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Student Groups

Law Students Discuss Treatment of Rape Law in Criminal Law Courses

Unlike most other criminal law subjects, sexual assault is an issue that law students are more likely to have personally encountered and should be approached with more sensitivity, according to law student Lana R. Birbrair.

Race

Amid Controversy, HLS Students to Recognize New York Public Defender

Following controversy surrounding two Law School student groups’ recent decision to revoke an honor from Robin Steinberg, a New York City public defender, other students have begun planning to bring Steinberg to campus anyway.

Politics

Faculty Weigh In FCC’s Ruling To Classify Internet as Telecommunications

Following the Federal Communication Commission's decision to classify the internet as a telecommunications service, thereby allowing the government to regulate it as a utility, Harvard professors praised the ruling as a victory for ordinary consumers.

Central Administration

Federal Bill Would Regulate Colleges’ Handling of Sexual Assault

New federal legislation on sexual violence could change the way the University reports, advises, and assesses its approach to cases of alleged sexual violence.

Vaccine Public Health Talk
Health

Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

In the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California, panelists emphasized the need for Americans to be more informed in their decisions for or against vaccination Wednesday.

Vaccine Public Health Talk
Harvard Law School

Vaccine Public Health Talk

Nir Eyal, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, speaks of nudge theory and its applications on public health at Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School. The presentation was part of a larger panel discussion on the ethical, legal, and public health issues surrounding vaccines.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Dershowitz Denies Allegations in Law Record Op-Ed

In an op-ed in the Harvard Law Record, law school professor Alan M. Dershowitz again denies allegations of sexual misconduct.

Harvard Law School

Analysis: Experts Say ADA Case Has Merit

Filed earlier this month, the complaint alleges that by not captioning its online content, edX, a virtual education platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Op-Eds

Law Students Stand Behind Robin Steinberg

As the visionary founder of the Bronx Defenders, Ms. Steinberg exemplifies the women this exhibit is meant to honor.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

Law Profs Challenge Title IX Policy’s Protection of Academic Freedom

Though the policy includes a stipulation that it will not “be construed to abridge academic freedom," some professors at the Law School say that it is not enough.

Central Administration

Following Government Feedback, Law School To Implement Title IX Procedures ‘Soon’

After moving to break from Harvard's University-wide Title IX procedures, Harvard Law School has received comment from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on its own set of procedures.

Student Groups

HLS Student Groups Retract Honor from New York Public Defender

HLS student groups will no longer honor Robin Steinberg, the executive director of the Bronx Defenders, on account of her link to a controversial YouTube video.

Harvard Law School

In Memo, Law Profs Pushed for Title IX Procedural Changes

The 20 faculty members submitted the memo to a faculty committee that Dean of the Law School Martha L. Minow tasked last fall with creating new Law School-specific Title IX procedures following widespread faculty discontent over Harvard’s central framework.

Another Day, Another Storm
Central Administration

In Face of Storm, Most Harvard Schools Will Close Monday

Monday will mark the second time that Harvard has suspended operations due to inclement weather in two weeks.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

Controversial Conversations

“To be able...to reason through these challenging subjects is a big part of what it is lawyers do in our society,” Law professor Jeannie C. Suk said at a panel on whether rape law should be taught in law classes on Wednesday in Pound Hall.The well-attended event featured several students sitting on the floor.

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall