Robert Anderson, the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, discusses the latest Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, a landmark for Native American rights that resolves decades’ worth of legal argument.
In a July 2019 Q&A, David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, discussed the annual public reading of Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, virtual this year for the first time in its 12-year history.
In a 6-3 vote, the Court ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act forbids job discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Alexander Chen ’15, founder of HLS’ LBGTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, discusses the significance of the landmark decision.
In light of the events that have roiled the nation in recent weeks, scholars across Harvard Law School have been sharing their perspectives on systemic racial discrimination, the unequal administration of justice in the United States, and use of executive authority in time of national crisis.
As this school year draws to a close, the HLS community takes time to honor the Class of 2020, a remarkable group of students who quickly adapted in the face of unanticipated disruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 Last Lecture Series is an HLS tradition where selected faculty members impart insight, advice, and final words of wisdom to the graduating class. Speakers this year included Dehlia Umunna, Daphna Renan, Ruth Okediji, and Naz Modirzadeh.
In late April, a federal appeals court handed an unprecedented win to schoolchildren, becoming the first appellate federal court in American history to conclude that children have a fundamental right to a minimum education that provides basic literacy.