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Trump’s Nomination of Coney Barrett to SCOTUS Draws Mixed Reviews from Law School Faculty

Following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, constitutional law professors at Harvard Law School are split between supporting Barrett and denouncing the nomination process.

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Legal Scholars Examine Potential Applications of Successful Japanese Criminal Justice Strategies in the United States

In a meeting hosted by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Monday, scholars discussed the Japanese legal system, examining its merits and applying its strengths to the justice system in the United States.

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RBG Memorial

A memorial to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Harvard Law School alumna, sprung up at the Law School this week after Ginsburg's death at the age of 87 Friday.

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‘She Changed the World’: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Landmark Jurist, Dies at 87

As a Harvard Law School student in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was allegedly asked by the then-Law School dean to justify taking the place of a man in the Class of 1959. She would spend the next sixty-four years breaking gender barriers and making history in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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‘As Good as Virtual School Can Be’: Harvard Law Students Embrace Online Learning

One week after classes resumed for the fall term, Harvard Law School students report a positive online learning experience and an improvement over the virtual spring semester.

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Harvard Law School to Partner with Weil Legal Innovators Program

Harvard Law School will participate in the 2021-2022 Weil Legal Innovators Program, which will allow incoming students to defer their first year to complete a paid fellowship with a participating nonprofit, the school announced earlier this month.

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Black, Latinx Defendants Face Longer Average Prison Sentences in Mass., Harvard Law School Report Finds

Black and Latinx people imprisoned in Massachusetts receive significantly longer average sentences than white people charged with similar offenses, according to a Wednesday report published by the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School.

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Plaintiffs’ Law Association Hosts Forum on Tuition Reimbursement Class Action Lawsuit Against Harvard

The Plaintiffs’ Law Association at Harvard Law School hosted a forum Wednesday discussing the class action lawsuit filed against Harvard in late June over partial reimbursement of tuition for the online spring semester.

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Harvard Law School Unveils Non-Attribution Policy for Social Media Posts About Classroom Discussions

As Harvard Law School students and faculty prepare for a virtual fall semester, the school recently adopted a social media policy placing restrictions on the online sharing of statements made during class discussion.

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Historian, Legal Scholar Annette Gordon-Reed Named University Professor

Harvard has named Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed a University Professor, its highest faculty honor, administrators announced Tuesday.

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Harvard Law Students Call for Automatic Bar Admission, Citing Racial and Economic Disparity

Harvard Law School students joined peers from law schools across the state in a letter urging the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to replace the 2020 bar exam with an automatic admission option — a request the court subsequently denied.

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Harvard Law Professors Split on Legal Reasoning Behind Dropping Social Group Sanctions

Harvard Law School professors are split on the validity of University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s legal arguments in his Monday announcement that the University would abandon its social group sanctions in response to a recent Supreme Court decision on sex discrimination.

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Harvard Law Student Files Class Action Lawsuit Demanding Tuition Reimbursement

Harvard Law School student Abraham Barkhordar filed a class action lawsuit Monday against Harvard asking for partial reimbursement of tuition for the online spring semester.

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Supreme Court Justice Breyer Discusses Landmark BGLTQ Case, Remote Oral Arguments at Harvard Hillel Talk

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at a virtual Harvard Hillel event Monday evening where he discussed the Court’s recent move to virtual oral arguments and a landmark decision earlier that same day that protects BGLTQ workers from workplace discrimination.

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Hundreds of Harvard Law Students Criticize Plans for Online Fall Semester

Harvard Law School’s announcement that it will continue online instruction for the 2020 fall semester drew scores of criticism from students.

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