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‘How to Survive the Fall in Three Easy Steps’: Michelle Yeoh Addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh addressed Harvard Law School’s Class of 2023 during the school’s Class Day ceremony at Holmes Field Wednesday afternoon, sharing advice for graduates as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers.

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Rejecting the Rankings: Why Harvard and Yale Led a Widespread Boycott of U.S. News After Decades-Long Criticism

While the recent boycott of U.S. News rankings by top law and medical schools represents the most serious challenge to U.S. News since it began ranking colleges and universities 40 years ago, the magazine has pledged to continue its annual rankings practice by relying on publicly available data it can use with or without the participation of schools.

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What Critical Race Theory Was — and is — at Harvard Law School

How has the legal field of critical race theory been shaped by Harvard Law School, and how do its students and scholars view conservative attacks on the field?

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Scientists Discuss Medical Effects of Psychedelic Drugs at Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Panel

A panel of three researchers discussed the medical effects of psychedelic drugs at a virtual event hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics on Thursday.

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Inside the Harvard Law School Clinic Advocating for Animal Rights

Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic will enter a new chapter after the departure of its director at the end of this semester.

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Space Law Society at Harvard Law School Hosts Panel on Ethics of Space Mining

The Harvard Law School Space Law Society hosted a conversation on the ethical and legal concerns of space mining with three space policy experts in Wasserstein Hall on Monday.

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Harvard Law Professor Jody Freeman Faces Renewed Calls to Step Down from Board of Fossil Fuel Company

Harvard affiliates renewed calls for Harvard Law School professor Jody L. Freeman to step down from her position on the board of directors of ConocoPhillips following newly surfaced emails between her and a Securities and Exchange Commission official.

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Census Bureau Will Release Files Sought by Harvard Law Clinic

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to release documents for academics to use to assess potential racial bias in redistricting, after the Harvard Law School’s Election Law Clinic requested the materials through the Freedom of Information Act, the agency announced March 27.

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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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‘Father of Environmental Justice’ Robert Bullard Honored by Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society

The Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Robert D. Bullard with the Horizon Award in an award ceremony Tuesday evening.

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Law and Neuroscience Experts Discuss Criminal Justice for Adolescents at Harvard Law School Talk

Psychology professor B.J. Casey and attorney Marsha Levick discussed scientific and legal perspectives on trying children as adults at a Harvard Law School talk Tuesday.

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Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard Calls on Law Professor to Leave ConocoPhillips Board of Directors

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard called on Harvard Law School professor Jody L. Freeman to leave her position on the ConocoPhillips board of directors in an open letter published Tuesday.

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Harvard Law School and Paul, Weiss Launch ‘Future Leaders in Law’ Pre-Law Program

Harvard Law School is partnering with law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP to launch a new pre-law fellowship program targeting first-generation and low-income participants, the school announced in a press release Wednesday.