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.
Peter Carfagna, a sports law expert at Harvard Law School, talks about growing legal pressure on the NCAA to reconsider the way it treats student-athletes.
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.
Scholars, others gathered Tuesday to reflect on the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
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.
Model Lily Cole’s life in the fashion spotlight has gradually given way to her interests in technology and society. Today she is a digital entrepreneur, the founder of the social network Impossible.com, which tries to fulfill wishes for free. On Wednesday, an event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society helped launch the website in this country.
Harvard Law School Professor David Barron chaired a task force charged with developing recommendations concerning Harvard’s policies and protocols on the privacy of, and access to, electronic communications. Barron discussed the recommendations, released this week, with the Harvard Gazette.
David Otunga, who addressed the HLS Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, bills himself as unique — the only Harvard lawyer, movie star, professional wrestler, reality star, bodybuilder, and TV personality in the world. He also brought some very sage advice on Friday.
Analysts discuss research and new strategies for overcoming the student achievement gap in schools with high poverty rates.
Every January, a handful of Harvard Law School students head to Washington, D.C., to work on cases bound for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Students at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School host the first University-wide conference on LGBTQ issues.
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor and a member of an advisory panel created by President Obama to examine national security issues, discussed the group’s recommendations, which included proposed reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.
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.
A new task force report by the American Political Science Association takes a close look at the causes of and cures for political stalemates in Congress.
Five Harvard graduate Schools challenged each other in a competition to collect cans and other dry goods for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The result: 1,899 cans and enough money to provide 738 meals.
A panel of experts and scholars from a range of fields convened at Harvard Divinity School to explore the role that universities can play in forging interreligious dialogue and peacemaking.
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.
Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents to the press, was the subject of the Ed Portal’s mock trial, as local residents determined his fate.
The annual “Giving Thanks” open house was an opportunity for members of the Harvard community to write notes of gratitude to fellow staff members and provide support for community programs.
Ten years after Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Harvard Law School’s Margaret Marshall, who was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, looks back on the milestone ruling that launched the gay marriage wave.
Since 1913, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau has helped countless people in the Boston area who have been unable to afford legal representation.
Robert R. Bowie, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus and founder and first director of the Center for International Affairs (now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs) died Nov. 2 at the age of 104.
Harvard Law School students argued a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, seeking to establish the rights of veterans who are redeployed and who also have benefits claims pending.
Seven years after the end of Nepal's armed conflict, civilian victims are still struggling in the absence of effective help from the government, according ...
Never let it be said that a U.S. Supreme Court justice doesn’t keep his work close to his heart. During a lunchtime question-and-answer session at Harvard ...
Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman ran a Socratic master class to dig beneath the 1927 Supreme Court decision upholding forced sterilization of “mental defectives.”
The task force established to examine electronic communications will hold open and online forums through October.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the judicial body and to chat with students and Dean Martha Minow.
Scholars from Harvard Law School reviewed some of the critical decisions the U.S. Supreme Court handed down in its spring rulings.
Hundreds of women convened at Harvard Law School for a weekend event celebrating 60 years of women at the institution.
Supporting the development of a robust campus, one that enhances Harvard’s mission of innovative teaching and learning, while simultaneously fostering connections across the University and the broader community will be an important goal of The Harvard Campaign.
In a question-and-answer session, Jacqueline Bhabha talks about the pervasive crime of rape in India and the impact of the death sentences issued last week to four men who were convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus.
Thousands will join President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrate a powerful moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The commemoration stirs not only potent memories of that day, but for some with Harvard ties, mixed emotions about the march’s lasting legacy.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday promised that the Obama administration will “engage” on climate change issues during its last three years. Her policy speech at Harvard Law School was her first since being confirmed to the post.
In his new book, “Rewire,” former Berkman Fellow Ethan Zuckerman challenges the digital world to connect with others, using tools to overcome people’s “flocking” instincts.
The U.S. Supreme Court returned the question of affirmative action in college admissions to the lower courts for reconsideration.
At the recent Harvard IT Summit, Anne Margulies, vice president and University chief information officer, mentioned how Harvard had been at the forefront of information technology since its inception, even to the point of naming the burgeoning field.
Snapshots of Harvard’s 2013 Commencement, a day marked by sunshine and warmth as well as rituals, honors, and good wishes.
Lillian Langford, graduating with degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, plans to use her experience working in international law and human rights and her experience at Harvard to continue fighting injustice.
At Harvard Law School on Friday, a panel of four leading legal scholars examined a single question: Is there a lack of intellectual diversity at law schools?