Dear Fellow Alumni:
I'm sure you have all seen the announcement that our own Lawrence S. Bacow '76 has been named as Harvard's 29th president. On behalf of the Harvard Law School Association and HLS alumni around the globe, I thank President Drew Faust for her more than 10 years of service to the School. I wish President Bacow the best of luck in his new role and I look forward to having him lead Harvard as HLS sets its sights on the next 200 years!
I am very excited to announce two great HLeX Open Lectures coming up this and next month!
Please register today to join the February 20 Open Lecture as Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, presents - "From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats of the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1970" In his talk, Professor Kennedy will discuss the legal reforms wrought by the civil rights movement. Professor Kennedy focuses on the origins of judicial recognition that college and high school students are entitled to federal constitutional rights - black student activists challenging Jim Crow segregation in the Deep South initiated the lawsuits that led to that important legal development.
Following the February Open Lecture, we have the pleasure of co-hosting our next HLeX with the HLSA Women's Alliance. Join us on March 27 as we're joined by Professor David B. Wilkins '80 and Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession, as they discuss "Advancing Talent Across Organizations: Small Nudges, Big Strides".
In their talk, Professor Wilkins and Dr. Cecchi-Dimeglio will discuss solutions to attract, promote, retain, and sustain female and diverse talent at all levels in law firms and realize the host of benefits that come from this diversity.
In addition to the programs listed above, I would also like to highlight a few of the upcoming opportunities for you to stay connected through the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA):
February 22 - Networking Event & Conversation with Professor Greiner - Hosted by the HLSA of South Florida
February 22 - Deregulation in the Federal Agencies - Hosted by the HLSA of Washington, DC
February 24 - Alumni Night for the 2018 Parody - Hosted by the HLSA Parody & Drama Society Alumni Network
February 28 - Luncheon with Michael P. Scharf, Dean of Case Western Reserve University - Hosted by the HLSA of Cleveland
February 28 - Networking Event & Conversation with Professor Greiner - Hosted by the HLSA of Arizona
SAVE THE DATE! Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 50th Anniversary Celebration is April 6 and 7, 2018.
On Friday, April 6, BLSA will hold an opening reception, breakout sessions and an evening gala. On Saturday, April 7, a festival with Black art and business exhibitions, musical performances, and presentations on issues that affect the Black community will take place. The day will end with a closing dinner and a party. Additional information about the 50th Anniversary Celebration will be available soon at Harvard BLSA's website, Twitter, and Facebook. All inquiries should be directed to the 50th Anniversary Committee at email@example.com.
Around the world, Harvard Law School alumni, students, faculty, and staff are using their talents to transform communities. In conjunction with the reunion weekend (April 20-22) for the classes of 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013, on April 20, HLS community and clinical leaders will gather for the capstone event of HLS’s year-long bicentennial celebration. HLS in the Community will be a weekend of problem-solving workshops, a showcase of the law school’s 35 clinics, and sessions exploring the efforts of Harvard lawyers to solve the world’s most pressing legal issues. Register by February 19 for early bird pricing.
If you can’t join us, we still want to include you and your contributions. The new HLS Pro-Bono Globe will offer a snapshot of the HLS community’s pro-bono and service work. We are asking members of the HLS community to contribute examples of their volunteer, community service, pro-bono, or public interest legal work. Once live, clicking on any of the red markers around the globe will reveal details about individuals and their work. The globe will be limited to 1,000 submissions--a mere fraction of the remarkable range and impact of HLS alumni, students, faculty, and staff. We want you to be one of those 1,000: Submit your work to the HLS Pro-Bono Globe now! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more events being organized by the HLSA Clubs and Shared Interest Groups, I encourage you to visit the Alumni Portal and our Global Events Calendar.
Additionally, to assist with connecting alumni online, I encourage you to join our secure HLS Alumni Facebook group. The Facebook group is exclusive to HLS Alumni and Students. All requests to join are reviewed and approved pending verification.
I invite you to be actively involved with your local Club and any SIG and to stay connected by visiting the HLS Alumni Portal, joining our Facebook group, and by joining the Harvard Law School Alumni LinkedIn group. Volunteering to help with the HLSA will be a rewarding experience, and if you are interested in getting involved, or want to provide feedback on our activities, please email us at email@example.com.
I look forward to our exciting year ahead and encourage all alumni to stay connected through HLSA-supported programs and events.
With warmest regards,
Peter C. Krause '74
Harvard Law School Association