Harvard Law lecturer and former Maine attorney general Jim Tierney wants to demystify the inner workings of the state attorney general's office with a 'living text' to help students better understand this definitively American structure.
Keith Fogg, Clinical Professor of Law and avid advocate for low-income taxpayers, retires
June 16, 2022
Keith Fogg, a clinical professor of law and the inaugural director of the Federal Tax Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC), is retiring this summer after seven years of dedicated service to the Harvard Law School community and to hundreds of clients in need.
Henry Beshar and Stacey Menjivar receive 2022 Clinical Legal Education Association Awards
May 24, 2022
Henry Beshar ’22 and Stacey Menjivar ’22 are the recipients of the 2022 Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Awards. The awards are presented annually to students…
Brianna Banks named winner of Stuntz Memorial Award
May 20, 2022
This year, Brianna Banks was named the 2022 winner of the William J. Stuntz Memorial Award for Justice, Human Dignity, and Compassion, which recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the principles of justice, human dignity, and compassion while at Harvard Law School.
A haven for taxpayers
April 18, 2022
Harvard Law’s Federal Tax Clinic helps low-income taxpayers shed their debts — and stress.
Harvard Representation Initiative supports members of the Harvard community affected by the crisis in Ukraine
April 7, 2022
The Harvard Representation Initiative is supporting some Ukranian members of the Harvard community by providing immigration legal representation and social work support, offering options to keep them and their families safe.
Life imitating art
March 30, 2022
As an LL.M. student at Harvard Law School who is about to launch both a solo show and a collective exhibition with other Black artists across Harvard, Suleyman Wellings-Longmore LL.M. ’22 says he can finally see how his legal and artistic passions inspire and fuel one another.
During Winter Term, Cravath International Fellows pursued independent clinical placements or research projects, exploring legal frameworks and practices in six countries.
‘Grateful for it all’
February 14, 2022
Harvard Law alum Esther Mulder ‘14 discusses her journey from foster care to a career in public defense.
Meredith D.L. Boak ’12 has been appointed Harvard Law School’s assistant dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, replacing Lisa Dealy, who retired in May after 30 years at the law school.
Uplifting children’s voices in the Child Advocacy Clinic
December 14, 2021
In Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic, students practice a variety of legal skills in order to amplify the voices of their most vulnerable clients: children.
In a potentially precedent-setting case, Veterans Clinic students work to help LGBTQ widower secure VA benefits
November 8, 2021
Members of the Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard Law School are representing a same-sex widower in his appeal before the VA and in federal court in a potentially precedent-setting case.
‘Innovation in the law is something students should use to challenge the status quo’
October 29, 2021
Growing up gay in Iraq, Amir Ashour ’24 saw firsthand many immediate needs for his nation’s LGBTQ+ community. Ashour told his story while speaking on a recent Social Entrepreneurs Student Panel hosted by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.
Animal Law & Policy Clinic assists in a victory for the Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary
October 15, 2021
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary, represented by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, scored a victory this week when a judge ruled that a lawsuit filed against the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will move forward.
Is democracy in peril?
September 23, 2021
The state of American democracy will be examined in a lecture series, "Democracy," which had its first session this week and will continue through the fall and spring.
Rachel Viscomi named clinical professor of law
August 31, 2021
Rachel A. Viscomi ’01 has been appointed clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School. Viscomi, who was appointed director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) in 2018, was most recently an assistant clinical professor of law.
Project on Predatory Student Lending commemorates five years fighting the for-profit college industry
August 12, 2021
Since 2016, the Project on Predatory Student Lending has represented more than a one million borrowers and brought about the cancellation of over $2.5 billion in fraudulent debts.
Polyamory and the law
August 3, 2021
Harvard Law Lecturer on Law Alexander Chen '15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at HLS, is working with students in the recently-formed Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition to offer legal protections for people in polyamorous relationships.