Strategic lawyering by a team of Harvard Law students led Veterans Affairs to change its long-standing benefits policy.
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.
Lesson from Latin America for US abortion rights movement
October 28, 2022
This article was originally published in the Harvard Gazette. Mexico and Colombia recently legalized abortion in landmark rulings that offer a stark contrast to…
HLS alum named the next Chief Justice of India
October 26, 2022
D.Y. Chandrachud LL.M. ’83 S.J.D. ’86, who has served on the Supreme Court of India since 2016, has been appointed to serve as the next Chief Justice of India.
Reflections on serving in the judiciary
October 25, 2022
In a talk moderated by HLS Professor Intisar Rabb, Ret. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ‘64 and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Supreme Court of Pakistan, reflect on serving in the judiciary.
In the first of a Harvard Law School series on the Supreme Court and its role in American democracy, panelists debated the impact of politics on the Roberts Court.
September 6, 2022
In the wake of the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, former White House counsel and Harvard Law lecturer Neil Eggleston reveals how departing presidents have typically preserved official records.
HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Summer 2022
July 15, 2022
From “American Shtetl” to “South to America”
A Blast from the Past
July 15, 2022
Adrian Vermeule proposes an approach to constitutional interpretation rooted in classical legal tradition
Justice Stephen Breyer returns to Harvard Law School
July 2, 2022
Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer ’64 is returning to Harvard Law School, where he will teach seminars and reading groups, write, and produce scholarship.
Nikolas Bowie ’14, a scholar of constitutional law, local government law, and legal history, was named a professor of law at Harvard Law School.
Watergate-era reforms 50 years later
June 8, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith says laws and norms established after President Nixon's resignation 'had a great run,' but the Trump presidency proved that new reforms are needed.
The Petrie-Flom Center hosted ‘Roe in limbo: A town hall on the leaked Dobbs opinion.’
Professor Guy-Uriel E. Charles, the Charles Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
In this installment of “Cases in Brief,” Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus ’79 discusses the landmark citizen-suit case, Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (1992), which hindered the ability to bring environmental citizen suits for much of the 1990s.
‘Change the world around you’
April 29, 2022
In a philosophical and wide-ranging Last Lecture, Harvard Law School Assistant Professor Nikolas Bowie ’14 reminded the Class of 2022 that they are on the verge of changing the world.
Supreme Court preview: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
April 20, 2022
The Supreme Court stands poised to decide whether a high school coach’s penchant for prayers with players poses First Amendment problems.
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.