From active duty to service through law: Military veterans at Harvard Law School
The service and unique perspective of the veterans currently enrolled at Harvard Law School enrich the entire HLS community, elevating awareness about the legal and policy issues affecting veterans and the significance of law in contemporary warfare; three military veterans in this year’s entering class shared their experiences in the military and at HLS.
Turning Over a New Leaf
The recent digitization of the Simon Greenleaf papers offers glimpses of the 19th century HLS professor who viewed the law as a fusion of scientific thought and moral experience.
Students help advance forensic science reform in Massachusetts
Over a year ago, a group of students in Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP) began working to propel forensic science reform in Massachusetts. On Oct. 2, the students' work culminated in a Wrongful Conviction Day event at the Massachusetts State House.
HLS and MIT Media Lab launch innovative course on law and regulation in the digital world
For the first time, Harvard Law School and the MIT Media Lab have collaborated to host an innovative January-term course, “Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control,” dedicated to understanding the legal and technical dynamics of the digital world.
Obama first made history at HLS
It was as a law student that Obama first made history—and national headlines—when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of 1990. And as a law student,...
Harvard releases report on effect of Trump’s executive orders on asylum seekers
Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has released a report on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the Convention Against Torture.
Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to collaborate on the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund will support interdisciplinary research to ensure that AI develops in a way that is ethical, accountable, and advances the public interest.
Harvard Law Review president on publishing Obama
Harvard Law Review President Michael Zuckerman ’17 recently penned a reflection for Medium on the experience of publishing The President's Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform, an article by President Barack Obama -- the first Law Review article by a sitting president -- and his personal take on law and criminal justice reform.
Human Rights Clinic releases report on Syrian refugees and documentation of legal status
Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic has releaseda new report,
Architect of the Breakthrough
Last December in suburban Paris, 195 countries reached a landmark agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. For Todd Stern ’77 the Paris accord capped two decades of work to curb climate change.
The Electoral College: Here to stay?
Constitutional Law expert Sanford Levinson focused on the political implications of the Electoral College at HLS on Oct. 21. He emphasized that the U.S. Electoral College system is unique among the election processes of major countries, which tend towards popular vote models, and he connected it to what he terms “the Constitution of settlement.