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Neil L. Rudenstine
Commencement 2019

Delay, Delay, Delay: Harvard’s Continued Controversy over ROTC

For decades, Harvard has faced controversy for its involvement in the Reserve Officer Training Corps — and the early 1990s were no exception.

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Balancing the Professorial and Professional

Harvard Law School Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. is not the first faculty member to conduct outside work during his time at the University.

Pre-Matriculation Program
Harvard Law School

Pilot Pre-Orientation Program for Harvard Law Students Enters Second Year

A pilot pre-matriculation program at Harvard Law School designed to prepare incoming students from varying academic and professional backgrounds for their programs’ academic rigor will become an annual part of law students’ experience.

Harvard Law Review
Harvard Law School

Harvard and Law Review Reiterate Arguments Opposing Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit

Harvard University, Harvard Law Review, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos continued to argue in a set of filings Thursday that an anti-affirmative action group, which has alleged the Law Review has discriminatory member selection policies, has not sufficiently proved it has standing to bring the case.

Harvard Law School

Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz for Defamation

Virginia L. Giuffre sued Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz for defamation in federal court Tuesday, claiming he falsely accused her of perjury after she implicated him in a sex ring operated by billionaire Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Students Call for Release of Mental Health Survey Data in Posters Addressed to New Admits

The survey was distributed to Law School students in November 2017 as part of a broader administrative effort across the University to address mental health issues on campus. The Law School has yet to release the full findings, but partial results were discussed at a public presentation in March 2018.

Roberta Kaplan
Harvard Law School

Roberta A. Kaplan to Speak at Harvard Law School Class Day

Kaplan, who graduated from the College with a degree in History and Literature, is notable for successfully representing Edith Windsor in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor in 2013.

Langdell Hall
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Students Push to Reform Law Firms’ Contracts for Incoming Associates

Students from Harvard Law School’s Pipeline Parity Project continued their campaign against mandatory arbitration clauses — provisions of employment contracts that require employees to settle disputes through a private arbiter rather than bringing their concerns to the courts.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Non-Profit CEO Alan Jenkins Appointed Harvard Law School Professor

Former Harvard Law School Lecturer Alan Jenkins ’85 will join the school’s faculty as a professor of practice in July and teach courses on race, communications, and social justice, the Law School announced Tuesday.

Mark Zuckerberg
Harvard Law School

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Data Security and Advertising at Harvard Law School Event

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg ’06 took part in a discussion about data security and targeted advertising at Harvard Law School earlier this month. HLS professor Zittrain said that Zuckerberg’s level of personal control over Facebook policies made him a good candidate for the conversation.

The Lightning Rod
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Prof. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz Joins Weinstein Defense Team in Class Action Suit

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz has joined Harvey Weinstein's legal defense team to consult on constitutional issues in a class action lawsuit against Weinstein, according to a Feb. 15 court filing.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

38 Harvard Law School Student Groups Sign Letter Supporting Clerkship Hiring Program

Thirty-eight Harvard Law School student groups signed onto an open letter calling for continued institutional support for a pilot federal clerk hiring program. The Law School’s American Constitution Society chapter, a progressive legal organization, organized the letter.

Gannett House
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Review Elects Lauren Beck President

The Harvard Law Review elected second-year Law student Lauren N. Beck as its 133rd president, according to an email from outgoing president Michael L. Thomas. The publication is entirely student-edited with the largest circulation of any law journal in the world.

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Harvard Law School

Mass. Law Gives Harvard Law Research Assistants First Pay Raise in 11 Years

Student research assistants at Harvard Law School received their first pay raise in more than a decade this month thanks to a Massachusetts minimum wage law that took effect Jan. 1. In total, 742 student workers throughout the university received raises when the state minimum wage rose from $11 to $12 per hour.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Prof. Vicki Jackson Will Lead Association of American Law Schools

Harvard Law School professor and constitutional law expert Vicki C. Jackson will serve as the next president of the Association of American Law Schools, the organization announced earlier this month. The group inducted Jackson as its president at a January meeting in New Orleans.