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Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program filed a lawsuit against the federal government on April 27.


Harvard Graduate Council Elects New Executive Board

The Harvard Graduate Council elected Carlos A. Gonzalez Sierra, a joint-degree student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, as its new president on Monday. Harvard Divinity School student Mayank D. Kumar will serve as vice president of the body.


Neuroscience and Law Experts Discuss Cannabis and Public Policy at Harvard Law School Panel

Experts in neuroscience and law discussed the legalization of cannabis and highlighted its implications for public policy at a virtual panel hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics on Wednesday.


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Legal Experts Discuss Health Care Inequity in Latin America at Harvard Law School Panel

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosted a virtual panel Tuesday discussing the impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing health challenges in Latin America.


Petrie-Flom Center Hosts Discussion About the Criminalization of Addiction

Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center hosted a virtual panel on the highly publicized court case Commonwealth v. Eldred on Thursday afternoon.


Stephen L. Ball - HLS Dean of Students

Harvard Law School named Stephen L. Ball as its new Dean of Students.


Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Tuition Reimbursement Moves Forward After Judge Reverses Dismissal

In June 2021, Massachusetts District Court Judge Indira Talwani dismissed a class action lawsuit against Harvard University asking for partial tuition reimbursement for semesters with virtual classes. Nearly a year later, a new judge assigned to the case has revived it.


Disability Law Student Association Raises Concerns over Harvard Ending its Mask Mandate

Harvard Law School’s Disability Law Student Association, DLSA, filed an open letter earlier this month asking administrators to refrain from ending the Law School’s mask mandate.


Legal Experts Speak at Radcliffe Institute on 50th Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment’s Senate Passage

Leading legal experts discussed the decades-long campaign for the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment at a virtual panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Tuesday, which marked the 50th anniversary of the ERA’s passage through the U.S. Senate.


Law School Names Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging

Harvard Law School appointed Monica E. Monroe as its new Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging last month.


Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92, Biden’s Historic SCOTUS Pick, Would be 18th Harvard Law Graduate to Serve on Court

If confirmed, Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 would be the 11th Harvard College graduate and the 18th Harvard Law School graduate to sit on the Supreme Court, which currently includes four HLS alums. She would be the eighth justice to attend both the College and HLS.


Harvard Law Professor Ramseyer Responds to Critics, Sparking More Condemnation

Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer published a paper last month rebuking critics of a controversial article he wrote last year that claimed sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers.


Bioethics Panel Discusses Smart Device Disease Diagnosis

Researchers, lawyers, and physicians discussed the ethical implications of using smart devices to collect data for diagnosing medical conditions in a virtual panel hosted by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics on Friday.


HLS Professor Discusses How Congress and SCOTUS Could Stall Biden’s Climate Agenda

Harvard Law School professor Jody Freeman discussed the Biden administration's climate agenda and the potential legislative and judicial difficulties it could face at a virtual talk on Monday.


Potential SCOTUS Nominee, on Harvard Board of Overseers, Could Face Conflict of Interest Questions in Affirmative Action Case

Potential Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson '92, who serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers, could face questions over a potential conflict of interest in the lawsuit against Harvard seeking to strike down affirmative action in American higher education.


Harvard Law School Clinic Sues Immigration Authorities Over Public Records Requests

A Harvard Law School clinic filed a federal lawsuit against United States immigration authorities last month over the government’s refusal to provide records about the use of solitary confinement in immigrant detention centers.


Lani Guinier, 'A Monumental Presence' at Harvard Law School, Dies at 71

Lani C. Guinier '71, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, died last Friday at age 71 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her law career, she was widely regarded for her trailblazing scholarship in voting rights and racial equity.


Researchers, Bioethicists Discuss the Future of Psychedelic Therapy in Petrie-Flom Webinar

Experts in the fields of psychedelics, health care, and bioethics gathered virtually to discuss the ethical implications of psychedelic-assisted therapy in a webinar held by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center on Thursday.


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