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Counsel from the Class of 2023
May 22, 2023
As members of the Class of 2023 prepare to graduate and become world-class advocates, leaders, and change-makers, a few share their wisest words of wisdom.
The legacy of ’23
May 17, 2023
As the Class of 2023 prepares to cross the commencement stage, we asked a few graduating students to share their favorite Harvard Law memories.
‘The legacy I hope to leave’
May 10, 2023
Barbara “Babs” Tsao ’23 was 13 years old when her family moved from a leafy suburb in California’s Bay Area to a ranch in a small Texas town where her stepfather raised alpacas and her mother opened her own sushi restaurant.
AI created a song mimicking the work of Drake and The Weeknd. What does that mean for copyright law?
May 2, 2023
A Harvard Law expert explains why AI-generated art doesn’t qualify for copyright protection — but how it nonetheless will ‘materially affect’ the music industry.
Harvard Law’s Louis Tompros explains the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by heirs of Gaye’s cowriter involving Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud”
First Gen Empower, founded by Arabi Hassan ’23, enables first-generation, low-income, and immigrant high school and college students to pursue their dreams.
What critics get wrong — and right — about the Supreme Court’s new ‘major questions doctrine’
April 19, 2023
Oren Tamir, a post-doctoral fellow, says that many of the critiques of the major questions doctrine tend to miss the mark — and that, with some changes, the doctrine could be fixed in ways that would make it a valuable contribution for our law and democracy.
‘In the eye of the storm – in a good way’
April 10, 2023
Harvard Law’s Semester in Washington Program celebrates 15 years of helping students become government lawyers
Supreme Court preview: Groff v. DeJoy
April 7, 2023
Harvard Law’s Religious Freedom Clinic Faculty Director Joshua McDaniel explains how a case before the Court could better protect religious minorities in the workforce
Michelle Yeoh, Academy-award winning actress, advocate, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador is Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker
April 5, 2023
Award-winning actress and advocate Michelle Yeoh is this year’s speaker for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School.
Alice Hu has been elected president of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, an organization founded in 1981 to represent and support Asian Pacific American law students.
‘They see the Court in a different light’
March 21, 2023
A Harvard Law panel on "Teaching the Roberts Court," moderated by Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, examined the ways today’s Court shapes legal pedagogy.
Rebecca Richman Cohen, a Harvard Law School lecturer, debuts a new documentary on the unintended consequences following the recall of the judge in the Brock Turner assault case.
Unions’ extension into politics was necessary — and contributed to their decline, says Harvard Law expert
March 16, 2023
As the inaugural Fred N. Fishman Professor of Constitutional Law, Laura Weinrib described the arc of union power in the 20th century and its relationship to political spending.
Harvard Law’s Rebecca Tushnet, a First Amendment and intellectual property expert, explains an amusing — and potentially consequential — trademark case before the Supreme Court.
The U.S. is in the ‘midst of an identity crisis’
March 8, 2023
Harvard Law School’s Guy-Uriel E. Charles spoke about the demise of the “civil rights consensus” and what comes next, at a lecture celebrating his appointment as the Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law.
Harvard Law’s Consumer Protection Clinic saves thousands of dollars for Boston residents every year
March 6, 2023
Students in Harvard Law’s Consumer Protection Clinic fight to eliminate debt for community members.
Textualism is ‘missing something’
March 1, 2023
At Harvard Law’s Scalia Lecture, William Baude argues that in some cases, textualists must consider unwritten law to arrive at the correct interpretation.