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  • Harvard Campus

    A roundup of recent fellowship and scholarship winners at Harvard Law School

    September 14, 2010

    Here is a roundup of fellowships and scholarships awarded this year to Harvard Law School students and recent graduates to pursue domestic and international work or educational opportunities. The list includes the names of the recipients, their grants, and the places where they will be working.

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic wins rehearing of child asylum case in First Circuit

    September 13, 2010

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has granted a rehearing in Mejilla-Romero v. Holder, vacating its original published decision denying a child asylum applicant’s petition for review. The order granting rehearing now directs the Board of Immigration Appeals to address the special treatment of child asylum applicants as set forth in guidelines issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the United Nation High Commission for Refugees.

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith in Washington Post: A way past the terrorist detention gridlock

    September 10, 2010

    Nine years after Sept. 11 and 20 months into the Obama presidency, our nation is still flummoxed about what to do with captured terrorists, writes HLS Professor Jack Goldsmith in an op-ed in today's Washington Post. In his op-ed, "A way past the terrorist detention gridlock," Goldsmith says that while there is no "silver bullet" for this problem, there are several steps the administration could take toward resolution. 

  • Neuman: Human Rights

    Neuman elected to the Human Rights Committee

    September 9, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Gerald Neuman ’80 has been elected to the Human Rights Committee, the premier treaty body in the UN human rights system. The committee monitors compliance by 166 states parties with their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is part of the “International Bill of Rights.”

  • Professor John Palfrey '01

    Palfrey essay released by Time Warner Cable research program

    September 8, 2010

    Time Warner Cable recently announced that it has released five essays on the future of digital communications, policy and technical perspectives based on its Research Program on Digital Communications. One of the five was written by Harvard Law School Professor John Palfrey, who contributed an essay entitled "The Challenge of Developing Effective Public Policy on the Use of Social Media by Youth."

  • Noah Feldman portrait

    Feldman looks at the end of the combat mission—and a ‘very long engagement’ ahead

    September 7, 2010

    In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and subsequent appearance on the radio program 'The Takeaway,'  Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discussed the Obama administration's pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq by Oct 2011. He argued that, if the nation is to flourish as an independent nation, the U.S. will be required to play a continuing role in maintaining security there for a long time to come.

  • In their own words: Human Rights students discuss their summer internships

    September 3, 2010

    This summer, HLS students traveled to distant locations – in Burma, Sierra Leone, Budapest, The Netherlands, Bolivia, South Africa, Ireland and Argentina – to do human rights advocacy work.

  • Jeannie Suk and Scott Hemphill

    Suk in WSJ: Schumer’s Project Runway

    September 3, 2010

    If it’s illegal to copy books and paintings, why should fashion designs be any different? That was the question posed by HLS Professor Jeannie Suk ‘02 and Columbia Law Professor C. Scott Hemphill in a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

  • Students walking

    Lawyers in summer, at home and abroad

    September 3, 2010

    Five HLS students reflect on their summer legal work at home and abroad.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow in the Boston Globe: Lessons from literature

    September 3, 2010

    HLS Dean Martha Minow was interviewed on August 22 for the ‘Bibliophiles’ column in the Boston Globe. In the Q&A, Minow talks about her own summer reading list, book groups with the President, and the relevance of fiction and poetry in advancing our national dialogue on ethnic and religious conflict.

  • The Supreme Court

    Eleven Harvard Law grads are U.S. Supreme Court clerks for 2010-2011

    September 3, 2010

    Of the 39 law school graduates who are serving as clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court justices and retired justices in the 2010-2011 term, 11 hail from Harvard Law School—the highest number from a single law school this year.

  • Professor Robert H. Mnookin

    Mnookin on PBS NewsHour: Bargaining with the Devil

    August 27, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin ’68 appeared on PBS NewsHour on August 25. He spoke with economics correspondent Paul Solman about the rewards and challenges of negotiation. Mnookin is the author of “Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight,” which was published by Simon & Schuster in February.

  • Dougherty, Pappone, Knoxmain

    HLS human rights clinic investigates the impact of mining in British Columbia (audio/slideshow)

    August 26, 2010

    Last year, as part of Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic, Susannah Knox ’10 and Lauren Pappone ’11, traveled to British Columbia with Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Bonnie Docherty '01 to investigate how mining affects the Takla Lake First Nation people.

  • Elizabeth Warren

    Current students endorse Warren for director of Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

    August 23, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren continues to gain support for serving as director of the newly created Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. In a letter to the Oval Office, HLS students from the classes of 2011 and 2012 are urging the president to nominate Warren for the top spot at the bureau.            

  • Tom Ferriss

    Tom Ferriss ’11: Backstage pass to the Kagan confirmation hearings

    August 22, 2010

    As a legal fellow funded by the HLS Office of Public Interest Advising and a Heyman Fellowship, Tom Ferriss '11 became an expert on the work of then Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, flagging issues that might draw political attention during her Senate Confirmation hearings.

  • Professor Charles Fried and Professor Gregory Fried

    Why torture is “absolutely wrong:” Charles Fried and Gregory Fried on WBUR (audio)

    August 20, 2010

    Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried appeared on the August 19, 2010 edition of the WBUR program “Radio Boston” with his son and co-author, Gregory Fried, to discuss their new book, “Because it is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the age of Terror.”

  • Benjamin Kaplan

    Royall Professor of Law Emeritus Benjamin Kaplan [1911-2010]

    August 19, 2010

    Benjamin Kaplan, the Royall Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School and a former justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, died August 18, 2010.

  • Professor Michael Klarman

    Klarman: Is public opinion on gay marriage ahead of the Supreme Court’s?

    August 18, 2010

    Shifts in public opinion on gay marriage could influence Justice Kennedy and the fate of same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court, writes HLS Professor Michael Klarman in an op-ed in August 15, 2010 edition of The Los Angeles Times.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow on Balkinization Blog: Charter schools and integration

    August 17, 2010

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow wrote the post “Charter schools and integration” for the law blog 'Balkinization'.

  • Lawrence Lessig and Susan Crawford

    Lessig in the Mercury News: Google-Verizon and Net Neutrality

    August 17, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig recently co-wrote an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News on how new legislative templates by Google and Verizon threaten true net neutrality.

  • Jonathan Zittrain

    Zittrain on ‘All Things Considered:’ The Pentagon’s options in the WikiLeaks matter

    August 13, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain recently appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” to discuss the website, and the Pentagon’s recent attempt to stop WikiLeaks from publishing classified documents, many pertaining to the war in Afghanistan.