HLS in Congress

Midterm election update

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Harvard Law School graduates across the country won political victories in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the nation’s 2018 midterm elections.

A ’60s Experiment with a Ripple Effect

Celebrating the Community Legal Assistance Office

A ’60s Experiment with a Ripple Effect

During an event at Harvard Law School last year celebrating its 40 clinics and student practice organizations, Van Lanckton ’67 was delighted to hear about so many opportunities for students to work in the public interest today. But he also felt a sense of pride and nostalgia as he recalled the legal services experiment he and hundreds of other students had been part of more than 50 years earlier—at a time when clinical education did not exist at the school and change was in the air.

Tackling a Big Job

Megha Parekh ’09 is in charge of all legal matters for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars

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When she was a girl, Megha Parekh’s parents expected her to come home with all A’s on her report card. And she did. Her mother also wanted her to play the flute. And she did … pretty much the exact opposite, banging on a drum set while listening to Metallica. She has been meeting and defying expectations ever since.

A High Court Reunion

2007: A High Court Reunion

Noah Purcell ’07 and Adam Unikowsky ’07 first met in the fall of 2004 as 1L sectionmates. Fourteen years later, they met again as adversaries arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the years in between, they served together as Harvard Law Review editors and both went on to clerk on the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court before beginning their careers in Washington, D.C.

HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Winter ’19

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Alumni explorations, from the blockchain, to marriage counseling, to Guantanamo Bay

The Last Palace and the Next Battle

Norman Eisen ’91 tells the epic story of democracy’s long victory in Europe through a house’s history—and his mother’s life

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As the new U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman Eisen ’91 moved into one of Prague’s most beautiful homes. He soon heard fascinating tales about its previous residents: former ambassadors, a German general, and one of 1920s Czechoslovakia’s richest men. After his ambassadorship, Eisen turned to those stories to explore democracy’s epic battles with fascism and Communism.

A Conversation with Patti B. Saris ’76

A trailblazing career leads Saris to cutting-edge science and criminal justice reform

A Conversation with Patti B. Saris ’76

A trailblazing career leads Patti Saris '76 to cutting-edge science and criminal justice reform.

Empowered and Supported

HLSA President Dan Eaton ’89 wants to share the benefits of a remarkable experience

Empowered and Supported

HLSA President Dan Eaton ’89 wants to share the benefits of a remarkable experience.

A Pioneer’s Logic

Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 sets a historic precedent as a female justice on Japan’s Supreme Court

A Pioneer’s Logic

As soon as Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 joined the Supreme Court of Japan in January 2018, she made history and international headlines. The sixth female justice on Japan’s high court, Miyazaki announced she’d be the first to issue opinions under her maiden name—an option not available to female judges in Japan until 2017.