After working directly with President Barack Obama as staff secretary, Raj De (HLS '99) served three years as general counsel to the National Security Agency, where he helped steer the agency through perhaps its biggest crisis—the leak of countless classified documents by former contractor Edward Snowden.
A classroom in Hauser Hall was filled to capacity Monday afternoon as Tom Hardin, a white collar felon and subsequent FBI informant, recounted his experiences with insider trading and federal investigations to about 100 Harvard Law Students.
An HLS study found death penalty cases in Harris County were affected by racial bias, overly aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants. Three death-row inmates in Harris County have been exonerated.
It’s too soon, in cultural terms, for the court to rule definitively on the subtle issue of transgender rights, which poses powerful equality claims against society’s deeply ingrained male-female gender binaries.
Lee DiFilippo earned hefty paychecks for 13 years as a corporate attorney, but it wasn’t enough. Following her passion and joining a growing movement across the country, DiFilippo now runs a nonprofit law firm in Austin—DiFilippo Holistic Law Center—to serve people who make too much money to qualify for legal aid, but too little to afford a traditional lawyer.
Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez finds his passion and fulfillment working at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, one of the School’s clinical programs and the oldest student-run organization in the United States.
Learn ways to identify a school that prepares law students for international legal careers, whether their dream job is to be a human rights lawyer that pursues justice for victims of war crimes, or an in-house attorney at a multinational firm.
The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to resources at Harvard and beyond that focus on human rights work.
Mary T.W. Robinson, former president of Ireland and current United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate, spoke about the need for international policies promoting sustainability at a discussion at Harvard Law School on Thursday evening.