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  • Jonathan Zittrain, Guy-Uriel Charles, Rachel Viscomi, and Charles Fried.

    Why I changed my mind

    March 2, 2023

    Allowing ideas to evolve may lead to new, positive, and altogether different paths, according to Professors Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles Fried, and Rachel Viscomi.

  • illustration of octopus with arms surrounding other animals

    All Creatures Great and Small

    February 14, 2023

    The HLS animal law program is trying to prove that better animal welfare is good for everyone

  • illustration a white flag with a sun on it being held by someone

    Heard on Campus

    February 14, 2023

    News and views from campus

  • A brick building with two windows and and door and a light green building with 8 windows under one roof.

    Harvard University and Royall House and Slave Quarters to strengthen ties

    January 25, 2023

    Harvard University and the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts announced a cooperation agreement to strengthen their collaboration on future research and educational programming.

  • William Alford and Lakshmi Clark stand at center ice with two hockey players, preparing for the puck drop.

    Score! Harvard Law cheers on Harvard hockey

    January 19, 2023

    The Harvard Law School community cheered on the Crimson at Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Jan. 13 as the Harvard Men’s Hockey team took on Clarkson University.

  • Heavy snow covers a stone sign that reads: HARVARD LAW SCHOOL.

    Harvard Law School top ten of ’22

    December 22, 2022

    A look back at our most ‘loved’ Instagram posts of 2022.

  • Six students standing in front of a wood paneled wall, smiling for the camera.

    Someone is thankful for you

    November 22, 2022

    Harvard Law School students and staff share who (or what) they are most grateful for this Thanksgiving.

  • Three people in front of a 2021 balloons giving a thumbs up

    Harvard Law School welcomes the LL.M. Class of 2021 to campus

    November 2, 2022

    Dean John F. Manning ’85 invited members of the LL.M. Class of 2021, whose LL.M. year was entirely virtual, to experience life on campus and connect with each other in person.

  • Photo of man bending down and reaching for the paw of a dog wearing a Harvard University Police emblem.

    Top dog

    November 2, 2022

    Sasha, Harvard’s new community engagement dog, offers comfort, stress relief, and snuggles for the campus community.

  • A group of four men and two women pose for a group photo at a table.

    Celebrating 15 years and more

    October 19, 2022

    Harvard Law School honored staff who have worked at HLS 15 years or longer at a staff appreciation luncheon in October.

  • A large group of students posed on the steps of Austin Hall

    ‘We have lots of excitement about getting involved’

    October 5, 2022

    Harvard Law School’s transfer students bring unique perspectives — and a deep enthusiasm — to the campus community.

  • Lolita Parker Johnes Jr., standing in the middle of the Caspersen Room

    Picturing ‘the elders of the race and justice movement’

    September 27, 2022

    Harvard Law Library receives collection of 5,000 photo and video files by Lolita Parker Jr. highlighting the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

  • Close up of the colorful lockers in the underground tunnels that connect law school campus buildings.

    HLS from A-Z

    September 14, 2022

    As students begin to settle in, Harvard Law Today has compiled a glossary of terms to help newcomers become better familiar with Harvard Law School and its environs.

  • Stephen Breyer seated in a light colored chair in front of a crimson backdrop.

    Breyer offers advice on being on losing side

    September 12, 2022

    In his first Harvard event since retiring from the Supreme Court in June, former Associate Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to incoming Harvard Law students about his time on the court, the job that most shaped his career as a jurist, and why his questions at oral argument were so famously idiosyncratic.

  • A group of students standing outside.

    Getting to know you

    September 2, 2022

    New Harvard Law students enjoy food and fun at the annual LAWn Party on Holmes Field.

  • Portrait of Catherine Peshkin

    The adventuring attorney

    September 1, 2022

    Catherine Peshkin, assistant dean for Harvard Law School’s Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, looks back on her career and life-changing travels — and forward to a fun and productive year ahead.

  • Students walking on campus during orientation

    Orientation 2022

    August 31, 2022

    In recent weeks, the Harvard Law School community has welcomed new cohorts of J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., and transfer students. Here is a selection of Harvard Law Today's coverage of orientation activities in, around — even beyond — the Cambridge campus.

  • Students enjoying picnics on the lawn outside Langdell

    Scenes from Orientation 2022

    August 30, 2022

    Move-in day, receptions, dogs, and picnics: incoming students jump right into campus life.

  • Dean John F. Manning applauding incoming students from the podium onstage at Sanders Theatre.

    ‘A profession of contribution and service’

    August 30, 2022

    Harvard Law Dean John F. Manning welcomes incoming law students, telling them the law offers “endless opportunities for lives of meaning and purpose.”

  • Collage of images from First Class celebration and reception

    ‘You are a leader par excellence’

    August 30, 2022

    The Harvard Law School community welcomed the latest group of first-generation students to begin their studies.

  • A group of LL.M. students pose in front of a back drop and gold HLS balloons

    A warm welcome

    August 16, 2022

    As Orientation begins, Harvard Law School welcomes the LL.M. Class of 2023, along with new cohorts of S.J.D. and international exchange students.

  • Dean John F. Manning speaks with incoming students at a Dean of Students welcome event on the Harvard Law campus.

    ‘We appreciate the opportunity to build connections … it’s why we’re all here’

    August 16, 2022

    Across the country and throughout the world, Harvard Law School Dean of Students events welcome incoming students to the Harvard Law community.

  • Close up of multi-colored small candy hearts.

    Harvard Law School Valentines

    February 9, 2022

    Whether you’ve already conveyed your heart (for proper consideration), or you’re out of practice, here are a few Valentines to help you court a special someone, cheer up your amicus, or find a new study buddy.

  • Group of women standing outside, three cheering.

    ‘It’s good to be back’

    September 28, 2021

    Harvard Law School employees share what they're looking forward to back on campus.