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  • Close up of a wrought iron fence with corner post decoration reading VERI / TAS

    Seal of approval: the long, swirling history of the Harvard ‘arms’

    May 28, 2015

    The story of the Harvard "arms" — a shield, three books, and the word Veritas — is writ deep in the past.

  • Page of the Magna Carta

    Magna, Cum Laude

    May 1, 2015

    800 years later, the ‘great charter’ still fascinates

  • Men passing through a gate in a prison camp

    Home Rule within Enemy Lines: Capturing life in a WWI internment camp

    November 24, 2014

    During World War I, about 400,000 “enemy aliens” were imprisoned by all sides in camps on nearly every continent. During that time, Germany’s only exclusively civilian prison camp, Ruhleben Gefangenenlager, became a model of civil functionality.

  • Harvard Gazette: Academic boot camp

    July 9, 2014

    Harvard has been entwined with the American military since its start. In 1775, Gen. George Washington quartered the first Continental Army in Harvard Yard. On…

  • French arbitration treatise from 1668 that can be translated as “Charitable arbitration to avoid trial and quarrels, or at least to end them quickly, without penalty and fees.”

    Harvard Gazette: Old Harvard, old France, old crime

    June 19, 2014

    Exhibit spanning centuries of law combines detailed scholarship with a touch of scandal The Harvard Law School Library is a launching point for well-trained modern…

  • Illustration

    The Paper Chase Post-Paper

    January 1, 2014

    At Harvard Law School and its library, digital experts are busy inventing the future of textbooks, the classroom and information access.

  • 1803 notebook entry from the Transitional Law School

    HLS Library digitizes student notebooks from transitional law school

    August 21, 2013

    The Harvard Law School Library's historical and special collections recently digitized its collection of 64 bound volumes of notebooks drafted by 17 students of the Litchfield Law School from 1803–1825. Litchfield is generally regarded as the first formal private law school in the United States.

  • Cass Sunstein

    Mr. Sunstein Went to Washington

    July 1, 2013

    In the fall of 2009, Professor Cass R. Sunstein, left HLS to serve as the administrator at the helm of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, joining a humming warren of executive branch experts in trade, health, economics, science and other specialties.

  • Evidence of Greatness: HLS showcases life and work of Joseph Story

    November 19, 2012

    This fall, visitors to Langdell Hall have an opportunity to take a deeper look at the professor who saved a School. “A Storied Legacy: Correspondence and Early Writings of Joseph Story” is an exhibit of letters and manuscripts on display through Dec. 7 in the Harvard Law School Library’s Caspersen Room.

  • Sadakat Kadri LL.M. ’8

    Journeys of Discovery

    October 1, 2012

    Barrister and writer Sadakat Kadri LL.M. ’89 is author of "Heaven on Earth," an exploration of Shariah law that begins with deep history (in ancient Arabia) and closes with contemporary reality: the varieties of present-day Islamic jurisprudence, gleaned from his travels to India, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt and Turkey.

  • Book Jacket

    Humanizing the Issues

    October 1, 2012

    A Q&A with Sadakat Kadri LL.M. ’89, author of “Heaven on Earth”

  • Clara Long '12

    Daring to be a doer: Clara Long ’12

    May 31, 2012

    While in college, Clara Long '12 spent a spring semester in Belém, Brazil. “That totally changed the trajectory of my life,” she said, and turned a passion for tending the environment into “something that was much more about people.” Now graduating from Harvard Law School, Long is interested in human rights, and views her education at Harvard as a way of acquiring “tools for dealing with injustice.”