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  • Rachel Anderson

    Former aspiring aviation officer Rachel Anderson J.D./M.B.A. ’26 is keeping things in perspective

    November 8, 2023

    After a near fatal helicopter crash Rachel Anderson J.D./M.B.A. ’26 is determined to live life to its fullest.

  • A portrait of a man in a plaid jacket and yellow bow tie in front of a lighted bookcase.

    A sailor, a lawyer, a leader

    November 7, 2023

    100-year-old WWII veteran Edward T. Matheny Jr. ’49 returns to Harvard Law School for a visit

  • Future Leaders in Law participants.

    ‘Future Leaders’ find community and connection at Harvard Law

    September 13, 2023

    This July the inaugural cohort of 35 fellows gathered at HLS for a weeklong residency of the Future Leaders in Law Program.

  • Day 0 orientation.

    Inaugural ‘Day 0’ initiative builds community, empowers incoming students with helpful knowledge

    August 30, 2023

    Hundreds of members of the incoming Harvard Law School class took part in an inaugural program called Day 0, aimed at easing the transition to law school.

  • An illustration depicts many staircases ending at an opening representing the internet as a figure searches the scene with a light.

    How to think about AI

    June 27, 2023

    Machine-generated output is raising a host of legal and ethical questions around authorship, fair use, copyright, and more.

  • Glenn Cohen standing outside of a law school building

    Inquiring Mind

    June 27, 2023

    I. Glenn Cohen ’03 has always been fascinated with how things and people work, and with parsing thorny ethical dilemmas. He loves science and the law, and he’s been blending those passions for years as a legal scholar focused on bioethics.

  • Helping parents know their legal rights

    March 20, 2023

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau launches the Family Defense Practice to help parents facing investigations by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

  • A man in a blue blazer poses in front of a building on the Harvard Law School campus.

    ‘Being in the 75th Ranger Regiment has taught me that success and failure largely hinge on the team, not the individual’

    November 9, 2022

    During two tours in Afghanistan, Andrew Steen managed various Ranger forces that aimed to disrupt Taliban and ISIS offensives.

  • Black and white photo of a group of people at a conference table

    To Infinity and Beyond

    January 31, 2022

    Since 2007, Gabriel Swiney has served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. His work in space law, he says, has allowed him to merge his experience and his passion to help future generations chart a safer, fairer path to the stars.

  • Robert E. Lee statue surrounded by protesters

    Must We Allow Symbols of Racism on Public Land?

    July 23, 2020

    A legal historian who has focused on the history of U.S. slavery puts the push to remove Confederate statues in context.

  • Carol Steiker and Cornell William Brooks sit in front of movie theater screen reading Just Mercy

    ‘Just Mercy’ in the criminal justice system

    February 18, 2020

    “Just Mercy,” the film based on the memoir by Bryan Stevenson ’85, ends with a sobering statistic: For every nine people executed in the U.S., one on death row is exonerated. As Professor Carol Steiker noted in a discussion following a screening of the film, that makes the U.S. No. 1 in a problematic category.

  • Portrait of John Palfrey at Philips Academy at Andover

    Former HLS professor John Palfrey ’01 takes over the MacArthur Foundation

    September 25, 2019

    The Harvard Gazette recently spoke with John Palfrey '01, former professor and vice dean for Library and Information Resources at HLS, and former executive director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society about how his Harvard time prepared him for his new role to lead one of the country’s largest philanthropic organizations.

  • Raising the profile of animal law to match the stakes

    Raising the profile of animal law to match the stakes

    December 13, 2018

    According to Harvard Law School lecturer Jonathan Lovvorn, saving the planet and its inhabitants from climate catastrophe begins with the world’s most vulnerable population: animals.

  • Time off from Harvard helped her thrive

    Time off from Harvard helped her thrive

    June 5, 2018

    Blessing Jee knew when she arrived at Harvard College that she would take time off from her studies, but she didn’t expect was that it would make her “fall back in love with Harvard”—and set her, newly energized, on her future path: pursuing public interest law Harvard Law School.

  • NFL group joins Harvard huddle on criminal justice

    NFL group joins Harvard huddle on criminal justice

    March 29, 2018

    A group of current and retired NFL players shared personal reasons for their activism and outreach in a conversation Friday at Harvard Law School, part of “Changing the Conversation to Change Criminal Justice,” a symposium sponsored by the School’s Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising, the Fair Punishment Project, and the Players Coalition.

  • Probing the past and future of #MeToo

    Probing the past and future of #MeToo

    March 2, 2018

    The #MeToo movement’s roots and its present and future impact were the focus of a discussion with Harvard scholars on Feb. 26 at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, featuring HLS Prof. Jeannie Suk Gersen, Harvard Profs. Jill Lepore and Evelynn Hammonds, and Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism, as moderator.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed

    Annette Gordon-Reed’s personal history, from East Texas to Monticello

    May 4, 2017

    Annette Gordon-Reed’s path to Harvard, where she is the Law School’s Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is every bit as interesting as her pioneering scholarship.

  • Criminal Justice seminar

    Hard time gets a hard look

    November 30, 2016

    This fall, Harvard Law School lecturer Nancy Gertner, Harvard sociologist Bruce Western and Vincent Schiraldi, senior research fellow and director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, are teaching a new Harvard course that will help students become part of the effort to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.