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Aidan F. Ryan

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Langdell Hall
Harvard Law School

HLS Students, Alums Divided Over Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Students at the school, where Kavanaugh taught as a visiting professor for many years, have circulated two contrasting letters in recent weeks — one praising Kavanaugh’s character and another opposing his nomination.

Dean Martha L. Minow
Harvard Law School

Martha Minow Named University Professor

Minow, who served as Law School Dean from 2009 to 2017, will begin her appointment on July 1. She succeeds Laurel T. Ulrich, who is retiring on June 30, as 300th Anniversary University Professor.


Black Harvard Student Arrested in April Will Face No Charges, Per Attorneys

No charges will be filed against the black Harvard undergraduate whose arrest April 13 sparked national controversy and allegations of police brutality, his attorneys announced Friday.

Senator Jeff Flake

Senator Flake Speaks at Law School Class Day

Republican senator Jeff Flake took the stage at Harvard amid speculation that he is mulling a 2020 presidential run.

Public Service and Corporate Law at Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

At Harvard Law School, A Push Toward Public Service

As the Law School enters its third century, questions about its purpose and duty to the world have caught the attention of its students, faculty, and alumni.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Crisis, Community, and Controversy in Cambridge: McGovern's First 150 Days

A lifelong Cantabrigian, former social worker, four-term Cambridge School Committee worker, two-term City Councillor, and Vice Mayor, McGovern has the responsibility of leading—and uniting—Cambridge for the next two years.

HLS Library
Harvard Law School

HLS Will Require Firms to Disclose Agreements Governing Harassment Allegations

Students at Harvard and other schools have raised concerns in recent months that the agreements will cover up harassment and discrimination.

Marc C. McGovern

Mayor McGovern Questions CPD Actions, Says Some Police Angry With Him

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.

HLS in the World
Harvard Law School

A Well-Worn Path: Navigating the Road to Judicial Clerkships

Following the highly selective process, some students find it challenging to navigate making crucial connections to land their ideal clerking jobs, while others face difficulties balancing their career choices with paying off student loans.

Ralph Nader: A Critical Guest
Harvard Law School

Law School Alumni Criticize Dean in Open Letter

The seven alumni wrote an open letter Monday asking Dean John F. Manning ‘82 if he intends to publicly respond to a report published last fall that criticizes the school’s commitment to public interest.

Langdell Hall
Harvard Law School

Two Years After Law School Removed Royall Crest, No New Seal in Sight

Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 said administrators have been focused on the school’s capital campaign and the bicentennial—"We will think about replacing the seal at some future point."

Harvard Law School
Office of Career Services

Law Students Raise Concerns About Firms’ Summer Agreements

HLS students wrote an open letter calling for the school to ensure that law firms who recruit on campus “protect the rights of their employees.”

Harvard Law School Library

Two Harvard Law School Professors Will Represent Arrested College Student

Two HLS professors are representing the black Harvard undergraduate whose arrest by Cambridge Police Department officers has sparked allegations of police brutality.

HLS Library

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to Speak at Law School Class Day

Flake wrote in a statement provided by a spokesperson that he was “honored” the Law School invited him to speak.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

At Private White House Dinner, Dershowitz and Trump Discussed Middle East

The dinner came as Trump is mulling whether to strike Syria. Asked whether he discussed Syria with Trump, Dershowitz replied, “Can’t tell you.”