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Claire E. Parker

Claire E. Parker is the Associate Managing Editor for the 145th guard. She can be reached at claire.parker@thecrimson.com.

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Harvard Law School Seal
Student Groups

Law School Affiliates Unsurprised, But Divided Over Seal Recommendation

While Harvard Law School affiliates agree that a committee’s recommendation to change the school’s controversial seal was the expected result of a fair process, they remain divided over the recommendation itself.

Harvard Law School Seal
Race

Law School Committee Recommends Seal Change

​A committee tasked with re-considering Harvard Law School’s seal in light of its ties to slavery recommended Friday that the Harvard Corporation revoke the emblem’s status as the school’s official symbol.

The Hunting Ground Screening
College

Panel Discusses Faith's Role in Supporting Sexual Assault Victims

Harvard-affiliated religious groups sponsored an event on Monday emphasizing an angle they feel has been missing from the conversation: the role of religious groups and faith in supporting victims of sexual assault.

HLS Dean Minow
Race

Student Activists Protest Award Ceremony for Law School Dean

A group of five Harvard Law and roughly 15 to 20 Brandeis protesters stood at the back of the Brandeis library where Minow delivered her acceptance speech, holding signs and interjecting with a chant.

Discussion On The Royall Shield
Race

Law School Committee Prepares to Release Report on Seal

A Law School committee will likely decide this week whether to recommend changing the school’s shield roughly 80 years after its adoption.

Teach-In at Harvard Law School
Race

A Week In, Law School Activists Continue Occupation

As Law School activists continue their occupation of the Caspersen Student Center lounge—along with students from other schools— administrators have publicized a series of efforts to address problems of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Student Groups

Corporate Firm Discontinues Law Student Funding Amidst Controversy

A major private sponsor to Harvard Law School student organizations discontinued its funding for student events, forcing the Dean of Students Office to compensate and leaving some questioning the influence of corporate donors at the school.

Teach-In at Harvard Law School
Race

Law School Activists Occupy Student Center

Student activists began to occupy a portion of Harvard Law School's Caspersen Student Center Monday evening in an effort to create a space on campus they say has been denied to minorities at the school. Calling the lounge “Belinda Hall” after a former slave of prominent Law School benefactors, the group of activists led by Reclaim Harvard Law said they plan to remain there indefinitely.

Scalia in 1992
Politics

Law School Affiliates Remember Alum Scalia for Fiery Personality, Contributions to Law

Harvard Law School affiliates remembered alumnus and Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia, who died Saturday at age 79, for his vibrant, fiery personality and his substantial contributions to United States law.

HLS Solidarity Rally

Law School Alumni Divided Over Activism on Campus

Alumni have expressed varying degrees of support for Law School activists, and their attitudes diverge on whether to continue donating in light of campus controversy.

Harvard Law School

Law Review Elects 130th President

Second-year Law student Michael L. Zuckerman ’10 will take the helm of the influential Harvard Law Review after being elected its 130th president last week, set to replace outgoing president Jonathan S. Gould.

Discussion On The Royall Shield
Race

Committee and Activists Debate Law School Seal

The committee to review the controversial seal—which will release its recommendations to the Harvard Corporation in March—convened the meeting in the WCC center to solicit feedback on the seal.

Racial Justice and Political Correctness
Race

Law Prof. Kennedy Addresses Race and Activism at IOP

Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy confronted questions about the intersection of race and politics at the Institute of Politics Monday evening, urging attendees to fight racism but not institutions like Harvard.

Larry Lessig
Politics

Back at the Law School, Lessig Reflects on Failed Campaign

Back on campus, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said the campaign was a learning experience in the challenges affecting democracy in America. He said he sees businessman Donald J. Trump as the candidate with the best chance of enacting the campaign finance reforms he ran on.

Supportive Sticky Notes After Law School Vandalism
Race

HUPD Closes Law School's Black Tape Investigation

Harvard University Police Department has not identified the perpetrator responsible for the November vandalism of black Law School professors’ portraits and shuttered its investigation into the incident, ending more than a month of interviews and forensic examinations.

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