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Too poor to divorce?

Too poor to divorce?

December 14, 2018

A six-year-long study by Harvard Law School's Access to Justice Lab (A2J Lab) evaluated and analyzed the effectiveness of pro bono representation in divorce cases in Philadelphia County. The recently released study found that people who received legal representation were 87% more likely to achieve a divorce than people without it.

Raising the profile of animal law to match the stakes

December 13, 2018
Raising the profile of animal law to match the stakes

According to Harvard Law School lecturer Jonathan Lovvorn, saving the planet and its inhabitants from climate catastrophe begins with the world’s most vulnerable population: animals.

Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

November 27, 2018
Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

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 […]

Order of the Rising Sun awarded to Professor Mark Ramseyer

November 20, 2018
Order of the Rising Sun awarded to Professor Mark Ramseyer

J. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at the Harvard Law School, has been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese government. One of the oldest and highest national decorations, this award recognizes his extensive contributions to the development of Japanese studies in the U.S.

‘Network Propaganda’ takes a closer look at media and American politics

October 23, 2018
‘Network Propaganda’ takes a closer look at media and American politics

A new book from researchers at the Berkman Klein Center, with its origins in a 3-year study of the media ecosystem surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election, disrupts the traditional narrative—invoking "fake news,” Russian interference, data breaches and social media—around what contributed to the divisive outcome.

Scholarship@Law: Recent Scholarship by HLS Faculty

Scholarship@Law: Recent Scholarship by HLS Faculty