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Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

1st Amendment and Sanctions
College

Lewis Headlines Debate on Constitutionality of Final Club Sanctions

​Four professors debated the First Amendment implications of the College’s plan to penalize members of single-gender social organizations on Tuesday, reframing a controversial campus issue in constitutional terms.

Politics

Law Professor Included on Conservative Nonprofit’s ‘Watchlist’

According to the group’s website, the goal of the list is to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

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Anti-Semitic Postcard Promises to ‘Drain the Swamp’ at Harvard Law

The brief postcard, which includes threatening, explicit, and anti-Semitic attacks on visiting Law professor ​Sanford Levinson, ends with: "We’re gonna drain the swamp at Harvard Law. Juden Raus!”

Race

Law School Student Groups Mark One Year Since Black Tape Vandalism

A year after a racially-charged act of vandalism shook the Law School and sparked an intense period of race-related activism, Law School student affinity groups are presenting a visual exhibit at the school to mark the anniversary of the incident.

Race

‘Justice for Black Women Week’ Hopes to Ignite Conversation

​The Harvard Black Law Students Association hosted Justice for Black Women Week in the hopes of bringing black women to the focus of nationwide conversation.

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Elections Lawyer Argues for Reevaluation of Electoral College

​Election and campaign finance lawyer Jerry H. Goldfeder encouraged the country to remain resilient in light of the Presidential election results at a Law School event on Friday.

"Harvard Against Hate"
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"Harvard Against Hate"

Students gather at the "Harvard Against Hate" rally Thursday afternoon, which was organized by activist group Reclaim Harvard Law in response to Donald Trump’s election win.

Central Administration

University Will Not Prefer Antiguans and Barbudans in Admissions

The Chief of Staff for University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard Law School will not reserve spots for students from the country as compensation for a 19th century Harvard donor’s ownership of Antiguan slaves.

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Law Students Rally Against Trump

About 100 students, faculty, and staff from several of Harvard’s schools chanted and heard speeches around University Hall Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

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Historian Connects Frederick Douglass to Presidential Election

David Blight, professor of American History at Yale University, connected Frederick Douglass's life and work to the 2016 presidential election at the Harvard Law School Wednesday.

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Attorney Emphasizes Political Power of Art

An attorney cautioned Harvard Law School students Wednesday that legally defending artistic creation has become more urgent after the 2016 presidential election.

Crime

White Collar Felon and Former FBI Informant Visits HLS

Tom Hardin, a white collar felon and subsequent FBI informant, recounted his experiences with insider trading and federal investigations

FBI In HLS
Crime

FBI In HLS

Tom Hardin talks to Harvard Law School students about insider trading and being a FBI informant.

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Law School Dean Emphasizes Mediation for Bioethical Issues

At a lecture Thursday, Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow emphasized the benefits of resolving bioethical issues through mediation, rather than litigation.