Donuts and Coffee with the Jewish Law Students’ Association (JLSA)

Sunday, August 28, 10am – 12pm, Crossroads Patio (between WCC and Pound)
Join JLSA for coffee and donuts from Donuts with a Difference (KVH), heralded by the Huffington Post as one of the top donut shops in one of the top donut cities in the country. Everyone is welcome to meet current students, preview events, and learn more about the organization. We look forward to seeing you there!

NGO Investigations During Armed Conflicts 

Monday, April 18th, 12pm, WCC 3019
Anne Herzberg, Legal Counsel for NGO Monitor, will be coming to speak about NGO investigations during armed conflicts. NGO Monitor is an Israel-based organization whose stated mission is to provide information and analysis, promote accountability, and support discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas. Kosher food will be served. 
Sponsored by: The Louis D. Brandeis Center, JLSA

Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Tuesday, April 19th, 12pm, WCC 1019
The Harvard Jewish Law Students Association and Harvard European Law Students Association welcome Stephen Tauber in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Tauber was born in Vienna, Austria in 1932. His personal memories include a six-year-old’s view of the Anschluss (Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria) in 1938. Mr. Tauber and his family escaped to British India prior to Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”) in 1938. The British put Dr. Tauber and his family into a prison camp during World War II. He and his family left India in April 1941 and arrived in the United States in June. Dr. Tauber went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard and then worked in academia, government, a non-profit organization, and industry. Falafel lunch will be served.

Passover Options!

First Night Seder in Wasserstein
Friday, April 22, 7:30pm
JLSA and Harvard Chabad are teaming up to have a free seder in the WCC open to the entire community. Bring your friends! RSVP required:
Second Night Graduate Student Seder
Saturday, April 23, 7:45pm
Hillel is hosting a traditional style seder for graduate students from across the university.  All who are hungry come and eat! Deadline to sign up is April 15th! RSVP:
Host Your Own Seder
Hillel is offering funding for those looking to host their own seders! Email Getzel Davis at for more information. Deadline to request funding is April 18th.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the US Negotiation Lessons and Possibilities

Thursday, April 14, 7 pm, Austin Hall, Room 100 
TZIPI LIVNI Co-Leader, Zionist Union Party; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
DENNIS ROSS Counselor, Washington Institute; Formerly President Clinton’s Envoy for Middle East Peace
Moderated by ROBERT MNOOKIN Chair, Program on Negotiation.
Bring your Harvard IDs. This program is sponsored by Harvard Negotiators, JLSA, and Harvard Hillel. Kosher food options will be available.

“Are Reparations Morally Possible?” with Dean Minow and Noah Feldman and a Shabbat Dinner (RSVP BY TUESDAY)

Discussion: Friday, April 15th, 5pm, Milstein East
Shabbat Dinner Following the Event: 7pm, Harvard Hillel
Dean Martha Minow  and Professor Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School will lead a conversation on “Are Reparations Morally Possible?”
This event is sponsored by Harvard Hillel and the Markel family in commemoration of Dan Markel (ל”ז)(AB ‘95, JD ’00), to honor his distinguished career in legal scholarship and commitment to Jewish life at Harvard University.
RSVP for the Shabbat dinner NOW. Spots are limited:

Freedom Seder

April 19, 7pm
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This spring the Harvard Black Law Students Association and Harvard Jewish Law Students Association will be hosting the Sixth Annual HLS Freedom Seder.

The Seder is the name of the traditional meal eaten by Jews during Passover to commemorate their liberation from slavery in Egypt over 2000 years ago. The original Freedom Seder was held in 1969 to commemorate the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year’s Freedom Seder is an opportunity for diverse HLS communities to commemorate our histories, discuss present successes and struggles, and be inspired to work together for social justice in the future.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Professor Aziz Rana.

In Re Tam: Disparaging Trademarks and Free Speech

Tuesday April 5, Room WCC 1023, 12pm
Ronald Coleman of Archer & Greiner will discuss the relationship between free speech, ethnic slurs, and intellectual property in a recent case he litigated before the Federal Circuit, In re Tam. Coleman represented the Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants in their challenge to a law authorizing the government to refuse to register “disparaging” trademarks. Tam sought to reappropriate the ethnic slur “slants” and combat systemic racism, and prevailed when the en banc court struck down the decades-old anti-disparagement provision.