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Remembering Neil Chayet ’63

Remembering Neil Chayet ’63

Neil Chayet ’63, a lawyer who brought complex legal topics to a popular audience with his national radio show “Looking at the Law,” died August 11 at age 78. In June, he retired from his radio show, which he hosted for 42 years, recording more than 10,000 episodes.

Clinic files class action suit on behalf of veterans denied Welcome Home Bonuses

Clinic files class action suit on behalf of veterans denied Welcome Home Bonuses

In June, the Harvard Law School’s Veterans Legal Clinic filed a class action lawsuit in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of Army combat veteran Jeffrey Machado and an estimated 4,000 veterans from Massachusetts who have served abroad since 9/11, but deemed ineligible to receive the state’s $1000 Welcome Home Bonus for honorably discharged servicemembers.

HLS hosts conference on law and development

HLS hosts conference on law and development

Legal scholars from across the globe gathered at HLS in July for a two-day conference on law and development, the latest iteration of a series of conferences held periodically by a loose consortium of schools including Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin University of China, and the University of Sydney, Australia.

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HLS200 Bicentennial Briefs: The Founding of Harvard Law School

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A look back at the radical idea of establishing a professional school - within a university - to study the practice of law.