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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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Amid Pro-Palestine ‘Day of Action,’ Law School Affiliates Attend Silent Vigil, Rally Against Speech Infringement

More than 100 Harvard Law School affiliates gathered in a crowded Caspersen Student Center lounge Thursday afternoon for a silent vigil to mourn Palestinians killed in the Israel-Hamas war. After the vigil, they rallied outside Wasserstein Hall in support of Palestine and against alleged suppression of free speech on campus.

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HLS Advocates for Human Rights Urge Biden to Demand Uyghur Entrepreneur Ekpar Asat’s Release

Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights, a student group at HLS, sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden Monday urging him to demand that the Chinese government release tech entrepreneur Ekpar Asat — the brother of Rayhan Asat, the Law School’s first Uyghur graduate.

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Protesters gathered at the Caspersen Student Center for a silent vigil for Palestinians killed during the Israel-Hamas war.

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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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A Bigger Harvard? Rethinking Access in ‘Elite’ Higher Education

Admissions discussions take Harvard’s regime of selectivity for granted, as though it had to remain a zero-sum game. But what if it didn’t have to? What if Harvard could think bigger?

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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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Berkman Klein Center Hosts ‘Future of the Internet’ Summit, Obama Cancels Due to ‘Covid-like Symptoms’

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society hosted panel discussions on the problems affecting social media and potential solutions during a “Future of the Internet” summit at Harvard Business School on Wednesday.

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Berkman Klein Center Announces Applied Social Media Lab, Funded Through Eight-Figure Donation

Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society will launch an Applied Social Media Lab as an offshoot of its existing Institute for Rebooting Social Media, the center announced in a press release last week.

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Fifteen Questions: Rochelle Walensky on Pandemics, Public Health, and Reading for Fun

FM sat down with the former CDC director to discuss her experience as one of the nation’s public health leaders during an unprecedented global pandemic. "I don’t know that America appreciates how the people of CDC, the 12,000 people of CDC, work tirelessly, quietly,” she says. “You never know their name.”

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U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro Said He Wouldn’t ‘Rule Anything Out’ in Potential Bipartisan Speaker Effort

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) told The Crimson Thursday that he doesn’t want to “rule anything out at this point” regarding a potential bipartisan effort to make a moderate Republican the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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HLS Affinity Group Severs Ties with Firms that Use Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Harvard Law School’s largest race-based affinity group will sever ties with private law firms that require their employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

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Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb, Team Find Spherules of ‘Likely Extrasolar Composition’

Harvard Astronomy professor Abraham “Avi” Loeb and his research team have found metallic spherules of “likely extrasolar composition,” according to an Aug. 29 preprint posted to the online paper repository arXiv.

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‘The Architect of the Whole Plan’: Harvard Law Graduate Ken Chesebro’s Path to Jan. 6

On Jan. 6, Kenneth J. Chesebro was seen outside the Capitol wearing a red “Trump 2020” hat as rioters amassed around the building, according to CNN. But two decades earlier, in Bush v. Gore, Chesebro worked extensively under liberal legal scholar Laurence H. Tribe to craft a legal justification to recount votes in Florida.