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Harvard Law Students: Apply to the Global Anticorruption Lab seminar next year! (Deadline: April 25)

Posted on April 21st, by Matthew Stephenson in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

April 21, 2014 – Matthew Stephenson

Dear LIDS Members:

I’m writing to encourage those of you who are interested in applying to participate in the Global Anticorruption Lab that I will be running this coming academic year.  There is a description in the course catalogue, but I wanted to reach out to LIDS because this class might be of particular interest to students with interests in law & development, particularly anticorruption and good governance.

The Lab course is an opportunity to do independent research on a topic or topics of your choice, in a collaborative setting that provides opportunities for feedback not only from me, but from your classmates as well.  Through the Lab course, you will contribute to the Global Anticorruption Blog (www.globalanticorruptionblog.com), reaching an audience that includes leading figures at the World Bank, Transparency International, UNDP, and other leading anticorruption organizations.

This year’s Lab had great representation from LIDS members, and I would love to get more LIDS members involved if possible.  If you would like to learn more about this year’s Lab please feel free to email current Lab member and outgoing LIDS co-President Raj Banerjee at rxbanerjee@gmail.com. Raj would be delighted to chat about his experience!

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LIDS to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Exhibit Featuring Inspirational Women Lawyers from Around the World

Posted on March 3rd, by Rajarshi Banerjee in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

March 3, 2014 – Raj Banerjee

This March, Harvard Law School will celebrate International Women’s Day by featuring a series of portraits of inspirational women lawyers and policy makers from around the world. For two weeks beginning March 3, the law school’s Wasserstein Hall will host over sixty portraits of academics, judges, activists, public servants, corporate lawyers and businesswomen, all nominated by members of the law school community.

The portrait series, entitled Inspiring Change, Inspiring Us, grew out of a conversation between members of the Harvard Law &International Development Society (LIDS) and the Harvard Women’s Law Association (WLA) this past winter. Both organizations wanted to commemorate International Women’s Day—celebrated for decades on March 8 of each year—and were looking for ways to collaborate on campus. The idea for a portrait exhibition soon reached Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, who offered her unconditional support. In the weeks since then, the portrait series has brought the entire law school community together: dozens of students and faculty members nominated women to be featured in the exhibition; seventeen student organizations have agreed to sponsor portraits; and staff members from the law school’s Dean of Students Office, Communications Office, Facilities Maintenance Operations, Copy Center, and the Harvard Law School Library have invested their time and … Read More »