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    Adriaan Lanni on what modern lawyers and democratic citizens can learn from ancient Athens

    In October, on the occasion of her appointment as the Touoff-Glueck Professor of Law, Professor Adriaan Lanni delivered a lecture titled, “Why Study Athenian Law? Adventures in Institutional Design.”Continue Reading »

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    The 2016 Chayes International Public Service Fellows

    Since 2001, a select group of Harvard Law School students have undertaken public service internships under the auspices of the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. Chayes Fellows spend eight weeks working within the governments of developing nations, or with the inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations that support them.Continue Reading »

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    Correcting ‘Hamilton’

    Historian Annette Gordon-Reed would like to make clear that she likes “Hamilton,” the Broadway hip-hop musical phenomenon about Alexander Hamilton. But she would like to make clearer that she found the show problematic in its portrayals of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, the Founding Fathers, and the issue of slavery.Continue Reading »

  • Harvard strengthens ‘living laboratory’ to help mitigate climate impact

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    Wendy Jacobs ’81, clinical professor and director of Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, will lead the Living Lab Course and Research Project, which is designed to bring together students from across the University in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard and beyond. Continue Reading »

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    Harvard Law students help win presidential clemency for inmates

    Last spring, the Criminal Justice Policy Program developed an initiative to provide representation to incarcerated people petitioning President Obama for clemency. Twenty-six Harvard Law students volunteered to work with a team of pro bono attorneys to represent clemency petitioners, in what has become the largest law student-based clemency initiative in the country.Continue Reading »

  • Susan Crawford makes the case for the Responsive Communities Initiative

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    As part of Boston’s HUBweek, HLS Clinical Professor Susan Crawford addressed a gathering of more than 100 people and made the case for her new Responsive Communities Initiative, a three-pronged program aimed at addressing issues of social justice, civil liberties, and economic development involving high-speed Internet access and government use of data.Continue Reading »

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    Cyberlaw wins two victories in local court

    The Cyberlaw Clinic filed amicus briefs in two cases regarding local courts’ ruling on ballot selfies and cell phone seizures.Continue Reading »

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    CBA 2016: Turning Vision into Action

    Over 800 alumni returned to Harvard Law School for the fourth Celebration of Black Alumni (CBA), Turning Vision into Action. The event brought together generations of black alumni to reconnect with old friends, network with new ones and take part in compelling discussions about the challenges and opportunities in local, national and global communities.Continue Reading »

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    HLS 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence

    Eleven members of the Harvard Law School community – nine individuals and one two-person team – received the 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence, established to recognize staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the Harvard Law School community.Continue Reading »

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    Political dialogue in polarizing times

    Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Director and Clinical Professor Robert Bordone and Assistant Director and Lecturer Rachel Viscomi offer advice on how to talk about the election and other contentious topics without alienating family, friends and your social network.Continue Reading »

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