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Aidan F. Ryan

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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.

Tree of Life Synagogue Vigil

Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Close to a hundred individuals — Jewish and non-Jewish alike —packed into the vigil to pay their respects for the eleven victims of Saturday’s tragedy.

Rakesh Khurana

In First Day of Testimony, Khurana Says It’s Okay Harvard Skews Wealthy

“We’re not trying to mirror the socioeconomic or income distribution of the United States,” Khurana said. “What we’re trying to do is identify talent and make it possible for them to come to a place like Harvard.”

Fitzsimmons Courthouse

‘This Is Not Who I Am’: For Harvard Admissions Dean, The Trial Is Personal

The trial investigating whether the College discriminates against Asian-Americans could decide the fate of affirmative action in America. But for Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons '67, it could also decide who he is at Harvard — and how he is remembered.

Langdell Hall

Law School Students, Faculty Meet Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Law School students, faculty, and administrators convened behind closed doors at a forum Thursday to reflect on the recent confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh.