The view from inside Facebook

The view from inside Facebook

Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, joined Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain for a wide-ranging conversation hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, about the social media giant’s policies and its evolution–including some tough questions from audience members on the company’s recent headline-making controversies.

Two named to assistant deanships at HLS

Two named to assistant deanships at HLS

This fall, Harvard Law School has announced two senior administrative appointments: Mark C. Jefferson was appointed assistant dean for Community Engagement and Equity at Harvard Law School, and Adam Sherman has joined Harvard Law School as the assistant dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, overseeing the HLS Office of Academic Affairs.

2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium brings together practitioners and innovators

2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium brings together practitioners and innovators 1

In November, practitioners, technologists and innovators from across the legal spectrum came together for a series of discussions on the impact of ever-changing modern technologies on today’s practice of law. The 2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium, held Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, was hosted by the Harvard Association of Law and Business, in collaboration with the […]

Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

Back to Myanmar with fresh insights

When Myanmar’s military junta tightened its grip in the late ’80s to quash a nationwide democracy movement, Yee Htun fled the brutal crackdown on dissent along with her mother, a doctor turned human rights activist, and three siblings. After five years in a refugee camp in Thailand, they immigrated to Canada as government-sponsored refugees, unsure of when they might return home.

Learning while leading at Harvard Law Review

Learning while leading at Harvard Law Review

On a March evening, Michael Thomas Jr. gave a tour of Gannett House to his dad and two brothers, who were visiting to see where Barack Obama first made headlines as the first black leader of the Harvard Law Review. But they were also there to celebrate Thomas, who had recently been elected the journal’s third African-American president.

25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 recently won the 2018 Bracken Bower Prize from the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company for the best book proposal about emerging businesses from someone 35 or under. Hanna’s book proposal, “25 Million Sparks”, aims to celebrate refugee entrepreneurs.

Order of the Rising Sun awarded to Professor Mark Ramseyer

Order of the Rising Sun awarded to Professor Mark Ramseyer

J. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at the Harvard Law School, has been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese government. One of the oldest and highest national decorations, this award recognizes his extensive contributions to the development of Japanese studies in the U.S.

David Harris receives 2018 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

David Harris receives 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

In October, David J. Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, received the Massachusetts Governor’s Award in the Humanities. Harris was one of four leaders recognized for their “public actions, grounded in an appreciation of the humanities, to enhance civic life in the Commonwealth.”

Bryce Burgwyn ’21: from Guam to home

Bryce Burgwyn ’21: from Guam to home

Bryce Burgwyn ’21 had one firm conviction at the beginning of her college search—she would not follow her older sister to the Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Of course, that was before she went to the USCGA campus for a weeklong visit with her sibling.