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.

Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology (video)

Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability Michael Ashley Stein ’88 tackled the global issue of equal access to information in his book “Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology,” co-edited by Jonathan Lazar, professor of Computer and Information Sciences and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Systems at Towson University.

Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 wants to help vulnerable communities—starting at home in Puerto Rico

Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 wants to help vulnerable communities—starting at home in Puerto Rico 1

After Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico in 2017, Puerto Rican native Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 felt “completely overwhelmed.” Within days, however, she raised $40,000 for relief efforts, collected truckloads of emergency goods, and helped plan the school’s response to the disaster.

Cravath Fellows pursue law projects around the world

Cravath Fellows pursue law projects around the world

In 2018, ten Harvard Law School students were selected as Cravath International Fellows. During Winter Term, they traveled to nine countries to pursue clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Here, four of them describe their experiences.

Petrie-Flom Center launches Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL)

Petrie-Flom Center launches Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL)

On Jan. 23, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen launched a new collaboration, the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL).