As solicitor general, Elizabeth Prelogar ’08 carries on a Harvard Law School legacy
November 4, 2021
When Elizabeth B. Prelogar ’08 was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 48th solicitor general of the United States, she joined a long line of Harvard Law School community members to hold that position.
If at first you don’t succeed…
August 30, 2019
Elena Kagan was 'petrified' when a Law School professor called on her on her first day of class. She blew her first exams, which situated her in 'the bottom third of the class.' And then, in her second semester at Harvard Law School, things started to change.
Supreme Viewing: A Deep Bench
January 30, 2019
Although arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court are not video-recorded, you can watch many of its justices questioning oralists and presiding over cases—within the State of Ames. Visit Harvard Law School’s archive of video recordings of the final rounds of the Ames Moot Court Competition.
Katie Biber ’04
January 29, 2019
A former election lawyer and the general counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, Katie Biber ’04 now works in Silicon Valley. After a stint as senior counsel at Airbnb, she’s the general counsel and corporate secretary at Thumbtack.
A Pioneer’s Logic
January 23, 2019
Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 sets a historic precedent as a female justice on Japan’s Supreme Court
At Harvard Law School on Aug. 27, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan ’86 sat down for a conversation with John Manning ’85, dean and Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Harvard Law School welcomes the Class of 2021!
September 5, 2018
For more than two centuries, thousands of students have been shaped by -- and have shaped -- a great tradition of rigorous legal reasoning and analysis at Harvard Law School. The Class of 2021 joined that long tradition last week as they gathered in Cambridge with their fellow classmates for J.D. Orientation.
The Political Solicitor General
August 22, 2018
With the Supreme Court divided ideologically along partisan lines for the first time in history, the Solicitor General—no matter the administration—has become more political. How did this post, long regarded as the keel keeping the government balanced, come to contribute to forceful tacks one way or the other, to the Court’s seeming indifference?
Mentors, Friends and Sometime Adversaries
November 29, 2017
Mentorships between Harvard Law School professors and the students who followed them into academia have taken many forms over the course of two centuries.
October 26, 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.
A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on her love of law and landing ‘the dream job’
September 15, 2017
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan ’86 joined the newest dean of Harvard Law School John Manning ’85 for a discussion and a Q&A with HLS students on Aug. 31.
A welcome 200 years in the making
September 7, 2017
Last week, HLS welcomed a new class of J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. students to campus. Orientation included an ice cream social, section photos and a visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’86.
On March 6, John Manning ’85, Harvard Law School deputy dean and Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, delivered a talk, "Without the Pretense of Legislative Intent," as part of the Scalia lecture series at HLS.
Harvard Law School: 2016 in review
December 22, 2016
A look back at 2016, highlights of the people who visited, events that took place and everyday life at Harvard Law School.
Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program celebrates 10th anniversary and growing impact
December 14, 2016
In November, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program celebrated its 10th anniversary, marking its evolution into a robust program of global clinical work in dispute systems design, innovative pedagogy around teamwork, and expanded course offerings in multiparty negotiation, group decision-making, teams and facilitation.
October 21, 2016
As the new Harvard Law School Association president, Peter C. Krause ’74 has set a goal to engage international alumni across the globe.
Kagan offers a view of a Justice’s working life
September 16, 2016
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan ’86 returned to campus on Sept. 8 to trace the trajectory of her career and offer advice to newly minted students in a talk with HLS Dean Martha Minow.
In Scalia lecture, Kagan discusses statutory interpretation
November 25, 2015
On Nov. 17, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan ’86, former dean of Harvard Law School, discussed statutory interpretation in a conversation with Professor John Manning ’85 as part of the Scalia lecture series at Harvard Law School.