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What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Public health expert Carmel Shachar discusses the COVID-19 vaccine, who is likely to get it first, and whether people can be required to get vaccinated.

All the president’s pardons

All the president’s pardons

Can President Donald J. Trump pardon himself before his term ends in January? This hotly debated legal question was given new urgency by the president’s recent decision to pardon Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his contacts with Russia.

Political discourse and the 2020 U.S. Election

Political discourse and the 2020 U.S. Election

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society researchers Yochai Benkler and Robert Faris document how polarized media in the United States shape political discourse and the 2020 election.

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Recent Scholarship by HLS Faculty

An Ames Moot Court Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58

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In the history of Ames, eight teams of advocates have had the unique privilege of making arguments before the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58. She first presided over the Ames Competition in 1982 while she was serving as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. During her time as a Supreme Court justice, she returned to Harvard to oversee the finals three more times, in 1994, 2004, and 2013.

After Justice Ginsburg's passing on Sept. 18, 2020, several Harvard Law School Ames alumni reflected on the experience of arguing before one of the most influential advocates in American history.