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Upper-class parents have tools to help their children succeed in a changing world and improve their social status, advantages not readily available to poorer families, according to a panel at a Harvard conference.

The upper-class tool kit

Affluent parents concentrate more on improving their children’s status, panelists say


Students learn weighty lessons with Law School Professor Carol Steiker, who teaches “Capital Punishment in America” in the fall and a clinic in the spring. Her students represent death row prisoners by working as interns with law firms, NGOs, and governmental agencies.

Matters of life or death

Law School students learn crucial lessons in 'Capital Punishment in America'


The letter, drafted by Law School Professor Wendy Jacobs (pictured), asks the EPA to withdraw a proposal that would require that the raw data of any study used to inform policy be publicly available, saying the rule would exclude key studies and harm human health.

Letter opposes possible EPA shift

Harvard officials, hospital leaders call on agency to withdraw proposed ‘transparency’ rule, which they say would bar use of best science data


Constitution of America,

Are there holes in the Constitution?

The Trump administration’s tendency to ignore precedent, coupled with the document’s wide latitude for a president, raises new legal questions with few clear answers