Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s influence on Harvard Law School runs deep. On Thursday, September 24, a star team of Harvard deans and HLS professors remembered Ginsburg as a teacher, boss, colleague, inspiration and friend.
With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harvard Law School affiliates share remembrances and testaments to her transformative presence on the Court.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-58, whose lifelong fight for equal rights helped pave the way for women to take on high-profile roles in business, government, the military, and the Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18. She was 87.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, a team of experts met at Harvard Law School on March 9 to trace the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to date, and to argue for its importance going forward.
In commemoration of Constitution Day, Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman, an expert on constitutional law and constitutional history, delivered a talk titled “The Framers and the Making of the Constitution.”
Particular moments in history and strategic breaks with unwritten rules have helped many U.S. presidents expand their powers incrementally, leading some to wonder how wide-ranging presidential powers can be.
For his ‘last lecture’ to graduating J.D.s and LL.M.s, Professor Michael Klarman invoked two inspiring figures in legal history: Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.
To gain a better understanding of some of the issues increasingly in play in today’s political climate, the Gazette interviewed Mark Tushnet, Michael Klarman, Steven Levitsky, and Steven Jarding–Harvard faculty members who have expertise in constitutional law and legal history, democratic and authoritarian governments, and American politics.
This year marks the fifth that Harvard has been a host of the summertime program known as the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp intended to help provide members of the armed forces or those recently discharged with the skills and confidence to transition to top-tier colleges.