Addressing the incoming class at Harvard Law School on Friday, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77, recalled how, as a federal ...
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examines how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings — and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.
Harvard Law School’s Ronald Sullivan discusses the shocking eruption of deadly violence between police and African-Americans in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas.
Julie Goodridge returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in last semester's Askwith Forum and speak about her role in the same-sex marriage movement.
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.
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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.
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.”
The crisis in heroin addiction has mobilized law enforcement, public health officials, and scholars to push for substantial changes to drug policy.
Increasingly, says a report by Harvard Law School’s Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, doctors can be charged for giving medical care to alleged terrorists.
Harvard Law School’s Peter Carfagna breaks down the seemingly endless, ongoing legal battle over deflated NFL footballs.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding gay marriage nationally is “one for the ages,” a Harvard legal analyst said, a judgment echoed by others.
As he concludes a five-year lab study on institutional corruption, Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, departing as head of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, reflects on the lessons learned, and the challenges that remain.
Harvard Law School Professor Carol Steiker is devoting her Radcliffe Fellowship year to working on a book with her brother about the past half-century’s experiment with the constitutional regulation of capital punishment in America.
Third-year Harvard Law School students clashed in the high drama of the venerable Ames Moot Court Competition on Tuesday under the jurisdiction of visiting federal judges, including one of the nation’s foremost legal authorities, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Harvard Kennedy School’s PolicyCast podcast, alumnus Bryan Stevenson addresses issues of racial and financial inequality in the U.S. justice system.
HLS health care law expert Einer Elhauge discusses the latest Supreme Court case to test the Affordable Care Act.
Since its founding in 2012 by Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Nagin, more than 30 HLS students taking part in the Veterans Legal Clinic have represented more than 100 clients in the areas of federal and state veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrades, and estate planning.
During a luncheon discussion at Harvard Law School with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Bonauto reflected on 25 years of seeking equal treatment under law.
Harvard Law School’s immigration and refugee counseling program helps the often powerless while educating students.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Overseer and legal scholar Kenji Yoshino ’91 said he was surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let stand appeals court rulings that in effect allow same-sex marriage in five states.
Anita Hill says it’s time for the national conversation on sexual harassment to get “beyond awareness to consequences” for gender violence.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan peeled back part of the curtain on the court’s inner workings during a lively discussion with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow.
A question-and-answer session probes the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that for-profit companies can object to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on religious grounds.
An exhibit drawn from the holdings of the Harvard Law School Library combines detailed scholarship with a touch of scandal.
Law School graduate Elliot Schwab multitasks, from music to real estate to Talmudic studies
The U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of Michigan’s ban on using affirmative action in college admissions focused on what voters can do, rather than on the outcome of their actions, says Dean James Ryan of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ensuing reorganization of the Department of the Interior, Frances Ulmer, a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, turned to Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic.
A two-day conference organized by Harvard Law School students will bring together key players in the environmental justice movement. "Environmental Justice: Where Are You Now?" will be held March 28-29.
Ben Wizner of the ACLU talked about his work on the Edward Snowden case in a visit to HLS.
Two of Russia’s leading human rights lawyers visited Harvard Law School to discuss the country’s legal system and offer some hope for ways toward democratic reforms in the coming years.
“Inspiring Change, Inspiring Us” is a series of portraits on view at Harvard Law School through March 14 in honor of International Women’s Day.
Harvard experts say a closely watched case now before the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., over the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate online access could have game-changing implications for how consumers and businesses experience the Internet.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges by some for-profit companies that have a religious objection to a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that employers must provide employees with health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage. In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet examines what’s at stake in the suits.