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Charles Fried Retires From Harvard Law Following More Than 60 Years on Faculty

Last week, Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried — a former U.S. solicitor general and associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court — announced he would retire on July 1, 2024, following a sabbatical leave in the spring semester.

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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Presides Over Ames Moot Court Final at Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School students convened before United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Nov. 15 to argue a mock appellate case on administrative law for the finals of the school’s annual Ames Moot Court Competition.

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HLS Reprimands Students Phone Banking for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire, Drawing Student Backlash

Harvard Law School administrators told students phone banking for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza to leave the Caspersen Student Center lounge Wednesday, according to students in attendance, prompting free speech concerns from students.

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Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Student Groups Demand Stronger Response from Admin to Alleged Hate Speech

LGBTQ+ student groups at Harvard Law School criticized the school’s response to an instance of alleged homophobic and transphobic speech at an orientation event for second-year law students.

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Harvard Students Stage Die-In During Family Weekend, Alleging Lack of Support for Palestinian Students

More than 100 students staged a “die-in” demonstration in front of Memorial Hall during welcome remarks for Family Weekend to protest Harvard’s lack of support for Palestinian students during the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza.

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Harvard Law Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz Appeals $12,200 Sanction for Role in Kari Lake Election Lawsuit

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz is appealing a federal court ruling ordering him to pay $12,200 in sanctions for his role in a 2022 lawsuit on behalf of failed Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake.

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History of Science Professor Everett Mendelsohn Remembered As ‘Colossus’ in His Field

Everett I. Mendelsohn, a Harvard professor emeritus known for his pioneering work studying the history of biology and the relationship between scientific progress and its social and historical contexts, died on June 6 at his home in Cambridge. He was 91.

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‘Incremental Change’: Student Activists Reflect on Push for Ethnic Studies, As New Generation Continues Fight

Throughout the 1997-98 academic year, student organizers and activists renewed demands for Harvard to establish an ethnic studies concentration — a call that even then was decades-old.

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New Student Group Aims to Unite Pro-Palestine Advocates Across Harvard’s Graduate Schools

Graduate students across Harvard launched a new pro-Palestine activism group called Graduate Students 4 Palestine with an event Wednesday.

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Michelle Yeoh and Sanjay Gupta to Headline Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School Class Days

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will serve as Harvard Law School’s 2023 Class Day speaker, the school announced Wednesday. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta will speak at Harvard Medical School’s festivities.

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District Court Judge Rules in Favor of HLS Animal Law Clinic in Suit Against USDA

Maryland District Court Judge Julie R. Rubin ruled in favor of the Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Clinic in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture in a March 23 decision.

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Harvard Law School Elects New Student Government

Second-year law students Swap Agrawal and Tolu Alegbeleye have been elected co-presidents of the Harvard Law School Student Government for the 2023-24 academic year, the body announced in a March 30 email to students.

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Journalists and Activists Discuss Gender-Based Harassment at Harvard Berkman Klein Center Panel

Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society hosted a panel of journalists and activists for a conversation Thursday on gender-based harassment in journalism.

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Harvard Law School Announces Expansion to Low Income Protection Plan

Harvard Law School announced an expansion to the Low Income Protection Plan, a debt-assistance program for alumni pursuing public interest careers.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Criticizes U.S. News Rankings at Harvard Law School Conference

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona called on institutions to “stop worshiping at the false altar of U.S. News and World Report” during a conference hosted at Harvard Law School on Wednesday.