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Harvard Law School

Kennedy Key to Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Law Profs Say

Following the Supreme Court’s landmark same-sex marriage decision, Harvard Law School professors said Justice Anthony M. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in advancing the cause.

Harvard Law School

Daniel Meltzer, Law Professor, Remembered as Kind Teacher

Daniel J. Meltzer ’72, a professor at Harvard Law School who previously served as a legal adviser to the Obama administration, died late last month of cancer. He was 63.

Gavels in the Air
Harvard Law School

Gavels in the Air

Students from Harvard Law School wave gavels during Commencement on May 28.

Commencement

To Applause and Admiration, Ginsburg Receives Radcliffe Medal

Joined on the stage by former Stanford Law School dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed landmark cases she argued during her career as a litigator.

Janet Halley
Harvard Law School

Janet Halley

Janet Halley

Gabrielle Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Speak at HLS Class Day
College

Gabrielle Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Speak at HLS Class Day

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle D. Giffords and her husband, Mark E. Kelly, speak at Harvard Law School’s Class Day.

Gabrielle Giffords and Capt. Mark Kelly Speak at HLS Class Day
Commencement

Giffords, Kelly Speak at Law School Class Day

Gabrielle Giffords represented Arizona’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives until she was shot in the head in 2011 while meeting with a group of constituents.

Arthur M. Kleinman
Central Administration

A Seat at the Table

After two Mass. Hall decisions prompt controversy, some Harvard professors are calling for a centralization of faculty governance.

HLS Students Celebrate
On Campus

HLS Students Celebrate

Graduates from Harvard Law School rejoice after receiving their degrees.

Halley on Steps
Central Administration

A Call to Arms

Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard and the government's approach to Title IX.

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
Central Administration

The Politics of Drew Faust

In a year of campus challenges to her leadership, Drew Faust’s tactical side was on full display. The strategy of public non-engagement favored by Harvard’s eighth-year president has supporters fawning but some campus constituencies feeling disrespected.

Inaugural Year of New Title IX Policy
College

Caught Between Criticisms

As fervor and debate on Title IX increase, Harvard cannot please all critics.

Meet Harvard's Lawyers
Central Administration

Harvard’s Legal Defenders: Behind OGC

As Harvard faces increased regulatory pressure, the influence of its internal legal apparatus grows.

Halley's Books
Harvard Law School

Halley's Books

A collection of books—including her own—on topics including law, gender, and sexuality sit on Harvard Law School professor Janet Halley's desk.

Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Library

Janet E. Halley poses inside the Harvard Law School library, a place she defines as a quintessential location in the Law School experience.

Beauty After Ruin
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Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
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Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown
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Year in Sports 2015

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers