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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

  • Evaluating the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights 2

    Evaluating the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights

    AI-based tools are increasingly being used by people and organizations in positions of authority to make important, often life-altering decisions. A new report from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society addresses this issue and weighs the positive and negative impacts of AI on human rights.Continue Reading »

  • Courts under political pressure

    Courts under political pressure

    Dieter Grimm LL.M. ’65, a noted scholar, academic and public intellectual, and former justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, returned to Harvard Law School on September 18 to speak on “Courts under Political Pressure.” Continue Reading »

  • Catharine MacKinnon

    HLS Library Book Talk: “Butterfly Politics”

    At a recent Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, Catharine A. MacKinnon, a pioneer of legal theory and practice and an activist for women’s rights, discussed her latest book "Butterfly Politics," in which she argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.Continue Reading »

  • Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

    Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

    A student delegation from the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) visited business, legal, and government leaders in London and Brussels, Belgium, in late August, as part of HALB’s second-annual International Trek. Continue Reading »

  • What do we really know about trade and labor?: A discussion in the shadow of NAFTA negotiations 1

    What do we really know about trade and labor?

    On August 31, Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program, in collaboration with the University of Reading, organized a workshop on the “Past and Future of Labor Provisions in the Context of Trade.”Continue Reading »

  • Big questions raised by big data 1

    Big questions raised by big data

    During the introduction to the book launch event for “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics,” one of the editors, Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, told a story about how powerful – and perhaps foreboding – big data can be.Continue Reading »

  • 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 »

  • Legal Services Center team

    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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