Shabecoff recognized with NALP Service Excellence Award

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The National Association of Law Placement’s Board of Directors recently recognized Alexa Shabecoff, assistant dean for public service at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School, with a Service Excellence Award for her ongoing commitment in developing resources for and sharing her knowledge with the NALP public interest community.

Jacqueline Berrien ’86, former EEOC chair: 1961- 2015

Jacqueline Berrien ’86, a leading civil rights lawyer and former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, died on Nov. 9, 2015. She was 53. Berrien, a native of the District of Columbia, led the EEOC during a four-year term, from 2010 to 2014. “She fought hard every day to make real our nation’s promise of […]

Remembering Jackie Berrien: Stephanie Moore ’85 recalls the civil rights attorney who was her lifelong friend

On November 9, 2015, the world lost a warrior for justice with the death of Jacqueline Ann Berrien. I lost a lifelong friend, confidante and sister. Jackie was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer Labor Day weekend. And although we knew that she faced an uphill battle, we could not have foreseen that the cancer would […]

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

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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

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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.