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  • Michelle Yeoh gives Class Day speech

    Michelle Yeoh addresses the Harvard Law School Class of 2023

    May 24, 2023

    On Class Day, Michelle Yeoh, Academy Award-winning actress and advocate, offered the Class of 2023 advice from the multiverse.

  • ‘Why is it so hard to make environmental law?’

    April 18, 2023

    Harvard Law School Professor Professor Richard Lazarus tells the story of challenges and hope inherent in environmental law.

  • ‘Misunderstanding how the world works’

    November 9, 2022

    Harvard Law Professor Mark Roe says that Wall Street short-termism has gotten a bad rap.

  • Lolita Parker Johnes Jr., standing in the middle of the Caspersen Room

    Picturing ‘the elders of the race and justice movement’

    September 27, 2022

    Harvard Law Library receives collection of 5,000 photo and video files by Lolita Parker Jr. highlighting the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

  • Catharine MacKinnon

    ‘Dominant power does not control everything’

    September 8, 2022

    Legal scholar, thought leader, and equal rights champion Catharine A. MacKinnon, 2022 recipient of the American Philosophical Society’s Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence, discusses her teaching and the changes she has spent her career fighting for.

  • Kristi Jobson

    ‘Beware the urge to chase after other people’s dreams’

    May 25, 2022

    Kristi Jobson ’12, the assistant dean for admissions and chief admissions officer, received the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Appreciation Award during Harvard Law School’s Class Day ceremony on May 25.

  • a vertical combined image of five HLS black lawyers

    ‘Lawyering and justice in a world that we know is riven by injustice’

    March 22, 2022

    “This is a unique moment, particularly to be a Black law student,” Harvard Law School Professor David B. Wilkins ’80, told an audience of students during a talk titled Black Lawyers Matter — Race, Obligation, and Professionalism from the Civil Rights Movement to BLM and Black Corporate Power.

  • Victor Madrigal Borloz

    Conservative backlash threatens global gender justice efforts

    December 7, 2021

    Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity shared his views at a virtual event last month hosted by the HLS Human Rights Program that focused on his year-long investigation into incorporation of gender and gender identity into international human rights law.

  • Mount Fuji

    Studying law while fighting illicit finance

    September 28, 2021

    Harvard Law student Michael Chang-Frieden ’23 discusses writing a global watchdog report on Japan’s ability to fight money laundering, terrorist financing, and nuclear proliferation financing.

  • The White House Lit in Rainbow Colors

    Ordering LGBTQ protections

    February 3, 2021

    Alexander Chen ’15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at Harvard Law School, on the significance of the Biden administration's executive orders providing protections for LGBTQ people, the danger of backlash, and the work that still needs to be done.

  • Black and white illustration of men in battle in New Orleans, 1874. Man on horse in center, overlooking men fighting in the street, buildings and smokestacks in the background.

    ‘A grim form of political theater’

    January 8, 2021

    Harvard Law Visiting Professor Sanford Levinson puts the storming of the Capitol in historical perspective.

  • 2020–2021 Class Marshals

    Representing ‘The Super Class of 2021’

    December 15, 2020

    During a global pandemic when classes are remote and students are living around the country and the world, there is no such thing as business as usual. But this year’s class marshals are determined to do their part.

  • Multicolored hands layered over each other

    How can law students help in the midst of COVID-19?

    April 29, 2020

    Lee Mestre helped to coordinate Harvard Law School student aid efforts after natural disasters in New Orleans and Puerto Rico. Now she's using that experience to help law students support people in Massachusetts affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Lila Fenwick '56

    Lila Fenwick ’56, the first black female graduate of Harvard Law, dies at 87

    April 15, 2020

    Lila Fenwick ’56 was a student at Harvard Law School in 1954 when the Supreme Court decision in Brown v.  Board of Education came down. “I was delirious,” recalled Fenwick, one of only a handful of women students at HLS at the time and the only black woman among them.

  • Delivering food ordered online while in home isolation during quarantine. Stay home we deliver sign on box.

    Waste not, want not

    April 1, 2020

    Harvard Law School Professor Emily Broad Leib ’08, director of the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic, and her students have been working furiously to ensure that the most vulnerable—and ultimately the rest of us—are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Lawrence Lessig

    Lessig speaks on ‘Fidelity and Constraint’ at HLS

    October 1, 2019

    In a lively and provocative talk at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, delved into his theory of constitutional law, which he explores in his most recent book "Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court has Read the American Constitution."

  • Roberta Kaplan

    Roberta Kaplan urges the Class of 2019 to be courageous and tenacious

    May 30, 2019

    In her Class Day address to the Harvard Law School Class of 2019, Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan drew on experience from her own 25-year career and encouraged students to seek opportunities to make the world a better place.

  • Four men and a woman outside the Community Legal Assistance Office, 1967

    A ’60s Experiment with a Ripple Effect

    January 30, 2019

    Celebrating a legal services experiment run by Harvard Law School more than 50 years ago—at a time when clinical education did not exist at the school and change was in the air.