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“Reforming the Criminal Justice System,” with Vanita Gupta. Tues, Apr 10, 12-1pm in WCC 2012. Presented by SALSA and cosponsored by ACS.

Widely recognized as one of America’s leading civil rights attorneys, Vanita Gupta is currently the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Director of the organization’s Center for Justice.  Prior to joining the ACLU, she was an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she successfully led the effort to …

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FRAGMENTATION: Human Rights and International Investment Law

Please join the Harvard Human Rights Journal for a Symposium Friday, April 6 – Registration at 11:30am, Event from 12:00-4:00pm Milstein East C, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School Lunch Keynote Address: Human Rights in a Fragmenting International Law Professor Alain Pellet (Université de Paris Ouest, Nanterre/La Défense, Former Chairperson of the International Law Commission of the United Nations) Case …

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American Constitution Society symposium, “Democracy in Peril: Voting Rights and Election Law in the 21st Century”

Join us for the first-ever Greater Boston area American Constitution Society symposium, “Democracy in Peril: Voting Rights and Election Law in the 21st Century.”  The event is co-sponsored by all of the ACS chapters at Boston-area law schools and is taking place in Wasserstein 2012 on Saturday, March 31st. The symposium includes a keynote address by one of the leading …

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Noam Chomsky, “‘Is America Over?’ Prospects, Paranoia, and the Roots of Current Malaise.” Fri, March 23, 12-1pm, Austin East.

The title, borrowed from the front cover of the December issue of Foreign Affairs, reflects a pervasive theme in public and professional discussion: America’s decline. A standard corollary is “the rising power of China,” considered by a large plurality of academics and policymakers to be the most alarming prospect facing the country. The decline is …

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Benjamin Sachs, “What Does Citizens United Mean for Unions?” Thurs, March 22, 12-1pm, WCC 1023.

In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how …

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Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting

p5rn7vb A Conference on Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting.  Mon, Feb 13, 5-7pm in Austin Hall North.  Presented by Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. In the category of “mothering,” legal sex neutrality crashes into social default regimes to construct women as “mothers,” who serve as primary parents, and men as …

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ACS DC Trip Application Extension

ACS DC Trip Application Extension!  Email application due Fri, Feb 17 to misty.nicole.wright@gmail.com. We feel bad that our application did not go out until late due to the ACS listserv being down, and we know that many folks didn’t have time last week to make the deadline.  Thus, we are granting an extension for applications to …

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