Protecting rights in a global crisis

PFC leadership COVID-19 Q&A-2

In a Q&A, scholars at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School raise important legal and ethical questions about health care delivery and the enactment of extraordinary public health measures in response to the ongoing epidemic.

Animal Law & Policy Program files amicus brief in Supreme Court challenging border wall

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Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Program filed its first Supreme Court brief challenging the Trump administration’s waiver of laws regarding the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction. Ashley Maiolatesi ’20 recently corresponded with Harvard Law Today about what is at stake, the specific ramifications of these waivers, and her own personal connection to the project.

Overcoming obstacles to experiments in legal practice

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This month, Harvard Law Professors Jim Greiner and I. Glenn Cohen teamed up with bioethics scholar Holly Fernandez Lynch to author “Overcoming obstacles to experiments in legal practice,” in which the collaborators argue in favor of randomized studies in legal research over the common practice of relying on the expertise and judgment of individuals.

A Q&A on Harvard Law School’s response to coronavirus

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Harvard University and Harvard Law School will shift to remote teaching and learning on March 23 as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the community while continuing to educate its students. Matt Gruber, Harvard Law School dean for administration, discusses the “unprecedented move to deal with unprecedented circumstances.”