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Collecting on Dreams

An HLS project is fighting on behalf of thousands whose lives have been upended by predatory student lending.
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Are Americans Getting Enough Fiber?

The U.S. is falling behind in fiber optic technology, but cities and localities are leading the way.
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Common Knowledge

Harvard Law School’s new online course Zero-L helps prime incoming students for success

JET-Powered Learning

1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection

Alumni Notes & Newsmakers

  • Adrian Perkins greeting some senior citizens

    A Home Victory

    Recently elected mayor of his native Shreveport, Louisiana, Adrian Perkins ’18 seeks to rejuvenate the city he loves.

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    HLS Authors: A summer selection of alumni books

    The latest from alumni authors, chronicling travels to the moon and the Arctic, the dawn of a code war, and the unwinding of a miracle.

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    Defending Domains

    As a former top national security official and current adviser to companies in the defense, intelligence, and technology sectors, Michael Leiter ’00 has spent his life assessing threats.

  • A man and woman holding hands on the steps of a campus building

    Love at Langdell

    As Anna Alriksson LL.M. ’14 and Kristian Persson walked down the front steps of Langdell library during Spring Reunions weekend, passersby couldn’t help but notice the couple showing off an engagement ring.

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    For India, a New Era in LGBTQ Rights

    Constitutional lawyer Menaka Guruswamy LL.M. ’01 successfully argued against a colonial-era law that criminalized gay sex in India. The ruling by India's Supreme Court last year went beyond decriminalizing gay sex to acknowledge the individual rights of LGBTQ people and apologize for past mistreatment.

Alumni Focus

Fantastic Voyage: In the words of Archibald MacLeish LL.B. 1919

A half century ago, Archibald MacLeish LL.B. 1919 served as a literary interpreter of events beyond the imagination of most observers.

Letter from the Dean

Curricular Innovation