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Harvard Law School

Lani Guinier, 'A Monumental Presence' at Harvard Law School, Dies at 71

Lani C. Guinier '71, the first tenured woman of color at Harvard Law School, died last Friday at age 71 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her law career, she was widely regarded for her trailblazing scholarship in voting rights and racial equity.

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Health

Researchers, Bioethicists Discuss the Future of Psychedelic Therapy in Petrie-Flom Webinar

Experts in the fields of psychedelics, health care, and bioethics gathered virtually to discuss the ethical implications of psychedelic-assisted therapy in a webinar held by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center on Thursday.

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Harvard Law School

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan Judges Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan preside over the final round of the Law School’s annual Ames Moot Court Competition Tuesday night.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Announces $10 Million Endowment for Animal Law & Policy Program

Harvard Law School announced the establishment of a $10 million endowment for its Animal Law & Policy Program last Wednesday, funded by the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

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Politics

Legal and Bioethics Experts Discuss Future of Abortion at Law School Panel

Legal and bioethics experts convened to discuss the future of abortion amid efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade at a virtual panel held by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School on Wednesday.

Mohammed El-Kurd
Harvard Law School

Mohammed El-Kurd

Award-winning writer and poet Mohammed El-Kurd spoke at an event organized by Harvard Law School's Middle Eastern Law Student Association Wednesday night at First Church in Cambridge.

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Palestinian Poet, Journalist Speaks About Violence and Law at Harvard Law School Event

Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian poet and journalist from East Jerusalem, spoke about the intersection of violence and law Wednesday at an event organized by Harvard Law School’s Middle Eastern Law Student Association.

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Health

Science Journalists Reflect on Covid-19 Reporting at Virtual HLS Panel

The event, entitled “Covid-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic,” was hosted by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at HLS.

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Harvard Law School

Tech Experts Debate Strategies to Regulate Social Media, Protect Private Data

Legal and policy experts debated strategies to protect private data on platforms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter in a virtual panel hosted Tuesday by the Berkman Klein Center.

HLS psychedelics panel
Politics

Policymakers Discuss Psychedelics Reform’s Far Out Future in HLS Webinar

Psychedelics reform advocates discussed decriminalizing drugs, reducing stigma, and centering Indigenous voices in a Harvard Law School webinar on Wednesday.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Graduate Council Ushers in 7 New Chairs in Monday Vote

The Harvard Graduate Council held a vote for seven chair positions Tuesday evening, finalizing its slate of executive leadership for the 2021-22 academic year.

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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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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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