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.

First Public Service Venture Fund ‘Seed Grant’ recipients challenge debtors’ prison in Alabama

Supreme Court To Rule On California’s Overcrowded Prisons

  Until last month, scores of destitute people—virtually all of them African Americans— languished in the city jail of Montgomery, Ala., for unpaid traffic tickets they couldn’t pay off, sentenced to one day in jail for every $50 they owed. They could earn another $25 credit daily by providing free labor, scrubbing blood and feces […]

Two from HLS awarded 2014 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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This year, two Harvard Law School students, Alexander Chen ’15 and Bianca Tylek ’16, were selected from a field of more than twelve hundred applicants to receive the Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowship. Thirty scholars, all of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants, will receive $90,000 grants each to pursue graduate studies […]

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.

Harvard Gazette: A Q&A with Ronald Sullivan on the economic and social costs of rising U.S. incarcerations

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Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., clinical professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about racial and national sentencing disparities, the economic and social costs of mass incarceration, and the sentencing reforms now under consideration.