JET-Powered Learning

1L Experiential Learning

Through a sweeping array of new, innovative, hands-on courses, Harvard Law School’s new January Experiential Term (JET) gives 1L students a chance, early in their time on campus, to learn by doing, to work in teams, and to explore—or discover—what inspires their passion in the law.

Leading a Movement

Leading a Movement

In the wake of Celebration 65, a commemoration of the 65th anniversary of HLS’s first class with female students, five participants—a former head of state and other successful alumnae in law, government, politics and business—share what they’ve learned about women’s leadership challenges, and how to bring change to their industries, the nation, and the world.

What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.

When Harvard Went Modern

When Harvard Went Modern

Following World War II, American universities faced a crucial housing shortage, as veterans returned to their studies. In 1948, Harvard Law Dean Erwin Griswold turned to Walter Gropius, German architect and founder of the Bauhaus school, commissioning him to create the first Harvard graduate residence center, radically expanding what many saw as the Harvard style.