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  • Judges and their toughest cases

    Judges and their toughest cases

    “Tough Cases,” a new book in which 13 trial judges from criminal, civil, probate, and family courts write candid and poignant firsthand accounts of the trials they can’t forget, was the subject of a lively discussion at a panel sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library, which drew a packed house at Wasserstein Hall in October.

  • Christianity and the Common Good

    Christianity and the Common Good

    A panel of legal and theological authorities recently gathered at Harvard Law School to discuss “Christianity and the Common Good” at a conference presented by Harvard with the Thomistic Institute, an organization that aims to promote intellectual Christian thought at universities. Conference guests included Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch ’91, who delivered the keynote.

  • Lee Gelernt: A fierce advocate reuniting separated families

    Lee Gelernt: A fierce advocate reuniting separated families

    On Oct. 22, Lee Gelernt, the ACLU lawyer who spearheaded a national class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy on immigrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, spoke to HLS staff and students about the litigation’s claims and the ongoing efforts to reunite families.

  • Mark Wu appointed professor of law

    Mark Wu promoted to professor of law

    Mark Wu, a leading expert on international trade and international economic law, was promoted to full professor, effective July 1. He was named the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law.

  • Clinical Professor Esme Caramello honored as one of the 2018 Top Women of Law

    Clinical Professor Esme Caramello Named Top Woman of Law

    At an award ceremony on Oct. 18, Clinical Professor Esme Caramello ’99, faculty director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, was honored as one of the 2018 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

  • $7.5 Million Gift from the Debra and Leon Black Family Foundation to Support Student Fellowship Program for U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

    $7.5 million Black Family Foundation gift to support veterans and active duty military fellowships

    U.S. veterans and active duty military members who want to pursue graduate studies at Harvard will now have even more support thanks to a new graduate studies fellowship announced today by the Harvard Kennedy School.

  • A new look into the media ecosystem of the 2016 Presidential Election 1

    ‘Network Propaganda’ takes a closer look at media and American politics

    A new book from researchers at the Berkman Klein Center, with its origins in a 3-year study of the media ecosystem surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election, disrupts the traditional narrative—invoking "fake news,” Russian interference, data breaches and social media—around what contributed to the divisive outcome.

  • Harvard’s sacred spaces

    Harvard’s sacred spaces

    A new space at HLS is one of several on campus offering students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to engage in meditation and prayer. Also new at Winthrop House is the Tufnell Park Meditation Room, which reflects Faculty Deans Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson’s commitment to students finding agency for self-care.

  • Chayes Fellows circle the globe

    Chayes Fellows circle the globe

    This year, 13 Harvard Law School students were selected as Chayes International Public Service Fellows, part of a program honoring HLS Professor Abram Chayes ’49 that provides students with the opportunity to spend eight weeks during the summer working with governmental or non-governmental organizations concerned with issues international in scope or relevant to countries in transition.