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The Lightning Rod
Crime

In Wake of Allegations, 38 Law School Profs Sign Letter ‘in Support of’ Dershowitz

In the letter, the professors argue that Dershowitz was unable to directly respond to the recent allegations in a legal setting, citing the fact that he does not have standing in the civil case in which the allegations of sexual misconduct were first filed and that Dershowitz denies.

The Lightning Rod
Crime

Affidavit Filed Reaffirms Allegations Against Dershowitz

The woman, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe No. 3,” claims in the affidavit that she “had sexual intercourse with Dershowitz at least six times.”

Harvard Law School

Same-Sex Marriage Likely, Not Guaranteed, Law School Profs Predict

Law School professors say that the Supreme Court is likely, but not certain, to rule in favor of plaintiffs challenging recent Sixth Circuit Court decisions that upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states.

College

Analysis: Law School Probe’s End May Mean Closer Scrutiny for College

Now that the government’s investigation into Harvard Law School’s compliance with Title IX has concluded, its ongoing probe at the College may focus more specifically on the undergraduate school’s own handling of sexual harassment.

Harvard Law School

University Did Not Defame Former Law Student, Judge Rules

Former Law School student Megon Walker had sued Harvard in response to disciplinary actions levied against her after the school’s Administrative Board concluded that she had committed plagiarism in 2009.

The Lightning Rod
Crime

As Dershowitz Takes Action To Refute Allegations, Lawyers Sue for Defamation

The lawyers—whom Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz claims fabricated sexual misconduct allegations against him—accused Dershowitz of “initiat[ing] a massive public media assault on [their] reputation and character.”

The Lightning Rod
Crime

Dershowitz Denies Allegations of Sexual Relations with Minor

The accusations came in a Dec. 30, 2014, civil court filing in federal court in Florida, alleging that Dershowitz had sexual relations with a then-underaged woman that the court documents identify as “Jane Doe No. 3.” Dershowitz denies the claims and says he will take legal action to disprove them.

Student Groups

Activists, Law Profs Divided on Title IX Decision

Student activists and the lawyer behind the original Law School complaint have praised the findings and expressed cautious hope for the future. Law School professors who previously denounced Harvard’s sexual harassment policy, meanwhile, criticized the decision.

Harvard Law School

Untitled

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
Central Administration

New Law School Sexual Harassment Procedures Break From University Framework

If the Law School’s new procedures are implemented, the University’s approach to investigating sexual harassment complaints against students will no longer be consistent across all of its schools.

Harvard Law School

Law School Found in Violation of Title IX after Years-Long Probe

In its investigation into the Law School’s Title IX compliance, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found that the Law School “failed to comply with Title IX's requirements for prompt and equitable response” to complaints of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Harvard Law School

In Light of Grand Jury Decisions, Law Students Petition for Exam Extensions

In addition to considering the trauma of students, the letter called for the Law School itself to support the student protests

Crime

Law School Student Charged with Assaulting HUPD Officer

The student, Matthew J. Diaz, was arrested on charges of assaulting a Harvard University Police officer in North Hall on Dec. 2.

Crime

Open Letter to Obama Calls for Better Justice System

The letter, addressed to President Barack Obama, calls for the use of body-worn cameras by police and the prosecution of police officers who “deprive black men and women of their constitutional right to life.”

Eric Lesser
Harvard Law School

Lesser Is More Than Meets the Eye

Since his days as an undergraduate at Harvard, Eric P. Lesser ’07 has worked on the Obama presidential campaign and at the White House, securing a spot in the State Senate last month.

"Shut It Down"
College

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Higher Education

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Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?