A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On hand to introduce President Barack Obama ’91 and Vice President Joe Biden was Harvard Law School graduate Haben Girma ’13, who is currently a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, Calif. Girma was the first deafblind student to graduate from HLS.
For the fourth consecutive year, a team of students from Harvard Law School, advised by HLS Professor and international trade expert Mark Wu, has made the final rounds of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system organized annually by the European Law Students’ Association.
Students in the Education Law Clinic / Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) tirelessly worked over the last few months to encourage Massachusetts state legislators to fund An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools. In July, both the House and Senate chambers approved $500,000 for the implementation of the statute. The funding will allow $400,000 in grants to […]
In this video, first shown during HLS Commencement ceremonies on May 28, 2015, students look back on their unique experiences and shared journey at Harvard Law School. A common theme is appreciation for the eclectic backgrounds, interests and points of view of their classmates. One student observes, “we have students who are in the military, founders of non-profits, doctors, artists, social […]