Running the marathon, no end in sight: A blind Harvard Law student takes on the challenge (video)

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For Kristin Fleschner ’14, running in next week’s Boston Marathon is a way to fight back against the bombing that terrorized last year’s runners. She has worked for the federal government in national security since 2008, and she’ll continue her work for the federal government after she graduates from Harvard Law School this spring.

Looking back and moving forward on Environmental Justice: A national conference (video)

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In 1994, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12898, which made Environmental Justice a national priority. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society (HELS) hosted the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) 26th Annual Conference, on March 28–29, 2014, titled “Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?”

Congressman Sarbanes proposes Government By the People Act as way to limit influence of money in politics

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Just days after the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes ’88 (D-Md.) delivered a keynote address at a Harvard Law School symposium on proposed legislation to reform campaign finance and dilute the influence of major donors.

The politics of money: Feldman on the Court and campaign finance

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits, in a ruling that frees individuals to donate to as many candidates as they wish. Harvard Law School’s Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law, spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the ruling, and what it means for elections and for the future of campaign-finance reform.

Petrie-Flom Center Announces New Journal of Law and the Biosciences

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The first volume of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) was recently published by Oxford University Press. The new peer-reviewed, open access, online journal is a co venture between Duke University, Stanford University and Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. JLB focuses on cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of law […]

“All bids on deck” at the 2014 Public Interest Auction

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A $400 shopping spree. A Silicon Valley tour of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook. Dinner and “Dungeons and Dragons.” A limited edition Ruth Bader Ginsburg T-shirt. Doubles tennis with two Harvard Law professors. A personal voicemail greeting. These were just a few of the items auctioned during “All Bids on Deck,” the 20th annual Public Interest Auction […]