For politics, a ray of hope

At a time when American politics are beset by deep divisions and regular paralysis, five U.S. senators–Tim Kaine, Jack Reed, Mark Warner, Tom Cotton, and Elizabeth Warren–told a Harvard Law School audience Friday that there is real reason for concern, yet some hope for their institution and the country.

Trade Pluses and Pitfalls

Of all the issues engendering voter passion in the 2016 U.S. presidential race—immigration, terrorism, Supreme Court appointments—perhaps none has been more surprising than global trade, especially the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The women who questioned Wall Street: Sheila Bair, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Mary Schapiro on holding financial industries accountable

After their warnings about excesses and corrupt practices on Wall Street went unheeded but proved accurate, former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, former SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, formerly a bankruptcy professor at Harvard Law School, set about trying to institute meaningful financial reforms from inside federal agencies and through politics.

Dean Minow: ‘We’re all sisters in law’

For Celebration 60, over 600 alumnae reunite A year after Christopher Columbus Langdell assumed the deanship of Harvard Law School in 1870 with the promise of making the school competitive and meritocratic, the first woman applied for admission. Helen Sawyer, a 27-year-old New Hampshire resident, wrote: “I trust that under the present liberal tone of […]

Massachusetts sends Warren to U.S. Senate

Harvard Law School Professor and Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren—bankruptcy expert, Wall Street reformer and consumer watch dog—has won a hard-fought race for the U.S. Senate against her Republican opponent, incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.

Alumni fare well in elections

Harvard Law School graduates across the country won political victories in the 2012 elections. In addition to a victory by President Barack Obama ’91in a close race with Republican candidate Mitt Romney J.D./M.B.A ‘75.  A Harvard Law School Professor and two HLS alumni won seats in the Senate, and 15 alumni are going to the House.