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  • Gavel in Ames Courtroom

    Countdown to Ames

    March 3, 2021

    On March 10, two teams of students will take part in the illustrious HLS' Ames Moot Court Competition. For the first time in its 110-year history, the competition will be conducted virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Langdell Hall in the snow at night

    Snow days (and nights)

    December 18, 2020

    Frosted branches, glowing lights, glimmering icicles near a gargoyle’s gaze — signs of winter at Harvard Law.

  • Black and white illustration of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Court of Ames

    November 23, 2020

    In the history of HLS' Ames Moot Court Finals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58 presided over four competitions. Former Ames advocates reflect on the unique experience of arguing before RBG.

  • Close up of leaves on campus

    The details of autumn

    November 23, 2020

    A look at campus as we head into the final weeks of fall.

  • book cover of The Connected Parent

    Books in Brief: Fall 2020

    October 20, 2020

    New works on redeeming the administrative state, navigating parenting in a world in which children are immersed in technology, and understanding the importance of understanding how much information you need.

  • RBG tribute on steps of Langdell

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harvard Law: A 64-year journey

    September 24, 2020

    The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was enrolled at HLS from 1956 to 1958. In the years since, Ginsburg returned to Harvard Law School many times.

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    Faculty Books in Brief: Summer 2020

    July 23, 2020

    From human rights in a time of populism to a comparative look at capital punishment to a focus on disability, healthcare and bioethics

  • Group shot in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Double Take

    July 23, 2020

    “Carly” Anderson ’12 wrote on Dec. 4 to report that Mitch Reich ’12 had argued Rodriguez v. FDIC before the Supreme Court just the day before. Among those listening to the argument in the courtroom were Anderson and four other HLS classmates—Stephanie Simon, Matthew Greenfield, Stephen Pezzi and Noah Weiss—who, along with Reich, had all been members of the 2011 winning Ames Moot Court Competition team.

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    HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Summer 2020

    July 23, 2020

    From new takes on famous figures from American history to the stories of lesser-known figures, including two who resisted fascism in war-torn Europe and went on to become the authors’ parents

  • Austin Hall exterior

    Students honored at Harvard Law School 2020 Virtual Commencement

    May 28, 2020

    During HLS' virtual commencement ceremony, a number of graduates were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship and dedication to their studies.

  • You’ve got this!

    May 6, 2020

    Study time and study breaks at HLS over the years.

  • Andrew Crespo works from a podium as he teaches his online class from his home

    Zooming in on faculty at home

    April 29, 2020

    With a little help from their at-home photographers, HLS professors share what teaching classes via Zoom looks like.

  • Spring on(to) Campus

    April 21, 2020

    Springtime in Cambridge brings daffodils, cherry blossoms and even a little snow. Check out some past and present photos of spring on the Harvard Law School campus.

  • The Snow-cratic Method

    December 20, 2019

    Winter through the years at Harvard Law School, from frosted branches to student skaters to that cold air crunch and the fresh coat of crystal: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  • A man and woman holding hands on the steps of a campus building

    Love at Langdell

    June 21, 2019

    As Anna Alriksson LL.M. ’14 and Kristian Persson walked down the front steps of Langdell library during Spring Reunions weekend, passersby couldn’t help but notice the couple showing off an engagement ring.

  • An illustration of a young woman sitting on a sandbar trying to catch a book as many colorful books fall from the sky

    HLS Authors: Summer 2018

    June 26, 2018

    Summer reading: From a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform, to a memoir about growing up bi-racial, to a biography of Chief Justice Marshall.

  • Collections and Connections Stories of the Harvard Law Library

    Two Centuries of Treasures in the Harvard Law School Library: A Bicentennial Exhibit

    March 29, 2018

    Over the past 200 years, Harvard Law School has built a collection of primary and secondary law unsurpassed by any other academic law library in the world. The library has served as a repository for the papers, photographs and community ephemera that document the school’s history and traditions. In an exhibit at Langdell Hall’s Caspersen Room that runs until June, the library highlights a selection of material that emphasizes the connection between the library’s impressive collection and its community of users.

  • HLS's Got Talent! 2

    HLS’s Got Talent!

    November 29, 2017

    In September, as part of its bicentennial program, Harvard Law School celebrated the arts with a two-day festival featuring the work of alumni, staff, faculty and students.

  • Crowd of international children

    A Professor’s Portfolio

    August 7, 2017

    For more than a half-century at HLS, Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner ’55 has focused on international human rights, including as the founder of the school’s Human Rights Program; he has also focused his camera on countries around the world, and is now sharing his deep passion for photography in a new book, “Eyeing the World.”

  • Two professors, six students, three rooms

    Two professors, six students, three rooms

    June 15, 2017

    A look back at the beginnings of Harvard Law School

  • Girl speaking with shapes illustration

    Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017

    May 18, 2017

    The concept of speech is typically defined as the communication of thoughts in spoken words. Yet the authors note that First Amendment protection of speech is far broader, covering nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and even nonsense—individual topics that Tushnet, Chen, and Blocher focus on (in that order) in the book.

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    Picturing Harvard Law School

    February 16, 2017

    In this collection of photos selected from the Harvard Law School’s Historical & Special Collections, the Harvard University Archives and the Harvard Law Bulletin, threads of continuity are woven throughout the Law School experience, no matter which decade—or even which century—you arrived.

  • Faculty Books In Brief—Fall 2016

    October 21, 2016

    “Diversity in Practice: Race, Gender, and Class in Legal and Professional Careers,” edited by Professor David B. Wilkins ’80, Spencer Headworth, Robert L. Nelson and Ronit Dinovitzer (Cambridge) Wilkins, director of the school’s Center on the Legal Profession, serves as co-editor and also co-writes an essay in this volume, which contrasts the rhetoric that widely embraces the goal of diversity in the legal and other professions with the reality of continued barriers to full inclusion.

  • Photo of house on Cape Cod

    On Cape Cod

    October 21, 2016

    Don Krohn's long career has taken him around the world, but in his new new collection of photographs Krohn '87 turns his focus to his home on the coast of Massachusetts.

  • HLS Authors – Selected Alumni Books Fall 2016

    October 21, 2016

    A father’s fight for justice, a modern-day Beowulf, an American heiress

  • John and Lynn Savarese

    A conversation with John and Lynn Savarese

    August 3, 2016

    "Advancing human rights and social justice has been a primary concern of mine for decades," said Lynn Savarese. "The three years spent at HLS focusing on fairness in myriad complex contexts helped fuel and shape this endeavor."

  • A Place to Stay

    May 10, 2016

    Harvard Law students provide legal referrals to outside agencies and other services at Y2Y—the new shelter in Harvard Square for homeless youth aged 18-24 staffed by young people about the same age.

  • Lawyers, Ethics and Change

    October 5, 2015

    The HLS Center on the Legal Profession has been looking at ethical questions for lawyers in today’s new environment. How does law adjust to these…

  • HLS Professor Mark Tushnet

    Considering ‘Religious Accommodation’

    October 5, 2015

    Scholarship stemming from the “Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights,” conference held in April 2014 at HLS explored tensions within constitutional and statutory civil rights commitments.

  • Gender Study: A new HLS report charts progress and obstacles for women in the law

    October 5, 2015

    The first systematic empirical study of the career trajectories of Harvard Law School graduates, conducted by the HLS Center on the Legal Profession, has found that, among HLS graduates who work at law firms, men are significantly more likely to be equity partners and to be in positions of leadership than their female classmates—even though women work more hours, on average.

  • Drawing on community and social justice: Art exhibition at Legal Services Center

    March 9, 2015

    This month, the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain held an art opening: the theme was community and social justice.  The…

  • Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2015 celebrates at annual International Party

    February 23, 2015

    On Feb. 14, the Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2015 hosted the International Party, an annual event at the law school for more than a decade that has served as an opportunity for graduate students to share their culture with the entire HLS community.

  • In Memoriam-Fall 2014

    November 24, 2014

    1930-1939 John T. Sapienza ’37
    March 12, 2014 (Obituary) 1940-1949 Bernard Lisman ’42
    April 18, 2014 (Obituary) Thomas B. Leech ’43…

  • At the Center of the Profession

    November 24, 2014

    The legal profession is going through dramatic change, affected by factors ranging from globalization to new technology to a fragile economic recovery. And a Harvard Law School institution dedicated to studying the profession is undergoing its own big change.

  • Authors and Auteurs

    November 24, 2014

    “Phoning Home: Essays,” by Jacob M. Appel ’02 (South Carolina) Tapping into his background as a doctor, lawyer, and bioethicist—and his personal background and family experiences—Appel writes on subjects ranging from his secret prank calling of his parents (in the title essay) to his favorite psychiatric patient (upon their final parting, they share a mutual desire never to see each other again). He also tackles social issues such as opting out of end-of-life medical care. Throughout, the author shares emotions and insights with a humorous and skeptical perspective.

  • Bryan Cressey

    A conversation with Bryan Cressey

    November 24, 2014

    When Bryan Cressey J.D./M.B.A. ’76, a native of Seattle, was putting himself through the University of Washington by working at a conveyor-belt company, he grew intrigued by the “go-go era of the ’60s,” as he puts it, when business innovators such as James J. Ling were creating giant conglomerates. Cressey decided he wanted to build companies and applied to the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard. From his first job in 1976 with a venture capital firm in Chicago; to four years later co-founding Golder, Thoma & Cressey (later Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner); to the present, Cressey’s leadership in industry consolidation with a particular expertise in the health care and medical services fields has been recognized by Fortune and Time magazines, among many other publications.

  • HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books

    May 1, 2014

    Although common-law jurisdictions have the same legal origins, in practice they exhibit major differences from one another as shown by varied corporate governance systems, according to Bruner. The professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law examines the power of shareholders in public companies, emphasizing that those in the United States have less influence than those in places such as the United Kingdom and Australia.

  • The Snow-cratic Method …

    February 13, 2014

    A look at HLS in wintertime, through the years.

  • An Old Manuscript, A New Page

    January 1, 2012

    The HLS Library’s recent acquisition and digitization of “Summa de Legibus Normanniae” (Summary of the [Customary] Laws of Normandy) has the attention of legal history scholars, particularly HLS Professor Charles Donahue, author of “Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages: Arguments about Marriage in Five Courts.”

  • Smart About Art—Even When It’s Naïve

    July 1, 2010

    When you’re standing in the middle of GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, you feel the way you would in a flower garden on a perfect day.

  • Winter 2008

    Where Every Day Is Gospel Season

    December 1, 2008

    For Paul Butler ’94, it’s been gospel music 24/7—ever since he joined the Gospel Music Channel in 2006, as vice president of business affairs and development.

  • Tonya Harding

    During the Cold War, Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 Learned to Skate on Thin Ice

    October 1, 2008

    Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 still likes the ice. The former competitive skater hung up his skates years ago but has kept his edge, as a skating judge and then a legal adviser to the International Skating Union—all while building a law practice that spanned three political regimes.

  • After Story

    April 1, 2007

    Bill Clendaniel ’75 likes what he does for the living. And the dead.

  • Dean Roscoe Pound at Beijing-Hubei prison

    China Connection

    July 1, 2006

    Unfinished business: Roscoe Pound in China Credit: Harvard Law School Special Collections Dean Roscoe Pound (center, with hat) visits the Beijing-Hubei prison. Roscoe Pound, HLS…

  • Illustrations from a 16th century book

    Exhibit highlights the first international war crimes tribunal

    April 1, 2006

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    Included in a recent HLS library exhibit, these illustrations from a 16th-century book show instruments of torture and a criminal…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1914-1915

    90 Years at the Bureau

    April 1, 2005

    Since 1914, when a group of Harvard Law students formed an organization to provide legal aid to the poor, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau has served as a bridge to the legal profession for nearly 2,000 students. The first year, from rented office space in Central Square, students took on 191 cases and won $4,268.13 for their clients.

  • Wesley Fastiff

    Keep on Truckin’

    July 1, 2002

    With an office overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Wesley Fastiff '59 has one of the country's most spectacular views.