John Bellinger on “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”


John Bellinger, a renowned national security and international public law expert, will be coming to speak at HLS on February 18, 2014, about “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”

Please read Mr. Bellinger’s extensive and impressive biography here. Highlights, in addition to being a partner at Arnold & Porter, include: Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001-2005. We are honored to welcome Mr. Bellinger and hope you can join us!

Time and Location: 5:30 pm, HLS Wasserstein Hall Room 2009

Sponsored by Harvard Law School Armed Forced Association and Arnold & Porter, with support from our cosponsors: Harvard National Security Journal, Harvard National Security and Law Association, and Harvard Law and International Development Society.

Veterans Day Lunchtime Speaker Event feat. Professor Jack Goldsmith

The Implications of the Snowden Leaks and the Future of the War on Al Qaeda and Affiliates

Lecture by Professor Goldsmith followed by Q&A until 12:55 pm. Lunch will be served.  Please be seated by 12:05 pm.

Please join the Armed Forces Association on Veteran’s Day this year for a special lunchtime speaker event featuring Prof. Goldsmith.  We are so excited that Prof. Goldsmith has offered to spend some time with the Vets on such a special day, and both the National Security Journal and National Security Law Association have graciously agreed to co-sponsor the event!

Location: WCC 1010, Harvard Law School


U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims comes to Harvard Law School on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CAVC_Final_50Click here for more information and any updated information. Two HLS students, 3L Bradley Hinshelwood and AFA’s own 2L Christopher Melendez, will be arguing Ausmer v. Shinseki in front of the three-judge panel. Juan Arguello, another AFA 2L, conducted research in support of the case.  Please join us at HLS for this very special event!

September 11th Spirit Run (led by Navy ROTC)


Wednesday, September 11th , 2:45-5:00pm

Who: All Harvard affiliated veterans
Where: Meet at Boston University NROTC Building, 116 Bay State Rd, Boston
Why: Join the area’s NROTC midshipmen, including Harvard College NROTC students, in a run along the Esplanade to Boston Commons.  Learn about several relevant monuments in the Commons and end with a thought-provoking reflection at the September 11th Memorial.  The event is designed to be educational, physical, and reflective.
Uniform:   PT uniform
Organized by: Boston NROTC Consortium.  Please contact Catherine Brown at if you would like to attend.