A large group of HLS students is participating in Clemency Project 2014, a coalition to help nonviolent drug offenders apply for clemency before President Obama leaves office.
A Harvard Business School economist discusses the heated dispute between the music business and the tech industry over the federal law that governs the use of copyright-protected music on the Internet.
Top academics, government officials, legal practitioners, and representatives from major think tanks, NGOs, and financial institutions meet this week at Harvard Law School to debate the present and future of the World Trade Organization.
Deborah Popowski is a Harvard Law School lecturer and human rights lawyer who has led efforts to hold psychologists accountable for their participation in torture during the war on terror.
The U.S. Treasury Department has begun scrutinizing the secret world of the American luxury real estate market to better assess how much of it may be enmeshed in money laundering.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe explains how Merrick Garland’s long service as a U.S. appeals court judge makes him a well-vetted candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court.
America’s prison system houses huge numbers of inmates, many of them serving lengthy mandatory sentences, but research finds little evidence that it produces criminal deterrence.
At HLS’s Community Enterprise Project, students provide free legal services to people who want to start small businesses and, in the process, they help communities prosper.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a strong case for criminal-justice reform during a talk at Harvard Law School.
Disarmament expert Bonnier Docherty talks about cluster bombs, incendiary and explosive weapons, which are widely used in modern warfare, the threats they pose to civilians, and why countries should restrict their use.
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At Harvard Law School, human rights activists delved into legal ways to fight discrimination against Europe’s largest ethnic minority.
Chase Strangio, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, discussed the efforts to protect gay and transgender prison inmates, who are often the target of violence and sexual assault.
The Law School hosted Victor Rosario and his attorneys for a discussion examining his wrongful conviction.
Former New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse spoke at Harvard about the boundaries between journalism and citizenship and why she has crossed that line more than once.
A new program at Harvard Law School aims to help reform the criminal justice system in the United States with assistance from Harvard students and faculty, says executive director Larry Schwartztol.
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer discusses the dynamics on the Supreme Court, his role and view on sentencing reform and Citizens United, and how American democracy is strengthened by our understanding of the legal thinking of other nations.
Arguing for the freedom of colleges and universities to continue to use a well-rounded admissions process that considers the whole person to build diverse campus communities, Harvard University has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.
A collaboration between Harvard Law School and Ravel Law has created a program called “Free the Law,” which will make American law open and publicly available to anyone with Internet access for the first time in history.
A new photo exhibit at Harvard Law School depicts the Syrian government’s brutality toward civilians, organizers say, and raises calls for legal and political remedies.
During an appearance at Harvard Law School, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the shortcomings of the American prison system, citing its “ongoing injustice.”