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.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to reflect on her 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, outlines the security paradigm shift in the run-up to 9/11 and the factors to consider when creating a new legal architecture to fight terrorism.
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.
It is a truism that "politics makes strange bedfellows," but late Tuesday afternoon (March 20), in the Ames Courtroom of Harvard Law School's (HLS) Austin Hall, bioethics made two sets of philosophical bedfellows as strange as any Washington has seen.
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.
The woman credited with defeating the Equal Rights Amendment was on the Radcliffe campus last week to discuss the current target in her crosshairs: judicial activism.
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Author and Harvard Law School graduate John Osborn Jr. rose to fame in the ’70s with the publication of his book “The Paper Chase” about his experience at the School. He sat down for a Q-and-A session with Dean Martha Minow on the book’s 40th anniversary.
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.
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.
HLS staff members talk about the haunting experience of digitizing documents from the Nuremberg war trials.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon whose national day of commemoration is Monday, was no stranger to Harvard University.
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.
The Law School hosted Victor Rosario and his attorneys for a discussion examining his wrongful conviction.
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.
Harvard Law School’s Ronald Sullivan discusses the shocking eruption of deadly violence between police and African-Americans in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas.
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 ...
Would the Buddha be an effective arbiter in a complicated and contentious land trust dispute or a messy divorce? For many experts, the answer is a resounding yes.
The U.S. Supreme Court returned the question of affirmative action in college admissions to the lower courts for reconsideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvard Law School Professor Alex Whiting discusses the legal issues swirling around President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
In Harvard visit, Supreme Court Associate Justices Gorsuch, Breyer emphasized their deep faith in the rule and primacy of law.
Like a courtroom version of “High Noon,” legal guns are squaring off this year in a confrontation over the Second Amendment. And whoever wins, the battle will touch off a longtime culture war that rivals Roe v. Wade, said National Rifle Association (NRA) President Sandra Froman in an April 5 visit to Harvard.
In 2002, a young Nigerian woman by the name of Amina Lawal — pregnant and unmarried — was tried for adultery under Shariah, Islam’s traditional law. She was sentenced to be stoned to death, a fate that briefly riveted the attention of media worldwide.
In a pioneering first, the Harvard Law School Library has used its eight collections on celebrated jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to aggregate a hyperaccessible digital “suite” that scholars and the public can search, browse, and tag.
Law School graduate Elliot Schwab multitasks, from music to real estate to Talmudic studies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the time, some considered it the trial of the century. The weight of the U.S. government pitted against one of the most influential companies in the world accused of abusing its power and crushing the competition.
At an event sponsored by the Harvard Law School (HLS) American Constitution Society on Tuesday, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, author of "Republic Lost,” and Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” reviewed the impact that Citizens United has had on the political process.
Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter dusted off his robes to preside over this year’s Ames Moot Court Competition finals, where two teams of Harvard Law School students went head-to-head on the constitutionality of “Buy American” laws.
During a luncheon discussion at Harvard Law School with Dean Martha Minow, Mary Bonauto reflected on 25 years of seeking equal treatment under law.
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.
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.
Dred Scott. You don’t have to be a lawyer or historian to have that name conjure up feelings of horror and injustice.
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.
A Harvard law professor, former judge, and ardent feminist points to the cultural impediments that have stalled feminism’s quest for an equal workplace.