Recent Highlights

Read All »

  • Ames 2018 3

    Sotomayor presides over 106th annual Ames Moot Court finals

    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor was at Harvard Law School on Nov. 13 to hear finalists in the 2018 Ames Moot Court Competition.

  • A new Harvard Law building opens on Mass. Ave.

    A new Harvard Law building opens on Mass Ave

    Citing its future role in “innovation, deep learning, collegiality, and service,” Dean John F. Manning saluted the opening of the Harvard Law School’s newest building, at 1607 Massachusetts Avenue, on Monday evening.

  • HLS in Congress

    HLS in Congress

    Harvard Law School graduates across the country won political victories in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the nation’s 2018 midterm elections.

  • Algorithms and their unintended consequences for the poor 1

    Algorithms and their unintended consequences for the poor

    Virginia Eubanks recently joined the Berkman Klein Center for a discussion of her book, “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor,” and the impact algorithms can have on different segments of society.

  • From active duty to service through law: Military veterans at Harvard Law School

    From active duty to service through law: Military veterans at Harvard Law School

    The service and unique perspective of the veterans currently enrolled at Harvard Law School enrich the entire HLS community, elevating awareness about the legal and policy issues affecting veterans and the significance of law in contemporary warfare; three military veterans in this year’s entering class shared their experiences in the military and at HLS.

  • Reflections from the border

    Reflections from the border

    In August, students and faculty from the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program spent a week in Texas volunteering at the Karnes Detention Center, where they met with fathers and sons who had been forcibly separated from each other under President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. They offer their thoughts on this powerful and eye-opening experience.

  • Caselaw Access Project Launches API and Bulk Data Service

    Caselaw Access Project launches API and bulk data service

    The Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School Library announced the launch of its Caselaw Access Project API and bulk data service, which puts the full corpus of published U.S. case law online for anyone to access for free.

  • 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.

  • 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.