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Celebrating Black History Month: A look back at historic firsts

Celebrating Black History Month: A look back at historic firsts

Professors Annette Gordon-Reed, Kenneth Mack and David Wilkins discuss the Harvard Law School's first black graduates and the legacy of African Americans at HLS throughout the years.

‘Just Mercy’ in the criminal justice system

‘Just Mercy’ in the criminal justice system

“Just Mercy,” the film based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson ’85, ends with a sobering statistic: For every nine people executed in the U.S., one on death row is exonerated. As Professor Carol Steiker noted in a discussion following a screening of the film, that makes the U.S. No. 1 in a problematic category.

‘Game Changers’ puts muscle behind its message at HLS

‘Game Changers’ puts muscle behind its message at HLS

The old-fashioned notion that tough guys—and tough women—must eat meat was challenged by a panel of athletes and experts at Harvard Law School, following a screening of the popular documentary “The Game Changers.”

Harvard Law Bulletin: Winter 2020

Harvard Law Bulletin: Winter 2020

Ideas with Impact

From law and forgiveness to politics and the integrity of the Supreme Court to an insider’s view on foreign policy, HLS faculty tackle big issues with scholarship, candor, and compassion.

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Recent Scholarship by HLS Faculty

Recent Scholarship by HLS Faculty

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Precedent and Chinese Judges: An Experiment

Holger Spamann (with John Zhuang Liu & Lars Klöhn)
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Randall Kennedy on American Slavery / American Censorship

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Professor Randall L. Kennedy weaves a story of the fight against slavery and the censoring of David Walker’s 1829 tract Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World.