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.

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

Just Food? Conference

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.

Students premiere original documentaries at 2015 Harvard Law docfestival

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This Saturday, April 11, the Harvard Law Documentary Studio will host its 4th annual docfestival, a celebration of student-produced films exploring social and policy issues. The event, which will take place at the Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, will feature four original short documentaries created by students from Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, […]

50 years of privacy since Griswold: Gertner, Suk and Tribe discuss landmark case

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Fifty years after the Supreme Court kicked off its line of “right to privacy” cases with Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared unconstitutional a state statute prohibiting couples from using contraceptives, a panel of three Harvard Law professors met to discuss the impact and legacy of the landmark case.

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation wins health insurance pricing changes

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While the health care rights of low-income individuals living with chronic illnesses are under attack by interests seeking to undermine the Affordable Care Act, advocacy by Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) has directly led to one health insurance provider making a significant change to protect its patients.

Focus on food: Twenty-two faculty deliver lightning lectures on research, realities involving what we eat

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The Food+ Research Symposium, which was hosted by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Harvard Kennedy School Sustainable Science Program, and the Harvard Center for the Environment, brought together 22 faculty speakers from eight Schools last Friday to deliver seven-minute presentations on the nexus of food, agriculture, environment, health, and society.

An opening for measles: anti-vaccination trend a growing concern

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The numbers paint a telling picture. In the United States of the 1950s there were between 3 million and 4 million annual cases of measles, a highly infectious virus that causes severe flu-like symptoms and a spreading red rash. Roughly 48,000 of those infected each year were hospitalized, and 400 to 500 died. By 2000, […]

Harvard convenes international meeting on clinical trial recruitment

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The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center convened an international panel of experts at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland for a workshop entitled “Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,” on Jan. 19-21.