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  • Anita Hill at HLS: From awareness to action

    September 26, 2014

    Anita Hill, along with her former legal adviser, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, and Nan Stein, senior research scientist at Wellesley’s Centers for Women, came together at Harvard Law's Wasserstein Hall to view a screening of the 2013 documentary “Anita,” and to talk about what has changed since she started a national conversation about sexual harassment in 1991.

  • Ronald Sullivan

    Harvard Gazette: A Q&A with Ronald Sullivan on the economic and social costs of rising U.S. incarcerations

    May 14, 2014

    Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., clinical professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about racial and national sentencing disparities, the economic and social costs of mass incarceration, and the sentencing reforms now under consideration.

  • From a clinical to a judicial appointment: A Q&A with Gloria Tan

    May 9, 2013

    In March, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ’82 nominated Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute clinical instructor Gloria Tan to a seat on the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. Tan came to CJI, which supervises third-year law students representing indigent criminal defendants in local district and juvenile courts, after serving as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston. When a spot opened up on CPCS's Youth Advocacy Project, Tan switched to working on juvenile cases and has spent her career doing so ever since. Tan was sworn in on May 3rd.

  • Gloria Tan

    Tan nominated to Massachusetts Juvenile Court

    March 4, 2013

    Gov. Deval Patrick ’82 has nominated Gloria Tan, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, to a seat on the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. Tan is a leading national authority in the field of juvenile justice.

  • Six from Harvard Law School awarded Skadden Fellowships

    January 9, 2013

    Six from Harvard Law School recently were chosen by the Skadden Foundation to receive two-year fellowships to support their work in public service. This year’s recipients include current students Haben Girma ’13, Hunter Landerholm ’13, Adam Meyers ’13 and Mara Sacks ’13, and recent graduates Robert Hodgson ’12 and Daniel Saver ’12.

  • ABA Criminal Justice Competition students

    HLS Students are finalists at ABA Criminal Justice Competition

    May 2, 2012

    Students from Harvard Law School took second place in the 22nd Annual National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, held March 29-31, in Chicago.

  • Paul Nightingale and Andrew Childers

    CJI Student Receives Student Ethics Award

    May 5, 2011

    Last month, Andrew Childers ’11 received a 2011 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel—Northeast Chapter. Childers and 10 other students from area law schools were lauded for upholding the highest ethical standards of the legal profession as student lawyers.

  • Hendricks, Abdelkarim, Garcia-Gregory, Murphy, Ukpai

    HLS Trial Advocacy Team Wins National Competition in Puerto Rico

    December 9, 2010

    Harvard Law School became the first-ever repeat-winner of the National Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. Returning as defending champions, the Harvard Law School Trial Team advanced to the semi-finals with the highest score and remained undefeated throughout the competition, edging out Georgetown Law in the final round to win first place.

  • Criminal Justice trail advocacy competition winners

    HLS wins National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

    November 5, 2009

    A team of Harvard Law students won first place at the 4th National Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition in San Juan. The prestigious “invitation only” competition was sponsored by the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and was held at the Old San Juan District Courthouse Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

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    Students provide much-needed legal defense services through HLS Criminal Justice Institute

    September 17, 2009

    On June 3, as her classmates celebrated Class Day and prepared for graduation ceremonies, Kristina Matic ’09 stood in Roxbury District Court cross-examining a police officer who claimed her client had driven recklessly on his motorcycle and resisted arrest.