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Supreme Court Justice Breyer Discusses Landmark BGLTQ Case, Remote Oral Arguments at Harvard Hillel Talk

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at a virtual Harvard Hillel event Monday evening where he discussed the Court’s recent move to virtual oral arguments and a landmark decision earlier that same day that protects BGLTQ workers from workplace discrimination.


‘Deeply Unlawful’: Harvard Law School Faculty Condemn Trump’s Response to Police Brutality Protests

Members of the Harvard Law School faculty published an open letter to students and Harvard affiliates Monday criticizing President Donald J. Trump for calling for a military response to ongoing protests against police brutality.


Christine Blasey Ford Buttons

Many protestors at the anti-Kavanaugh walkout donned pink “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford” buttons to demonstrate their support for Ford and Ramirez and to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court.


People's Parity Project

The People’s Parity Project, founded by Emma R. Janger, Molly M. E. Coleman, Alexandra “Vail” Kohnert-Yount, and Sejal Singh, is a student organization that aims to end harassment and discrimination in the justice system.


Anti-Kavanaugh demonstration at HLS

In an anti-Kavanaugh demonstration outside of Pound Hall during a break in senators’ questioning of Christine Ford, protestors flaunted posters reading “We Deserve Better” and “I Still Believe Anita Hill” to protest Kavanaugh’s teaching position at Harvard Law School.


Crowd at Kavanaugh Protest

Several hundreds of undergraduate and Law School students walked out of their classes on September 25, 2018 to demonstrate their support for Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.


PPP Organizers at Kavanaugh Protest

Harvard Law School students and members of the anti-harassment student advocacy group The People’s Parity Project organized a walkout protesting the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he faced allegations of sexual assault.


Harvard Law School Makes Online Zero-L Course Free for All U.S. Law Schools Due to Coronavirus

Harvard Law School announced Wednesday it will offer its online, pre-term “Zero-L” course for free for all United States law schools this summer, in an effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the success of incoming law students.


Raj R. Marphatia ’81, First Nonwhite Harvard Law Review President and ‘Incredibly Strong Leader,’ Dies at 60

Marphatia — the first person of color to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review, a nationally recognized private funds lawyer, and a longtime partner at Ropes & Gray — died May 8 surrounded by family members at his home in Palo Alto, California, after battling cancer. He was 60 years old.


Harvard Law Experts Say Immigration Suspension Will Harm Children and DACA Recipients

Harvard Law School immigration experts said a recent executive order suspending immigration to the United States will especially harm young children and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.


HLS Dean Advocates for Allowing Out-of-State Law Students to Take the New York Bar Exam Amid Restrictions

Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 joined deans from 20 law schools across the country in a letter to the New York Court of Appeals advocating for measures to allow more students to take the New York bar exam while respecting public health concerns.


Citing Harvard Law School Clinic Brief, Federal Court Recognizes Gender as a Basis for Granting Asylum

After 30 years of advocacy by the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, a federal appeals court recognized gender as a basis for granting asylum on Friday, allowing women facing domestic violence in their home countries to seek refuge in the United States.


Harvard Law School Students Negotiate Time Zones to Win International Competition

First-year Harvard Law School students Noopur Sen, Adam J. Toobin, and Adira E. Levine won first place on Sunday in the Negotiations Challenge 2020, a global competition where teams aim to reach a consensus on a corporate or governmental issue with other parties.


Lila Fenwick, First Black Female Graduate of Harvard Law School, Dies at 87

In 1956, Fenwick became the first black female graduate of the Law School, just three short years after the school first counted women among its graduating classes. But, driven and determined, she told the Harvard Law Bulletin in 2000 she had believed with certainty since childhood that she would one day become a lawyer.


Wasserstein Hall

Wasserstein Hall, one of Harvard Law School's buildings, sits on the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Everett Street.


Harvard Law School Clinic Calls for Equity in State Pandemic Response

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure equity and personal privacy in its response to the coronavirus pandemic in a letter late last week.


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