After signing a government funding bill that provides $1.375 billion for a barrier with Mexico, President Donald Trump announced a national emergency on Friday, Feb. 15, that would allow him to draw $8 billion from the just-passed bill and other existing federal accounts to build the wall. Does the President have the legal authority to […]
Linda Greenhouse, the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School, delivered the Kissel Lecture in Ethics at Harvard Law School on Feb. 7. In her lecture, Greenhouse discussed the role of the Supreme Court in threatening civil society and looked critically at recent Supreme Court decisions.
Europe’s crisis—the challenges to liberal democracy across the continent, the rise of right-wing nationalist parties, the backlash against the European Union—isn’t a rebellion of economic have-nots, according to former HLS professor Joseph Weiler, who delivered the Herbert W. Vaughan Memorial Lecture, “The European Culture War 2003-2019,” on Feb. 6.
Frantic phone calls from family and friends facing life-altering legal challenges were Felipe Hernandez’ primary motivation for leaving a career in the non-profit world to attend Harvard Law School, and they continue to fuel his involvement in clinics and student practice organizations at HLS, as he hones the skills he needs to keep answering them.
When she was a girl, Megha Parekh’s parents expected her to come home with all A’s on her report card. And she did. Her mother also wanted her to play the flute. And she did … pretty much the exact opposite, banging on a drum set while listening to Metallica. She has been meeting and defying expectations ever since.
I joined the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) the fall of my 1L year at a time when I knew very little about the criminal justice system. I knew, however, that PLAP provided important services to prisoners in Massachusetts, including representing them in disciplinary hearings and in their bids for parole.