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Federal Judge Upholds Ruling Against Former Bolivian President in Human Rights Case Brought by HLS Clinic

HLS’s International Human Rights Clinic secured a historic victory as a federal judge turned down a former Bolivian president and defense minister's request to reverse a judgement against them for the massacre of Indigenous people.


Harvard Law School Hosts Event Marking Five Years Since Ekpar Asat's Disappearance

Advocates and supporters of Ekpar Asat — a tech entrepreneur and brother of Rayhan Asat, Harvard Law School’s first Uighur graduate — gathered Wednesday in a virtual event commemorating five years since his unexplained disappearance in a Xinjiang internment camp.


MacArthur Foundation President Addresses Technology and Public Interest in Law School’s Annual Klinsky Lecture

President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation John G. Palfrey ’94 spoke to Harvard Law School students about the intersections of technology and the public interest — a topic he said is increasingly relevant as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — on Monday.


Harvard Law School Clinic Publishes Reports on Activism, Boston Public Safety Reform

A Harvard Law School clinic that offers professional experience to law students in negotiation and mediation published two reports at the end of last year on political activism and public safety reform in Boston.


Harvard Reischauer Institute Notes ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Article

Harvard’s Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies issued a statement last week calling on the publishing journal to “fully address” concerns raised around Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer’s contentious article on “comfort women,” and condemning online harassment that has stemmed from the controversy.


Harvard Law School Elects Historic Pair of Student Body Presidents

Faith A. Jackson ’16 and Irfan Mahmud ’16 will be the next Harvard Law School student body co-presidents, making the pair the first openly queer candidates and Mahmud the first Muslim candidate to be elected to the positions.


Harvard Law School Film Screening, Discussion Scrutinize Influence of Misdemeanors in Criminal Justice System

Academics and advocates gathered for a panel discussion Thursday following a screening of a documentary based on HLS professor Alexandra Natapoff’s book about the influence of misdemeanors on America’s criminal justice system.


Harvard Professors Help Found Nonprofit Committed to Academic Freedom

Eighteen Harvard affiliates — including Cornel R. West ’74, Steven A. Pinker, and Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. — signed on as founding members of a new nonpartisan nonprofit that officially launched Monday, the Academic Freedom Alliance.


Harvard Law Student Coordinates Open Letter to United Nations Calling for Human Rights Accountability in Sri Lanka

Sondra R. P. Anton, a second-year student at Harvard Law School, has coordinated an open letter to the United Nations calling on the Human Rights Council to create a new resolution to promote accountability for human rights violations in Sri Lanka.


Government Officials Worldwide Respond to Law Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper

Unlike many scholastic disputes, which do not stretch far outside academia, Ramseyer’s article has drawn strong responses from high-ranking government officials of several countries, including the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, and even North Korea.


Dozens Denounce Law Prof. Ramseyer’s ‘Comfort Women’ Paper at Harvard Protest

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Johnston Gate Saturday afternoon in a protest organized by the Korean American Society of Massachusetts against Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer, calling for him to apologize for his recent controversial paper on “comfort women” and for the publishing journal to retract the article.


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Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Johnston Gate on March 6 in a protest organized by the Korean American Society of Massachusetts against Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer and his recent controversial paper on comfort women.


Three Prominent Harvard Law Professors Found New Journal Focusing On American Law and Equality

Prominent Harvard Law School professors Randall L. Kennedy, Martha L. Minow, and Cass R. Sunstein recently founded The American Journal of Law and Equality, a publication committed to investigating equality — and the lack thereof — in American society.


Harvard Law School Hosts Panel on Social Repercussions of Covid-19

Law professors and health experts explored how the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated social inequalities during Wednesday’s fourth installment of a Harvard Law School seminar series on the intersection of Covid-19 and the law.


UC Endorses Petitions in Support of Cornel West and Against Statements by J. Mark Ramseyer

The Undergraduate Council voted to endorse a pair of statements during its Sunday night meeting — one supporting a petition to grant tenure to Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74, and another to condemn statements made by Harvard Law professor J. Mark Ramseyer.


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