As Seniors Graduate Into Post-Dobbs World, Harvard’s Class of 1973 Recalls Landmark Legalization of Abortion
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing the right to an abortion nationwide and reversing all state laws — including in Massachusetts — that completely banned the procedure.
Seth Waxman ’73 Reflects on Path from Quincy House to the Supreme Court
In October 2022, nearly 50 years after his graduation from Harvard, Seth P. Waxman ’73 defended his alma mater before the Supreme Court.
Harvard Law School Professor Critiques Judicial Supremacy at Inaugural Lecture
Harvard Law School professor Daphna Renan gave a critique of judicial supremacy — the idea that the Supreme Court is the final authority on the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution — at an event on Thursday.
William Consovoy, Attorney Who Represented Students for Fair Admissions, Dies at 48
William S. Consovoy, an attorney who was a prominent face for conservative causes, died on Monday evening, his law firm Consovoy McCarthy announced on Tuesday. He was 48.
Harvard Law Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Sidebars from Admissions Trial
A Harvard Law School professor is asking the federal judge who presided over the high-profile 2018 Harvard admissions trial to release currently-sealed transcripts of courtroom discussions from the proceedings.
Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings
Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.
Harvard Law School Panel Reviews Proposed Plans to Reform SCOTUS
Law and public policy experts weighed potential reforms to the Supreme Court in a panel event at Harvard Law School on Wednesday.
In 84th Supreme Court Appearance, Harvard Lawyer Seth P. Waxman ’73 Commands the Courtroom
Though the court appears poised to strike down affirmative action, legal experts praised Seth P. Waxman’s performance at the lectern, commending his ease and confidence before the bench.
Hoping for a Front Row Seat to History, Swarms of Students Lined Up Early Outside Supreme Court Monday
As lawyers representing Harvard, UNC, and SFFA prepared to deliver their oral arguments before the court, swarms of eager students descended on Washington this weekend for the chance to watch history unfold.
Supreme Court Appears Ready to Ban Affirmative Action Following Harvard, UNC Oral Arguments
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday appeared open to banning the consideration of race in college admissions during oral arguments in a pair of high-stakes anti-affirmative action lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
At SFFA Oral Arguments, Justices Question How Long Race-Conscious Admissions Should Last
During oral arguments Monday morning, Supreme Court justices pressed lawyers arguing on behalf of Harvard and the University of North Carolina on how long the universities will continue to factor race into their admissions decisions.
Here Are the Key Exchanges from Supreme Court Oral Arguments in the Harvard, UNC Affirmative Action Cases
Lawyers representing Harvard, UNC, and SFFA faced sharp questions from justices at the Supreme Court on Monday.
Members of the Public Enter Supreme Court
Members of the public who waited in line to attend the arguments walk across the plaza on their way to the Courtroom.
Pro-affirmative Action Demonstrator Holding Sign
A pro-affirmative action demonstrator holds up a sign during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday.
Harvard Team Exits Supreme Court
Harvard's legal team and administrators exited the Court at 3 p.m. on Monday after nearly five hours of oral arguments.
Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments
From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.
Ed Blum at the Supreme Court
Students for Fair Admissions President Edward J. Blum, right, has orchestrated eight lawsuits that have made it to the Supreme Court.
Seth P. Waxman ’73 at the Supreme Court
Seth P. Waxman ’73 represented Harvard in oral arguments on Monday.
Seth P. Waxman ’73 Exits the Supreme Court
Former U.S. Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman ’73, who represented Harvard during oral arguments on Monday, exits the Supreme Court just after 3 p.m.
‘We Will Continue Fighting Together’: On Day of Supreme Court Hearing, Students Rally for Affirmative Action in Harvard Yard
Harvard students staged a campus rally in support of affirmative action Monday as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
Hundreds Rally in D.C. as Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Harvard Affirmative Action Case
Students and advocates on both sides of the affirmative action debate descended on the nation’s capital on Sunday for dueling rallies ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments in a pair of lawsuits that could end race-conscious admissions in American higher education.