Upcoming Events:

November 11, 2014 from 3:00-4:30pm: The Harms of Surveillance featuring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and members of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Stay tuned for more details and plans for an HLS ACLU Happy Hour after the event.

Past Events:


Enduring Guantanamo, a speaker series on the past, present, and future of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, featuring three panel discussions over three days — (4/1-3/2014):

Remembering Guantanamo, with Jonathan Hansen, Harvard historian and author of Guantanamo: An American History, and Sabin Willet, pro bono counsel for seven Uighur detainees in Guantanamo.

Experiencing Guantanamo, with Larry Siems, Director of the Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center and author of The Torture Report, and Steven Oleskey, Pro bono counsel for six Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Closing Guantanamo, with Col. Morris Davis, Chief Prosecutor of the Guantanamo Military Commissions (2005-2007), Mark Denbeaux, Professor at Seton Hall School of Law and pro bono counsel for two Guantanamo Bay detainees, and Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project.

Team Edward: A Conversation with Edward Snowden’s Legal Advisor, a discussion with Ben Wizner, Director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and Edward Snowden’s Legal Adviser — (3/25/2014)

Campus Advocacy: Gender Neutral Bathrooms, tabling and resource distribution — (March-April 2014)

Supreme Court Term Review: Key Civil Liberties Cases, a review of the future of government-sponsored racial justice programs after Fisher v. University of Texas and Shelby County v. Holder, with Dennis Parker, ACLU National Director of the Racial Justice Program — (11/11/2013)

Inside the Manning Trial, a panel discussion with Chase Madar, author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning,” and Professor Yochai Benkler, who testified for Manning’s defense — (10/9/2013)


Litigating the Right to Vote, a night with Nina Perales, Director of Litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund — (10/24/2012)


With Liberty and Justice for Some, a talk with Glenn Greenwald on civil liberties in America, American foreign policy and the War on Terror, and America’s two-tiered justice system — (10/28/2011)

Reproductive Freedom Under Attack,  a discussion of recent abortion laws with the ACLU’s Brigitte Amiri — (10/18/2011)

Accountability in New Orleans Six Years After Hurricane Katrina: Community Lawyering  & Community Organizing for Justice, a talk by Norris Henderson, Executive Director of VOTE, and Davida Finger, Assistant Clinical Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law — (10/12/2011)

The Case for Local Constitutional Enforcement, a panel discussion with San Francisco Deputy City Attorney Kathleen Morris, whose provocative article calls for overturning a century of precedent in local government law, along with Professors David Barron and Gerald Frug of Harvard Law School and Professor Richard Ford of Stanford Law School — (9/27/11)


Queer Injustice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States - a discussion with authors Joey Mogul and Andrea Ritchie — (4/1/11)

Supreme Court Term Review: Key Civil Liberties Cases – a review with ACLU Legal Director Steve Shapiro — (3/28/11)

Intruding on Grief: Should Freedom of Speech Include Protesting at Funerals? - A discussion of Snyder v. Phelps with Josh Wheeler, Associate Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression — (12/10/10)

Know Your Rights “Stop and Search” training event — (12/9/10)