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  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin posed on the moon besides the U.S. flag

    Fantastic Voyage: In the words of Archibald MacLeish LL.B. 1919

    July 10, 2019

    A half century ago, Archibald MacLeish LL.B. 1919 served as a literary interpreter of events beyond the imagination of most observers.

  • Elizabeth Soltan ’19 on the HLS campus.

    Liz Soltan, using law as a means to help people who need it most

    May 15, 2019

    Having developed a focus on social justice growing up in Philadelphia, Liz Soltan is now using law as a means to help people who need it most.

  • illustration of people in shadows inside the captol, with their hands lit as something passes from one person to another

    A Precarious State

    May 6, 2019

    Think of an honest used car salesperson. The very idea might seem like an oxymoron. That’s not because no honest people ever sell cars. It’s because the profession as a whole is not considered trustworthy by the public. What if that sense of mistrust were not limited to the used car lot but had spread to institutions the public relies on every day? It has, according to Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig.

  • Megha Parekh

    Tackling a Big Job

    January 31, 2019

    Megha Parekh ’09 is in charge of all legal matters for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • weight balancing illustration / dollars vs people

    The Price Is Right

    January 29, 2019

    HLS Professor Cass Sunstein ’78 argues that for all their differences, every president since Ronald Reagan has agreed on one fundamental principle of government. That is, “No action may be taken unless the benefits justify the costs.” Sunstein identifies President Reagan as the main architect of this concept, and he credits the president he served under, Barack Obama ’91, with cementing what he calls “the cost-benefit revolution,” which is also the title of Sunstein’s new book.

  • Big questions raised by big data 1

    Big questions raised by big data

    September 20, 2018

    During the introduction to the book launch event for “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics,” one of the editors, Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, told a story about how powerful – and perhaps foreboding – big data can be.

  • A State of Danger?

    A State of Danger?

    June 25, 2018

    "It Can't Happen Here," the novel by Sinclair Lewis written in the 1930s as fascism was rising in Europe, imagines an America overtaken by an authoritarian regime. The new book edited by Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein ’78, "Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America" (Dey Street Books), does not predict the same fate. Yet the contributors—several also affiliated with Harvard Law—take seriously the possibility that it could happen here, despite the safeguards built into the American system of government.

  • Heather Artinian ’18: ‘When people tell me no, that just becomes more of a motivator for me’

    Heather Artinian ’18: ‘When people tell me no, that just becomes more of a motivator for me’

    May 10, 2018

    When Heather Artinian walks on stage to receive her Harvard Law degree later this month, it will be the culmination of 18 years working toward the goal of becoming a lawyer—a goal she has had since the age of 7.

  • Fun in Law

    Fun in Law

    November 29, 2017

    With jokes, songs and, yes, real talent, the annual Parody show has brought the HLS community together in laughter for more than 50 years.

  • Mike Zarren ’04, Jeff Pash '80 and Dan Halem '91

    In a league of their own

    November 2, 2017

    Executives representing the three most popular major sports leagues in the U.S. offered insights into the business and legal maneuvering behind the games, during the HLS 200 panel “A View from the Top.”

  • Three actors wearing costumes performing on a stage

    A Performance to Remember

    September 8, 2017

    HLS in the Arts, on Sept. 15-16, will feature the best of the HLS Parody, an annual tradition that satirizes the school and the legal profession. From the archives, HLS remembers more than 50 years of Parody.

  • American flag illustration

    Common Threat

    July 25, 2017

    Cass Sunstein urges people to consume more diverse information for the good of our democracy

  • Federalist society members

    Open to Debate

    May 18, 2017

    In March, the Harvard Federalist Society, an organization of conservatives and libertarians espousing individual freedom, limited government, and judicial restraint, held its first alumni symposium on campus.

  • Trenton Van Oss outside

    Trenton Van Oss: ‘I’ve really had to defend my views and self-reflect on why I believe the things I believe’

    May 12, 2017

    For Trenton Van Oss ’17, coming to Harvard Law School meant adapting to a different culture and experience as a student who had been educated at Christian schools, and whose strong allegiance to the GOP put him in a distinct minority at a secular school with a predominantly liberal student body and faculty.

  • Mario H. Nguyên outside in a suit

    With a path to law school shaped by hardship and doubt, Nguyên hopes to empower the powerless

    May 10, 2017

    As he prepares to graduate, Mario Nguyên ’17 can stand as an example as someone who has overcome hardship and doubt, who has achieved more than he ever thought possible and plans to achieve much more. He will soon begin a job at a firm in his native Texas, with a goal of using his legal skills to bring about systemic change to benefit disadvantaged and marginalized people.

  • Portrait of William Coleman

    William T. Coleman Jr. ’46: 1920-2017

    May 1, 2017

    William T. Coleman Jr. ’46, the former secretary of transportation and one of the lead strategists and co-authors of the legal briefs for the appellants in Brown v. Board of Education, died March 31.

  • Portrait of Noah Feldman

    Noah Feldman on HLS’s new Program on Jewish and Israeli Law

    November 21, 2016

    Noah Feldman, director of the newly-established Julis-Rabinowitz Program in Jewish and Israeli Law recently spoke with Harvard Law Today about the scope of Jewish law, his aspirations for the program, and his own background in the subject.

  • A Time for Action

    October 21, 2016

    HLS hosted the fourth Celebration of Black Alumni in September, featuring the theme “Turning Vision into Action.” The actions of alumni who attended have resonated in courtrooms and classrooms, in elected office and the corner office, in communities and in the culture. The Bulletin spoke with five CBA participants about where their vision has led them and where they hope to yet go.

  • Get with the Program: Tyler Vigen uses tech skills to enhance the student experience

    May 19, 2016

    If you ask law students how they would solve a problem, some of them may talk about negotiating with disputing parties or seeking redress from the courts or spurring social action. For Tyler Vigen '16, solving a problem usually means writing a program.

  • Black and white photo of President Kennedy shaking hands with James B. Donovan

    A Starring Role

    May 10, 2016

    In last year’s Academy Award-nominated film “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks plays a lawyer who defends an accused Soviet spy in the U.S. The Hanks character appears to be dumbfounded that he has been asked to take on such an assignment. “I’m an insurance lawyer,” he says. The real lawyer whom Hanks portrays, James B. Donovan ’40, was that—and much more.

  • Shepardshaking hands with Nixon

    He Was Not a Crook

    May 10, 2016

    When he was a student at HLS, a friend made Geoff Shepard ’69 a campaign button that said “Nixon Shepard,” representing Shepard’s enthusiasm for the presidential candidacy of Richard Nixon and his hope that he would join Nixon in the White House. Shepard still has the button today and is still advocating for the president he served and defended.