In a debate hosted by the Harvard Federalist Society, two constitutional scholars—Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe and Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School—debated whether Cruz’s birth in Calgary, Alberta, to a Cuban father and an American mother disqualifies him to serve as president.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer ’64 visited Harvard Law School on Jan. 25 to discuss his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.” Breyer, who taught at HLS from 1967 to 1994, spoke about his analysis of U.S. courts’ role in an increasingly globalized world.
The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic has released a policy brief about changes to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (CNR) that can support healthy school meals by preserving advances in nutrition standards, increasing participation in national school programs, and increased funding for reimbursable meals, farm to school grants, and kitchen equipment grants.
The National Association of Law Placement’s Board of Directors recently recognized Alexa Shabecoff, assistant dean for public service at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School, with a Service Excellence Award for her ongoing commitment in developing resources for and sharing her knowledge with the NALP public interest community.
In 2015, America had the lowest number of executions in 25 years, according to a new report released by Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice. But of the 28 people executed, 68% suffered from severe mental disabilities or experienced extreme childhood trauma and abuse.