The plight of Roma


Taking a leaf out of the American Civil Rights Movement’s book, Roma rights activists undertook a legal battle in European courts to challenge the pervasive discrimination that has kept them living on the fringes of society. Roma right activists filed a complaint in 1999 before the European Court of Human Rights saying that Roma students […]

Yochai Benkler on whistleblowers, the news ecosystem and self-organizing in the commons

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler, who has written extensively on the “networked public sphere,” including his influential book “The Wealth of Networks,” recently spoke about his proposal for a defense of whistleblowers, his testimony in a trial of a well-known leaker of military documents, and a problem he calls a growing crisis in the country.

Agreeing to disagree: Supreme Court Justice Breyer says rulings are strong but discourse thoughtful


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer made a recent appearance at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” with HKS Professor David Gergen, and Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts and now a senior lecturer at HLS.

Growing from all branches of the Armed Forces: A look at this year’s military service members

HLS Veterans 2015 Anne Stark

Harvard students who have served in the various branches of the Armed Forces represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, but all have at least one thing in common: a profound dedication to serving the nation, under the most perilous of circumstances.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers Disabled American Veterans Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School

Ray Mabus-4

Delivering the 2015 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School on Oct. 22, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus ’75 told attendees that “one of my proudest moments as Secretary” was the reinstatement of the Reserve Officers Training Program on the Harvard campus in 2011.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy visits HLS

Justice Kennedy

During a conversation Thursday with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow at Wasserstein Hall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy LL.B. ’61 addressed a wide variety of topics, including the American criminal justice system, teaching law abroad, and his opinion on being described as the high court’s swing vote on major issues.