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Dershowitz Files Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case from Epstein Accuser

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz is asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, who implicated Dershowitz in a sex ring run by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.

Bloomberg, Kaplan, Santos
Politics

Speakers Call for Leadership, Bravery, and Climate Change Activism at Harvard Graduate School Class Days

Across Harvard’s campus, graduate students gathered Wednesday under cloudy skies for Class Day ceremonies ahead of Commencement Thursday.

Overseers Announcement
College

Corporation Supports Decisions to Not Renew Sullivan, Sanction Dominguez

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 said the Corporation was briefed on and supports Harvard administrators’ recent decisions to relieve Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. of his Winthrop House faculty deanship and to sanction former professor Jorge I. Dominguez.

Winthrop House
College

Mass. Criminal Defense Lawyers Release Statement Condemning Harvard’s Decision Not to Renew Winthrop Faculty Deans

The statement comes two days after Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana announced his decision in an email to Winthrop House residents Saturday. Since Sullivan first announced his decision to join Weinstein’s legal team — which he left Friday — students have called for the College to remove him from his faculty dean position through rallies, sit-ins, and open letters.

Pre-Matriculation Program
Harvard Law School

Pilot Pre-Orientation Program for Harvard Law Students Enters Second Year

A pilot pre-matriculation program at Harvard Law School designed to prepare incoming students from varying academic and professional backgrounds for their programs’ academic rigor will become an annual part of law students’ experience.

Pre-Matriculation Program
Harvard Law School

Pre-Matriculation Program

The Harvard Law School's Pre-Matriculation Program, which was piloted to incoming law students last year, is now set to be permanent.

Harvard Law Review
Harvard Law School

Harvard and Law Review Reiterate Arguments Opposing Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit

Harvard University, Harvard Law Review, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos continued to argue in a set of filings Thursday that an anti-affirmative action group, which has alleged the Law Review has discriminatory member selection policies, has not sufficiently proved it has standing to bring the case.

Wrongful Convictions
Student Groups

Panelists Discuss Combatting Wrongful Convictions, Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Legal experts and criminal justice reform advocates gathered in Tsai Auditorium to discuss mitigating wrongful convictions in the United States criminal justice system Monday evening.

Harvard Law Review
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Review

Gannett House has been the home of the Harvard Law Review since the 1920s.

GSAS
Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Creates Student Lobbying Body

The Harvard Graduate Council has created a lobbying body, the External Advocacy Committee, to advocate for local, state, and federal policies supporting graduate student rights.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

Virginia L. Giuffre sued Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz for defamation in federal court Tuesday, claiming he falsely accused her of perjury after she implicated him in a sex ring operated by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Students Call for Release of Mental Health Survey Data in Posters Addressed to New Admits

The survey was distributed to Law School students in November 2017 as part of a broader administrative effort across the University to address mental health issues on campus. The Law School has yet to release the full findings, but partial results were discussed at a public presentation in March 2018.

Roberta Kaplan
Harvard Law School

Roberta Kaplan

HLS Library
Student Groups

Harvard Black Law Students Association Calls Winthrop Climate Review an ‘Outsized Response’

The statement alleged the College’s response to student outcry over Sullivan’s decision had “racist undertones” and contested arguments that attorneys should not represent people accused of sexual assault and rape. BLSA also affirmed its support for survivors of sexual violence and praised Sullivan’s previous work as a defense attorney.

Roberta Kaplan
Harvard Law School

Roberta A. Kaplan to Speak at Harvard Law School Class Day

Kaplan, who graduated from the College with a degree in History and Literature, is notable for successfully representing Edith Windsor in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor in 2013.

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