May it please the Court: The Ames experience today and through the years

Everything old is Moot again: Looking back on The Ames Moot Court Competition

In honor of the Harvard Law School bicentennial, and in celebration of the long tradition of the Ames Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law School, here is a look back on Ames featuring historical footage and photographs spanning the competition’s more than 100-year history.

From Watergate to Russian election hacking, former special prosecutors reflect on the role of independent counsels

From Watergate to Russian election hacking, former special prosecutors reflect on the role of independent counsels

As part of Harvard Law School’s bicentennial summit, a panel, “Special Prosecutors and Independent Counsels: Investigating the White House and the President of the United States,” gathered six Harvard alumni and faculty members who’ve been involved with nearly every high-profile investigation, from Watergate to Whitewater, to the leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity.

The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

The evolution of American environmental law from Nixon to Trump

“The Remarkable Evolution of American Environmental Law from Nixon to Trump and Beyond” panel during Harvard Law School’s bicentennial summit focused on the uncertain future of the Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration. Panelists A. James Barnes ’67, Richard J. Lazarus ‘79, William Reilly ’65 and Gina McCarthy looked at the EPA’s distinguished history.

HLS in the World: Harvard Law School’s Bicentennial Summit

HLS in the World bicentennial summit

HLS in the World, held Oct. 26-27, featured an extraordinary gathering of leaders: Lawyers, legislators, governors, judges, public interest leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, journalists, and others from the United States and abroad, who joined together to share ideas, debate and deliberate in dozens of panel discussions and open fora.

The challenge of counseling the commander in chief

The challenge of counseling the Commander-in-Chief 1

A discussion about “The Office of Legal Counsel and the Challenge of Legal Advice to the President” shed light on the often-mysterious workings of the OLC—the body discussants David Barron ’94 and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith served on, during Barack Obama’s first term, and, in George W. Bush’s second, respectively.

Loretta Lynch and Annette Gordon-Reed: A conversation

Loretta Lynch and Annette Gordon-Reed

As part of Harvard Law School’s bicentennial summit, former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch ’84 and Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School Annette Gordon-Reed ’84 looked back on their time together at Harvard Law School and discussed their subsequent careers.