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    ‘I’m still trying to understand my role in this complex place’

    June 14, 2021

    Since January 2020, Rez Gardi has been living in Duhok, in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region.

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    An activist at home in the world

    June 14, 2021

    Ais has been immersed in a blend of advocacy, legal scholarship, and community building.

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    A Sense of Place

    June 11, 2021

    In the newly published “On Juneteenth,” Gordon-Reed presents a 360-degree view of the history leading up to the holiday and beyond, weaving in her perspective as a Black woman with Texas roots that run deep.

  • Photo of the three daughters Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt and Kathleen Harriman

    On the Front Lines of History

    October 20, 2020

    A few years ago as a financial analyst, Catherine Grace Katz ’22 found she sometimes needed a break from modeling Excel spreadsheets, so she’d take a few minutes to wander down to Chartwell Booksellers, a store specializing in books by and about Winston Churchill, located in the lobby of her midtown Manhattan office building.

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    No Time Like the Present

    July 23, 2020

    Talia Gillis’ work cuts a wide swath, one focus being the intersection of artificial intelligence and consumer loan discrimination. It’s driven by a question: “What does it mean for a credit pricing algorithm to discriminate?”

  • Military forces working at computers to address the Covid-19 crisis

    Pivot Point

    July 21, 2020

    HLS sectionmates Phil Caruso ’19 and Gareth Rhodes ’19 unexpectedly found themselves working to address the COVID-19 crisis in their home state of New York less than a year after graduation. Caruso became a Department of Defense liaison to the New York City Emergency Management Department and Rhodes was a member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 task force.

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    Talia Gillis LL.M. ’13 S.J.D. ’20: No Time Like the Present

    May 27, 2020

    Talia Gillis’ work cuts a wide swath, one focus being the intersection of artificial intelligence and consumer loan discrimination. It’s driven by a question: “What does it mean for a credit pricing algorithm to discriminate?”

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    Coming Full Circle

    February 12, 2020

    The Harvard Law School Forum was born in 1946, when Jerome “Jerry” Rappaport approached Harvard Law School Dean James Landis with an idea: What if Harvard Law School sponsored a speaker series on issues that would shape the post-war world?

  • Monika Bickert '00 teaching a class at HLS

    Status Update

    January 15, 2020

    How can regulation prevent social media from doing serious harm? A new course in fall 2019, Social Media and the Law, took on that inherently complex question.

  • Samantha Power '99 standing outside her house in Boston

    The Journey of an Idealist

    January 7, 2020

    Ambassador Samantha Power ’99 reflects on her life and career in her new memoir "The Education of an Idealist."

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    For India, a New Era in LGBTQ Rights

    July 8, 2019

    Constitutional lawyer Menaka Guruswamy LL.M. ’01 successfully argued against a colonial-era law that criminalized gay sex in India. The ruling by India's Supreme Court last year went beyond decriminalizing gay sex to acknowledge the individual rights of LGBTQ people and apologize for past mistreatment.

  • Toby Merrill in her office

    Collecting on Dreams

    June 21, 2019

    An HLS project is fighting on behalf of thousands whose lives have been upended by predatory student lending.

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    What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

    February 19, 2019

    Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.

  • Photo of Jameyanne Fuller and her dog Neutron

    The Sky Is (Not) the Limit

    January 29, 2019

    For Jameyanne Fuller ’19, outer space represents infinite possibilities. “I’ve always been an astronomy nerd,” she says. “I went to space camp in third grade, and I took all of the space-focused classes I could in college, but the technology wasn’t really there for me to be a science major.”

  • Robert A.G. Monks '58

    Corporate Prophet

    April 24, 2003

    For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate governance and increase management accountability. Now, in the era of Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom and other wayward companies, more people than ever are paying attention.

  • Jamienne Studley

    Higher Education

    September 6, 2002

    Jamienne Studley '75 has been trying to change academic institutions for a long time. Now, as head of Skidmore College, she's finally getting paid to do it.

  • Karen Ferguson

    Pension Plans

    September 1, 2002

    Years before Enron's collapse spotlighted the vulnerability of employee retirement savings, Karen Ferguson '65 was immersed in what she half-jokingly refers to as the "arcane" area of pension law.