Supreme Court citing: Clinic students work on City of Los Angeles v. Patel

Supreme-Court Students

Last week, the nine justices of the Supreme Court peppered Tom Goldstein, veteran of 35 oral arguments before the Court and a cofounder of SCOTUSblog, with nearly 75 questions in 30 minutes – questions he was able to answer with the help of seven Harvard Law students who spent their January term working around the clock to research, write and edit the entire respondents’ brief in City of Los Angeles v. Patel.

Biden joins event at Harvard Law honoring Inspiring Women

International Women’s Day 2015

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Harvard Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Women’s Law Association honored 50 women in their International Women’s Portrait Exhibit. More than a dozen of the honorees attended a luncheon as part of the event, on Tuesday, March 10.

Focus on food: Twenty-two faculty deliver lightning lectures on research, realities involving what we eat

Plato’s Organic Harvest

The Food+ Research Symposium, which was hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Harvard Kennedy School Sustainable Science Program, and the Harvard Center for the Environment, brought together 22 faculty speakers from eight Schools last Friday to deliver seven-minute presentations on the nexus of food, agriculture, environment, health, and society.

The Yukos settlement: an insider’s view into the largest arbitration award in history

Yukos-Arbitration

In a Feb. 6 talk sponsored by International Legal Studies, the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association, and the International Law Journal, Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi LL.M. ’97, head of international arbitration and head of public international law, respectively, at Shearman & Sterling, detailed the intricate story behind securing the historic $50 billion award for the Yukos Oil Cooperative against the Russian Federation.

Drawing on community and social justice: Art exhibition at Legal Services Center

LSC ArtExhibition

This month, the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain held an art opening: the theme was community and social justice.  The artists and guests of honor at the March 5 event were more than 50 sixth-graders from the Helen Y. David Leadership Academy in Dorchester, along with their teachers and the school’s […]

2015 HLS Parody: The eternal curse of the 1L

2015 Parody

The 2015 Harvard Law School Parody Beauty v. the Beast, which ran from Feb. 27 to March 3, drew sold-out audiences of students, faculty members, and visitors. Staged annually since the 1980s by the Harvard Law School Drama Society, the Parody serves as a creative outlet for many students at the law school.

After Ferguson, the ripples across Harvard

Law School or Justice School

National concerns over racial justice lead to campus introspection, discussion, research, and action They are short, stark sentences, seared into the public consciousness in recent months: Hands up, don’t shoot. I can’t breathe. Black lives matter. The killings of unarmed black men by white police officers last summer—the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, […]

An opening for measles: anti-vaccination trend a growing concern

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The numbers paint a telling picture. In the United States of the 1950s there were between 3 million and 4 million annual cases of measles, a highly infectious virus that causes severe flu-like symptoms and a spreading red rash. Roughly 48,000 of those infected each year were hospitalized, and 400 to 500 died. By 2000, […]