Harvard Law champions entrepreneurship and innovation

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For law students interested in entrepreneurism and startups—as entrepreneurs themselves, as lawyers representing startups, or both—there is a wealth of growing and intersecting opportunities at Harvard Law School and across the university.

2015 J-Term International Travel Grant Recipients

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During the 2015 winter term, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program, which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants.

‘Voices of Syria:’ Unique survey offers an inside look at a worn-torn country and its people

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Vera Mironova, a graduate research fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, was one of the lead authors of the “Voices of Syria” project, which covered topics such as current living situations, safety concerns, the future role of religion — among other key issues in Syria’s government. Mironova, a fifth-year year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, oversaw and coordinated the operation on the ground. Her goal: to capture the civil war in its most raw form.

A focus on food: Harvard Law School forum mines ways to protect, improve what we eat (video)

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On March 28-29, The Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Literacy Project hosted the “Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System” at Harvard Law School, organized as part of Harvard’s yearlong Food Better initiative, created to discuss issues surrounding what we eat.

Clinic students document lessons learned outside the classroom

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This March, several teams of HLS students used their Spring Break to work on a number of humanitarian projects, including documenting property rights issues in the Mississippi Delta, working with asylum seekers in detention centers at the Texas border, helping undocumented immigrants in Chicago with their applications for permission to stay in the U.S., and investigating debtors’ prisons on behalf of indigent defendants and their families in Tennessee.

Clinical voices: Mojca Nadles LL.M. ’15 on Asylum Representation in Texas

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A small group of three Harvard Law School students spent a week with the ProBar South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project in Harlingen, Texas, working with the office that assists adults in the Port Isabel Detention Center who are seeking asylum. Clinic student Mojca Nadles LL.M. ’15 shared her thoughts on the experience in a post for the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog.