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.
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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.