In Debate, Professors Offer Support, Caution on Affirmative Action

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Affirmative action remains contested terrain even among its proponents, as was evident in a debate between two Harvard Law School faculty members in the fall.

Getting to Wisdom

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Last spring, Erica Fox started the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative at HLS's Program on Negotiation to explore "what mindfulness and the great wisdom traditions have to teach us in the negotiation and dispute resolution field."

Spreading the Words

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Thanks to Josh Gottheimer '04, the greatest American civil rights speeches are together for the first time, demonstrating the injustices and progress of a growing nation and ultimately, he says, hope for its future.

Faculty Examine Supreme Court

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Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its 2003-2004 term, HLS faculty members evaluated the Court's recent decisions and forecast its upcoming cases.

When Sharing Is a Crime

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Imagine a world without copyrights on songs or movies. Instead, government tax revenue would compensate entertainers in proportion to how much consumers listened to or watched their products.

Stand for the Flag

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Because of two 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, physical desecration of the American flag is legal. Professor Richard Parker ' 70 supports a constitutional amendment that would change that.

Author of ‘One L’ Speaks on Death Penalty

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Best known for his mystery novels and a memoir about his first year at HLS, author Scott Turow ' 78 spoke on campus in mid-October about a weightier issue: the death penalty.

A Paperless Society

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Unbound, HLS's first online journal, opened up shop in cyberspace in the fall and plans to take advantage of what the neighborhood has to offer, like streaming video, discussion boards and links to related sites for legal activism.