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HLS Bulletin: Summer 2021 Issue

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    Supreme Court preview: Ramirez v. Collier

    Josh McDaniel, director of Harvard’s Religious Freedom Clinic, explains the Supreme Court's upcoming Free Exercise case — and how his clinic is involved.

  • Emily Broad Leib

    The food waste problem

    According to Emily Broad Leib, founder and director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), inconsistent labeling is just one of many ways the United States spurns simple rules that can greatly reduce food waste.

  • Animal Law & Policy Clinic assists in a victory for the Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary

    The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary, represented by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, scored a victory this week when a judge ruled that a lawsuit filed against the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will move forward.

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    The obstacles to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs are political, not legal, say experts

    The new Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation (POPLAR) at Harvard Law School recently convened a conference on the future of psychedelics law and regulation.

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    Is it time to swipe left on social media?

    Leaked revelations about Instagram’s impact on teens have united Republicans and Democrats in considering legal reforms, say Harvard Law School scholars.

  • Power to the people

    In “Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism,” co-authors Mark Tushnet and Bojan Bugarič argue that populism is neither inherently conservative nor necessarily inconsistent with constitutional democracy.

  • Laurence Tribe sees legal problems for Trump in Senate report

    Laurence Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus, recently spoke to the Harvard Gazette about findings in a recent Senate Judiciary Committee report that former president Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election.

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    ‘A huge crisis that we’ve never experienced before’

    Harvard Law Today recently spoke with Harvard Law School Professor Howell E. Jackson about what could happen if the United States defaulted on its debts for the first time in history.

  • James E. Bowers ’70 honored with 2021 Harvard Alumni Association Award

    James E. Bowers ’70 is one of six recipients of the 2021 Harvard Alumni Association Award, given each year to alumni who demonstrate exceptional service to Harvard University through leadership and engagement activities.

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    HLS unleashed

    Pandemic pets? New students in the Animal Law & Policy Clinic? We're not sure, but they're fun to have around.

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    In the Situation Room

    Professor David B. Wilkins, faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School, recently sat down with Jeh Charles Johnson, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP who served as the secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017 during the Obama Administration.

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In Memoriam: Robert B. Haas ’72: 1947-2021

October 12, 2021

Robert “Bobby” Haas ’72, a lawyer who made his fortune in private equity, became an aerial photographer for National Geographic, capturing the beauty of the world from above, and a motorcycle aficionado, exploring new pathways below. Continue Reading

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Remembering Naomi Ronen: 1937-2021

September 21, 2021

When she retired in 2006, a plaque was put up in the library in Naomi Ronen’s honor. It hangs by the reference area today, a rare tribute, memorializing someone former colleagues and patrons remember as exceptional. Continue Reading

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.” Continue Reading