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.

65 Years, Countless Stories: Frederica Brenneman ’53

65 Years, Countless Stories: Frederica Brenneman ’53

Sixty-five years ago, Frederica Brenneman ’53 graduated from Harvard Law School as member of the first HLS class to admit women. A retired Connecticut Superior Court judge, Brenneman was the second woman appointed to the bench in Connecticut history. In this segment, she shares her HLS experience and discusses her career as a juvenile court judge.

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. 

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.