In an age where law is inextricably connected to our economic, social, and political worlds, it is increasingly relevant for all future lawyers, regardless of which legal field they enter, to consider the role that lawyers can and should play in social change. While speaker events on Harvard's campus primarily offer perspectives of professors or practitioners, HarvardLawSpeaks exclusively features student voices, tapping into the vast wealth of experience and knowledge that the student body has to offer.
For this year's event, eight HLS students have been selected to present talks related to the theme, "Where the Conventional Meets the Unconventional: the Role for Lawyers in Social Change." In their talks, speakers will draw on their own experiences to offer innovative ideas about how the legal profession should be structured to promote change.
Many individuals and organizations have supported this event and we are grateful to each of them. We would particularly like to thank the T.J. Duane Community Development Grant and HL Central for their support.
HarvardLawSpeaks is organized by the Law & Social Change Program of Study at Harvard Law School. The Program is designed to enhance the educational experience of students seeking to understand the relationship between law and our economic, political, and social worlds. In addition to HarvardLawSpeaks, our community-oriented programming includes discussion groups for first-year law school sections as well as for grad students across the University; family groups that foster supportive mentoring relationships among law students; a faculty-student dinner series for small groups of students to interact with professors outside the classroom; and an annual retreat that brings together faculty, staff, and students to discuss topical social issues.
HarvardLawSpeaks 2013 Organizing Committee:
For more information about Law & Social Change, please visit our website: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lsc/
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