At UN briefing, Modirzadeh urges safeguarding humanitarian action

Modirzadeh urges UN Security Council to implement protections for humanitarian action

Professor of Practice Naz Modirzadeh ’02, founding director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC), spoke before the United Nations Security Council in New York City on April 1 on safeguarding humanitarian assistance in counterterrorism contexts.

JET-Powered Learning

1L Experiential Learning

Through a sweeping array of new, innovative, hands-on courses, Harvard Law School’s new January Experiential Term (JET) gives 1L students a chance, early in their time on campus, to learn by doing, to work in teams, and to explore—or discover—what inspires their passion in the law.

Redressing Harm through Restorative Justice

Redressing Harm through Restorative Justice

The 2019 Harvard Negotiation Law Review symposium, “Redressing Harm Through Restorative Justice,” focused on the challenges of addressing power imbalances and trauma through implementation of restorative practices within communities.

Preeta D. Bansal ’89

Leading a Movement 2

After serving as New York’s solicitor general and working in private law practice, Preeta D. Bansal ’89 played a major role in the Obama administration’s first term as general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. In 2015, she co-founded the Social Emergence Corporation to explore ways to encourage communication and community. She is a senior adviser to the MIT Media Lab’s Social Machines Laboratory.

Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

Christine Desan, the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, organized the conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” a two-day event that challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.

HLS Library Book Talk: “Butterfly Politics”

Catharine MacKinnon

At a recent Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, Catharine A. MacKinnon, a pioneer of legal theory and practice and an activist for women’s rights, discussed her latest book “Butterfly Politics,” in which she argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.

Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

A student delegation from the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) visited business, legal, and government leaders in London and Brussels, Belgium, in late August, as part of HALB’s second-annual International Trek.

65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

Former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch ’84, the first African-American woman attorney general, shares her HLS experience and discusses her career as the country’s chief law enforcement officer. Lynch will be one of hundreds of Harvard Law alumnae gathered on campus on Sept 14-15 to commemorate Celebration 65.