Silda Wall Spitzer

Silda Wall Spitzer To Speak at Harvard Law School?

Silda Wall Spitzer Harvard Law School Career Transitions Above the Law blog.jpgOkay, maybe not any more. Since her husband Eliot Spitzer’s prostitution scandal erupted on Monday, the First Lady of New York, Silda Wall Spitzer, has been canceling her public appearances. And even though Harvard Law School is her alma mater — and where she met her husband, although maybe that’s not a plus for her these days — we’re guessing it won’t be an exception to the rule.
Some background, from an HLS tipster:

Harvard Law School is having its first annual celebration of public interest [from March 13 to 15; see poster at right]. It looks like there will be some great talks.One still on the local advertising is Silda Wall Spitzer titled “Career Transitions.”

No joke. In an email sent out by the Office of Career Services on February 29, Mrs. Spitzer’s talk on “Career Transitions” was eagerly touted as a “New Addition!” to the program. It was scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, March 14. Hearing Silda Spitzer speak on “Career Transitions” would be oddly apropos, given that her husband is “transitioning” out of the Governor’s Mansion on Monday.
Speaking of “Career Transitions,” we’d love to see the highly accomplished Silda Wall Spitzer take a page from the Hillary Clinton playbook, and parlay her status as wounded wife into a political career of her own. Any thoughts on what office she might run for? If Hillary wins the presidency, could Silda Spitzer replace her in the United States Senate?
The full email promoting the celebration, and touting Silda Spitzer’s talk on “Career Transitions,” appears after the jump.


HARVARD LAW SCHOOL — OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES — EMAIL ON PUBLIC INTEREST CELEBRATION
From: Office of Career Services
Date: Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:05 PM
Subject: A Celebration of Public Interest, March 13-15
Dear Students,
There is still time to register for the upcoming HLS reunion, “A
Celebration of Public Interest,” taking place at HLS March 13-15. For
the first time in HLS history, we are celebrating the remarkable
accomplishments of our many graduates and students who are engaged in
public interest work.
The Celebration will bring together HLS graduates from across the
years and across practice settings who are engaged in public service
activities-from the nonprofit sector, the government sector, public
international practice, the private bar, academia and the judiciary.
Areas of particular interest to students are highlighted below;
complete program information is available online:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/alumni/pic/index.htm.

Plenary and concurrent sessions are free of charge. Meals/food are not included.
Panels and Speakers
New additions!
Congressman John Sarbanes, Nurturing the Next Generation, Saturday. March 15
Silda Wall Spitzer, First Lady of New York, Career Transitions, Friday, March 14
Looking to learn about public interest career development?
Career Development for Government Lawyers, Friday, March 14
Career Development for Nonprofit Lawyers, Friday, March 14
Career Development for the International Lawyer, Saturday, March 15
Thinking about one day transitioning from the private sector to the
public sector, or hope to do pro bono work in the private sector?
Career Transitions: Moving from Private to Public, Public to Private
and Public to Academia, Friday, March 14
Private/Public Partnerships: Best Practice, Saturday, March 15.
Hear alumni speak on many issues of significance to public interest law!
Freedom in Cyberspace: The Intersection Between Human Rights and Law
on the Internet, Friday, March 14
Racial Justice, Friday, March 14
The Quest for International Justice, Friday, March 14
Separation of Powers, Friday, March 14
Predatory Lending, Friday, March 14
Climate Change, Friday, March 14
Equality and Citizenship, Saturday, March 15
Can You Teach Integrity in Law School?, Saturday, March 15
Take advantage of the many unique networking opportunities afforded by
this gathering of public service HLS alumni. We look forward to
having you join us!

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