HLS in the World: A Bicentennial Summit

In this gathering of leading lawyers, we will ask and address hard questions about the contributions of law and legal education in tackling crucial issues of justice and human welfare in local communities, the U.S., and around the world.

Faculty, students, and alumni will join in small, faculty-led sessions addressing issues in legal education, the legal profession, law, and society. Through debate, dialogue, storytelling, and informal conversations, our community will delve deeply into questions that reveal why law matters more than ever.


Session topics include:


Advising the President • Conversations with U.S. Senators, Governors, Solicitors General, Federal Judges, International Jurists • Refugee Law • Endless War • National Security vs. Privacy • Artificial Intelligence • New Technologies, New Dilemmas • The Future of Environmental Law • How Human Rights Law Makes a Difference • International Criminal Law • Criminal Justice Reform • Lessons from the Financial Crisis • Great Litigators Re-Argue Marbury v. Madison • Major League Sports Law • Issues in Private Equity • Entertainment Law • Tools for Negotiation • Food Law • Tax Reform • The Domestic Impact of Globalization • The Role of General Counsel • Law and Religion • What’s Next for LGBT Rights?


Among our more than 250 illustrious speakers are:

Samantha Power '99

Bob Zoellick '81

Loretta Lynch '84

Michael Sandel

Elizabeth Warren

Michael Chertoff '78

Tom Cotton '02

Annette Gordon-Reed '84

Jeffrey Toobin '86

Bryan Stevenson '85

Atul Gawande

Jennifer Granholm '87

Koenraad Lenaerts LL.M. '78

Kathleen Sullivan '81

Bill Weld '70

David Gergen '67

Juliette Kayyem '95

Harold Koh '80


Register Today!


Thursday, 10/26/17 at 3:00pm - Friday at 7:30pm | iCal


Harvard Law School
1565 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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HLS in the World

October 26: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 27: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm

Learn more at 200.hls.harvard.edu/world


The event will run in conjunction with reunion weekend events for classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, and the Emeritus Club.