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Stuck in legal limbo

Stuck in legal limbo

Anna Crowe, clinical instructor at Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program, traveled to Jordan to interview Syrian refugees about the difficulties of obtaining legal documentation and the precarious existence of living and traveling without papers.

HLS students excel at national gender identity moot court competition

HLS students excel at national gender identity moot court competition

Two Harvard Law School teams competed at the 13th annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law earlier this month. The event, which featured 30 teams from law schools nationwide, is the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law.

A Workable Democracy: the optimistic project of Justice Stephen Breyer

A Workable Democracy: the optimistic project of Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Stephen G. Breyer LL.B. ’64 sometimes says that his job and that of other members of the Supreme Court is to speak for the law. He does not mean that justices are Platonic Guardians, with ironclad power to impose their will on the nation despite being unelected. The job calls for deference to the […]

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Diversity and Social Justice Lectures: Samuel Moyn, "Is Black Lives Matter a Human Rights Movement?"

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On Feb. 16, Samuel Moyn, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, delivered a talk, "Is Black Lives Matter a Human Rights Movement?," as part of the Diversity and Social Justice in First Year Classes Series. The series combines classroom teaching with an eight-part public lecture series examining how issues of diversity and social justice can be integrated into the core 1L classes. The series is co-sponsored by the Dean’s office in collaboration with Professor Mark Tushnet’s seminar.