Dev A. Patel
Harvard Law School will accept members of the Harvard College Class of 2015 next year in the pilot stage of a new deferred admission program for college juniors, according to the Law School’s Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer Jessica L. Soban ’02.
The law firm Brune & Richard is an anomaly. In a world where female lawyers represent fewer than 20 percent of partners in private practices, women make up 12 of the 18 lawyers at Brune & Richard.
Among the top students in their graduating classes, men and women entering Harvard Law School earn similar undergraduate grades and LSAT scores. But as soon as students step into Wasserstein Hall, a dramatic gender disparity emerges.
At Elizabeth Warren and Elena Kagan’s former place of work, women constitute fewer than a fifth of all professors and assistant professors of law—a disparity that Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow called “absolutely inadequate.” With only 18 women among 92 tenure-track faculty members, the gender imbalance of Harvard Law School’s faculty is comparable to that of other elite law schools, yet still among the most severe of the approximately 200 law schools nationwide.
Three people died and more than 130 were injured, though as of press time there were no confirmed reports of Harvard faculty, students, or staff suffering injuries due to the blast.
Harvard Law School's new coalition to combat gender disparities, called "Shatter the Ceiling," has certainly received national attention since the organization launched last month—just maybe not the response its leaders were looking for.
After the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for two landmark same-sex marriage cases this week, Harvard Law School professors predicted that the justices would not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and were unlikely to make a sweeping decision concerning Proposition 8.
The new Shatter the Ceiling coalition holds its first open meeting at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. The group aims to mitigate gender disparities.
In response to statistics revealing gender skew in Harvard Law School clubs and classrooms, a new coalition called Shatter the Ceiling has drawn hundreds of students together to seek new ways to address the School’s gender disparities.
Dozens of Quincy students living in Hampden Hall swing space were forced out of their rooms and into the suites of friends and House mates Monday night, as a power outage that began early in the evening kept a cluster of buildings along Plympton Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the dark.
In a job market still feeling the effects of a recession, more than 96 percent of Harvard Law School’s most recent alums secured a job nine months after graduation, marking a slight improvement over the previous graduating class.
I. Glenn Cohen will ascend in the ranks of Harvard Law School’s faculty this summer as its newest tenured professor, bringing with him expertise on the legal aspects of healthcare and bioethics.
Retired General Stanley A. McChrystal called upon Harvard students to serve their country on Monday night as part of a panel hosted by the Institute of Politics.
The Harvard Law Review will more than double the number of editors focusing on online content for the publication next year in an effort to expand its web presence.
The phrase "Kremlin on the Charles" may not be as outdated as you think. According to Republican Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, Harvard Law School was more Red than Crimson as recently as 1995, when he graduated. A spokeswoman for Cruz said that the Senator still stands behind comments he made in at a political rally on July 4, 2010, in which he accused the Harvard Law School faculty of having a stark communist bent. (These comments were recently brought to the fore by New Yorker writer Jane Mayer in the wake of what she called Senator Cruz's "prosecutorial style" of questioning Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense.)
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