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Student Spotlight

'Questions are not to be feared'

After months of preparation, two teams of 3Ls faced off in the final round of the annual Ames Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law School in November. This year, in a historic first, an all-female team took home top honors.

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  • Protecting rights in a global crisis

    In a Q&A, scholars at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School raise important legal and ethical questions about health care delivery and the enactment of extraordinary public health measures in response to the ongoing epidemic.

  • United States Supreme Court in Washington DC

    Animal Law & Policy Program files amicus brief in Supreme Court challenging border wall

    Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program filed its first Supreme Court brief challenging the Trump administration’s waiver of laws regarding the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction. Ashley Maiolatesi ’20 recently corresponded with Harvard Law Today about what is at stake, the specific ramifications of these waivers, and her own personal connection to the project.

  • Overcoming obstacles to experiments in legal practice

    This month, Harvard Law Professors Jim Greiner and I. Glenn Cohen teamed up with bioethics scholar Holly Fernandez Lynch to author “Overcoming obstacles to experiments in legal practice,” in which the collaborators argue in favor of randomized studies in legal research over the common practice of relying on the expertise and judgment of individuals.

  • Feldman, Lazarus discuss where public health stops and individual liberties begin

    Noah Feldman and Richard Lazarus ’79 discuss public health and civil liberties in the time of COVID-19 on Feldman's Deep Background podcast.

  • Man sitting at a desk, bookshelves behind him.

    A Q&A on Harvard Law School’s response to coronavirus

    Harvard University and Harvard Law School will shift to remote teaching and learning on March 23 as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the community while continuing to educate its students. Matt Gruber, Harvard Law School dean for administration, discusses the “unprecedented move to deal with unprecedented circumstances.”

  • Panel discussing the 19th Amendment Centennial and The Equal Rights Amendment, L-R: Julie Suk, Jill Lepore, Michael Klarman.

    Experts trace the history of the Equal Rights Amendment

    To commemorate International Women’s Day, a team of experts met at Harvard Law School on March 9 to trace the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to date, and to argue for its importance going forward.

  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz addressing table of meeting attendees

    Human Rights Program hosts UN-expert consultation on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ practices

    The Harvard Law School Human Rights Program welcomed government officials, medical experts, legal scholars, and human rights activists from around the world to Cambridge on Feb. 28 for a global consultation on practices of so-called “conversion therapy” to which lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse persons are subjected around the world.

  • Alexa Richardson ’21

    Setting a legal standard for affirmative consent in childbirth

    Patients are often subjected to nonconsensual procedures and other mistreatment during the birthing process; Alexa Richardson, a student fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, is working to bring this situation to light.

  • Military fatigues and dog tags on an American Flag with a stethoscope to illustrate health care in the armed services.

    Veterans Legal Clinic report documents VA’s systemic denial of health care to veterans with ‘bad paper’ discharges

    A report published by HLS' Veterans Legal Clinic finds that inadequate training at VA puts more than 400,000 veterans at risk of being unlawfully turned away from treatment for service-related mental health conditions.

  • Mary Ann Glendon delivers the Scalia Lecture.

    Who needs foreign law?

    The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ’60 believed America had much to learn from laws adopted by nations abroad, according to Harvard Law School Professor Mary Ann Glendon. In an address titled “Who Needs Foreign Law?,” Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law, gave a clear, if somewhat surprising, answer: Scalia did.

  • Chol Soo Lee and his fight for freedom

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) welcomed the Honorable Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for a reenactment of a key trial that shaped Asian American history.

  • Kendra Albert

    Kendra Albert ’16 shares their Cyberlaw Clinic story

    Kendra Albert ’16, former student and current clinical instructor in Berkman Klein Center's Cyberlaw Clinic talks about their takeaways from that experience, their current work, and what they’re the proudest of in their time there.