Latest from Lana Barnett ’15
An Ounce of Prevention
July 15, 2022
“Lawyers are supposed to be problem solvers," says Justin Herdman ’01, "and that means identifying problems before they are at your doorstep.”
July 15, 2022
Ayesha Malik LL.M. ’99 has used her position, inside and outside the courtroom, to advocate for women in the legal system. “This is not a burden,” she says. “This is my calling.”
Maverick in the Middle
January 31, 2022
Randall Kennedy seeks nuance in an age of absolutism
Pay no attention to the justices behind the curtain
September 23, 2021
Charles Fried, Richard Lazarus ’79, Tejinder Singh ’08, and Carol Steiker ’86 discuss the Supreme Court’s increasingly important emergency powers known as its “shadow docket.”
The battle for the ballot box
August 19, 2021
“We were prepared for everything with regard to this last election cycle, except for the levels to which people would stoop to try to stop democracy and deny the voice of the people,” says Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson ’04.
Off the bench and into the breach
June 30, 2021
Merrick Garland ’77 made the unusual choice to leave a lifetime appointment on the nation’s second most influential court to instead lead a federal agency with roughly 115,000 employees. Unusual, but not surprising, say those who know him well.
The Jury Is Out—of the Courthouse
October 20, 2020
By March 17, just two weeks after Texas reported its first case of COVID-19, Judge Emily Miskel ’08 was back on the figurative bench, presiding over a one-hour virtual temporary restraining order hearing from home.
An Election for the History Books?
October 15, 2020
Harvard professors place the 2020 presidential race in historical context and consider its impact on our future.
When Voting Is a Risky Choice
August 4, 2020
The November 2020 general election was shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated, nerve-wracking and deeply contested elections in American history, with most onlookers expecting record-breaking voter turnout. Then a pandemic hit.
A Killing in Broad Daylight
July 23, 2020
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, legal scholars see a moment of reckoning.
Pomp and Circumstance
July 21, 2020
On May 28, 2020, Harvard Law students gathered to celebrate their graduation. The gathering did not take place at the foot of Langdell Hall, but rather in living rooms and backyards worldwide, from Cambridge to California, from New Zealand to the Netherlands, at all hours of the day and night.
A legal thriller
July 17, 2020
HLS Professors Noah Feldman and Nikolas Bowie ’14 weigh in on the biggest takeaways—and surprises—of the Supreme Court's latest term, and what to expect moving forward.
Harvard Law Today spoke with Professor Benjamin Eidelson about the legal reasoning behind the Supreme Court's surprising ruling on DACA and what the decision means moving forward.
D Dangaran ’20, this year's William J. Stuntz Award winner, intends to focus on gender issues and transformative justice long-term.
Lauren Beck ’20, lowering barriers to entry
May 20, 2020
As the 133rd president of the Harvard Law Review, Lauren Beck ’20 has focused on making the journal more inclusive and accessible.
In late April, a federal appeals court handed an unprecedented win to schoolchildren, becoming the first appellate federal court in American history to conclude that children have a fundamental right to a minimum education that provides basic literacy.
Justice for All
January 7, 2020
Fern A. Fisher ’78, an agent of change in the judiciary, serving the public interest
A Legal Warrior in the Field of Technology
January 7, 2020
Marvin Ammori ’03, a net neutrality advocate, explores the power of the decentralized web