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  • All rise! At HLS, a conversation with six Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

    All rise!

    October 27, 2017

    The opening event of Harvard Law School’s Bicentennial summit was one for the history books. Six Supreme Court justices joined Dean John F. Manning ’85 to share memories and a few priceless anecdotes.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy visits HLS

    October 23, 2015

    During a conversation Thursday with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow at Wasserstein Hall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy LL.B. '61 addressed a wide variety of topics, including the American criminal justice system, teaching law abroad, and his opinion on being described as the high court's swing vote on major issues.

  • Getting to Obergefell | Evan Wolfson Rests His Case

    October 5, 2015

    Since his 3L year, Wolfson has been arguing for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

  • Dean Martha Minow moderated a panel discussion

    The United States Supreme Court: Reviewing Last Year’s Work

    October 4, 2013

    During a Sept. 26 discussion at Harvard Law School, moderated by Dean Martha Minow, four of the School’s constitutional experts offered their thoughts on a trio of critical U.S. Supreme Court rulings involving same-sex marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action.

  • Rachel Brand, during Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s confirmation hearings

    Committed to government service but not to big government

    July 2, 2013

    Rachel Brand ’98 is leading the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s campaign to roll back government regulations while also serving as a charter member of a government Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

  • Summer 2011

    A Supreme Reunion: A view from the bench

    July 1, 2011

    Harvard Law School Spring Reunions this year brought back a record number of alumni, nearly 800. Among them were U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy ’61 and Elena Kagan ’86, the law school’s former dean.

  • Justices Kennedy and Kagan return to Harvard Law School for Reunion Weekend

    April 10, 2011

    In a relaxed and often-humorous conversation before a packed room of more than 750 of their fellow Harvard Law School alumni, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy ’61 and Elena Kagan ’86 on Saturday shared personal stories and offered a rare glimpse into the Court’s very private world, in a special reunion event moderated by HLS Dean Martha Minow.

  • Charles Hamilton Houston

    The Supreme Court limits life sentences for juveniles, citing Houston Institute brief

    May 24, 2010

    On May 16, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed may not be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Justice Anthony Kennedy ’61 wrote the opinion for a 6-3 Court, citing a brief submitted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at HLS, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.