International Legal Studies Events: Fall 2012 Archive

September 

Monday, September 10
12 p.m.
Morgan Courtroom, Room 308, Austin Hall

A Discussion with Paul Gibson on Disability Rights in New Zealand

a talk with
Paul Gibson
Disability Rights Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, New Zealand

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and the Human Rights Program.


Tuesday, September 11
12 p.m.
Lunch will be served at 11:50 a.m.
Milstein West B, Wasserstein Hall

"Constitutional Adjudication in the Republic of Korea"

a talk by
Young-Joon Mok (LL.M. '89)
Justice of the Constitutional Court of Korea

Introductory remarks by Vice Dean Bill Alford

Sponsored by East Asian Legal Studies., International Legal Studies and the Korea Institute.


Wednesday, September 12
12 p.m.
Hauser 105

Semester Abroad at the University of Sydney Law School

Come learn about spending a semester studying abroad under the HLS exchange program with the University of Sydney Law School.  Ben Saul, Professor of International Law at Sydney, HLS exchange and LL.M. students who have studied there, and International Legal Studies staff will share first-hand experience and answer questions.

Lunch will be served.


Wednesday, September 12
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 2009

Human Rights Program Orientation

Learn about the Human Rights Program and how you can get involved.  Find out more about the International Human Rights Clinic; summer funding for human rights internships; post-graduate fellowships; events and conferences; and the larger human rights community at HLS.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Wednesday, September 12
4-6 p.m. (Remarks at 4:30 p.m.)
125 Mt. Auburn Street, Third Floor

Islamic Legal Studies Program Opening Reception

Please join ILSP staff and fellows for an orientation to the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS. 

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Friday, September 14 
12 - 1 p.m.
 
Graduate Program Lounge, Wasserstein 5053

Spending the Semester Abroad:  A Question-and-Answer Session for Spring 2013 Applicants

With applications for study abroad in spring 2013 due on September 19, this session is designed especially for current applicants. Drop in with questions before submitting your application, and feel free to bring your lunch.

Please note:  International Legal Studies and the Dean of Students Office have scheduled a special session on international opportunities for 1Ls on Monday, September 24, and a general information session on study abroad on Monday, October 15. See listings below for more information on these events.


Tuesday, September 18
4 p.m.
Austin Hall West

United Nations and Islamic Law:  Using Islamic Strategies to Achieve Universal Development Goals?

a talk by
Mohammed Siraj Sait (S.J.D. '89)
Reader and Head of Research, University of East London

Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Wednesday, September 19
12 p.m.
Hauser 104

Terrorism and International Law:  How Far Has America Changed the Legal World?

a talk by
Ben Saul
Professor of International Law, Sydney Law School

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies.


Friday, September 21 
12 p.m
.
Larsen Hall 214, 14 Appian Way, Harvard Graduate School of Education

A Cross-Disciplinary Mixer on International Development

Please come meet students from the Kennedy School of Government, HLS, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and leaders from major organizations and corporations, who share an interest in economic development and social progress.

RSVP to Andrew Hall here.

Sponsored by The Advanced Leadership Initiative, the Edward S. Mason Program, Harvard Law School, and the International Education Policy Program.


Friday, September 21
3 p.m.
Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall

Social Facts and Fabrications in Contemporary Legal Anthropology: 
A Celebration of the Writing and Teaching of Sally Falk Moore

Featuring:
"The Return of Khulekani Kumalo, Zombie Captive:  Identity, Law and Paradoxes of Personhood in the Postcolony"
with
Professor Jean Comaroff and Professor John L. Comaroff
African and African-American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University

and
"When Law and Social Science Diverge:  Causation in the International Law of Incitement to Commit Genocide"
with
Professor Richard A. Wilson
Gladstein Chair of Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights Institute, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut

A reception will follow.

Sponsored by the HLS Graduate Program and International Legal Studies.


Monday, September 24
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 1010

Special Session:  International Opportunities for 1Ls

Come learn about all of the international opportunities offered at HLS, including study abroad, international summer fellowships, and winter term projects in other countries. HLS students will speak about their experiences with these programs, and International Legal Studies staff will explain program parameters and answer your questions.

Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and International Legal Studies.


Monday, September 24
5-7 p.m.
Hauser 104

Arbitrary Detention and Its Prevention:  Comparative Perspectives

a panel discussion with
Fionnuala Ni Aolain
Professor, University of Michigan School of Law

Fernando Delgado
Clinical Instructor

Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Carol Steiker
Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law

moderated by
Gerald L. Neuman 
Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

What makes detention arbitrary? How should arbitrary detention be prevented or remedied? This panel discussion compare and contrast answers from the European and Inter-American human rights systems, the law of war and U.S. domestic law.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Tuesday, September 25
12 p.m.
Wasserstein
2071

Law and Development Society Introductory Meeting

Come hear about the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS) and how you can participate in their projects this year.

A non-pizza lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Law and International Development Society (LIDS).


Thursday, September 27
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 3007

The Future of Human Rights and Revolution in the Arab World

a talk by
Anthony Tirado Chase
Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Thursday, September 27
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wasserstein B010

Legal Practice Settings:  Public International Law

a panel discussion with:
Robert Anderson
Assistant General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Mona Khalil
Senior Legal Officer in the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs

Viviana Waisman
Executive Director of Women's Link Worldwide

moderated by
Bonnie Docherty 
Senior Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic

Come hear a panel of public international attorneys provide descriptions of their practice, work environment and career path, and learn how you can break into this exciting field. 

A buffet dinner will be served.

Sponsored by OPIA.


October 

Tuesday, October 2
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 2004

Winter Term Opportunities:  Writing and Clinical Projects and International Travel Grants

Upper-year J.D. and LL.M. students at HLS can apply to participate in winter term writing or clinical programs. Students who will be traveling abroad in furtherance of an approved winter term writing or clinical project are eligible to apply for Winter Term International Travel Grants. Come find out more!

Please feel free to bring your lunch.


Tuesday, October 9
4:15 p.m.
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

"Tibet:  Prospects of a Dialogue"

a talk with

Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay (S.J.D. '04)

Lobsang Sangay was born and grew up in a Tibetan settlement near Darjeeling, where he attended the Central School for Tibetans. He received his BA and LLB degrees from Delhi University. In 1992, he was elected the youngest executive member of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He obtained his SJD from Harvard Law School in 2004, the first Tibetan ever to do so. Dr. Sangay is an expert on international human rights law, democratic constitutionalism, and conflict resolution. He was affiliated with the East Asian Legal Studies program at Harvard Law School until his election as Kalon Tripa in 2011.

Sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard University.


Wednesday, October 10
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 2009

"Is the International Criminal Court Succeeding?"

a talk with

Alex Whiting, Assistant Clinical Professor and Prosecution Coordinator with the International Criminal Court, The Hague

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program..


Wednesday, October 10
4 p.m.
Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street

"Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics"

a talk with

I. Glenn Cohen, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Professor Cohen will examine the emerging legal and ethical issues brought up by the many varieties of medical tourism—for services that are legal in the destination and home country, for services that are illegal in the home country but legal in the destination country, and for services that are illegal in both places

Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


Thursday, October 11
12 p.m.
Morgan Courtroom (Room 308), Austin Hall

"Regulation of the Internet and of Online Music in China"

a talk with

T.K. Chang ('83), Partner, Ivy Law Group LLC

Sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.


Thursday, October 11
6 – 8:30 p.m
.
Langdell 225

Film screening and panel discussion:

"Doctors on the Dark Side"

Doctors of the Dark Side exposes the scandal behind the torture scandal — how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US controlled military prisons. The documentary weaves together the stories of four detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse, showing how essential doctors have been to the torture program. Deborah Popowski, Clinical Instructor with the Human Rights Program, is featured in the film, and will lead a panel discussion.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program and HLS Advocates.


Monday, October 15
12 p.m.
Hauser 104

Semester Abroad and the HLS-University of Cambridge Joint J.D.-LL.M. Degree 

The Semester Abroad program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas.  The program offers students an educational experience not available at Harvard Law School – immersion in a foreign legal culture. 2L and 3L students can apply to study at one of ten exchange partner schools, or for an independent semester abroad at another accredited law school.

The HLS-University of Cambridge Joint Degree program offers students an incredible opportunity to spend a year engaged in research and coursework at one of the world's oldest and most distinguished universities. This program may be of particular benefit to students interested in public or private international law, British law or European Union law, or in pursuing an academic career.  Students who successfully complete program requirements earn a Harvard J.D. degree and a Cambridge LL.M. in a total of three-and-a-half years.

Come learn more about these programs from HLS students who have studied abroad.

Lunch will be served.


Wednesday, October 17
12 p.m.
Wasserstein B010

Winter Term Research Strategies and the Use of Human Subjects

Students whose winter term projects will involve research and/or human subjects are strongly urged to attend this session with HLS research librarians, a representative from the HLS technology and security team, and a representative from the Harvard Committee on the Use of Human Subjects. All students interested in learning more about research guidelines for the use of human subjects are welcome.


Wednesday, October 17
3:45 p.m.
Wasserstein B010

"Entrepreneurial Leadership in Law and International Development"

A workshop and seminar with

Ronald Heifer, King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and Founder, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

The discussion will focus on innovative leadership in international development and legal settings. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Law and International Development Society (LIDS).


Wednesday, October 17
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Langdell North (225 Vorenberg Classroom)

"Backchannel/Frontchannel:  Lessons from the Arab-Israeli Negotiations"

A panel discussion with:

Ambassador Dore Gold and Ambassador Alan Baker, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Hussein Agha, St Antony’s College, Oxford

Chaired by:

Robert H. Mookin, Samuel Williams Professor of Law and Chair of the Harvard Program on Negotiation

Students whose winter term projects will involve research and/or human subjects are strongly urged to attend this session with HLS research librarians, a representative from the HLS technology and security team, and a representative from the Harvard Committee on the Use of Human Subjects. All students interested in learning more about research guidelines for the use of human subjects are welcome.

Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation.


Wednesday, October 17
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Milstein East BC, Wasserstein Hall

"Is a Legal Remedy to Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program and Incitement to Genocide Still Possible?"

A colloquium with:

Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix M. Frankfurter Professor of Law

Irwin Cotler, Member of Canadian Parliament; Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Professor of Law, McGill University; Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Discussant:

Daniel Sibony, Psychoanalyst and Philosopher

RSVP to william$isgap.org

Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).


Wednesday, October 17
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Lewis International Law Center, Room 102

"Rebranding Africa:  Opportunity or Another Phase in the Continent's Exploitation?"

Dinner and discussion. 

Sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association.


Wednesday, October 24
12 p.m.
Wasserstein 5053

Information Session: Semester Abroad in France

Come learn about spending a semester abroad under the HLS exchange program with Sciences Po Law School. Christophe Jamin, Dean of the Sciences Po Law School, Edith Chabre, the school’s Executive Director, students who have studied there, and International Legal Studies Staff will share first-hand experience and answer questions.


November 

Friday, November 9
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Milstein East B, Wasserstein Hall

Law and International Development Society Annual Symposium:  "Developments Amidst Corruption | Developments Against Corruption"

Sponsored by the Law and International Development Society and International Legal Studies.


Saturday, November 10
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
MilsteinWest A/B, Wasserstein Hall

"Mass Eviction and Involuntary Displacement in the International Arena"

A panel discussion with:

Michael Cooper, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Rosabelli Coelho-Keyssar, Lemann Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Channe Oguzhan, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Sponsored by Project No One Leaves.


Monday, November 12
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Milstein East C, Wasserstein Hall

"Shari'ah and the Law in Bangladesh:  Understanding the Critical Conjunctions and Disjunctions"

The Abd al-Razzaq al-Sanhuri Lecture on Legal Interpretation in the Muslim World, given by

M. Jamiruddin Sircar, Member and former Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Tuesday, November 13
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wasserstein 1010

"The Supreme Court of India and the Implementation of Human Rights"

A panel discussion with:

Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Supreme Court of India
Justice Swatanter Kumar, Supreme Court of India
Justice Arijit Pasayat, Supreme Court of India
Shri Salman Khurshid, Honourable Minister for Law and Justice
G.E. Vahanvati, Attorney General of India
T.K. Viswanathan, Secretary General of the Indian Parliament
Rakesh Munjal, Senior Advocate
S. V. Sivakumar, Director of the Indian Law Institute

moderated by 

Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, International Legal Studies and the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR).


Thursday, November 15
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Wasserstein 3012

"Negotiation in the News:  Negotiating a Ceasefire in Syria"

A brown-bag lunch conversation with:

Jeremy McClane, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Cookies and soda will be served.

Sponsored by the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.


Thursday, November 15
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Wasserstein 3019

"Rule of Law at Home and Abroad - A Critical Perspective"

A panel discussion with:

Gerald L. Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law 
Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights 
Robert O. Varenik, Director of Programs, Open Society Justice Initiative

Moderated by:

David Marshall (LL.M ‘02), Visiting Fellow, Harvard Human Rights Program: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels is at the heart of the United Nations’ mission. It is also a principle that is embedded throughout the Charter of the United Nations and most constitutions of national states. But there is much friction among Member States as to the definition of the rule of law, with assertions of hidden agendas. In addition, there is mounting skepticism among donors and international organizations regarding rule of law promotion.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Friday, November 16
12 p.m. 
Wasserstein 3007

"Careers at the UN"

A talk with:

David Marshall (LL.M ‘02), United Nations

David Marshall works with the U.N., most recently deployed to South Sudan as the acting Director of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Support Office in the new UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). His prior UN positions include acting legal advisor to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Special Envoy on Darfur, acting legal advisor to the head of OHCHR Nepal, and acting senior human rights advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. 

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Monday, November 26
7 p.m. 
Langdell North

Film screening:

"The Island President"

Post-screening discussion with:

Hardy Merriman, Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

The Island President, a documentary by Jon Shenk, follows President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives in his first year in office, as he seeks to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on his country, and build an international coalition for action at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. 

Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Environmental Law Program, and the Harvard Law Documentary Studio.


Tuesday, November 27
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Milstein East AB, Wasserstein Hall

and

Friday, November 30
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Milstein East AB, Wasserstein Hall

Winter Term International Travel Pre-Departure Sessions

International Legal Studies will hold a one-hour briefing for students who will be abroad over winter term. The session is REQUIRED for students who receive winter term international travel grants and is open to others who wish to attend. The session will offer information about preparing for winter term projects as well as health, safety, and other travel considerations, and facilitate interaction among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.

In order to accommodate students' schedules, we will offer this single session on two different days. For more information or to determine which sessions will focus on particular regions, please e-mail Alexis Boyce at aboyce@law.harvard.edu.

Students are welcome to bring their lunches - dessert and beverages will be served.


Tuesday, November 27
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Milstein East C, Wasserstein Hall

"Turkish Debate on the Accommodation of Religious Identities in the Process of Forming a New Constitution"

A talk with:

Olgun Akbulut, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, Kadir Has University, and Islamic Legal Studies Visiting Fellow

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Tuesday, November 27
6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Wasserstein 1015

"The Right to Food as a Tool Against Global Hunger"

A talk with:

Olivier De Schutter, United Stations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

A discussion about how recognizing the right to food (including the availability, accessibility, and adequacy of food) can be a tool used to combat global hunger.

Dinner will be served.

Sponsored by the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation, Food Law Society, and the Law & International Development Society.


Wednesday, November 28
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Wasserstein 2004

"Rebuilding the Legal System After the Fall of a Government"

A panel discussion with:

Eric Goldman, Human Rights Watch
Jacqui WIlson, U.S. Institute for Peace

Historically and very recently, the African continent has seen a number of momentous and sometimes volatile regime changes. Using contemporary examples like Libya, Tunisia, and the Two Sudans, speakers will address potential challenges and strategies to institute rule of law and achieve legal reform in these situations.

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Harvard African Law Association and International Legal Studies.


Thursday, November 29
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Hauser 104

"Empowering Community through Law:  Reflections from Summer 2012 Chayes Fellows"

A panel discussion with several HLS students who spent Summer 2012 working abroad through the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship.  

The Chayes Fellowships are dedicated to the memory of Professor Abram Chayes, who taught at Harvard Law School for more than 40 years. These summer Fellowships provide Harvard Law School students with the opportunity to spend 8 weeks engaged in international public service within the governments of developing nations and those making difficult transitions to peace, stability, and democracy, as well as the inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations that support them. 

Come learn more about their experiences and about the Chayes Fellowship. 

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by International Legal Studies.


Thursday, November 29
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wassertein Clinical Wing, Third Floor

Human Rights Program Open House

All HLS students are welcome to join the faculty, staff and students of the Human Rights Program and the International Human Rights Clinic to learn more about the seminars, clinical work and academic opportunities offered by these progams.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


Friday, November 30
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Milstein East AB, Wasserstein Hall

Winter Term International Travel Pre-Departure Sessions

International Legal Studies will hold a one-hour briefing for students who will be abroad over winter term. The session is REQUIRED for students who receive winter term international travel grants and is open to others who wish to attend. The session will offer information about preparing for winter term projects as well as health, safety, and other travel considerations, and facilitate interaction among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.

Students are welcome to bring their lunches - dessert and beverages will be served.


December

Monday, December 3
12 p.m.
Milstein West B, Wasserstein Hall

"Protecting and Promoting Human Rights:  The Role of a National Ombudsman"

a talk with

Emily O'Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner, The Republic of Ireland

Emily O'Reilly is currently serving a second six-year term as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner for The Republic of Ireland. The function of the Ombudsman is to investigate complaints from members of the public who believe that they have been unfairly treated by certain public bodies. The Ombudsman also examines complaints about failures by public bodies to provide accessible buildings, services and information. Before her initial appointment as Ombudsman and Information Commissioner in June 2003, Ms O'Reilly was an accomplished journalist and author whose roles included many years as a political correspondent with prominent print and broadcasting media. She was also the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard.

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Harvard European Law Association, the Human Rights Program, and International Legal Studies.


Monday, December 3
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Graduate Program Lounge, Wasserstein 5053

Study Abroad Coffee Hour

HLS has exchange programs with law schools around the world, and a joint degree program with the University of Cambridge, that offer students the opportunity to study abroad. What is the same, and what’s different, about legal education in other countries?  Where do students live?  What else should you know before you go?   Come meet students from these schools who are studying at HLS, and talk with them informally about these questions and more.

Representatives from our exchange partner schools in these countries will be on hand:

Brazil
France
South Africa
Switzerland
United Kingdom


Thursday, December 6
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Career Panel:  Wasserstein 2009
Career Fair:  Milstein West B, Wasserstein Hall

Asia Practice Panel & Career Fair

An evening of networking with firms with prestigious Asia law practices.  The career panel (6 p.m.) will feature senior associates and partners who have worked in Asia. The Career Panel (7:30 p.m.) offers opportunities to get ahead on a summer job search by meeting with representatives from firms and learning about the career opportunities they offer, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

Professional attire is strongly recommended.

Sponsored by the Harvard Asia Law Society.


 Friday, December 7
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Wasserstein 1015

"The Limits of Human Rights Advocacy:  Syria and the Blowback of the Arab Spring"

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA), Justice for Palestine, and the Harvard Human Rights Journal

 

 

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