HLS’s Party Central

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In a theater district alley in downtown Boston, dozens of Harvard Law students line up to get into the New Orleans-themed Big Easy club. At the rope line in front, the party’s organizer, T. J. Duane ’02, greets guests with a smile or a handshake and a free pass inside. Downstairs, most partygoers congregate near […]

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, […]

Protecting the Right to Forget

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A duo from Harvard Law School creates a tool that will let you erase much of your digital history. As online digital trails grow larger, two Harvard Law students have pioneered a way to help individuals cover their tracks. David S. Gobaud ’15 and Lindsay Lin ’15 have created Pluto Mail, a free, web-based email […]

Running the marathon, no end in sight: A blind Harvard Law student takes on the challenge (video)

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For Kristin Fleschner ’14, running in next week’s Boston Marathon is a way to fight back against the bombing that terrorized last year’s runners. She has worked for the federal government in national security since 2008, and she’ll continue her work for the federal government after she graduates from Harvard Law School this spring.

Looking back and moving forward on Environmental Justice: A national conference (video)

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In 1994, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12898, which made Environmental Justice a national priority. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society (HELS) hosted the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) 26th Annual Conference, on March 28–29, 2014, titled “Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?”

Congressman Sarbanes proposes Government By the People Act as way to limit influence of money in politics

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Just days after the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes ’88 (D-Md.) delivered a keynote address at a Harvard Law School symposium on proposed legislation to reform campaign finance and dilute the influence of major donors.