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  • The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

    The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

    November 7, 2017

    “The Remarkable Evolution of American Environmental Law from Nixon to Trump and Beyond” panel during Harvard Law School's bicentennial summit focused on the uncertain future of the Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration. Panelists A. James Barnes ’67, Richard J. Lazarus ‘79, William Reilly ’65 and Gina McCarthy looked at the EPA’s distinguished history.

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    The challenge of counseling the commander in chief

    November 3, 2017

    A discussion about “The Office of Legal Counsel and the Challenge of Legal Advice to the President” shed light on the often-mysterious workings of the OLC—the body discussants David Barron ’94 and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith served on, during Barack Obama’s first term, and, in George W. Bush’s second, respectively.

  • All rise! At HLS, a conversation with six Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

    All rise!

    October 26, 2017

    The opening event of Harvard Law School’s Bicentennial summit was one for the history books. Six Supreme Court justices joined Dean John F. Manning ’85 to share memories and a few priceless anecdotes.

  • Charles Ogletree and family in audience

    ‘Tree’s’ tremendous legacy: Celebrating Charles Ogletree ’78

    October 11, 2017

    It took an all-star team of panelists to honor the scope and influence of Charles Ogletree’s career last week at HLS—eminent friends, students and colleagues all paying tribute to a man that the world knows as a leading force for racial equality and social justice, and that the Harvard community knows affectionately as Tree.

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    Adrian Perkins ’18: Tech interests beyond Silicon Valley

    September 21, 2017

    Adrian Perkins ’18, student body president and a former U.S. military captain and company commander, reflects on his longtime interest in tech law.

  • A man posing in front of framed photos

    The legendary Clive Davis on music, law and luck

    September 11, 2017

    On Sept. 16, legendary music executive Clive Davis returned to Harvard Law School as the honorary chairman of the HLS in the Arts celebration, and for a screening of the Boston premiere of “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” a film based on his 2013 autobiography.

  • Benkler report focuses on partisanship, propaganda and disinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

    Benkler report focuses on partisanship, propaganda and disinformation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

    August 31, 2017

    Many arguments have been made about the media’s influence in the last Presidential election, but Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 has undertaken what may be the most scientific study on the topic to date, “Partisanship, Propaganda and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election."

  • Judge Reena Raggi

    Unfazed: Reena Raggi looks back at 30 years on the federal bench

    August 16, 2017

    When Reena Raggi graduated from Harvard Law School in 1976, the student body was only 20 percent female. But Raggi, who went on to serve 30 years on the federal bench—on the District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1987 to 2002 and since then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit—never thought of herself as a Harvard pioneer.

  • Konstantin Tretyakov

    Konstantin Tretyakov S.J.D.: Exploring cultural differences on questions of life and death

    May 22, 2017

    The subject of Konstantin Tretyakov’s doctoral thesis, the “right to die” and how it is handled in different countries, would be a fascinating one under any circumstances. But as a Russian student who has also studied Chinese law, Tretyakov brings a unique perspective to the topic.

  • Rebecca Onie

    Bringing Boardroom Experts to the (Seminar) Table

    May 18, 2017

    Imagine that you’re on the board of IBM, and the opportunity comes to partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to counter infant mortality. A no-brainer, right? Not necessarily, if you have shareholders to satisfy and a bottom line to maintain.

  • Classroom scene of the Justice Lab

    Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab aims to challenge legal exceptionalism

    May 10, 2017

    Since its founding nine months ago, Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab has aimed to revolutionize thinking about access to legal help. Often misunderstood and sometimes controversial, the lab sponsored a five-hour symposium in April that drew scholars from across the country to Harvard Law School.

  • Hillary Sale with students

    Bringing boardroom experts to the (seminar) table

    March 29, 2017

    In her Corporate Boards and Governance course at HLS, Hillary Sale ’93, Sullivan and Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law, invites a range of high-profile guest speakers to share their experiences with students and explore complex issues that decision-makers at the highest levels are faced with daily.

  • Judge Reena Reggi smiling

    Judge Reena Raggi ’76 shares highlights from her long career on the federal bench

    March 27, 2017

    In a wide-ranging discussion with Dean Martha Minow, the Hon. Reena Raggi, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 2002, shared her memories of late ’70s HLS, discussed notable cases she decided, and shared her thoughts on what it takes to be a successful prosecutor.

  • Adam Schiff presenting to students

    At HLS, Congressman Schiff frames questions of privacy, security, and Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

    March 8, 2017

    Congressman Adam Schiff ’85 (D-Calif.) is in the middle of one of the year’s biggest news stories – the investigation of Russia’s role in the last U.S. Presidential election. He brought some perspective on that story to Harvard on Tuesday, when he spoke at this week’s Journal on Legislation symposium.

  • Sen. Ben Cardin

    Cardin at HLS: Russia poses bigger threat to global security than ISIS, China, North Korea

    March 6, 2017

    When Sen. Ben Cardin (D.-MD.) spoke on foreign affairs at Harvard Law School this week, he began by identifying the greatest threat to global security in the world today: Russia, and, by extension, President Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with that country.

  • Michael Sandel in front of class

    To understand Trump, learn from his voters

    February 28, 2017

    During a recent lecture hosted by the Harvard Law School Forum called “Why Trump? What Now?”, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel took a hard look at Donald Trump’s emerging presidency and the social and economic discontent that put him in office.

  • Joseph Singer speaking

    Diversity and U.S. Legal History

    December 7, 2016

    During the fall 2016 semester, a group of leading scholars came together at Harvard Law School for the lecture series, "Diversity and US Legal History," which was sponsored by Dean Martha Minow and organized by Professor Mark Tushnet, who also designed a reading group to complement the lectures.