Harvard Law School Welcomes the Class of 2021!

Harvard Law School Welcomes the Class of 2021! 1

For more than two centuries, thousands of students have been shaped by — and have shaped — a great tradition of rigorous legal reasoning and analysis at Harvard Law School. The Class of 2021 joined that long tradition last week as they gathered in Cambridge with their fellow classmates for J.D. Orientation.

GALLERY: Welcome to HLS!

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Last week, Harvard Law School welcomed a new class of J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. students to campus. Orientation for new students included a welcome by HLS Dean John F. Manning ’85, section photos, a visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’86, and a lawn party on Holmes Field.

Experiential and Essential

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With 29 clinics in a wide range of fields of law and policy, Harvard Law School students can develop skills in an experiential program that constantly adapts to their interests, as well as to new approaches and areas of the law. Here are four accounts from students using that opportunity to address pressing legal and social issues.

Early Arrivals

Early Arrivals

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, Harvard Law School’s Graduate Program officially welcomed the LL.M. Class of 2019 — 188 students from 65 countries who will spend the upcoming academic year pursuing a Master of Laws degree — along with six students set to begin their studies for the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree.

The Political Solicitor General

Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC

With the Supreme Court divided ideologically along partisan lines for the first time in history, the Solicitor General—no matter the administration—has become more political. How did this post, long regarded as the keel keeping the government balanced, come to contribute to forceful tacks one way or the other, to the Court’s seeming indifference?

Extending access and quality: A conversation with Mary E. Klotman

Extending access and quality: A conversation with Mary E. Klotman

Mary E. Klotman M.D., dean of Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for health affairs, recently sat down with Professor David B. Wilkins, faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession, for a conversation on how medicine has changed over time, particularly with respect to the development of professional roles within it.

Kristi Jobson ’12 joins HLS as chief admissions officer

Kristi Jobson ’12 joins HLS as chief admissions officer

Kristi Jobson ’12 has been appointed Harvard Law School’s assistant dean for admissions and chief admissions officer. Jobson comes to HLS from Ropes & Gray, where she litigated shareholder actions and complex commercial disputes while maintaining an active pro bono practice, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

Wendy Jacobs, Harvard officials call on EPA to withdraw proposed ‘transparency’ rule

Wendy Jacobs, Harvard officials call on EPA to withdraw proposed ‘transparency’ rule

A letter drafted by HLS’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic Director Wendy Jacobs, and signed by nearly 100 hospital leaders and Harvard faculty, calls on the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed rule on scientific “transparency,” saying that the change would drastically limit the scientific and medical knowledge that underlie a host of EPA regulations that protect human health.