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  • Charles Ogletree at a 2017 event celebrating his legacy.

    Friends, colleagues remember Charles Ogletree

    August 11, 2023

    Tributes to Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. ’78 echoed across the Harvard campus and in capitols, city halls, courthouses, and private conversations around the nation.

  • Sabrineh Ardalan and Tiffany Lieu.

    New US fast-track immigration program found neither fast nor fair

    August 10, 2023

    A Law School analysis of the Dedicated Docket in Boston says the biggest problem is lack of legal representation.

  • Rehan Staton.

    Rehan Staton traces path from sanitation worker to Law School grad

    May 23, 2023

    As he prepares to graduate, Rehan Staton gives thanks for sacrifices by his dad, brother, and help from pals, professors — and Tyler Perry.

  • Putting children first legally, politically, economically

    April 26, 2023

    Drexel University Professor Adam Benforado ’05 says the nation disregards children's rights, and fails to protect them and create conditions so they can thrive.

  • Supreme Court building

    Time for Supreme Court to adopt ethics rules?

    March 30, 2023

    Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner says a lack of transparency and recent incidents involving justices, spouses, and activists have tarnished the Court's public standing.

  • Abadir Ibrahim, Geraldine Schwarz, and Cass Sunstein.

    Not-so-innocent bystanders

    March 13, 2023

    Journalist Géraldine Schwarz shares the story of her grandparents who ‘followed the current’ in Nazi Germany.

  • Samantha Maltais

    Student of history makes history

    November 23, 2021

    Inspired by family, Samantha Maltais, first Wampanoag to attend Harvard Law School, plans a future focused on Indigenous rights and environmental justice.

  • Black and white photo of the White House

    How Donald Trump illustrated the need for more curbs on presidential power

    February 12, 2021

    As the trial of Donald Trump takes place in the Senate on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, renowned journalist Bob Woodward wondered during a Harvard Law School-sponsored webinar on Wednesday whether Trump also could have been impeached for his role in the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Racial Injustice Columbus Statue

    Harvard scholars ponder putting an end to Columbus Day

    October 9, 2020

    The Harvard Gazette recently asked Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law Robert Anderson, and other members of the Harvard community, “Is this the end of Columbus Day, and how can America best replace it?” 

  • How and why the Supreme Court made climate-change history

    April 22, 2020

    The Gazette sat down with Lazarus, a Supreme Court advocate and the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, before the coronavirus quarantine to talk about his book, his passion for environmental law, and the legal strategy behind the environmentalists’ victory.

  • Elena Kagan

    If at first you don’t succeed…

    August 30, 2019

    Elena Kagan was 'petrified' when a Law School professor called on her on her first day of class. She blew her first exams, which situated her in 'the bottom third of the class.' And then, in her second semester at Harvard Law School, things started to change.

  • Susan Carney and Michael Brown

    Overseeing progress: A Q&A with Susan Carney and Michael Brown

    April 10, 2019

    On a recent afternoon, the Harvard Gazette sat down with Susan Carney '77, current president of the Harvard Board of Overseers, and Michael Brown '88, president-elect for 2019-20, to discuss their roles and the challenges that face higher education.

  • Recording Artist Project and Entertainment Law Clinic at HLS

    Making it big behind the scenes

    March 11, 2019

    With the help of Harvard Law's Entertainment Law Clinic and Recording Artists Project (RAP), students with a passion for music and the arts are following their dream careers in showbiz.

  • ‘They’re representing individuals who are in need’

    March 7, 2019

    Law students help young immigrants start anew

  • Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

    Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

    November 27, 2018

    When Myanmar’s military junta tightened its grip in the late ’80s to quash a nationwide democracy movement, Yee Htun fled the brutal crackdown on dissent along with her mother, a doctor turned human rights activist, and three siblings. After five years in a refugee camp in Thailand, they immigrated to Canada as government-sponsored refugees, unsure of when they might return home.