Paycheck Fairness Act debated at HLS

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Is legislation the best way to address the pay gap between men and women? And is such a pay gap even real? Both questions were debated at Harvard Law School on Monday, Sept. 29 at an event weighing the pros and cons of the Paycheck Fairness Act, hosted by the Federalist Society and the Women’s Law Association.

Seeking Re-dress: the annual HLS Fashion Swapaganza (photos)

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As part of a series of events in celebration of Earth Month at Harvard, the Women’s Law Association (WLA) held its annual clothing Swapaganza on Thursday, April 17. Students donated various items of clothing at the start of last week and then received vouchers to exchange items on Thursday. Donated items included shirts, dresses, pants, […]

Women in the Arab Awakening

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Women played an important role in the Arab Spring revolutions, and their involvement is crucial to the ongoing political change in the region. To that end, the Harvard Law School Women’s Law Association sponsored an event presenting the perspectives of several HLS and Harvard Kennedy School women students from Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. The Women in the Arab Awakening panelists discussed their experiences as both activists in and observers of these events, and the subsequent impact the revolutions have had on women.

At Women’s Law conference, Attorney General of California tells students, ‘Part of breaking barriers is about innovation’

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On February 3, the Harvard Women’s Law Association held its 6th annual conference. This year’s conference, entitled “Mind the Gap: Achieving Actual Parity,” was an open forum about achieving equality in the courtroom, workplace, and community. Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California, delivered the keynote address. 

At Women’s Law Association conference, Jarrett and Madigan encourage public service


“Put yourself in the path of lightning,” was the advice of Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, speaking at the Harvard Law School Women’s Law Association spring conference on February 19, 2010. The conference, entitled “Women for Women: Advocating for Change,” brought together leaders in the legal profession to discuss the challenges that women face in the courtroom, the workplace, and in the community.