Sugar stands accused

Gary Taubes

Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption — which has risen dramatically over the last century — drives metabolic dysfunction that makes people sick. The hour-long talk was sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and drawn from Taubes’ new book, “The Case Against Sugar.”

Deputy Attorney General says criminal justice reform likely to continue in Trump Administration

Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

With just under two weeks left in the presidency of Barack Obama ’91, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates spoke at Harvard Law School about recent strides in criminal justice reform and why she is optimistic that progress will continue in the new presidential administration.

Harvard Law Review president on publishing Obama

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Harvard Law Review President Michael Zuckerman ’17 recently penned a reflection for Medium on the experience of publishing The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform, an article by President Barack Obama — the first Law Review article by a sitting president — and his personal take on law and criminal justice reform.

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to step down at the conclusion of the academic year

Martha Minow (HLB Fall 2014)

Martha Minow — the legal scholar and human rights expert who has served as dean of Harvard Law School since 2009 and has led the diversification of its faculty, staff, and student body, significant growth in its clinics and research programs, and record fundraising — announced today that she will step down as dean at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She will remain on the faculty and return to active participation in public dialogue and legal policy.

Henry Steiner: Eyeing the World

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Professor Emeritus Henry J. Steiner recently spoke to a standing room only crowd at Harvard Law School about his new book ‘Eyeing the World,’ which features photos taken by Steiner, a human rights scholar and the founder of the law school’s Human Rights Program, over the last 50 years during his travels around the world.

For Latin American legal scholar returning to teach at HLS, ‘academia is activism’

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Helena Alviar first came to Harvard Law School from Bogotá, Colombia on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1996, and developed a particular interest in understanding the historical, economic, and sociological circumstances in which law develops. When she returned five years later with her S.J.D. degree, it was with a renewed sense of responsibility.