The plight of Roma


Taking a leaf out of the American Civil Rights Movement’s book, Roma rights activists undertook a legal battle in European courts to challenge the pervasive discrimination that has kept them living on the fringes of society. Roma right activists filed a complaint in 1999 before the European Court of Human Rights saying that Roma students […]

In Scalia lecture, Kagan discusses statutory interpretation


On Nov. 17, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan ’86, former dean of Harvard Law School, discussed statutory interpretation in a conversation with Professor John Manning ’85 as part of the Scalia lecture series at Harvard Law School. The lecture is named in honor of Kagan’s colleague Associate Justice Antonin G. Scalia ’60. […]

Remembering Jackie Berrien: Stephanie Moore ’85 recalls the civil rights attorney who was her lifelong friend

On November 9, 2015, the world lost a warrior for justice with the death of Jacqueline Ann Berrien. I lost a lifelong friend, confidante and sister. Jackie was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer Labor Day weekend. And although we knew that she faced an uphill battle, we could not have foreseen that the cancer would […]

Agreeing to disagree: Supreme Court Justice Breyer says rulings are strong but discourse thoughtful


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer made a recent appearance at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” with HKS Professor David Gergen, and Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts and now a senior lecturer at HLS.

Harvard Law School launches the Campaign for the Third Century

HLS Gala: Drew Faust and Martha Minow

With a nod to its historic past and a look ahead to its future, Harvard Law School has formally launched the Campaign for the Third Century, which seeks to raise $305 million in support of students and faculty, clinical education, new and innovative research, and the continued enhancement of the Law School campus.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers Disabled American Veterans Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School

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Delivering the 2015 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School on Oct. 22, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus ’75 told attendees that “one of my proudest moments as Secretary” was the reinstatement of the Reserve Officers Training Program on the Harvard campus in 2011.

A Supreme Opera


“Scalia/Ginsburg,” a comic opera by Derrick Wang, had its world premiere this summer in Virginia. Among those in the audience for the premiere was Justice Ginsburg herself.