When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the global economy to a near halt in March 2020, lawyers — like everyone else — wondered how the crisis would affect not only their health and personal lives but also their work lives.
“How could you hold your politicians accountable if they are making it harder for you to vote?” This is among the questions addressed by election law, says Guy-Uriel Charles, questions that are “core to any modern democracy.”
A report issued in April by the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery details Harvard University’s many ties to slavery and the long history of discrimination against Black people by the university long after slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment.
Larry Schwartztol, White House lawyer focused on voting rights and democracy reform, has been named a professor of practice. He will serve as the faculty director of the Democracy and the Rule of Law Clinic.