Harvard Law School

‘Our Forever President’: Black Harvard Graduates Celebrate Claudine Gay at Affinity Ceremony

Two Harvard graduates presented an award for faculty who show “a strong commitment to social justice” to former Harvard President Claudine Gay during the University-wide celebration of Black graduates on Tuesday evening in Sanders Theatre.

Harvard Grad Students Charged Following Confrontation at October Pro-Palestine Protest

Two Harvard graduate students are facing criminal charges and up to 200 days in jail following their involvement in a confrontation with an Israeli student at a Pro-Palestine protest at the Harvard Business School in October.

Two Harvard Law School Clinics Sign Statement to Protect Campus Speech

Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Entrepreneurs Clinic signed onto a joint statement calling on university administrators to protect free speech during the nationwide surge in campus protests, citing several Harvard policies as examples of problematic protest restrictions.

Harvard Law Faculty Letter Calls for Protection of Speech From Administrative Action

More than 30 Harvard Law School faculty signed onto a statement affirming their “commitment to protecting student speech” after some HLS student groups have been investigated for hosting gatherings in student spaces.

Brazilian Chief Justice Discusses Use of AI in Overloaded Judicial System

Luís Roberto Barroso, chief justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, discussed the use of artificial intelligence to streamline the Brazilian legal process at a Harvard Law School event on Friday afternoon.

‘Make It A Union Town’: Harvard Labor Organizers Discuss Push to Unionize at HLS Event

A panel of four Harvard union leaders discussed the motivations, challenges, and successes of the growing push to unionize Harvard during an event hosted by the Labor and Employment Action Project at Harvard Law School.

HLS Animal Law Clinic Announces Intent to Sue Over Manatee Protection

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic announced their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s failure to respond to a previous petition filed for increased protection of West Indian manatees.

Harvard Law School Center Sues Louisiana Over Ban on Medical Care for Trans Youth

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners and Attorney General Elizabeth Murrill on Jan. 8 challenging a state ban on providing gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors.

UVA Law Professor Discusses Judicial Deference at Harvard Law School’s Annual Scalia Lecture

University of Virginia law professor Aditya Bamzai delivered a speech on legal scope and the domain of judicial deference at the Harvard Law School’s annual Scalia lecture on Wednesday.

Scholars Spar Over Success of DEI in Higher Education at Harvard Safra Center Event

Four academics agreed it was important to protect diversity in higher education, but disagreed over whether universities’ diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives clash with academic freedom during a Thursday panel.

Interim Harvard Provost John Manning ’82 Says He Will Return to HLS. His Colleagues Aren’t So Sure.

Manning, who was appointed on March 1 as the interim chief academic officer, is now at the center of the Harvard leadership sweepstakes that began after the resignation of Claudine Gay. As Garber’s number two and a finalist in the last search, Manning is a major contender for the presidency, which potentially makes his provostship a brief stay in the waiting room before getting the top job.

HLS Election Law Clinic Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against New Jersey Ballot Design

Harvard Law School’s Election Law Clinic filed an amicus brief last Tuesday supporting a lawsuit brought by Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) against the state of New Jersey’s ballot design.

Who is John Manning? Meet Harvard’s New Conservative Interim Provost

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 announced on Friday that Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 will serve as the University’s interim provost, elevating one of the school’s most media-shy deans to become the school’s second most powerful administrator.

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