HLS faculty weigh in on Supreme Court rulings

The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on several major cases including United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry in regard to same-sex marriage, Fisher v. University of Texas on Affirmative Action, and Shelby County v. Holder, which concerned the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A number of HLS faculty shared their opinions of the rulings on the radio, television, on the web and in print.

Voting Rights Activist Joaquin Avila ’73 Receives HLSA Award

Joaquin G. Avila ’73 was honored with the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) Award at a ceremony during the Harvard Law School Celebration of Latino Alumni on Sept. 29. A nationally recognized expert on Latino voting rights, Avila is the distinguished practitioner in residence and director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative at Seattle University School of Law. In his […]

Mario Baeza ’74: ‘An American success story’ (video)

Mario Baeza ’74

One of the highlights of the Second Celebration of Latino Alumni, held Sept. 27 to 30 at Harvard Law School, was a gala dinner Saturday night that featured a presentation of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) Award to Joaquin Avila ’73, a nationally recognized expert on Latino voting rights, and a keynote address by Mario L. Baeza ’74. (see video below)

Redistricting and voters rights (video)

Randall Kennedy and Dr. Abigail Thernstrom

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Harvard Federalist Society and the Harvard Black Law Students Association co-sponsored a discussion about race and redistricting with Dr. Abigail Thernstrom of the Manhattan Institute and Professor Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.