HLS professors reflect on 50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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In an Oct. 16 Harvard Law School panel discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, four HLS professors reflected on its influence and examined how life for African-Americans has changed since its enactment. Professor Kenneth W. Mack, providing historical background, characterized the Act as the culmination of decades of struggle […]

A ‘sitdown’ with Snowden

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In videoconference, U.S. contractor who leaked surveillance data defends actions The new documentary “Citizenfour” centers on a series of candid interviews with Edward Snowden, the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who last year leaked more than 200,000 classified documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance efforts. The film’s action unfolds in […]

Technology and data analytics should transform municipal government, Harvard professors say

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Rarely is the term “city hall” considered synonymous with the words “innovation” or “efficiency.” Too often, the public image of municipal government is of a static bureaucracy staffed with disinterested clock-watchers focused on petty tasks and arcane processes. But two Harvard authorities on government and technology say it doesn’t have to be that way. In […]

Harvard Law and International Development Society builds global law school network

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One year ago, Co-vice Presidents of Harvard Law & International Development Society Maryum Jordan ’14 and Elizabeth Nehrling ’15 reached out to law schools around the world. Their question was simple: Are faculty and students at your institution interested in starting a law and international development student organization?

Harvard Gazette: A watershed on weddings

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Harvard Overseer and legal scholar Kenji Yoshino said he was surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to let stand appeals court rulings that in effect allow same-sex marriages to proceed in five states, but he has no doubt about where the issue is headed.