UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

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UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the UCLA-Harvard Food Law and Policy Conference, a joint annual conference that will focus on issues in the food system from a legal perspective. The conference will alternate each year between Los Angeles and Cambridge. The conference is intended to provide a […]

Harvard Law School Staff Thinks Big

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On July 23, four Harvard Law School staff shared their ideas on how to build a better community as part of Harvard Law School’s “Staff Thinks Big.” The event was part of Harvard Law School’s “Thinks Big” series, inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the university’s “Harvard Thinks […]

Advocates explore how to build a greater Boston region for all

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Equity advocates from around Greater Boston gathered at Harvard Law School on July 11 for a discussion about the region’s key priorities in promoting opportunity for people of all backgrounds. The event included speeches, panels and the release of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s “State of Equity in Metro Boston” Policy Agenda.

Harvard Gazette: Academic boot camp

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Harvard has been entwined with the American military since its start. In 1775, Gen. George Washington quartered the first Continental Army in Harvard Yard. On April 19 that year, British troops retreating from Concord and Lexington killed a graduate of the College, the first to die in combat, near present-day Porter Square. This week, Harvard […]

A walk-off home run: Lloyd Weinreb retires

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Lloyd Weinreb ’62 retired as Dane Professor of Law on July 1. Almost no one knew of Lloyd’s impending retirement. He did not tell his students. Nor did he share the news with many colleagues. Characteristically, he wanted no fuss. But Lloyd merits a fuss. Since 1965, he has served as a mainstay of the […]

Tushnet analyzes Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

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In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely held, for-profit corporations have a right to exercise the religious beliefs of their owners and therefore cannot be required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to provide contraception coverage to employees if it conflicts with those views. The Gazette spoke with Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet  about the decision and what it means for future corporate challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Harvard Gazette: Old Harvard, old France, old crime

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  Exhibit spanning centuries of law combines detailed scholarship with a touch of scandal The Harvard Law School Library is a launching point for well-trained modern lawyers, but it is also a time machine. Scholars or the merely curious are free to climb into the library’s Historical and Special Collections, which house tens of thousands […]

Privacy (TBD): In the online space, what is private may depend on who you are and where you live

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As Professor of Practice Urs Gasser sets up his PowerPoint and students deploy their notebooks and laptops, a riff of music drifts by. The tune soon reveals itself as a jazz version of the Beatles classic “Here, There and Everywhere”—a title that’s evocative of the global subject covered in this seminar, Comparative Online Privacy.