HLS Veterans Legal Clinic lands victories for veterans

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In just two years, more than 30 HLS students have enrolled in the Veterans’ Legal Clinic—housed at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) in Jamaica Plain, of which HLS Clinical Professor Daniel Nagin is faculty director—and represented more than 100 clients in the areas of federal and state veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrades, and estate-planning matters.

Humanitarian and NBA All Star Dikembe Mutombo tells HLS students: ‘We need you to become a leader in your generation’

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As an NBA All Star, Dikembe Mutombo battled Hakeem Olajuwon on the court. These days, his opponents, malaria and Ebola, are requiring much more than an emphatic block and his trademark “not in my house” finger waggle. Mutombo now uses his considerable stature to address his lifelong goal of improving the health, wellbeing, and future of the people of his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Harvard Gazette: A watershed on weddings

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Harvard Overseer and legal scholar Kenji Yoshino said he was surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to let stand appeals court rulings that in effect allow same-sex marriages to proceed in five states, but he has no doubt about where the issue is headed.

Paycheck Fairness Act debated at HLS

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Is legislation the best way to address the pay gap between men and women? And is such a pay gap even real? Both questions were debated at Harvard Law School on Monday, Sept. 29 at an event weighing the pros and cons of the Paycheck Fairness Act, hosted by the Federalist Society and the Women’s Law Association.