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.
The Weatherhead Center continued its series of discussions on inequality, focusing on the mixed progress of efforts to advance fairness and social inclusion. The talk touched on discrimination against the Roma people and the disabled, and the rise of inequality in an era of support for human rights.
Harvard officials unveil a plaque as part of efforts to recognize the lives and contributions that enslaved people have made to the University.
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.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Open Technology Institute surveyed U.S. Internet and telecommunications ...
Harvard offers myriad programs to alleviate the inequality gap within the University, from neighboring communities to overseas.
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.
The Harvard Corporation has approved Harvard Law School’s recommendation to retire its shield, which includes part of the crest of a slaveholding family that helped to establish the School.
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.
The future of the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court vote to freeze the plan in place, halting implementation while legal issues are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, likely, by the Supreme Court itself.
Distinguished scholar and activist Sir Hilary Beckles, who is leading the international effort to seek restitution from European nations that engaged in the slave trade in the Caribbean, made the case for reparations during a talk at Harvard Law School this week.
With a showdown over privacy and national security issues underway between Apple and the FBI, the Gazette spoke with cyber security expert Michael Sulmeyer and Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, about the pivotal yet competing issues raised by the case.
Harvard reacts to the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
A panel of marriage counselors and negotiators tells an audience of Harvard Law students how to use negotiation skills in their romantic relationships.
Two legal scholars debated whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, is a “natural born citizen” according to the Constitution, and thus eligible to serve as president.
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.
As rhetoric against Muslims rises across the nation, members of the Harvard community increasingly are pondering how to safeguard and support the rights of all.
Vince Guaraldi’s quintessential holiday soundtrack, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” made an indelible mark on many, including Harvard Law School faculty assistant Brad Conner.
Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, is writing a book about lessons that can be drawn from the box-office phenomenon "Star Wars."
Lawrence Lessig speaks candidly about his failed presidential bid, in which he spotlighted the importance of campaign finance reform.
At Harvard Law School, human rights activists delved into legal ways to fight discrimination against Europe’s largest ethnic minority.
Issues of race and inclusion prompted fresh discussion across the University last week, and police probed an act of vandalism at the Law School.
The Law School hosted Victor Rosario and his attorneys for a discussion examining his wrongful conviction.
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.
Fifteen active-duty or veteran soldiers have matriculated at Harvard Law School this year. Among them is Anne Stark, who commanded a company that was responsible for the daily operations of a 500-soldier battalion.
Retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell expanded on the “intensely human experience” of high-level negotiations in a conversation at HLS.
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 conference on future universities suggested that building them successfully will require meeting campus needs, online connections, and community concerns.
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.”
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 President Drew Faust sat down with The Gazette recently to discuss the University landscape for the coming academic year, including Harvard’s priorities for 2015-16 as well as some of the challenges ahead.
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.
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.