In their book “The Truth about Crime,” Harvard Professors Jean and John Comaroff consider how shifts in attitudes toward criminality have contributed to the fear of other people, to racial violence, and to public distrust of government.
Harvard Law School held a symposium to honor Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.
Five former law clerks of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall took part in a panel discussion at Harvard Law School about his life and legacy.
Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos was honored with Harvard Law School’s 2017 Great Negotiator Award for his work to end his country’s 52-year civil war.
In Harvard visit, Supreme Court Associate Justices Gorsuch, Breyer emphasized their deep faith in the rule and primacy of law.
Harvard Law School Professor Alex Whiting discusses the legal issues swirling around President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Amid Trump’s shifting harsh immigration policies, the Gazette talked with four Harvard undocumented students, all protected from deportation under a federal program, about their hopes and concerns.
A clinical instructor at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Anna Crowe traveled to Jordan to study the challenges some Syrian refugees face to obtain the legal documentation they need to access basic services and humanitarian assistance.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a former CIA officer and now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, discusses the intelligence community’s investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election and the ongoing friction between these agencies and the administration of President Trump.
In Harvard Law School’s January term course on fashion law, students dealt with legal issues faced by the fashion industry, from intellectual property to franchising to sustainability.
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Harvard Law School analysts consider the changes a Trump administration may make that would affect the law, the courts, and the power of government agencies.
HLS staff members talk about the haunting experience of digitizing documents from the Nuremberg war trials.
The Gazette interviewed Kristen Carpenter ’98, Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law, about the current relations between Native Americans and state and federal government.
A study by the Harvard Kennedy School cites high recidivism, bloating costs, and widespread abuses in U.S. juvenile detention centers and calls for support- and education-focused rehabilitation alternatives.
Addressing the incoming class at Harvard Law School on Friday, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77, recalled how, as a federal ...
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examines how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings — and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.
Harvard Law School’s Ronald Sullivan discusses the shocking eruption of deadly violence between police and African-Americans in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas.
Julie Goodridge returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in last semester's Askwith Forum and speak about her role in the same-sex marriage movement.
A large group of HLS students is participating in Clemency Project 2014, a coalition to help nonviolent drug offenders apply for clemency before President Obama leaves office.
A Harvard Business School economist discusses the heated dispute between the music business and the tech industry over the federal law that governs the use of copyright-protected music on the Internet.
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.
Deborah Popowski is a Harvard Law School lecturer and human rights lawyer who has led efforts to hold psychologists accountable for their participation in torture during the war on terror.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since its founding in 2012 by Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Nagin, more than 30 HLS students taking part in the Veterans Legal Clinic have represented more than 100 clients in the areas of federal and state veterans’ benefits, discharge upgrades, and estate planning.
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 immigration and refugee counseling program helps the often powerless while educating students.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Overseer and legal scholar Kenji Yoshino ’91 said he was surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let stand appeals court rulings that in effect allow same-sex marriage in five states.
Anita Hill says it’s time for the national conversation on sexual harassment to get “beyond awareness to consequences” for gender violence.
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.
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.