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.
Three Harvard scholars talk about the role of symbolism in the announcement that a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, were Harvard Law School's Class Day speakers on Wednesday.
A trio of Wall Street’s toughest critics talks about gender and taking on what’s been called America’s ultimate boys’ club.
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.
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, visited Harvard Law School on April 10 for a Q&A session hosted by Dean Martha Minow. He encouraged a renewed civility in politics and society, emphasizing the difference one person can make through serving others.
The Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Literacy Project hosted the “Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System” at Harvard Law School (HLS).
Starting in May 2013, in two of Syria’s war-torn cities, specially trained operatives moved from door to door with a singular purpose: to ask questions. Vera Mironova, a graduate research fellow at Harvard's Program on Negotiation, was one of the lead authors of the “Voices of Syria” project. She will discuss it today at noon at Wasserstein B015, Harvard Law School.
Harvard experts assess the rolling waves of violence and political upheaval across much of the Middle East and North Africa.
Acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty discusses his landmark text, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” one year after its publication in English.
Students across Harvard channel energy and anger from last semester’s “Black Lives Matter” protests into a call for discussions and changes at home.
Harvard Law School grad and former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy was on campus to talk about leaving corporate life to promote the benefits of meditation with his nonprofit Juniper Foundation.
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.
New political science research from faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford University quantifies the political makeup of the nation’s judiciary.
As protests around the nation continued in the wake of decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, hundreds of Harvard community members expressed their own anger, frustration, and desire for changes in the criminal justice system with a range of campus activities.
A panel of experts at Harvard Law School explored how the Internet and social media are redefining the traditional sports business model.
Robert McDonald, new U.S. secretary of veterans affairs, detailed initial progress in reforming the department, which has been scarred by revelations of mismanagement and lengthy, perhaps life-threatening, waits for veterans needing care.
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.
Music industry titan Clive Davis, LL.B. ’56, chats with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow about his nearly 60 years in the business.
Researchers from around the world came to Harvard to examine the rise of international court cases on issues of sexual and reproductive rights.
Henry Kissinger visited the Harvard Law School campus to share the lessons he learned as U.S. secretary of state and national security advisor under two presidents.
Harvard faculty and scholars gathered with Burmese refugees to discuss the ongoing mistreatment of that country’s Rohingya minority, which speakers called a “slow-burning genocide.” A Harvard Law School report said the country’s Karen minority also are under siege.
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 Noah Feldman and Kristen Stilt joined NPR correspondent Deborah Amos to discuss the fast-moving ideological evolution and spread of the ISIS in the Middle East.
By videoconference on Monday, Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig interviewed Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who last year leaked more than 200,000 classified documents about U.S. surveillance efforts.
Harvard Kennedy School and Law School experts say city life will be transformed by city governments that are plugged into technology.
Harvard Law School’s immigration and refugee counseling program helps the often powerless while educating students.
Professors Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus came together to discuss the legal future of the nation’s most ambitious action on climate change to date.
Anita Hill says it’s time for the national conversation on sexual harassment to get “beyond awareness to consequences” for gender violence.
A panel convened by HLS professor Charles Ogletree reflected on the broad social, legal, and political issues raised by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., last month.
Twenty-three public service visionaries and social entrepreneurs from Harvard Law School have been selected as recipients of grants from the Public Service ...
Faculty from HLS and HKS examined recent upheaval in the Middle East as part of a new Harvard Hillel series on politics and public policy.
Boston native Aldel Brown, who helped found a charter school in the District of Columbia, credits his childhood tennis lessons with Tenacity in helping him to succeed. Brown has returned as a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 2017.
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.
Parents’ emotions range from joy to wistfulness as Harvard students part from them to begin the new school year.
Newly elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball, Harvard Law School grad Rob Manfred talks about the future of the game.
For the past year, Harvard Law students in the Education Law Clinic have travelled back and forth to the Massachusetts State House to lobby state ...
Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
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.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 1, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the Robert Richardson Bowie, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Bowie, who founded the Center for International Affairs, combined distinguished academic achievement with professional service at the highest levels of the U.S. government, including serving as general counsel to the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany after World War II, for which Germany awarded him the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit.
With a vast and rich collection of materials spanning 10 centuries, Historical & Special Collections (HSC), in the Harvard Law School Library, is a ...
Two Harvard Law School students, Alexander Chen ’15 and Bianca Tylek ’16, were selected from a field of more than 1,200 applicants to receive the Paul and ...
Harvard Law School Professor Steven Shavell received the 2014 Ronald H. Coase Medal from the American Law and Economics Association at its annual meeting ...
Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., a clinical law professor and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, talks about U.S. crime and incarceration policies that have led to an unprecedented rate of mass imprisonment. He also discusses the reforms that might reverse that upward trend.
Since it was founded in 2006 by Professor Jody Freeman, Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Program has become the leader in its field, with renowned faculty, innovative courses, a lauded clinical program that gives students hands-on training in real cases. The program’s new Policy Initiative provides nonpartisan legal analysis and policy advice to federal and state agencies.
Interview with Dean Martha Minow as part of the Experience series.
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.
Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discusses whom the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on campaign contributions will affect, and what the decision means for the future of campaign-finance reform, and for American politics.
A new report by Harvard crisis-management and criminal-justice experts, and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, considers the factors that led to the successes and failures of last year’s emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt.
Morgan Chu, J.D. ’76, has been named president of the Board of Overseers for 2014-15. Walter Clair ’77, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’85, will serve as vice chair of the board’s executive committee.