Closing the information gap: Romney cites increasing polarization in U.S. and the risk it carries

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Mitt Romney ’75, former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, visiting Harvard Law School (HLS) for a QandA session hosted by Dean Martha Minow, encouraged a renewed civility in politics and society, emphasizing the difference one person can make through serving others.

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.

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, […]

ProPublica’s Richard Tofel ’83 surveys the evolving business model of underwriting investigative journalism in the digital era (video)

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Describing himself as a ‘recovering,’ though not yet ‘recovered,’ lawyer, Richard Tofel ’83, president of the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-profit news organization ProPublica, explored the challenges facing investigative journalism in the digital age at a talk he gave at Harvard Law School on April 3.

At Harvard, Madeline Albright discusses the power of personal relationships

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The value of a clear understanding of your country’s objectives and the power of personal relationships — along with the wisdom of not drinking too much lemonade — were among the insights former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared with an audience at Harvard Law School’s on April 2.

Supreme Court citing: Clinic students work on City of Los Angeles v. Patel

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Last week, the nine justices of the Supreme Court peppered Tom Goldstein, veteran of 35 oral arguments before the Court and a cofounder of SCOTUSblog, with nearly 75 questions in 30 minutes – questions he was able to answer with the help of seven Harvard Law students who spent their January term working around the clock to research, write and edit the entire respondents’ brief in City of Los Angeles v. Patel.

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, […]