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Petition Calls on Harvard Law School to Oppose Supreme Court Appointment

More than 300 Harvard Law School students and affiliates signed an online petition calling on the school to provide a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice before Inauguration Day.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law, Howard Law Initiative to School Future Lawyers on Social Justice

The Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School has partnered with Howard University School of Law to launch a year-long initiative exploring the role lawyers can play in creating social change.

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Harvard Law School

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.

RBG Memorial
Harvard Law School

‘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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Harvard Law School

‘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.

Harvard Law School Recruitment
Harvard Law School

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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Race

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.

Harvard Law School Recruitment
Harvard Law School

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.

HLS and Slavery
Harvard Law School

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 School

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 School

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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Harvard Law School

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.

Harvard Law School Recruitment
Harvard Law School

‘Deeply Unlawful’: Harvard Law School Faculty Condemn Trump’s Response to Police Brutality Protests

Members of the Harvard Law School faculty published an open letter to students and Harvard affiliates Monday criticizing President Donald J. Trump for calling for a military response to ongoing protests against police brutality.

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Commencement 2020

The People’s Parity Project is Trying to Change Law in America

Founded in 2018, the People’s Parity Project aims to reform the legal profession by working to end harassment, combat injustice, and protect workers’ rights in the legal field.

HLS Clinics Update
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Makes Online Zero-L Course Free for All U.S. Law Schools Due to Coronavirus

Harvard Law School announced Wednesday it will offer its online, pre-term “Zero-L” course for free for all United States law schools this summer, in an effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the success of incoming law students.

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