HIRC plays key role in landmark decision recognizing domestic violence as grounds for asylum

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The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a ground-breaking decision yesterday that recognized domestic violence as a basis for asylum. The court’s decision in Matter of A-R-C-G- reflects years of work by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) and other advocates around the country who have pushed for the recognition of gender-based asylum […]

Getting a handle on inversion: A Q&A with Mihir Desai

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Harvard Law School Professor Mihir Desai recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the factors driving the practice of tax inversion, a maneuver by which U.S.-based corporations with significant international holdings shift their headquarters overseas in an attempt to lower their tax bills.

Governor Patrick signs Safe and Supportive Schools into law

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For the past year, Harvard Law students in the Education Law Clinic have travelled back and forth to the Massachusetts State House to lobby state legislators to pass an Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools. On August 13, all that work paid off, when Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Safe and Supportive Schools provisions into law.

UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

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UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that will focus on issues in the food system from a legal perspective. The conference will alternate each year between Los Angeles and Cambridge. The conference is intended to provide a […]

Margaret H. Marshall to receive 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award

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Margaret H. Marshall, Harvard Law School senior research fellow and lecturer on law, will receive the American Bar Association’s 2014 Thurgood Marshall Award. A retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Marshall is being recognized for her long-term contributions to advancing civil rights, civil liberties and human rights in the United States.

Alma Cohen joins Harvard Law as Professor of Empirical Practice

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Alma Cohen will join the Harvard Law School in August as a Professor of Empirical Practice. She comes to the law school from the Tel-Aviv University Department of Economics, where she served as an Associate Professor (with tenure). She has also been serving as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research […]

Harvard Law School Staff Thinks Big

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On July 23, four Harvard Law School staff shared their ideas on how to build a better community as part of Harvard Law School’s “Staff Thinks Big.” The event was part of Harvard Law School’s “Thinks Big” series, inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the university’s “Harvard Thinks […]