Areas of Interest
‘In many, many ways this was my dream’
February 15, 2023
A Public Service Venture Fund Fellowship helped Lauren Herman ’13 launch an organization to help underserved communities in New Jersey.
‘A Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’
February 14, 2023
Kimberly J. Robinson argues for a federal right to education
‘A natural fit’ in the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic
February 1, 2023
During winter term, students in the Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic work in Washington, D.C. with the MacArthur Justice Center on ongoing cases related to civil rights and the criminal justice system.
‘He showed me what it meant to lead with love’
December 14, 2022
Harvard Law Clinical Professor Robert Greenwald retires after a long career securing health care access for vulnerable populations.
With support from PSVF and Wasserstein fellowships, Mercedes Montagnes ’09, founder of the Promise of Justice Initiative, has tackled injustices in the Louisiana carceral system.
Strategic lawyering by a team of Harvard Law students led Veterans Affairs to change its long-standing benefits policy.
‘Each of us has a bit of activist in us … That’s why we’re here’
November 4, 2022
How attorneys advance civil rights work in their practices, both at private public interest law firms and through pro bono work at large law firms, was the focus of discussion at two panel events at Harvard Law School
Supreme Court Preview: Brackeen v. Haaland
October 31, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Joseph Singer says the Supreme Court’s decision in Brackeen v. Haaland has the potential to upset tribal sovereignty.
What happens after ‘the world’s worst industrial disaster’?
October 11, 2022
Harvard Law School student Apoorva Dixit gives voice to survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy in a seven-part podcast series and TEDx Talk.
Supreme Court preview: Merrill v. Milligan
September 23, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos explains how the Alabama redistricting case could affect the future of the Voting Rights Act.
Justice for the ‘foremother of the reparations movement’
September 21, 2022
Advocates at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School lead an effort to obtain a presidential posthumous pardon for Callie House, a formerly enslaved woman and early civil rights hero.
The Civil Rights Queen and Her Court
July 16, 2022
Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book recounts the remarkable — and too little-known — life and achievements of civil rights lawyer and judge Constance Baker Motley
Larry Schwartztol, White House lawyer focused on voting rights and democracy reform, joins Harvard Law School as professor of practice
July 14, 2022
Larry Schwartztol, White House lawyer focused on voting rights and democracy reform, has been named a professor of practice. He will serve as the faculty director of the Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic.
Cases in Brief: Powell v. Alabama with Dehlia Umunna
April 5, 2022
In the first of the series, “Cases in Brief,” Harvard Law Professor Dehlia Umunna discusses the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” case, Powell v. Alabama (1932), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time that defendants in capital cases have the right to adequate legal counsel.
March 30, 2022
Alexander Chen of Harvard Law’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic says Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill likely will face First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause challenges.
Securing justice for George Floyd
February 28, 2022
In a recent talk at Harvard Law School Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison reflected on the George Floyd murder trial of Derek Chauvin, and verdict.
Who we are
February 23, 2022
Jeffery Robinson ’81 has made challenging false narratives about racism his life’s work.
Constance Baker Motley
February 15, 2022
Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin ’89 once asked her mentor, Thurgood Marshall, why he had passed over Constance Baker Motley to succeed him when he…