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The latest word from Harvard Law faculty, alums, fellows and other affiliated authorities.

Beto O’Rourke, the Reaganesque Anti-Trump

An op-ed by Cass Sunstein. In the U.S., voters are often drawn to candidates who seem to be the opposite of the incumbent president — the anti-Obama, the anti-Bush, the anti-Clinton. Beto O’Rourke, now running for the Senate in Texas against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, is the anti-Trump.Continue Reading at Bloomberg »

Rosenstein Must Go, So Mueller Can Stay

An op-ed by Noah Feldman. The revelation on Friday that the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, considered wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump and discussed trying to get the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him is more than merely astonishing. It has consequences.Continue Reading at Bloomberg »

Why We Need an F.B.I. Investigation

An op-ed by Nancy Gertner. Without the context that the findings of an F.B.I. investigation could provide, the Senate hearing planned for Monday pitting Brett Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, runs the risk of being seen as little more than Kabuki theater, or, more pointedly, a gesture of appeasement to the #MeToo movement. In other words, we gave her a hearing, now we’re ready to vote.Continue Reading at New York Times »

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Recent Highlights

  • 65 Years, Countless Stories: Frederica Brenneman ’53

    65 Years, Countless Stories: Frederica Brenneman ’53

    Sixty-five years ago, Frederica Brenneman ’53 graduated from Harvard Law School as member of the first HLS class to admit women. A retired Connecticut Superior Court judge, Brenneman was the second woman appointed to the bench in Connecticut history. In this segment, she shares her HLS experience and discusses her career as a juvenile court judge.Continue Reading »

  • The politics of Facebook and what to do about it

    The politics of Facebook and what to do about it

    While the data firm Cambridge Analytica and questions of data privacy propelled Facebook into the headlines in recent months, Facebook has been under the critical eye of media scholars for years. “The sad conclusion to my book is that the problem with Facebook is Facebook,” declared Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and […]Continue Reading »

  • Legal Services Center Team at Stand Down 2018

    Legal Services Center reaches out to homeless veterans at Stand Down 2018

    A team of volunteers from Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center recently partnered with Veterans Legal Services to provide legal advice to homeless or at risk veterans at Veterans Stand Down 2018, a one-day event that brings service providers and veterans together allowing veterans to access services ranging from employment assistance to legal support to medical care.Continue Reading »

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    Matters of life or death

    Led by Carol Steiker, the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program, the Capital Punishment Clinic at Harvard Law School tests the complex body of constitutional law that regulates the death penalty and its troubled history. Continue Reading »

  • HPOD marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics

    HPOD marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics

    On Sept. 17, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics with Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics International Board Chairman. Continue Reading »

  • 65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

    65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

    Former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch ’84, the first African-American woman attorney general, shares her HLS experience and discusses her career as the country’s chief law enforcement officer. Lynch will be one of hundreds of Harvard Law alumnae gathered on campus on Sept 14-15 to commemorate Celebration 65. Continue Reading »

  • Advice to 1Ls from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’86 1

    Advice to new HLS students from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’86

    At Harvard Law School on Aug. 27, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan ’86 sat down for a conversation with John Manning ’85, dean and Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.Continue Reading »

  • 65 Years, Countless Stories: Michelle Wu ’12

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    This September, Harvard Law School will commemorate 65 years since women first graduated from Harvard Law School. In this “Countless Stories” video series, Boston City Counselor Michelle Wu ’12 discusses her advocacy for inclusion, innovation, and transparency in city government.Continue Reading »

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    Experiential and Essential

    With 29 clinics in a wide range of fields of law and policy, Harvard Law School students can develop skills in an experiential program that constantly adapts to their interests, as well as to new approaches and areas of the law. Here are four accounts from students using that opportunity to address pressing legal and social issues.Continue Reading »

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    Operationalizing innovation in legal organizations

    On Google’s main campus in Mountain View, Calif., Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession convened more than 80 innovation leaders from around the world—half from law firms and half from in-house legal departments—in June, for a series of in-depth workshops around how their organizations operationalize innovation.Continue Reading »

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