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  • 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,…

  • 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 Steiker: 'Choosing wisely is more important -- and less important -- than you might think it is'

    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.

  • 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.

  • Getting a handle on inversion: A Q&A with Mihir Desai

    August 15, 2014

    Harvard Law School Professor Mihir Desai recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the factors driving the practice of tax inversion, a maneuver by which U.S.-based corporations with significant international holdings shift their headquarters overseas in an attempt to lower their tax bills.

  • Elliot Schwab in library

    A man of many talents

    May 30, 2014

    Law School graduate Elliot Schwab multitasks, from music to real estate to Talmudic studies

  • The politics of money: Feldman on the Court and campaign finance

    April 7, 2014

    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, in a ruling that frees individuals to donate to as many candidates as they wish. Harvard Law School’s Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law, spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the ruling, and what it means for elections and for the future of campaign-finance reform.

  • Defending Snowden: Revelations key to reform push, says ACLU lawyer (video)

    March 27, 2014

    On March 25, Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, came to Harvard Law School to discuss his experience as Edward Snowden's legal advisor at an event sponsored by the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Harvard National Security Law Association, Harvard Law School National Security Journal, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, the HLS American Constitution Society and the HLS American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Sergei Golubok and Anton Burkov

    Russia and rights

    March 14, 2014

    Two leading Russian human rights attorneys visited Harvard Law School on Tuesday to discuss the country’s legal system and offer long-term hope that steps can be taken toward democratic reforms.

  • Lily Cole

    Help you? Love to: Wish-list website launches at HLS

    March 10, 2014

    Lily Cole’s brainchild, the altruistic website and app, is based on an almost impossibly simple premise: the conviction that people can and should help each other, for free.

  • Inspiring women: HLS exhibit features portraits of influential policymakers, lawyers

    March 10, 2014

    Some of the faces are well known, others are familiar to only a few, but all of the pictures in the display inside Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall are of women lawyers, policymakers, and others from around the globe who have made a difference and inspired others to do the same.

  • David Barron: a Q&A on electronic communications policies

    February 28, 2014

    Last year, Harvard President Drew Faust asked Harvard Law School Professor David Barron ’94 to lead a 14-member task force that would make forward-looking recommendations regarding Harvard’s policies on electronic communications. Barron, who was acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2009 to 2010, discussed the task force’s recently-released report and proposed policy with the Harvard Gazette.

  • Shadowing the Supreme Court: Law School clinic gives students intense grounding in real-time cases

    February 14, 2014

    For the past several years, Harvard Law School students have spent their break time between semesters in Washington, D.C., parsing reams of heady data and crafting nuanced legal arguments to cases headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Lessons on studying security: Sunstein discusses his work with panel tasked with reviewing U.S. surveillance (video)

    January 31, 2014

    On Tuesday, Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, a member of a five-person advisory panel created by President Obama to make a sweeping review of U.S. surveillance activities, discussed the group’s efforts and the 46 recommendations it released last month, including major reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.

  • The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau at 100

    November 21, 2013

    A lifeline to the poor: For a century, Harvard Law students have toiled to ensure legal rights for all Inside an unassuming yellow house on…

  • Harvard Law students help argue appeal over benefits before U.S. court

    November 8, 2013

    The average week for a typical law school student involves poring over a list of daunting cases and deconstructing complicated arguments. But on Oct. 30, the work of three Harvard Law School students included something else: an appearance in federal court. The students, who are part of the School’s Veterans Legal Clinic, stood before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims last Wednesday to argue for the rights of their client, a decorated U.S. Army veteran.