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

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 […]

Three Harvard Law faculty deliver commencement addresses

Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, spoke to graduating students at Clafin University on May 10 and at Delaware State University on May 11. Ogletree received an honorary doctorate from Claflin University and urged the graduates to honor their […]

A day in the life of Harvard Law

Because legal education demands rigorous discussion and exchange, because legal imagination springs from bridging theory and practice, and because Harvard Law School recruits and develops superb students from all over the world to pursue lives of leadership, the school commissioned space designed precisely for these purposes. Here’s a look at the spaces that are part of the Harvard Law School experience.

Salving the Wounds

Randall Kennedy has tackled plenty of controversial issues in his five previous books, ranging from interracial marriage to the intersection of race, crime and the law. The Harvard Law professor comes to the defense of affirmative action in his latest book, “For Discrimination.” In an interview with the Bulletin, Kennedy described his own evolution on the issue and the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which was announced after his book went to print.