Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Book on Taiwan and human rights, co-edited by William Alford, wins American Society of International Law award
May 5, 2021
“Taiwan and International Human Rights: A Story of Transformation,” co-edited by Harvard Law School Professor William P. Alford ’77 was awarded the 2021 Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law by the American Society of International Law In March.
Founders of Harvard Law School Project on Disability honored by the president of Ecuador
March 18, 2021
Visiting Professor Michael Ashley Stein ’88, executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and Professor William P. Alford ’77, who cofounded the project, known as HPOD, were awarded the National Order of Merit by the president of Ecuador on March 8, in recognition of their work on disability.
Harvard International Law Journal honors Professor Alford
February 4, 2021
Scholars, alumni, and friends from around the world commemorate Alford’s legacy and impact.
Passing the baton
August 21, 2020
As William Alford completes his tenure, Mark Wu assumes vice deanship of the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at HLS.
After 18 years, Professor Alford completes his tenure as vice dean for the Graduate Program and ILS
August 17, 2020
After 18 years as its faculty director, Professor William P. Alford ’77 completed his tenure as vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School on June 30.
On the Bookshelf: HLS Authors
December 11, 2019
This fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health and fidelity in constitutional practice.
In 1968, Bob Beamon leapt into the Olympic history books with a long jump that shattered the existing record by nearly two feet. Beamon brought the historic moment to life for a crowd gathered at Harvard Law School in September, where he joined a panel to discuss his work as a Special Olympics global ambassador.
Celebrating Special Olympics
April 10, 2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, HLS presented an inspiring conversation with Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan and Special Olympics medalist Melissa Joy Reilly.
Alford receives the Li Buyun Law Prize
March 5, 2019
William P. Alford ’77, the Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, has received the Li Buyun Law Prize from the Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law, a leading Chinese academic society.
In “Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present,” Alford draws from Confucius and contemporary China
December 19, 2018
Professor William Alford ’77 delivered a chair lecture on the occasion of his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
HPOD marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics
September 14, 2018
On Sept. 17, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics with Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics International Board Chairman.
Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology (video)
April 17, 2018
Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability Michael Ashley Stein ’88 tackled the global issue of equal access to information in his book “Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology,” co-edited by Jonathan Lazar, professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Systems at Towson University.
HLS hosts conference on law and development
August 10, 2017
Legal scholars from across the globe gathered at HLS in July for a two-day conference on law and development, the latest iteration of a series of conferences held periodically by a loose consortium of schools including Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin University of China, and the University of Sydney, Australia.
On the importance of self-advocacy
March 15, 2017
Disability rights advocates Steve Holmes and Chester Finn spoke to students at Harvard Law School on March 8, in a workshop presented by the Harvard Project on Disability, part of a series of HPOD trainings and advocacy projects supported by a three-year grant from the law firm Jones Day.
The Harvard Law School Association presented its highest award this past spring to William P. Alford ’77 and Charles J. Ogletree ’78 —two of Harvard Law School's most distinguished professors, mentors to generations of jurists, advisers to senators, presidents and world leaders, and celebrated doers of good works—and longtime friends.
HLS represented at White House event celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 29, 2015
A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On hand to introduce President Barack Obama ’91 and Vice President Joe Biden was Harvard Law School graduate Haben Girma ’13, who is currently a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, Calif. Girma was the first deafblind student to graduate from HLS.
The Lee and Li Foundation establishes a fund for the public interest at Harvard Law School
December 2, 2014
Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that The Lee and Li Foundation, based in Taiwan, has made a generous gift to establish The Lee and Li Foundation Fund for the Public Interest at Harvard Law School.
Michael Stein receives award from ABA Commission on Disability Rights
September 23, 2014
Michael A. Stein '88, co-founder and executive director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, received the American Bar Association’s Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights in August.