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Alexandra Natapoff on how our massive misdemeanor system makes America more unequal

Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law at HLS, is an award-winning legal scholar and criminal justice expert who writes about criminal courts, public defense, plea bargaining, wrongful convictions, and race and inequality in the criminal system.

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  • Justice Stephen Breyer

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer cautions against ‘the peril of politics’

    At Harvard Law School’s annual Scalia lecture, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64 warned that changes to the nation’s highest court could erode public confidence in a trusted institution.

  • Four Graduate Program scholars, one hallway

    Alumni of the Harvard Law School Graduate Program are well known for traveling around the world to meet up with their fellow graduates. But all these four need to do is walk down the hall.

  • Aaron Mukerjee ’21, in his own words

    Aaron Mukerjee joined the Harvard Law School Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic to fight for voting rights for Asian Americans who have long been ignored and disenfranchised.

  • Grid of Zoom screen shots, eight middle school students and one Harvard Law student.

    Empowering middle schoolers worldwide

    Harvard Law student creates an extracurricular program to foster civic engagement and bridge social divides.

  • Dear Future Colleague team

    Dear Future Colleague sends a message to the lawyers of tomorrow

    Kamryn Sannicks, a first-generation college graduate, has begun the process of applying to law school three times. Twice, she gave up. Then she heard about Dear Future Colleague (DFC), a mentorship program started by Harvard Law School student Nancy Fairbank ’22 with other law student volunteers across the country.

  • NCAA headquarters

    Amateurism under scrutiny as the NCAA comes before the Supreme Court

    Is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violating antitrust law by limiting whether and how student-athletes can profit from their own labor, or are the organization’s long-established guardrails necessary to protect amateurism?

  • Fighting for equality at the ballot box

    Harvard Law students and alums are working to battle gerrymandering and other bars to voting access throughout the United States.

  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz

    An academic home for a global mandate

    At Harvard Law School, where UN Independent Expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz has spent the past two years as a visiting researcher with the Human Rights Program, he has undertaken another role: mentor.

  • UPS driver making a delivery

    Helping the financially vulnerable find stability

    Last year, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson and students in his FinTech class worked with a national nonprofit to help the United Parcel Service create an emergency savings program for 90,000 of its nonunion workers.

  • FDR SCOTUS editorial cartoon

    Is the Supreme Court broken?

    Is the Supreme Court in crisis, and if so, how can it be fixed? Three distinguished Court-watchers from across the ideological spectrum debated these questions at the Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, a recurring speaker series established last year thanks to a gift from the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.

  • A woman stands in front of microphones talking to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Charting the course on Latino civil rights

    Nina Perales has spent 25 years fortifying and advancing civil rights for Latinos, and this semester, is teaching a course at Harvard Law School about their ongoing struggle for equality in the United States.

65 Years, Countless Stories: Frederica Brenneman ’53

Frederica Brenneman ’53:  A trailblazer at HLS and in the field of juvenile justice

April 2, 2021

Frederica Brenneman ’53, a member of the first Harvard Law School class to include women, went on to a long career in the Connecticut judiciary focused on child welfare. She was the inspiration for the television show “Judging Amy.” Brenneman died March 15, 2021. Continue Reading

Mary Mullarkey ’68: The first woman to serve as Colorado Supreme Court chief justice

April 2, 2021

Mary Mullarkey ’68, the longest-serving justice in Colorado history who spent 23 years on the state’s highest court, including 12 years as its chief, and wrote hundreds of opinions, died March 31, 2021. She was 77. Continue Reading

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In Memoriam: Gustave M. Hauser ’53 (1929 – 2021)

February 22, 2021

Gustave Hauser ’53, a cable television pioneer and a dedicated supporter with his wife Rita Hauser ’58 of Harvard Law School, died on February 14. He was 91. Continue Reading