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Facebook and the problem of truth
December 15, 2022
In a new podcast, Harvard Law Professors Jonathan Zittrain and Jill Lepore road-test an idea to enlist high school students across the country as “advertisement juries.”
With support from PSVF and Wasserstein fellowships, Mercedes Montagnes ’09, founder of the Promise of Justice Initiative, has tackled injustices in the Louisiana carceral system.
Air Force veteran Sarah McClellan is ‘adding to the diversity of perspectives’ at Harvard Law
November 7, 2022
Sarah McClellan’s experience with underrepresentation, as an Indigenous female Air Force officer, is shaping her Harvard Law career.
‘We need to have a coordinated vision’ for food policy
September 8, 2022
Looking ahead to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, Emily Broad Leib and Katie Garfield say that drafting a national strategy for food must be a major priority.
This year, Jonathan Zittrain and Jordi Weinstock published Torts! Third Edition as the first in their Open Casebook series of high-quality, low-cost text books designed to make these primary texts affordable to law students across the United States.
Harvard Law lecturer and former Maine attorney general Jim Tierney wants to demystify the inner workings of the state attorney general's office with a 'living text' to help students better understand this definitively American structure.
‘I was able to feel like I was making an impact’
May 12, 2022
COVID-19 had few benefits, but for Cara Mund ’22 the pandemic offered an unexpected upside. Mund, a Brown University alumna, had just transferred…
Championing the underdog
May 10, 2022
If life itself is our greatest teacher, then a student who can apply lived experience to classroom learning has the benefit of a superior education.
Figueres receives 2022 Great Negotiator award at HLS
April 21, 2022
As the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres was in charge of the 2015 climate talks in Paris. In a conscious departure from earlier conferences, she declared that any agreement should be unanimous, rather than merely a consensus.
‘We want to show students how to be entrepreneurs’
April 19, 2022
In a Harvard Law School reading group, entrepreneurs and legal operation specialists are sharing a road map for using technology to change the legal profession.
Since 2018, Harvard Law students have been tracking environmental laws and regulations across administrations.
Students in an advanced negotiation course taught by Professor Rachel Viscomi ’01 and clinical instructor Sara del Nido Budish ’13 used insights from multiparty negotiation to analyze the potential passage of legislation aimed at helping people suffering from ALS — and to better understand how to work as a team.
If all the world’s a stage, Frankie Troncoso ’21 has an outsized role to play.
Turning personal struggle into a source of support
March 3, 2021
As president and co-founder of the nonprofit Pembe, Brice Ngameni ’21 is focused on supporting students of African descent succeed in American law schools.
Sharing stress strategies
October 14, 2020
For ABA Mental Health Day, five faculty share struggles from their own law school days and offer options for coping and support.
Making the case for reproductive rights
July 1, 2020
A warrior for reproductive rights, Julie Rikelman ’97 has taken the fight for access to abortion to the Supreme Court and won.
Focus on Justice
November 25, 2019
At a packed Brattle Theatre last week, five short films created by 12 Harvard Law students from eight countries debuted. The documentaries, ranging across topics from gentrification to climate change, are the results of an innovative January term workshop taught by Martha Minow, former Harvard Law dean and 300th Anniversary University Professor.
Putting compassion into action
April 12, 2019
On April 5, Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center celebrated its 40th Anniversary of training more than 4,000 attorneys and law students and providing pro bono civil legal services to thousands of Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents.