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  • Perspectives on gene editing 1

    Perspectives on gene editing

    Harvard researchers—including HLS Professor and Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director Glenn Cohen—and others share their views on key issues in the field.

  • Veterans Legal Clinic Wins Court Case for Massachusetts Post-9/11 Combat Veterans

    Veterans Legal Clinic wins court case for Massachusetts post-9/11 combat veterans

    In a ruling issued on December 21, 2018, the Massachusetts Superior Court found in favor of three Massachusetts veterans represented by the Veterans Legal Clinic in their challenge to the state government’s denying them the Welcome Home Bonus, which these veterans earned by serving overseas in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Bebchuk’s Study of Index Funds Wins IRRC Institute Prize

    Bebchuk’s study of index funds wins IRRC Institute prize

    The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute awarded its 2018 investor research prize to "Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy," a study by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, co-authored with Scott Hirst LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’16, Research Director, Program on Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law.

  • Paving the way for self-driving cars 2

    Paving the way for self-driving cars

    Two Harvard efforts, including Professor Susan Crawford's Autonomous Vehicles and Local Government Lab, are helping cities and towns craft AV policies while the technology is still emerging.

  • In "Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present," Alford draws from Confucius and Contemporary China

    In “Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present,” Alford draws from Confucius and contemporary China

    Professor William Alford ’77 delivered a chair lecture on the occasion of his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.

  • 200 Years, Countless Stories: Paul Clement

    200 Years, Countless Stories: Paul Clement

    In the “Countless Stories” video series, Paul Clement ’92, a former United States Solicitor General and current partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, discusses his advocacy before the Supreme Court.

  • Harvard Defenders host the 7th annual Litman Symposium

    Harvard Defenders host 7th annual Litman Symposium

    On Nov. 15, Harvard Law School's Harvard Defenders hosted the 7th annual Litman Symposium. This year's event, titled "Defining Justice: Building a more equitable criminal legal system," featured a Q&A with keynote speakers Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Sarah Boyette ’10 and Simmi Kaur ’17, an attorney with the Bronx Defenders.

  • John Gibbons ’50 (1924- 2018)

    John Gibbons ’50 (1924-2018)

    John J. Gibbons ’50, a former federal judge who argued for rights for Guantánamo detainees and dedicated his five-decade career to protecting the rule of law in the United States, died Dec. 9. He was 94.

  • Gavel and wedding rings for divorce concept

    Too poor to divorce?

    A six-year-long study by Harvard Law School's Access to Justice Lab (A2J Lab) evaluated and analyzed the effectiveness of pro bono representation in divorce cases in Philadelphia County. The recently released study found that people who received legal representation were 87% more likely to achieve a divorce than people without it.