HALS sponsors many professional, academic and social events. In the past, we have held career panels; organized study breaks and mixers; and hosted speakers such as Ko-Yung Tung, law firm partner and former Vice President for the World Bank, and Tanaka Hitoshi, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Please check our Events Calendar below for the latest upcoming events.


Asia’s 21st Century: Risks & Opportunities
When: Tuesday, April 15 @ 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Room K262, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge Street
What: Talk by Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank; moderated by Susan Pharr, Professor of Japanese Politics, and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University; co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and the Center for International Development.

Corporate Practice in Asia: Presentation and Q&A by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
When: Wednesday, April 16 @12pm-1pm
WhereWCC 2004
What: Please join us for a panel discussion with attorneys from the New York-based law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on Asia Pacific legal practice. The attorneys’ experiences span a wide-range of corporate issues focusing on tax, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions and general corporate practice both in Asia and in the U.S. with Asia-based clients. The attorney panel will consist of Davis Wang, partner, Jiang Liu, special counsel, and associates Josh Bradley and Jane Wang. This talk should be quite useful for 1Ls preparing for EIP this fall, 2Ls preparing for the summer and summer Asian-office rotations, as well as for 3Ls and LLMs.

Vietnamese Banh Mi and Taiwanese Bubble Tea lunch will be served.

HALS End of the Year Banquet
When: Thursday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm
Where: The Elephant Walk, 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
What: The HALS Family warmly welcomes you to our annual HALS End of the Year Banquet. Come out to wine and dine with your classmates as we partake in the delicious food and drink at The Elephant Walk in Cambridge, featuring a delightful fusion of French and Cambodian cuisine. The Banquet promises to be one of the highlights of the HALS events calendar each year. We are excited to celebrate the impending arrival of summer with all of you as the school year draws to a close.
Who: Dues-paying HALS members only. Please email Evelyn at eblacklock@jd16.law.harvard.edu with questions about your status.

Attire: Cocktail attire.
RSVP by Sunday, 4/20 @ Midnight with Justin Ko at jko@jd15.law.harvard.edu. In your RSVP please include 1) your full name, 2) your year, 3) whether you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, and 4) whether you would like to bring a significant other to the event, space allowing. Attendance will be capped so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot.