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Aidan F. Ryan

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The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Epstein Allegedly Directed Second Woman to Have Sex with Harvard Prof. Dershowitz, Court Documents State

Court documents filed in a recently settled lawsuit against billionaire, Harvard donor, and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein allege Epstein directed a second woman to have sex with Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz.

Gannett House
Harvard Law School

Harvard, Law Review Look to Dismiss Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Against the Publication

Lawyers for Harvard, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Law Review filed motions Monday, asking the Court to dismiss a complaint brought by an anti-affirmative action group that alleges the Law Review’s editor selection process illegally uses “race and sex preferences.”

Drew Faust
Central Administration

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including former University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Climate Action Protest

Lawmakers Call for Review of Harvard IOP Congressional Orientation

Following criticisms of an orientation for newly elected members of Congress hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured a number of lobbyists, at least two lawmakers are calling for a review of the program in light of House ethics rules.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Pipeline Parity Project Celebrates Another Change to Controversial Law Firm Policies

The decision comes after the student group began pressuring Kirkland & Ellis — the world’s highest-grossing law firm — to remove the agreements last month.

Tealuxe Love Story
Harvard Square

Change Brewing in Harvard Square: Tealuxe to Close by End of Month

The 19 year-old cafe’s closing comes after a series of Square businesses have shut their doors in the face of rising rents in Cambridge.

Harvard Law School Library
Student Life

Women’s Law Associations Condemn Controversial Agreements, Praise Harvard's Pipeline Parity Project

A coalition of women’s law associations from law schools across the country announced Monday that they will no longer accept funding from law firms that require employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

Bacow in San Diego
Central Administration

Bacow Visits San Diego as Part of Cross-Country Pitch for Higher Education

The trip is one of several that Bacow has taken in recent months. After he was appointed last February, he pledged to reach out to all parts of the country to address critiques that Harvard caters to coastal elites.

Jeffrey Epstein
Harvard Law School

Billionaire and Convicted Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Boasts Deep, Longstanding Ties to Harvard

Epstein donated millions to the University. He funded the construction of a campus building. He cultivated cozy friendships with top Harvard brass including a former University president. And he forged close personal and professional ties to Alan M. Dershowitz.

Langdell Hall
Student Groups

Harvard Law Student Group Cheers Changes to Federal Court's Sexual Harassment Policies

The Pipeline Parity Project, a student group at Harvard Law School, has been advocating for policy changes that address workplace sexual misconduct for months.

HLS Library

Harvard Law Affinity Groups Call for Diversity Committee

A coalition of 10 Harvard Law School student affinity groups called on Dean John F. Manning ‘82 to establish a Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

Langdell Hall
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Students Push Major Firm to Drop Controversial Contract Provisions

Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s highest-grossing law firm, announced the decision to drop mandatory arbitration agreements through a memorandum that was sent to all employees last Wednesday.

New Law School Building
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Unveils New Building for Legal Clinics, Research Programs

Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 unveiled a new building slated to house several clinics, programs, and faculty offices at a reception early last week.

Federalist Society
Student Groups

Harvard Federalist Society, Long a Conservative Haven, Seeks Distance From Trump

The Federalist Society is an influential force in the U.S. legal world. In the Trump era, though, the Harvard Law chapter of the conservative and libertarian organization says it's maintaining distance from the controversial president.

Harvard Press Conference

‘Wolf of Racial Bias’ Returns to Courtroom on Final Day of Harvard Admissions Trial

Lawyers for both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions approached the wood-paneled witness stand one after the other Friday to deliver impassioned closing statements and rebuttals that stretched for hours.