HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

HIRC director Deborah Anker receives NGO Lawyer of the Year award

The founder and director of Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84 received the Federal Bar Association’s NGO Lawyer of the Year Joint Award on May 18. She was honored alongside Karen Musalo, director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at Hastings College of the Law.

A ‘Clean Slate’ for the future of labor law

A ‘Clean Slate’ for the future of labor law

In July, Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program began an ambitious effort to fix a broken system of labor laws. The program, with the overall title “Rebalancing Economic and Political Power: A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law,” began with a daylong seminar at Wasserstein Hall last month.

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.

Three students win Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Awards

Three students win Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Awards 1

Three Harvard Law School students, Edith Sangueza ’18, Tabitha Cohen ’18 and Annie Manhardt ’18, received the 2018 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award for exemplifying a pro bono public spirit and demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services in low-income communities.

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.

Margaret Kettles wins CLEA’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award

Margaret Kettles wins CLEA’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award

Margaret Kettles ’18 is the winner of the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association. An exemplary clinical student and advocate for public interest, Kettles served as the executive director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

Eric Gitari LL.M. ’18 on litigating a landmark LGBT case in Kenya: ‘It 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.

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.