club and a panel of attorneys from Haynes and Boone to learn more about the Texas legal market

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LL.M. Series: Final NY Job Fair Q&A

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2004 Classroom

The NY Job Fair is coming soon on February 1, 2020! Attend this session for some practical tips as you make final preparations for the Job Fair. Bring all your remaining questions and concerns, as the majority of the program will be a Question & Answer session. Lunch will be provided by OCS to wish you luck in NY!

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