Ogletree convenes panel on life after Ferguson (video)

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A panel convened by Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, reflected on what the recent crisis in Ferguson, Mo. means for broad policy issues, including racial discrimination, political disenfranchisement, policing, and the criminal justice system.

Eric Lesser wins primary race

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Last spring, Eric Lesser took a leave from his Harvard Law School studies to run for a seat in the Massachusetts Senate. In September, he won the Democratic primary and will move on to the November election in his bid to represent First Hampden and Hampshire District.

Court sense: Kagan provides peek into Supreme Court’s everyday workings (video)

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In an entertaining talk in HLS’s Wasserstein Hall with Dean Martha Minow on Wednesday, Associate Justice Elena Kagan ’86 displayed her trademark wit and wisdom, honed during her years as a Harvard Law School student, professor, and dean, her work with the Clinton administration, and her stint as solicitor general.

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 […]