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  • 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.

  • Glenn Cohen wearing bright red glasses

    Cohen: Supreme Court decision a ‘strong blow to the abortion restriction agenda’

    June 30, 2016

    Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen, faculty director of the School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics spoke with the Harvard Gazette about Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that overturned a Texas law requiring that abortion clinics maintain hospital-like standards at their facilities as well as admitting privileges at local hospitals.

  • Summation

    Tommy Tobin, channeling a passion for food into service and scholarship

    May 24, 2016

    When a severe speech impediment left him struggling to be understood, food became a way for Tommy Tobin '16 to connect with others. In high school he volunteered at a food bank and with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and watched his actions speak volumes. "Speaking through service became a theme for me.”

  • Stylized illustration of a large judge with gavel about to slam it onto 4 small people

    Harvard Gazette: The costs of inequality — A goal of justice, a reality of unfairness

    March 2, 2016

    Fifth in a Harvard Gazette series on what Harvard scholars are doing to identify and understand inequality, in seeking solutions to one of America’s most vexing problems.

  • Reforming criminal justice: New HLS program aims to influence national policies

    November 19, 2015

    Larry Schwartztol, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy, recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the HLS program, his role in it, and a conference sponsored by the new initiative on how the media helps shape the criminal justice narrative.

  • An inside view from Powell, complete with regrets

    November 5, 2015

    In a visit to Harvard Law School, retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell shared lessons from his service as a close adviser to three presidents, tips on negotiating with difficult foreign leaders, and his thoughts on strengthening support for families and children in the United States.

  • HLS scholar explores the complicated legacy of the Magna Carta

    June 12, 2015

    Many scholars argue that the Magna Carta’s importance through the centuries has been greatly exaggerated. Yet for others, its status as a symbol of freedom and a check on absolute power is undeniable. Elizabeth Papp Kamali ’07, sees merit in both arguments.

  • Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court associate justice receives Radcliffe Medal

    June 1, 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received the Radcliffe Medal on Friday, May 29. Since the 1970s, Ginsburg has constantly sought to break down traditional male/female stereotypes “that held women back from doing what their talents would allow them to do.”

  • An opening for measles: anti-vaccination trend a growing concern

    March 3, 2015

    The numbers paint a telling picture. In the United States of the 1950s there were between 3 million and 4 million annual cases of measles,…

  • Lawrence Levy portrait

    Less corporate, more mindful: Lawrence Levy ’83 on leap from Pixar to meditation-focused nonprofit

    February 18, 2015

    In advance of his visit to campus this week, the Harvad Gazette spoke with Lawrence Levy '83 about his transition from the corporate world (as CFO of Pixar Animation) to the nonprofit one, co-founding the Juniper Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to bringing meditation to contemporary life.

  • Carol Stieker portrait

    Death penalty, in retreat: Interview with Professor Carol Steiker

    February 3, 2015

    HLS Professor Carol Steiker is using her year as the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Rita E. Hauser Fellow to work with her brother and frequent collaborator, Jordan M. Steiker, on a book about the past half-century’s experiment with the constitutional regulation of capital punishment in America. She recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the history and future of the death penalty in the United States.

  • At HLS, panelists discuss the future of digital media in sports marketing

    December 5, 2014

    At a December 2 event sponsored by Harvard Law School's Brazilian Studies Association and its Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, experts convened at to discuss digital media's place in the future of the global sports business model.

  • Henry Kissinger speaking at the event

    At HLS, former secretary of state Kissinger reflects on career, surveys current affairs

    November 13, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited the Harvard Law School campus last week to share some of the lessons learned as adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

  • A ‘sitdown’ with Snowden

    October 22, 2014

    In videoconference, U.S. contractor who leaked surveillance data defends actions The new documentary “Citizenfour” centers on a series of candid interviews with Edward Snowden, the…

  • Court sense: Kagan provides peek into Supreme Court’s everyday workings (video)

    September 5, 2014

    In an entertaining talk in HLS’s Wasserstein Hall with Dean Martha Minow on Wednesday, Associate Justice Elena Kagan '86 displayed her trademark wit and wisdom, honed during her years as a Harvard Law School student, professor, and dean, her work with the Clinton administration, and her stint as solicitor general.