Tomiko Brown-Nagin on the Civil Rights lawyer who paved the path

Tomiko Brown-Nagin on the Civil Rights lawyer who paved the path

On the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Harvard Gazette sat down with Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and faculty director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, to discuss Houston’s role and influence in the Civil Rights Movement.

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.

Eric Gitari LL.M. ’18 on litigating a landmark LGBT case in Kenya: ‘This case has given people confidence to see what’s possible’

Eric Gitari LL.M. ’18 on litigating a landmark LGBT case in Kenya: ‘This case has given people confidence to see what’s possible’

After a landmark victory for gay rights in Kenya, Eric Mawira Gitari will continue to work for legal reform in Africa, both with his NGO, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and with the help of an academic fellowship that will allow him to focus on the transformation of his country’s constitution.

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.

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. 

Professor Intisar Rabb, HLS alums awarded Trailblazer Awards by Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

Professor Intisar Rabb, HLS alums awarded Trailblazer Awards by Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association 5

In March, Harvard Law School Professor Intisar Rabb, director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS, was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA), an award that recognizes “leaders who have enriched the legal profession and created career pathways for black lawyers.”