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'Questions are not to be feared'

After months of preparation, two teams of 3Ls faced off in the final round of the annual Ames Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law School in November. This year, in a historic first, an all-female team took home top honors.


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  • Illustration of a dove on top of a gavel holding a vine

    Letting Go

    "Ours is an unforgiving age, an age of resentment," writes Martha Minow in "When Should Law Forgive?," a compassionate yet clear-eyed reexamination of law’s basic aims.

  • Nasredeen Abdulbari sworn in as Sudan's Minister of Justice

    Pursuing justice, freedom and peace

    Nasredeen Abdulbari LL.M. ’08 discusses the significant role he has now undertaken as Sudan's Minister of Justice. In September, he was sworn in as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Sudan’s new Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok.

  • The Snow-cratic Method

    Winter through the years at Harvard Law School, from frosted branches to student skaters to that cold air crunch and the fresh coat of crystal: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  • Two students smiling.

    Students showcase films on tort law and justice

    A night of glamour at HLS to celebrate student films on tort law and justice.

  • Nancy Pelosi stands holding the gavel during impeachment vote against President Trump.

    Minow, Gordon-Reed probe what impeachment means and where it leads

    To gain a better understanding of the issues in play following the House impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Harvard Gazette asked faculty and affiliates in history, law, politics, government, psychology, and media to offer their thoughts.

  • Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices

    What happens if bad actors deliberately falsify and submit court documents requesting the removal of content? Research using the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society’s Lumen database shows the problem is larger than previously understood.

  • Portrait of Martha Minow.

    Martha Minow on the power of forgiveness

    The Harvard Gazette recently sat down with Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and former dean of Harvard Law School, to talk about her book new book, "When Should Law Forgive?," and why she thinks forgiveness could make the law more just.

  • Glenn Cohen with Chris Bavitz at Petrie-Flom Center General Counsel Roundtable

    Health care general counsels explore pressing health policy and legal issues at Harvard Law School

    The General Counsels Roundtable helps influential health law attorneys stay on top of or even ahead of changes in health law and policy. The roundtable connects GC to experts at HLS and the broader university, while also strengthening ties between faculty and legal practice.

  • On the Bookshelf: HLS Library Book Talks, Spring 2018 2

    On the Bookshelf: HLS Authors

    This fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health and fidelity in constitutional practice.

  • Mail priorities: Madelyn Petersen ’19 works to keep communities connected in rural Iowa

    As a member of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, Madelyn Petersen '19 and several other students traveled to northwest Iowa to study how the federal government’s plan to potentially privatize the U.S. Postal Service might affect the small, largely rural communities there.

  • Video: Feldman testifies on the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment

    On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, testified before the House Judiciary Committee at a public hearing on the constitutional grounds for impeaching the president.