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 […]

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program attains major First Circuit victory involving persecution in Guatemala

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In a landmark immigration decision involving a claim of eligibility for asylum, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion finding past persecution in the case of a Mayan man, based on the long history of genocide in Guatemala and related racist mistreatment. The client in the case, Manuel Ordonez-Quino, was represented by Harvard Law School Senior Clinical Instructors John Willshire Carrera and Nancy Kelly, co-managing directors of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services.

Emerging mobile health technologies need FDA oversight

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Smart phones and other mobile devices have the potential to transform healthcare, improving medical outcomes, reducing errors, and broadening access to healthcare. The Food and Drug Administration must continue to have jurisdiction over these “mobile health” or “mHealth” innovations to address emerging risks, according to I. Glenn Cohen, Nathan G. Cortez, and Aaron S. Kesselheim, […]

Desai testifies on tax inversion

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On July 22, Harvard Law School Professor Mihir A. Desai, a scholar of tax policy, international finance and corporate finance, participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing titled “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It.”

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.