Harvard Law School
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.
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.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan preside over the final round of the Law School’s annual Ames Moot Court Competition Tuesday night.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Psychedelics reform advocates discussed decriminalizing drugs, reducing stigma, and centering Indigenous voices in a Harvard Law School webinar on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Harvard Law School Class of 2024 is the most diverse in the school’s history, HLS announced Friday.