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Environmental Law and Policy

  • Supreme Court building

    How and why the Supreme Court made climate change history

    April 23, 2020

    The Harvard Gazette sat down with Richard Lazarus, a Supreme Court advocate and the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, before the coronavirus quarantine to talk about his book “The Rule of Five: Making Climate Change History at the Supreme Court.”

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    Environmental law clinic pushes back against federal efforts to roll back regulations

    April 21, 2020

    Students, faculty and staff in the Harvard Law School's Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic are still hard at work, pushing back against the current administration’s attempts to undo environmental regulations approved under former President Barack Obama ’91.

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    No ‘silver lining’ for the climate

    April 21, 2020

    Jody Freeman discusses the progress the nation has made in protecting the environment since Earth Day was founded in 1970, the Trump administration’s efforts to undo Obama-era federal climate regulations, and COVID-19’s urgent lessons for the planet’s health.

  • Delivering food ordered online while in home isolation during quarantine. Stay home we deliver sign on box.

    Waste not, want not

    April 1, 2020

    Harvard Law School Professor Emily Broad Leib ’08, director of the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic, and her students have been working furiously to ensure that the most vulnerable—and ultimately the rest of us—are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Animal Law & Policy Program files amicus brief in Supreme Court challenging border wall

    March 19, 2020

    Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program filed its first Supreme Court brief challenging the Trump administration’s waiver of laws regarding the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction. Ashley Maiolatesi ’20 recently corresponded with Harvard Law Today about what is at stake, the specific ramifications of these waivers, and her own personal connection to the project.

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    Cravath Fellows pursue research and independent clinicals around the world 

    March 10, 2020

    During Winter Term, 12 Harvard Law School students traveled to 12 countries as Cravath International Fellows to pursue clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus.

  • In soda tax fight, echoes of tobacco battles

    February 19, 2020

    Amid rising rates of diabetes and obesity in the nation, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School recently hosted a panel discussion concerning levies—those enacted, those proposed and those failed—on sugary beverages in jurisdictions nationwide.

  • ‘Game Changers’ puts muscle behind its message at HLS

    February 14, 2020

    The old-fashioned notion that tough guys—and tough women—must eat meat was challenged by a panel of athletes and experts at Harvard Law School, following a screening of the popular documentary “The Game Changers.”

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    Leading scholars bring new expertise

    February 2, 2020

    Effective Jan. 1, three faculty members were promoted and two new scholars joined the HLS faculty.

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    Eloise Lawrence named assistant clinical professor of law and deputy faculty director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau 

    February 1, 2020

    Eloise Lawrence, a community lawyering advocate, was named assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School and deputy faculty director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.  

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    Emily Broad Leib named clinical professor of law

    January 28, 2020

    Emily Broad Leib ’08, founder and director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, has been named clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School.

  • Alexis Wheeler bouncing an inflatable ball into the air

    To Serve Better: Alexis Wheeler ’09

    January 7, 2020

    In 2018, avid hiker Alexis Wheeler '09 founded the Harvard Club of Seattle's Crimson Achievement Program (CAP), an initiative that helps illuminate the path to college for high-potential ninth- and 10th-graders from Western Washington school districts in low-income areas.