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  • From Watergate to Russian election hacking, former special prosecutors reflect on the role of independent counsels

    From Watergate to Russian election hacking, former special prosecutors reflect on the role of independent counsels

    November 13, 2017

    As part of Harvard Law School's bicentennial summit, a panel, “Special Prosecutors and Independent Counsels: Investigating the White House and the President of the United States,” gathered six Harvard alumni and faculty members who’ve been involved with nearly every high-profile investigation, from Watergate to Whitewater, to the leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity.

  • The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

    The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

    November 7, 2017

    “The Remarkable Evolution of American Environmental Law from Nixon to Trump and Beyond” panel during Harvard Law School's bicentennial summit focused on the uncertain future of the Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration. Panelists A. James Barnes ’67, Richard J. Lazarus ‘79, William Reilly ’65 and Gina McCarthy looked at the EPA’s distinguished history.

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    GALLERY: ‘An extraordinary gathering of leaders’ at HLS in the World

    November 7, 2017

    HLS in the World, held Oct. 26-27, featured an extraordinary gathering of leaders: Lawyers, legislators, governors, judges, public interest leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, journalists, and others from the United States and abroad.

  • View of the HLS 200 banners on the front of the building lit up with purple and red lights

    HLS in the World: Harvard Law School’s Bicentennial Summit

    November 3, 2017

    HLS in the World, held Oct. 26-27, featured an extraordinary gathering of leaders: Lawyers, legislators, governors, judges, public interest leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, journalists, and others from the United States and abroad, who joined together to share ideas, debate and deliberate in dozens of panel discussions and open fora.

  • The challenge of counseling the Commander-in-Chief 1

    The challenge of counseling the commander in chief

    November 3, 2017

    A discussion about “The Office of Legal Counsel and the Challenge of Legal Advice to the President” shed light on the often-mysterious workings of the OLC—the body discussants David Barron ’94 and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith served on, during Barack Obama’s first term, and, in George W. Bush’s second, respectively.

  • A World (Dis)order

    A World (Dis)order

    November 2, 2017

    "A World (Dis)order," a panel with national security experts exploring the vulnerabilities of globalization and a changing world touched issues including climate change, cybersecurity, North Korea, ISIS, populism and authoritarianism.

  • Loretta Lynch and Annette Gordon-Reed

    Loretta Lynch and Annette Gordon-Reed: A conversation

    November 2, 2017

    As part of Harvard Law School's bicentennial summit, former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch ’84 and Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 looked back on their time together at Harvard Law School and discussed their subsequent careers.

  • Mike Zarren ’04, Jeff Pash '80 and Dan Halem '91

    In a league of their own

    November 2, 2017

    Executives representing the three most popular major sports leagues in the U.S. offered insights into the business and legal maneuvering behind the games, during the HLS 200 panel “A View from the Top.”

  • Professors and government officials: Samantha Power and Harold Koh

    Professors and government officials: Samantha Power and Harold Koh

    November 2, 2017

    Ambassador Samantha Power ’99 and Yale Law School Professor Harold Koh ’80 discussed what it means to be professors and former government officials, as part of Harvard Law School's bicentennial celebration on Oct 27.

  • For politics, a ray of hope

    For politics, a ray of hope

    October 30, 2017

    At a time when American politics are beset by deep divisions and regular paralysis, five U.S. senators--Tim Kaine, Jack Reed, Mark Warner, Tom Cotton, and Elizabeth Warren--told a Harvard Law School audience Friday that there is real reason for concern, yet some hope for their institution and the country.

  • All rise! At HLS, a conversation with six Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

    All rise!

    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.

  • Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé 3

    Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé

    October 26, 2017

    Laurence H. Tribe ’66 and Kathleen Sullivan ’81 have teamed up on many cases since she was a student in his constitutional law class; now, for the first time, they will face off as adversaries in a reargument of the landmark case Marbury v. Madison, part of the Harvard Law School bicentennial celebration on Oct. 27.

  • Jane Mallei: Women refugees and why law matters

    Women refugees and why law matters

    October 20, 2017

    In many ways, Jane's life in Kenya was idyllic: She was an educated, confident professional woman with a flourishing career, raising a daughter whom she loved dearly. There was only one problem in her life: her husband, who had become increasingly violent and abusive in the privacy of their own home.

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    HLS celebrates connection to the arts

    September 27, 2017

    The Harvard Law School community gathered on Sept. 15 and 16 for a bicentennial festival celebrating HLS in the Arts featuring talks, art, films and performances by HLS faculty, students, staff and alumni.

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    HLS in the Arts | Festival Highlights

    September 23, 2017

    To commemorate Harvard Law School's 200th anniversary, HLS in the Arts, held Sept 15-16 at HLS, celebrated HLS' many contributions in the arts.

  • Looking back at the founding of Harvard Law School

    Looking back at the founding of Harvard Law School

    September 13, 2017

    To officially open Harvard Law School’s Bicentennial celebration, a panel of Harvard Law School faculty members gathered on Sept. 5 to discuss the law school’s early history.

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    HLS in the Arts

    September 12, 2017

    From "The Paper Chase" to "Legally Blonde," HLS has been at the center of some of the world’s most beloved stories. But it’s not just the school that captures imaginations. The law school’s graduates consistently go on to occupy key spaces in the arts.

  • Clive Davis

    The legendary Clive Davis on music, law and luck

    September 11, 2017

    On Sept. 16, legendary music executive Clive Davis returned to Harvard Law School as the honorary chairman of the HLS in the Arts celebration, and for a screening of the Boston premiere of “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” a film based on his 2013 autobiography.

  • Three actors wearing costumes performing on a stage

    A Performance to Remember

    September 8, 2017

    HLS in the Arts, on Sept. 15-16, will feature the best of the HLS Parody, an annual tradition that satirizes the school and the legal profession. From the archives, HLS remembers more than 50 years of Parody.

  • Welcome to HLS 19

    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.

  • Susan Crawford's advice to the aspiring lawyer-musician: 'Whatever you do, don’t stop playing every day' 2

    Susan Crawford’s advice to the aspiring lawyer-musician: ‘Whatever you do, don’t stop playing every day’

    September 6, 2017

    Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at HLS, will be among the artists showcasing their talents during an evening of performances as part of Harvard Law School's 'HLS in the Arts' festival, which begins on Sept. 15.