Lesson from the Big Crash

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Steve Eisman ’88, an investor famed for predicting the 2008 financial crisis, spoke to HLS students in early March about why the economy crashed and whether the administration of President Donald Trump will undo the financial regulations enacted afterward.

Cardin at HLS: Russia poses bigger threat to global security than ISIS, China, North Korea

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When Sen. Ben Cardin (D.-MD.) spoke on foreign affairs at Harvard Law School this week, he began by identifying the greatest threat to global security in the world today: Russia, and, by extension, President Donald Trump’s cozy relationship with that country.

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau takes foreclosure fight to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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On the morning of Jan. 9, Dayne Lee ’17, a student practitioner with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, slipped into a suit after three sleepless nights leading up to his major argument before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in a case pitting federally controlled mortgage giant Fannie Mae against homeowner Elvitria Marroquin – a Lynn, Mass. homeowner who has been fighting foreclosure since 2008.

A case against the drug war

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In a recent appearance at HLS, Ayelet Waldman ’91 — a former criminal defense lawyer and federal public defender — discussed her book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life,” using it as a backdrop to delve into the social and racial dimensions of the war on drugs.

The promise and peril of emerging reproductive technologies

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Harvard Law School Professor Glenn Cohen co-authored an article for the journal Science Translational Medicine on the legal and ethical considerations regarding in vitro gametogenesis (IVG), a new, experimental technique that allows scientists to grow embryos in a lab by reprograming adult cells to become sperm and egg cells.

Harvard Law Review president on publishing Obama

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Harvard Law Review President Michael Zuckerman ’17 recently penned a reflection for Medium on the experience of publishing The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform, an article by President Barack Obama — the first Law Review article by a sitting president — and his personal take on law and criminal justice reform.

Berkman symposium focuses on transparency and freedom of information in the digital age

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This fall at a symposium presented by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, representatives from academia, government and civil liberties organizations came together to examine the present state of play with respect to government transparency and freedom of information.