224 stories tagged ‘Harvard Law School’
The leaders of Harvard’s Allston Work Team discuss their recommendations on how the University might proceed in planning for its properties in the neighborhood.
A symposium sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society explored the design of public and private spaces in the digital realm.
Ela Bhatt, a lead women’s organizer in India, spoke about social change and personal transformation on Radcliffe Day.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,147 degrees and 70 certificates. Harvard College granted a total of 1,556 degrees.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
Jason Harrow argued his team to victory in Harvard Law School’s prestigious moot court competition. But his biggest test came in a real federal courtroom, where Harrow took up a high-profile case against the music industry.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
Seven students from Harvard have been named Rappaport Public Policy Fellows and two are named Radcliffe/Rappaport Doctoral Policy Fellows.
The Harvard Alumni Association will award the Harvard Medal to Albert Carnesale ’78 (hon.), Frances Fergusson ’66, Ph.D. ’73, and Peter Malkin ’55, J.D. ’58, on May 26.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on May 6 talked to a Harvard audience about youth exposure to violence as a public health issue — and the need for a public health response.
Harvard President Drew Faust announced grants to six faculty members who are designing new international experiences for undergraduates, from new summer school programs in Kenya to studies in global health to other programs in Italy, Argentina, and Germany.
Harvard Law School Professor Yochai Benkler ‘94 has received a Ford Foundation Visionaries Award, it was announced April 29. The award was created in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the Ford Foundation to celebrate social innovators from a variety of fields. “This recognition is superb because Yochai truly is a visionary,” said HLS Dean [...]
Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard Law School graduate, wins office of Kalon Tripa, or Tibetan prime minister, of the government in exile. Earlier this week, he spoke at Harvard.
Ten students have been awarded the first grants from Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellowship. The program supports returning undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing public service work during the summer.
Harvard University announced it will sponsor five bike share stations in Allston and Longwood as part of a newly launched regional Bike Share program, Hubway. Harvard has also committed to sponsoring four bike share stations in the city of Cambridge when the bike share program expands regionally in Phase II of the initiative.
Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, will mark its 375th anniversary with a yearlong celebration highlighting its rich history and its dedication to teaching, learning, innovation, and research.
Two panel discussions, organized by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, examined the “promise and perils” of creating digital repositories of genetic records and considered the policy implications of an individual’s right to access, control, and interpret his or her own genetic data.
Richard J. Lazarus, J.D. ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law and also a leading practitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court, will join the Harvard Law School faculty this summer as a tenured professor of law.
Stars from the hit series "The Wire" attended a dinner in their honor at Winthrop House.
Efforts to make the University sustainable have played a critical role in changing everyday behavior, from recycling to composting to conserving energy. In the process, Harvard serves as a kind of experimental model.
Joseph Sellers, a lead attorney in the class action suit against Wal-Mart Stores, discussed the background of the workplace discrimination case and his experience arguing it before the Supreme Court.
Five years ago, Andrew Kinard lost his legs in Iraq. After 75 surgeries, he’s tackling other big goals, from a Harvard education to the Boston Marathon.
Though a street revolution in Egypt succeeded against long odds, the country faces the harsh reality of forging a new social contract for governance. Not even the deputy chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, who spoke at Harvard Law School April 14, could predict that Egypt will successfully make the transition to a stable, participatory democracy.
Just how much should we allow “human nature” to guide our politics — and our everyday decision making? Columnist David Brooks and a trio of Harvard analysts debated new findings on the unconscious mind during a panel discussion.
Strengthening its educational ties to China, Harvard has entered into an agreement with the China Scholarship Council that will offer yearly fellowships for up to 35 Chinese students to attend the University at the graduate level.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.
A panel of legal scholars examined whether health care reform is constitutional during a panel at Harvard Law School.
Originally built in 1960 as a hotel, Harvard Law School’s (HLS) North Hall has recently earned LEED Gold certification through the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) version 3.0 rating system for its conversion into a 112 room dormitory for students at Harvard Law School. North Hall is Harvard University’s 44th LEED certification and the third [...]
In a discussion at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed discussed the next installment of her work on the complicated history involving Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
As of February 2011 there are now compost bins available in every dorm, academic, and administrative building on the Harvard Law School (HLS) campus. The expansion is a result of a partnership between the HLS Green Team, Green Living Program, and FMO custodians that will make compost drop-off points more accessible members of the HLS [...]
A two-day conference on gender examined various dimensions to empowering the lives of women in developing nations.
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law
The Scholars at Risk network is made up of 194 universities in 23 countries, and based at New York University. It was founded in 1999 by University of Chicago legal scholar Jacqueline Bhabha, who now is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and the University adviser on human rights education.
Harvard’s campus reflects three centuries of architectural history, and a practiced intimacy that draws people together.
Harvard is one of the world’s most international universities, with students and faculty from around the world. Overseas research and study abroad opportunities abound.
Harvard Law School has announced the appointments of U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner and Stephen Shay, deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as professors of practice.
The Office for Sustainability has announced the 10 recipients of this year’s 2010-11 Student Sustainability Grant Program. Now in its second year, the annual grant program was developed to inspire and fund creative on-campus projects by undergraduate and graduate students that will directly result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts [...]
Across the University, digitization is rapidly changing the nature of scholarship, opening doors to information and collaboration, and redefining research and education.
Law firm Andrews Kurth LLP has created the Richard H. Caldwell Financial Aid Fund, named after its deceased senior partner Richard Caldwell, a 1963 graduate of Harvard Law School.
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 members of the new Harvard Library Board, which will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated structure.
Panelists say Brown v. Board of Education is still a banner for racial equality, but its inspiration may not be matched by its actual legal impact.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said that strong Republican gains in November’s election do not mean there is a public mandate to roll back EPA protections.
With roots dating to 1890, an eclectic group gathers each fall for the cycling season, learning the rules of the road and having fun.
In an aging society, Harvard researchers are plumbing the depths of what it means to have a larger proportion of the population elderly — and figuring out how to keep them healthy.
Harvard Law School students and United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts participated in the final round of the annual HLS Ames Moot Court Competition on Nov. 16.
Harvard names Mark R. Johnson as the University’s vice president for capital planning and project management.
This fall, the Harvard Law School Green Living Program and Harvard Law School Library teamed up to launch Read & Ride Bikeshare, a new program that provides free short- and long-term bike loans to all HLS community members. The bikeshare kickoff event was hosted Sept. 23 at Langdell Library’s Love Your Library Fest. The program [...]
A memorial service to celebrate the life and work of Benjamin Kaplan, Royall Professor of Law Emeritus, will be held on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Ames Courtroom of Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.
A question-and-answer session with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and professor Noah Feldman discusses the arrival of former dean Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the likely issues for the year ahead in American jurisprudence.