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HLS Democracy in Peril event
Harvard Law School

Experts Unpack 'Democracy in Peril' at HLS Event

The online conversation, which was moderated by Harvard Law School professor Nicholas O. “Nick” Stephanopoulos, drew a comparison of the Law School’s efforts to emphasize voter engagement and the deepening crisis of American democracy.

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Harvard Law School

‘Hummus with a Side of Justice’: Local Pub Grendel’s Den Could Help Overturn Texas Abortion Law

A 1982 Supreme Court decision involving Harvard Square restaurant Grendel’s Den could serve as legal precedent to overturn Texas’s recent law banning most abortions, Harvard emeritus professors Laurence H. Tribe ’62 and David Rosenberg wrote in a Boston Globe opinion piece last week.

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Harvard Law School

HLS Prof. Leads Appeal to Reshape Harassment Reporting For Federal Courts Employees

Harvard Law School professor Jeannie C. Suk Gersen filed a brief last month on behalf of an anonymous federal courts employee in a case that could overhaul the way the federal judiciary handles allegations of harassment within its own halls.

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Race

Harvard Law Class of 2024 Marks School’s Most Diverse in History

The Harvard Law School Class of 2024 is the most diverse in the school’s history, HLS announced Friday.

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Race

Harvard Law School Reveals New Seal, Replacing Former Crest With Ties to Slavery

Harvard Law School unveiled a new seal Monday, more than five years after the school retired its former one due to its ties to slavery.

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City Politics

City Council Approves Baldwin Neighborhood Name, Replacing Agassiz

The Cambridge City Council on Aug. 2 unanimously approved the renaming of the Agassiz neighborhood north of Harvard to honor Maria L. Baldwin, the first Black female principal in the Northeast.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center Receives $2 Million From Knight Foundation To Combat Disinformation

The Knight Foundation announced a $2 million grant to Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society in July to promote research on misinformation, disinformation, and how best to regulate online platforms.

Health

Harvard Law School Launches First-Ever Research Initiative on Psychedelics and the Law

Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is launching a first-of-its-kind research initiative focused on psychedelics and the law, the center announced Wednesday.

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Harvard Law School

Fearing Layoffs, Dining Workers Rally at Harvard Law School

Approximately 30 Harvard dining workers and supporters rallied in front of the Law School Tuesday to protest potential layoffs as the school ends its contract with dining services contractor Restaurant Associates later this month.

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Politics

Warren Urges Harvard Law School Graduates to ‘Have Courage,’ Pursue Lives of Public Service

Harvard Law School professor emerita and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren (D-Mass.) urged the Law School’s 2021 graduating class to “have courage” as they considered their long careers ahead in a speech at the school’s virtual Class Day ceremony Wednesday.

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Harvard Law School

Incoming Idealists, Outgoing Realists: Navigating the Private and Public Sectors at Harvard Law School

While some students and alumni said the Law School has little influence over career choices, others argued that there is an institutional push toward the private sector.

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Student Groups

The Legacy of Harvard Law School’s ‘Unique’ Student Newspaper

Harvard Law School is famed for its premier student-run journals, manifold in both scope and speciality. The Harvard Law Record — an independent, student-run, nonpartisan newspaper — is a different sort of publication.

Vaccine Passports event
Harvard Law School

Experts Discuss Ethical Implications of Vaccine Passports at HLS Webinar

Panelists discussed the legal, ethical, and public health implications of coronavirus digital health passes — or “vaccine passports” — at a Wednesday afternoon webinar hosted by the Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

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Harvard Law School

Set to Graduate Without Having Set Foot on Campus, Harvard Law LL.M. Students Look to the ‘Silver Linings’

Harvard Law School’s LL.M. program is a one-year degree program for individuals hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages — 97 percent of the current cohort is composed of international students. With the pandemic, however, LL.M. students have experienced a one-year education many said they never anticipated.

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Politics

Harvard, Yale, and University Network for Human Rights Legal Experts Call on Biden Administration to Aid Climate Refugees

Human rights experts from Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the University Network for Human Rights published a white paper calling on the Biden Administration to aid refugees escaping the effects of climate change in Central America on Thursday.

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