Tomiko Brown-Nagin on Constance Baker Motley and the ‘American experience’

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On being appointed the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Tomiko Brown-Nagin delivered a lecture titled, “On Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley and Social Activism in the American Century,” which focused on 20th century social reform through the life of the Motley, a civil rights advocate who became the first female African American federal judge in 1966.

Bob Bordone encourages students to settle for nothing less than the ‘Best. Job. Ever.’

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As the final speaker in this year’s “Last Lecture” Series was Bob Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal clinical professor of law and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, who spoke about a how simple Facebook status update from 2013 led him to consider the elements of a successful career today.

The David Grossman Memorial Lecture: Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together

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The David Grossman Memorial Lecture, entitled “Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together,” was held at HLS on April 5. Grossman ’88, who died last July, was a lawyer and teacher dedicated to serving the poor, and he was Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for close to a decade.

Leading experts discuss why the time is right to transform advanced care

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The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a non-profit organization with a vision of improving advanced illness care for all Americans, and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School co-hosted the inaugural event for their new collaboration: The Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s hopes for the Class of 2016

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“So at last we meet,” actor, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker said to the Harvard Law School Class of 2016 during Class Day ceremony. She confessed that this year’s graduating class has been on her mind a lot these past months, “a distraction and a beautiful burden.

Angle on Degrees: Commencement 2016

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On May 26, from sunup to sundown, Harvard Law School celebrated its new group of graduates on Holmes Field, in front of Langdell Library. Here is a snapshot–several, to be precise–capturing the ebb and flow of ten hours of nonstop activity, celebration and accomplishment, as only a bird (or a well-placed GoPro) can.