From law and forgiveness to politics and the integrity of the Supreme Court to an insider’s view on foreign policy, HLS faculty tackle big issues with scholarship, candor, and compassion
How have U.S. presidents found ways to expand their powers to achieve their goals?
Bringing slavery's legacy to light
Celebrating Harvard Law School’s clinics and Students Practice Organizations
Commemorating the Bicentennial of Harvard Law School
They don’t all want to be immigration lawyers, but this year, hundreds of Harvard Law School students have made immigrant rights their business.
On Jan. 12, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the strict and sometimes unforgiving sentencing guidelines that have tied the hands of federal judges for nearly 20 years would no longer bind them. Continue Reading
Brandon Moon was a 25-year-old college student at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1988 when he was convicted of rape and sentenced to 75 years in prison. Last December, after 16 years behind bars, he was released following conclusive DNA testing that proved his innocence. Continue Reading
After her people were slaughtered by neighbors, Geraldine Umugwaneza LL.M. ’05 knows that forgiveness is elusive, but she is determined to help Rwanda move forward. Continue Reading
Can a veteran prosecutor whip the Department of Homeland Security into shape? Michael Chertoff ’78 has already started. Continue Reading
Drug use is down over the last 25 years, but a half million Americans are in prison for drug offenses. How should success be measured? Continue Reading
Professor Heather Gerken says it can.
A sampling from this year's crop of 3L papers.