In a ruling issued on December 21, 2018, the Massachusetts Superior Court found in favor of three Massachusetts veterans represented by the Veterans Legal Clinic in their challenge to the state government’s denying them the Welcome Home Bonus, which these veterans earned by serving overseas in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute awarded its 2018 investor research prize to “Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy,” a study by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, co-authored with Scott Hirst LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’16, Research Director, Program on Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law.
On Nov. 15, Harvard Law School’s Harvard Defenders hosted the 7th annual Litman Symposium. This year’s event, titled “Defining Justice: Building a more equitable criminal legal system,” featured a Q&A with keynote speakers Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Sarah Boyette ’10 and Simmi Kaur ’17, an attorney with the Bronx Defenders.
A six-year-long study by Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab (A2J Lab) evaluated and analyzed the effectiveness of pro bono representation in divorce cases in Philadelphia County. The recently released study found that people who received legal representation were 87% more likely to achieve a divorce than people without it.