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  • Distribution of 2006 Legal Salaries

    September 24, 2007

    A recent post made by Bill Henderson on the Empirical Legal Studies website includes a data chart taken from a NALP publication “Distribution of 2006…

  • Law and a Disorder

    August 16, 2007

    A recent Boston Globe article explores the high frequency of depression among lawyers–higher than in any other profession, and 3.6 times the norm, according…

  • A Year in Public Service at the Record

    August 16, 2007

    As we prepare for the arrival of students in a few weeks, we have also been looking back on the past year. In perusing the archives of the Record, we found a number of stories that highlight a year of public service at HLS.

  • Interest in Public Sector Rises Since 2001

    August 6, 2007

    The National Law Journal reports that from 2001 to 2005, the percentage of jobs taken in private firms has dropped 2%, with students showing an…

  • Wasserstein Fellow El Cid Butuyan Featured in Filipino Paper

    August 2, 2007

    The Manila Mail highlights El Cid Butuyan, who will serve as a Wasserstein Fellow in OPIA this fall.

  • Public Interest Summer Internships Increase in 2007

    July 23, 2007

    The New York Law Journal reports that the number of summer interns working in government or at non-profit organizations is up this year. This "bumper crop" of public interest summer interns is partially a result of the increased funding for such work from many law schools, making it much easier to find and accept positions.

  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Louise Arbour

    July 23, 2007

    Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air interviews Louise Arbour, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms. Arbour, onetime chief prosecutor in the Yugoslav and Rwandan tribunals, discusses U.S. policy on detainees in the fight against terrorism, as well as her position as a female lawyer and the differences between her work as a prosecutor and at the U.N.

  • Looking at Pakistan’s Future

    July 23, 2007

    William Dalrymple’s recent piece in the New Yorker investigates the May lawyers’ demonstrations in the streets of Islamabad against the military government of President…

  • Gap Seen Between Court-Appointed Lawyers and Public Defenders

    July 16, 2007

    Adam Liptak reports on a recent study which found that lawyers paid by the hour are less qualified and achieve worse results for their…

  • Cost of J.D.s is Depleting the Public Interest Ranks

    July 11, 2007

    Travis Altman writes in that the rising cost of a law degree is harming grads’ abilities to go into public interest work. “Attorneys…

  • How Law Firms Could Help New Orleans

    July 9, 2007

    Slate reports that even two years after Katrina, there is still a shortage of public defenders in New Orleans. What can law firms do help…

  • Can a Law Change a Society?

    July 2, 2007

    Last week’s Supreme Court decision declared that public schools can’t take explicit account of race to achieve integration, but will a colorblindness mandate succeed? New

  • Keep in touch, HLS Class of 2007!

    June 27, 2007

    Even after graduation, we’d still like to send you news of current public interest opportunities. And of course hear any news from you! To subscribe,…

  • Vote Against Banner Shows Divide on Speech in Schools

    June 27, 2007

    The Supreme Court backed a principal’s decision to punish a student for unfurling a banner reading “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” off school property but at a school-sponsored event.