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    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to The Art of Storytelling for Mediators and Lawyers

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 05:30 PM · $45.00 USD
    Kirkland and Ellis LLP in Los Angeles, CA

    CLA.jpgStorytelling—what it is, why it matters, how to do it—is not a metaphor for legal advocacy. It is legal advocacy itself, and it is not limited to jury trials or court appearances: It relates to every aspect of a lawyer’s work. The practice of law is the business of persuasion, and storytelling is the most effective means of persuading. But just recognizing the centrality of storytelling to the legal profession is not enough. Lawyers should also study the basic structure and elements that apply to stories, how they work and why, as well as the principles that have guided great storytellers for thousands of years. This presentation shows how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has the final say.


    Jonathan Shapiro has spent the last 15 years writing and producing some of television’s most iconic shows, including The Blacklist, The Practice, Life and Boston Legal. An Emmy, Peabody, and Humanitas Awards winner, he and David E. Kelley are the creators and executive producers of Trial, a legal thriller set to air on Amazon in 2016. In addition to his work in television, he is also the author of two recent books: the memoir “Liars, Lawyers, and the Art of Storytelling" (ABA Publishing) and the novel “Deadly Force” (Ankerwycke Press). For the last two years, he was Of Counsel for litigation at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm. Prior to writing for television, Jonathan spent a decade as a federal prosecutor and as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School and the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. He is a member and the former chairman of the California Commission on Government Economy and Efficiency, as well as the founder and director of the Public Counsel Emergency for Torture Victims. He is a graduate of Harvard University, a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford University, and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Steven G. Mehta is an attorney and mediator providing unique mediation services in a variety of types of civil litigation. His ability to understand the human process and complex emotional issues involved in legal negotiations enables him to effectively assist the parties in obtaining the best possible results during mediation.

    In addition, his ability to connect with the parties and attorneys in mediation allows him to be a trusted aide in the mediation process. He is well known and respected by both sides as being a fair and neutral mediator who works hard at trying to obtain a resolution.

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    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.

    Harvardwood Is Invited to Steinway Pianist Jiaxin Tian at Carnegie Hall

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 08:00 PM
    Carnegie Hall in New York, NY

    In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year, world-renowned pianist and Steinway Artist Jiaxin Tian will share the stage with legendary conductor Gregory Singer and his orchestra, the Manhattan Symphonie, for a Chinese New Year Spectacular concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage! Former mayor David Dinkins will narrate Aaron Copland's Portrait of Lincoln.tian.jpg


    • LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
    • YIN CHENGZONG / CHU WANGHUA Yellow River Concerto
    • COPLAND Lincoln Portrait


    • Manhattan Symphonie
    • Gregory Singer, Conductor
    • Jiaxin Tian, Piano

    Harvardwood members receive a 15% discount off tickets with code: HRW23372


    Born into a musical family in Beijing, Tian is a rising star among young piano virtuosos. Tian first earned praise for her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall on February 2013. Although Tian is just 29 years old, this year will mark the second time she has performed at the world-famous concert venue, Carnegie Hall. In 2015, Tian starred in more than 30 concerts across the globe. Her talent continues to catch international attention, having performed for the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer; and the President of Lebanon, Michael Suleiman, in 2015. Most recently, Tian, a distinguished Steinway Artist, announced her solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonic in Germany in November 2016.

    singer.jpgSinger is also a uniquely-gifted conductor who combines distinguished artistry with an enjoyment for dramatic interpretations of the great classics. As the son of renowned conductor Jacques Singer, he grew up surrounded by wonderful music and legendary artists, inspiring a passion to continue the rich tradition in which he was raised.

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    Recruit Harvard students to intern at your company this summer!

    If your arts, media, or entertainment company offers summer internships and would like to recruit applications from current Harvard Students, we invite you to participate in the 2016 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP)! Companies can reach current Harvard students by posting their internship opportunities to Harvardwood FOR FREE.

    HSIP provides a list of internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to Harvard undergraduates and also coordinates career-related events over the summer for program participants in LA, NYC and other cities. Over 100 companies have participated in HSIP since its inception, including: 2929 Productions, ABC, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Archer Entertainment, Benderspink, Digital Domain, Dimension, Disney, Dreamworks, The Firm, Furst Films, HBO Films, ICM, Icon Productions, Intermedia, Lionsgate, LivePlanet, Mirabai Films, Miramax, National Geographic Feature Films, Red Wagon Productions, Samuels Media, Simmons Lathan Media Group, Spirit Dance Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, and The Young and the Restless.

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