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  • A photo of the U.S. Supreme Court

    ‌The End of the Death Penalty?

    February 14, 2023

    ‘Unintended consequences’ and the legacy of of the 1972 Supreme Court case Furman v. Georgia

  • A man in a light brown plaid jacket sits in front of a rusty red couch

    Up for Debate

    July 16, 2022

    In the world of formal debate from which Harvard Law student Bo Seo ’24 hails, disagreement is not a faux pas; It’s the whole point

  • A wide portrait of man wearing jeans leaning against a railing in a stairwell with a glass and brick wall

    Power to the People

    July 15, 2022

    With Beyond Legal Aid, Lam Ho ’08 establishes a new model for public interest law

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson smiling

    ‘One Generation … from Segregation to the Supreme Court’

    July 15, 2022

    Ketanji Brown Jackson ’96 becomes the first Black woman to serve on the Court

  • An illustration of Lady Justice in white blindfolded with a mask to prevent COVID which is represented by red dots scattered around

    Practicing Law in the Wake of a Pandemic

    July 15, 2022

    ‘Everyone is struggling to understand what this new world is going to look like’

  • Image of four people presenting at the City Life Vida Urbana

    Clinics in Action

    July 15, 2022

    For one day in the 2019–2020 academic year, Harvard Law Today followed just a handful of Harvard Law's 47 legal clinics to see their work — and their efforts to advance justice — in action.

  • Portraits of eight graduating students, each in a colored circle, over a faded background of the Harvard Law School Library.

    Spring Forward

    May 20, 2022

    Harvard Law students bring unique experiences to law school and all have tailored their academic careers to explore their individual interests, while contributing to the greater community in a myriad of ways.

  • New Harvard Law banners hanging on Langdell Hall

    Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery

    April 28, 2022

    A report issued by the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery recounts the many ways Harvard University participated in, and profited from, slavery. Harvard leaders and scholars examine the report and its implications for the future.

  • A globe of planet earth on the background of blurred lights of a city.

    Inspiring change

    April 22, 2022

    On Earth Day, we highlight some of the work being done by Harvard Law students, scholars, clinics, and programs to address some our most pressing environmental issues.

  • Detail of a map of Europe focusing on Ukraine, Poland, and other Eastern European countries

    Focus on Ukraine

    March 2, 2022

    As the war in Ukraine intensifies, Harvard Law Today turns to faculty, alums, and experts on international law and negotiation for perspectives on the global response to the Russian invasion, and what the future holds for this sovereign nation under threat.

  • image of blind folded woman holding scales and sword

    Faith in the Law

    January 31, 2022

    Four distinct programs pursue research and address current topics linked to the intersection of religion and law

  • Man standing in stairwell of Griswold Hall, with view of campus behind him

    Maverick in the Middle

    January 31, 2022

    Randall Kennedy seeks nuance in an age of absolutism

  • Stephen Breyer

    Breyer retires

    January 28, 2022

    Harvard Law Today offers a look back at Justice Stephen Breyer's career and his legacy, and his lifelong connection to Harvard Law School.

  • Grid image of three students.

    ‘I’m trying to make sure I check off all the things I came to Harvard to do’

    January 25, 2022

    From curating an art show to hiking the trails around Boston, Harvard Law students share what they're looking forward this semester.

  • Front view of a building on campus in the evening

    Building for the Future

    January 25, 2022

    With a focus on fostering collaboration and community, the modernist building has been transformed into a 21st-century work environment

  • Two people walking in a hallway with other people walking along behind and next to them.

    Weighing President Biden’s first year

    January 18, 2022

    In this series, Harvard Law experts turn a critical eye to the Biden administration’s efforts on health care, the economy, criminal justice reform, and other areas important to Americans — and share their thoughts on its agenda for the future.

  • Snow covered tree branches and building with columns


    December 17, 2021

    Winter in all its glory takes center stage at HLS. From snow-covered branches to buildings dusted in white, from spring blooms peeking out to a squirrel’s surprise, scenes of winter abound at HLS.

  • Harvard Law School top photos of 2021

    December 15, 2021

    A look back at our most popular Instagram posts of 2021.