Report finds wide disparities in punishment of students with disabilities by race

Report finds wide disparities in punishment of students with disabilities by race

A new report providing the first state-by-state estimate of lost instruction due to discipline for black and white students with disabilities finds dramatic disparities in suspensions by race. The study, called “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experience by Black Students with Disabilities,” was conducted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at HLS (CHHI) and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at The Civil Rights Project.

Gerald L. Neuman on “Human Rights in a Time of Populism”

Gerald L. Neuman on “Human Rights in a Time of Populism”

Earlier this week, Gerald L. Neuman, co-director of the Human Rights Program and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School, sat down to discuss HRP’s upcoming conference, “Human Rights in a Time of Populism,” with Natalie McCauley ’19.

Public lands ‘a priceless legacy’ for future

Public lands ‘a priceless legacy’ for future

John Leshy, former solicitor for the U.S. Interior Department, sought to set the record straight on public lands Wednesday at Harvard, disputing activists’ views opposing U.S. government ownership and reminding listeners that the divisiveness of the debate is what should concern users of those vast areas traditionally managed for public benefit and enjoyment.

The Holberg Prize names Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein as 2018 Laureate

The Holberg Prize names Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein as 2018 Laureate

The Holberg Prize—one of the largest international prizes awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law or theology—named U.S. legal scholar Cass Robert Sunstein as its 2018 Laureate. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University.

“If you stop there …”; Celebrating Guinier in the spirit she has inspired

“If you stop here …”; Celebrating Guinier in the Spirit She Has Inspired

An event at HLS in February honored the work of Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and Civil Rights Theorist Lani Guinier. Renowned for her books, including “The Tyranny of the Meritocracy,” Guinier joined the HLS faculty as Bennett Boskey Professor of Law in 1998.