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Harvard Defenders: 65 years of legal service to the community

October 13, 2015

Via HLS News “The role of a criminal-defense lawyer is rarely comfortable, and never popular,” renowned defense attorney Jack T. Litman ’67 liked to say, “but it remains among the more noble professions.” For the 85 Harvard Law students who each year participate in Harvard Defenders, a student practice organization in which they represent low-income […]

Criteria Can Solve a Problem, but Delay a Difficult Conversation

October 9, 2015

Via Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program By Robert C. Bordone In recent months, the world has been transfixed by the ongoing struggle of migrants and refugees pouring into Europe in search of a better life. The flow of untold migrants into Europe has plunged the continent into a crisis it has not seen since the […]

Fighting Injustice in the Tennessee Court System

October 6, 2015

Last Spring, a group of HLS students traveled to Tennessee to work with Equal Justice Under Law, a non-profit civil rights organization started by alumni Alec Karakatsanis ’08 and Phil Telfeyan ’08 with the help of a Public Service Venture Fund seed grant to challenge inequalities in the criminal justice system. The pair met during their first year of law school […]