Last Lecture: Paul Butler urges HLS students to use their privilege to resist — and call out — injustice

Last Lecture: Paul Butler urges HLS students to use their privilege to resist–and call out–injustice

In a last lecture to the HLS Class of 2018, Visiting Professor Paul Butler ’86, author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men,” delivered a talk titled “A Litany for Survival” about how his personal and professional experiences informed his critique of the criminal legal process.

Human Rights in a Time of Populism (video)

Human Rights in a Time of Populism (video)

The global impact of populist movements was the topic of “Human Rights in a Time of Populism,” a two-day symposium held at Harvard Law School, where participants examined the challenges that current developments characterized as populist pose to the goals of the international human rights system.

Harvard project will use behavioral insights to improve health care decisions and delivery

Harvard Project Will Use Behavioral Insights to Improve Health Care Decisions and Delivery 

Harvard has announced the creation of a new, interdisciplinary project called the Behavioral Insights Health Project—a partnership between faculty members at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and other schools at Harvard that will explore how behavioral science and behavioral economics can help improve health outcomes for patients, and decisions made by doctors.

HIRC files amicus brief challenging U.S. Attorney General’s efforts to restrict gender asylum

The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program joined the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Human Rights First and Kids in Need of Defense in filing a brief of amicus curiae in the case Matter of A-B-, a case that originated in immigration court but that is now before review of the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.