Ninth Circuit judge recounts landmark case at HIRC 30th anniversary

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On June 17, about 200 Harvard Law School alumni and students gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC). It was a celebration of “30 Years of Social Change Lawyering,” and it brought together advocates from around the country and the world.

Running a Federal Agency: A Conversation with Julius Genachowski and Jonathan Zittrain

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Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain ’95 sat down for a conversation with Julius Genachowski ’91, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and partner and managing director of The Carlyle Group, in April. In a wide-ranging discussion, Genachowski, who recently served as inaugural holder of the Steven and Maureen Klinsky Professorship of Practice for Leadership […]

Advocates explore how to build a greater Boston region for all

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Equity advocates from around Greater Boston gathered at Harvard Law School on July 11 for a discussion about the region’s key priorities in promoting opportunity for people of all backgrounds. The event included speeches, panels and the release of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s “State of Equity in Metro Boston” Policy Agenda.

Harvard Gazette: Academic boot camp

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Harvard has been entwined with the American military since its start. In 1775, Gen. George Washington quartered the first Continental Army in Harvard Yard. On April 19 that year, British troops retreating from Concord and Lexington killed a graduate of the College, the first to die in combat, near present-day Porter Square. This week, Harvard […]

A walk-off home run: Lloyd Weinreb retires

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Lloyd Weinreb ’62 retired as Dane Professor of Law on July 1. Almost no one knew of Lloyd’s impending retirement. He did not tell his students. Nor did he share the news with many colleagues. Characteristically, he wanted no fuss. But Lloyd merits a fuss. Since 1965, he has served as a mainstay of the […]

Tushnet analyzes Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

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In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely held, for-profit corporations have a right to exercise the religious beliefs of their owners and therefore cannot be required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide contraception coverage to employees if it conflicts with those views. The Gazette spoke with Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet  about the decision and what it means for future corporate challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Thomas J. Brennan ’01 to join Harvard Law faculty

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Thomas J. Brennan ’01, a scholar specializing in tax and finance, will join the Harvard Law School faculty in July 2015 as a professor of law. Since 2008, Brennan has been on the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law. He has also been a professor of finance (by courtesy) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School […]