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

lawreview-1990-91

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.

Henry Steiner: Eyeing the World

Kids having fun in village west of  Hanoi, Vietnam

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’

helenaalviargarcia-001-5

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.

Diversity and U.S. Legal History

2016_09_07_joesinger_indian_mstewart027_web

During the fall 2016 semester, a group of leading scholars came together at Harvard Law School for the lecture series, “Diversity and US Legal History,” which was sponsored by Dean Martha Minow and organized by Professor Mark Tushnet, who also designed a reading group to complement the lectures.

Human Rights Clinic releases report on Syrian refugees and documentation of legal status

securing-status-cover

Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic has released a new report, “Securing Status: Syrian refugees and the documentation of legal status, identity, and family relationships in Jordan,” that details the challenges Syrian refugees living outside refugee camps encounter obtaining official documents from the Government of Jordan.

Hard time gets a hard look

111416_Justice_037.JPG

This fall, Harvard Law School lecturer Nancy Gertner, Harvard sociologist Bruce Western and Vincent Schiraldi, senior research fellow and director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, are teaching a new Harvard course that will help students become part of the effort to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.

Another ‘Angry Granny’ on Climate Justice

2016_10_20_Climate Changes Displacement conference.

In a recent conversation at HLS with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N. special envoy on El Niño and climate change, told the story of how she came to be an “Angry Granny” on the topic of climate change, starting with her discussions with people in the most deeply affected communities.