Harvard Law School


Experts Unpack 'Democracy in Peril' at HLS Event

The online conversation, which was moderated by Harvard Law School professor Nicholas O. “Nick” Stephanopoulos, drew a comparison of the Law School’s efforts to emphasize voter engagement and the deepening crisis of American democracy.


‘Hummus with a Side of Justice’: Local Pub Grendel’s Den Could Help Overturn Texas Abortion Law

A 1982 Supreme Court decision involving Harvard Square restaurant Grendel’s Den could serve as legal precedent to overturn Texas’s recent law banning most abortions, Harvard emeritus professors Laurence H. Tribe ’62 and David Rosenberg wrote in a Boston Globe opinion piece last week.


HLS Prof. Leads Appeal to Reshape Harassment Reporting For Federal Courts Employees

Harvard Law School professor Jeannie C. Suk Gersen filed a brief last month on behalf of an anonymous federal courts employee in a case that could overhaul the way the federal judiciary handles allegations of harassment within its own halls.


Fearing Layoffs, Dining Workers Rally at Harvard Law School

Approximately 30 Harvard dining workers and supporters rallied in front of the Law School Tuesday to protest potential layoffs as the school ends its contract with dining services contractor Restaurant Associates later this month.


Warren Urges Harvard Law School Graduates to ‘Have Courage,’ Pursue Lives of Public Service

Harvard Law School professor emerita and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren (D-Mass.) urged the Law School’s 2021 graduating class to “have courage” as they considered their long careers ahead in a speech at the school’s virtual Class Day ceremony Wednesday.


Incoming Idealists, Outgoing Realists: Navigating the Private and Public Sectors at Harvard Law School

While some students and alumni said the Law School has little influence over career choices, others argued that there is an institutional push toward the private sector.


The Legacy of Harvard Law School’s ‘Unique’ Student Newspaper

Harvard Law School is famed for its premier student-run journals, manifold in both scope and speciality. The Harvard Law Record — an independent, student-run, nonpartisan newspaper — is a different sort of publication.


Experts Discuss Ethical Implications of Vaccine Passports at HLS Webinar

Panelists discussed the legal, ethical, and public health implications of coronavirus digital health passes — or “vaccine passports” — at a Wednesday afternoon webinar hosted by the Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.


Set to Graduate Without Having Set Foot on Campus, Harvard Law LL.M. Students Look to the ‘Silver Linings’

Harvard Law School’s LL.M. program is a one-year degree program for individuals hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages — 97 percent of the current cohort is composed of international students. With the pandemic, however, LL.M. students have experienced a one-year education many said they never anticipated.


Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program Publishes Report Denouncing State-Sanctioned Massacres in Haiti

The executive summary of the report, which HLS co-published with the Observatoire Haïtien des crimes contre l’humanité, describes the acts of state-sanctioned violence under the presidency of Jovenel Moïse as probable “crimes against humanity” when considering their “scale, pattern, and context.”


Harvard, Yale, and University Network for Human Rights Legal Experts Call on Biden Administration to Aid Climate Refugees

Human rights experts from Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the University Network for Human Rights published a white paper calling on the Biden Administration to aid refugees escaping the effects of climate change in Central America on Thursday.


In Decades-Long Push To Diversify Harvard Law Faculty and Course Offerings, Students Seek To Amplify Previously Unheard Voices

Though student advocacy efforts to hire more faculty of color and introduce a more diverse curriculum to the Law School continue today, these efforts are by no means exclusive to the present moment. Advocates have pushed for decades to reimagine and restructure the Law School’s approach to inclusive legal education.


Stephen E. Sachs Named Harvard Law School’s Inaugural Antonin Scalia Professor of Law

Stephen E. Sachs ’02 — a prominent legal scholar of constitutional law, civil procedure, and conflict of laws — will become Harvard Law School’s inaugural Antonin Scalia Professor of Law as of July 1, the Law School announced Wednesday.


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.


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