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Harvard Law School

After 'Deepwater Horizon' Pre-Screening, Panel Reflects on Spill's Aftermath

The upcoming film was screened in Somerville Theater for those with a Harvard ID and a guest. A panel offered insights into the 2010 BP oil spill and the extensive aftermath.

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Law School Debuts New Title IX Training, Though Some Call for Improvement

​Harvard Law School debuted a remodeled Title IX training for new students this fall in response to student criticisms and task force recommendations.

HUDS Ballot Box
Central Administration

HLS Groups Blast Harvard for Contract Stalemate with its Dining Workers

15 student groups from Harvard Law School issued a statement on their website reproaching Harvard’s bargaining record with its dining service workers, characterizing the ongoing stalemate in HUDS’ most recent round of contract talks as a class and racial justice “struggle.”

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Celebrating Black Alumni, and Engaging With Activism, at Law School Reunion

When Bishop C. Holifield was a student at Harvard Law School in 1967 at the apex of the civil rights movement, the fledgling organization he had founded—the Harvard Black Law Students Association—had just two members: himself and co-founder Reginald E. Gilliam.

Occupying “Belinda Hall”
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Law School Aims to Level Playing Field With New Orientation

​Following a year of of tension and discussion related to diversity at the Law School, administrators unveiled a total overhaul of first-year orientation this year to acclimate students from varying backgrounds to the school.

Justice Elena Kagan
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Justice Elena Kagan

Justice of the Supreme Court Elena Kagan in conversation with Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow Thursday.

Justice Elena Kagan
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Justice Kagan Imparts Her Wisdom on New Law Students

Supreme Court Justice and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan returned to her old stomping ground Thursday to reflect on her experience on the bench and and impart advice to incoming students.

567 Nations: The History of Federal Indian Law
On Campus

567 Nations: The History of Federal Indian Law

Dean Martha L. Minow invites Joseph W. Singer, Bussey Professor of Law, to give the first lecture of the Diversity and U.S. Legal History series at the Harvard Law School.

567 Nations: The History of Federal Indian Law
Race

Law School Launches Series on Diversity

After a year that saw Harvard Law School embroiled in debates over race and diversity, Law School Dean Martha L. Minow has launched a new lecture series entitled “Diversity and U.S. Legal History.”

Race

Law Review Inducts Most Diverse Class of Editors in History

​For the first time in the publication’s nearly 130-year history, the Harvard Law Review inducted a group of editors this year whose demographics reflect those of their wider Law School class.

Cass R. Sunstein
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Cass R. Sunstein

Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’75, recently ranked 2nd in Wall Street Journal's list of Top 25 Law Professors by Total Judicial Citations, talks at the First Parish Church in Cambridge in 2008.

Cass R. Sunstein
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HLS Profs Score High on Judicial Impact, But Women Fall Short

Even as Harvard Law School professors take the top three positions in a new study measuring the number of judicial citations their scholarly works receive, no women made the top 25.

Morning Prayers with Faust
Central Administration

Faust Calls for Confronting the Past Ahead of New School Year

University President Drew G. Faust explored the importance of “confronting difficult truths” at Wednesday’s Morning Prayers.

HLS Class Day
Commencement

HLS Class Day

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker speaks at the Harvard Law School Class Day ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

HLS Class Day
Commencement

Sarah Jessica Parker Makes Case for Dreaming at Law School Class Day

At a speech during the Law School’s Class Day exercises, Sarah Jessica Parker—renowned actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist—implored the members of the Harvard Law School’s Class of 2016 to pursue their dreams relentlessly after leaving Harvard.