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    Ogletree convenes panel on life after Ferguson (video)

    September 19, 2014

    A panel convened by Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, reflected on what the recent crisis in Ferguson, Mo. means for broad policy issues, including racial discrimination, political disenfranchisement, policing, and the criminal justice system.

  • Robert Sitkoff speaking at a podium

    Sitkoff named chair of Drafting Committee for Act on Divided Trusteeship

    September 19, 2014

    Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been named Chair of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) drafting committee for an Act on Divided Trusteeship.

  • Legal Services Center announces leadership transition

    September 17, 2014

    Harvard Law School’s WilmerHale Legal Services Center—one of the leading providers of legal aid in Greater Boston and surrounding communities—has announced that Daniel Nagin, Clinical Professor of Law, will be its Faculty Director.

  • Eric Lesser wins primary race

    September 12, 2014

    Last Spring, Eric Lesser took a leave from his Harvard Law School studies to run for a seat in the Massachusetts Senate. In September, he won the Democratic primary and will move on to the November election in his bid to represent First Hampden and Hampshire District.

  • Aldel Brown

    A circle completed: Boston native who helped found D.C. charter school returns to HLS

    September 10, 2014

    Aldel Brown grew up just a 20-minute drive from Harvard’s campus, but attending the University seemed like distant possibility. Yet this year Brown — who regularly describes himself as “just a kid from Boston” — has arrived as a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 2017.

  • Meet this year’s new HLS faculty

    September 9, 2014

    A host of new faculty members arrived at Harvard Law School this academic year, and over the summer, Dean Martha Minow announced two new faculty who will join HLS in 2015.

  • Outside façade of the Langdell building among green treetops

    Twenty-three from HLS receive Public Service Venture Fund grants

    September 9, 2014

    Twenty-three public service visionaries and social entrepreneurs from Harvard Law School have been selected as recipients of grants from the Public Service Venture Fund, a unique program that awards up to $1 million each year to help graduating Harvard Law students and recent graduates obtain their ideal jobs in public service.

  • Court sense: Kagan provides peek into Supreme Court’s everyday workings (video)

    September 5, 2014

    In an entertaining talk in HLS’s Wasserstein Hall with Dean Martha Minow on Wednesday, Associate Justice Elena Kagan '86 displayed her trademark wit and wisdom, honed during her years as a Harvard Law School student, professor, and dean, her work with the Clinton administration, and her stint as solicitor general.

  • HIRC plays key role in landmark decision recognizing domestic violence as grounds for asylum

    August 27, 2014

    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a ground-breaking decision yesterday that recognized domestic violence as a basis for asylum. The court’s decision

  • Running the show: a conversation with MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred ’83

    August 22, 2014

    In one of the first interviews since his election as Major League Baseball's 10th commissioner, Rob Manfred '83 recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the challenges facing baseball and his vision for the future of the game.

  • Mihir A. Desai portrait

    Getting a handle on inversion: A Q&A with Mihir Desai

    August 15, 2014

    Harvard Law School Professor Mihir Desai recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the factors driving the practice of tax inversion, a maneuver by which U.S.-based corporations with significant international holdings shift their headquarters overseas in an attempt to lower their tax bills.

  • Left to right, Courtney Chelo, Children’s Mental Health Campaign; Michael Gregory, TLPI; Paula Vibbard, Parent advocate from Lynn, MA; Sheldon Vibbard, Student advocate from Lynn, MA; Anne Eisner, TLPI; Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Everett; Angela Cristiani; Boston Teachers Union; Dr. Melissa Pearrow, UMASS Boston; Susan Cole, TLPI; Andria Amador, Boston Public Schools; Steve Grossman, State Treasurer

    Governor Patrick signs Safe and Supportive Schools into law

    August 14, 2014

    For the past year, Harvard Law students in the Education Law Clinic have travelled back and forth to the Massachusetts State House to lobby state legislators to pass an Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools. On August 13, all that work paid off, when Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Safe and Supportive Schools provisions into law.

  • Laurence Tribe and Nancy Gertner portraits

    Tribe, Gertner, alumni recognized by the ABA

    August 8, 2014

    Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe and HLS alumni Edward M. Ginsburg ’58 and Alan Howard ’87 were honored by the American Bar Association during the association’s annual meeting in Boston in August.

  • UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

    August 8, 2014

    UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that…

  • Margaret H. Marshall to receive 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award

    August 8, 2014

    Margaret H. Marshall, Harvard Law School senior research fellow and lecturer on law, will receive the American Bar Association’s 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award. A retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Marshall is being recognized for her long-term contributions to advancing civil rights, civil liberties and human rights in the United States.

  • Wilkins receives two academic awards in Spain in July

    August 6, 2014

    Professor David Wilkins was honored twice in July by academic societies in Spain. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as well as the director of the Program on the Legal Profession and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession.

  • Alma Cohen

    Alma Cohen joins Harvard Law as Professor of Empirical Practice

    August 4, 2014

    Alma Cohen will join the Harvard Law School in August as a Professor of Empirical Practice. She comes to the law school from the Tel-Aviv…

  • Harvard Law School Staff Thinks Big

    August 1, 2014

    On July 23, four Harvard Law School staff shared their ideas on how to build a better community as part of Harvard Law School’s “Staff…

  • Andrew Crespo ’08 to join Harvard Law School Faculty

    July 30, 2014

    Andrew Manuel Crespo '08, an expert in criminal law and criminal justice, will join the faculty of Harvard Law School in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Law.

  • Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program attains major First Circuit victory involving persecution in Guatemala

    July 30, 2014

    In a landmark immigration decision involving a claim of eligibility for asylum, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion finding past persecution in the case of a Mayan man, based on the long history of genocide in Guatemala and related racist mistreatment. The client in the case, Manuel Ordonez-Quino, was represented by Harvard Law School Senior Clinical Instructors John Willshire Carrera and Nancy Kelly, co-managing directors of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services.

  • Glenn Cohen wearing bright red glasses

    Emerging mobile health technologies need FDA oversight

    July 24, 2014

    Smart phones and other mobile devices have the potential to transform healthcare, improving medical outcomes, reducing errors, and broadening access to healthcare. The Food and…