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  • An assortment of vegetables on a table at a farmer's market.

    ‘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.

  • Torts! casebook cover.

    Third edition of Torts!, an online, open casebook, expands with print edition

    August 18, 2022

    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.

  • Jim Tierney speaking to an audience.

    New law school casebook for teaching about state attorneys general

    June 21, 2022

    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.

  • Cara Mund

    ‘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.

  • Christiana Figueres poses for a photo with two others while holding her Great Negotiator award.

    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.

  • Jerry Ting and Memme Onwudiwe of Evisort lead the reading group on entrepreneurship.

    ‘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.

  • A harbor seal rests on floating ice calved from a glacier.

    Harvard Law students track environmental laws and regulations across administrations

    April 5, 2022

    Since 2018, Harvard Law students have been tracking environmental laws and regulations across administrations.

  • President Biden at a desk signing a document.

    Harvard Law students help pass legislation paving way for new therapies for ALS

    February 23, 2022

    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.

  • Frankie Troncoso

    ‘If the world’s a stage, then being a lawyer is a tremendous role to play’

    May 10, 2021

    If all the world’s a stage, Frankie Troncoso ’21 has an outsized role to play.

  • row of baobab trees

    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.

  • Illustration of abstract gender neutral colorful human profiles.

    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.

  • A post-screening Q&A with Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, and the students of Harvard Law School's

    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

    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.

  • Joan Miró, untitled ceramic mural, 1960

    When Harvard Went Modern

    February 6, 2019

    The understated art of the Bauhaus at Harvard Law

  • Photo of building during construction

    Designed for Learning

    January 29, 2019

    Harvard Law School’s newest building opened this fall at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue. Inside, the LEED Gold certified structure continues the school’s commitment to experiential learning, with space suited for clinics and collaborative learning as well as research programs.

  • Monika Bickert and Jonathan Zittrain seated at the front of a classroom smiling and looking up at a screen

    The view from inside Facebook

    December 10, 2018

    Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, joined Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain for a wide-ranging conversation hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, about the social media giant’s policies and its evolution--including some tough questions from audience members on the company’s recent headline-making controversies.

  • A new Harvard Law building opens on Mass. Ave.

    A new Harvard Law building opens on Mass Ave

    November 8, 2018

    Citing its future role in “innovation, deep learning, collegiality, and service,” Dean John F. Manning saluted the opening of the Harvard Law School’s newest building, at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue, on Monday evening.

  • On DACA, questions top answers

    On DACA, questions top answers

    September 19, 2017

    Jason Corral, staff attorney, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program, participated in a panel discussion at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on the Trump administration's recent announcement that it intended to upend the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Stephen Breyer at Harvard.

    For Supreme Court justices, faith in law

    June 9, 2017

    The mood was festive, rather than disputatious, on Friday evening as Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen G. Breyer, J.D. ’64, and Neil M. Gorsuch, J.D. ’91, sat down to discuss “the rule of law,” capping off a Harvard Marshall Forum dinner in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic scholarship.

  • Fake news panel

    Fake news is giving reality a run for its money

    March 28, 2017

    How best to respond to the "fake news" phenomenon was the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, titled “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives,” held Thursday at Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Hall.

  • Ayelet Waldman portrait

    A case against the drug war

    February 14, 2017

    In a recent appearance at HLS, Ayelet Waldman ’91 -- a former criminal defense lawyer and federal public defender -- discussed her book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life,” using it as a backdrop to delve into the social and racial dimensions of the war on drugs.