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  • HLS's Got Talent! 2

    HLS’s Got Talent!

    November 29, 2017

    In September, as part of its bicentennial program, Harvard Law School celebrated the arts with a two-day festival featuring the work of alumni, staff, faculty and students.

  • Crowd of international children

    A Professor’s Portfolio

    August 7, 2017

    For more than a half-century at HLS, Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner ’55 has focused on international human rights, including as the founder of the school’s Human Rights Program; he has also focused his camera on countries around the world, and is now sharing his deep passion for photography in a new book, “Eyeing the World.”

  • Two professors, six students, three rooms

    Two professors, six students, three rooms

    June 15, 2017

    A look back at the beginnings of Harvard Law School

  • Girl speaking with shapes illustration

    Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017

    May 18, 2017

    The concept of speech is typically defined as the communication of thoughts in spoken words. Yet the authors note that First Amendment protection of speech is far broader, covering nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and even nonsense—individual topics that Tushnet, Chen, and Blocher focus on (in that order) in the book.

  • Picturing Harvard Law School 13

    Picturing Harvard Law School

    February 16, 2017

    In this collection of photos selected from the Harvard Law School’s Historical & Special Collections, the Harvard University Archives and the Harvard Law Bulletin, threads of continuity are woven throughout the Law School experience, no matter which decade—or even which century—you arrived.

  • Faculty Books In Brief—Fall 2016

    October 21, 2016

    “Diversity in Practice: Race, Gender, and Class in Legal and Professional Careers,” edited by Professor David B. Wilkins ’80, Spencer Headworth, Robert L. Nelson and Ronit Dinovitzer (Cambridge) Wilkins, director of the school’s Center on the Legal Profession, serves as co-editor and also co-writes an essay in this volume, which contrasts the rhetoric that widely embraces the goal of diversity in the legal and other professions with the reality of continued barriers to full inclusion.

  • Photo of house on Cape Cod

    On Cape Cod

    October 21, 2016

    Don Krohn's long career has taken him around the world, but in his new new collection of photographs Krohn '87 turns his focus to his home on the coast of Massachusetts.

  • Illustration of books, a coffee cup and vase of flowers

    HLS Authors – Selected Alumni Books Fall 2016

    October 21, 2016

    A father’s fight for justice, a modern-day Beowulf, an American heiress

  • John and Lynn Savarese

    A conversation with John and Lynn Savarese

    August 3, 2016

    "Advancing human rights and social justice has been a primary concern of mine for decades," said Lynn Savarese. "The three years spent at HLS focusing on fairness in myriad complex contexts helped fuel and shape this endeavor."

  • A Place to Stay

    May 10, 2016

    Harvard Law students provide legal referrals to outside agencies and other services at Y2Y—the new shelter in Harvard Square for homeless youth aged 18-24 staffed by young people about the same age.

  • Lawyers, Ethics and Change

    October 5, 2015

    The HLS Center on the Legal Profession has been looking at ethical questions for lawyers in today’s new environment. How does law adjust to these…

  • HLS Professor Mark Tushnet

    Considering ‘Religious Accommodation’

    October 5, 2015

    Scholarship stemming from the “Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights,” conference held in April 2014 at HLS explored tensions within constitutional and statutory civil rights commitments.

  • Gender Study: A new HLS report charts progress and obstacles for women in the law

    October 5, 2015

    The first systematic empirical study of the career trajectories of Harvard Law School graduates, conducted by the HLS Center on the Legal Profession, has found that, among HLS graduates who work at law firms, men are significantly more likely to be equity partners and to be in positions of leadership than their female classmates—even though women work more hours, on average.

  • A group of students sitting on a carpet listening to a woman speak

    Drawing on community and social justice: Art exhibition at Legal Services Center

    March 9, 2015

    View full gallery (25 images) This month, the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain held an art opening: the theme was…

  • A man and a woman posing together

    Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2015 celebrates at annual International Party

    February 23, 2015

    On Feb. 14, the Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2015 hosted the International Party, an annual event at the law school for more than a decade that has served as an opportunity for graduate students to share their culture with the entire HLS community.

  • In Memoriam-Fall 2014

    November 24, 2014

    1930-1939 John T. Sapienza ’37
    March 12, 2014 (Obituary) 1940-1949 Bernard Lisman ’42
    April 18, 2014 (Obituary) Thomas B. Leech ’43
    June 20, 2014 (Obituary) Richard G. Martens…

  • A stylized graphic of two scissors cutting the red stripes of the American flag

    Faculty Sampler: Short takes from recent op-eds

    November 24, 2014

    “How to Deregulate Cities and States” Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 and Harvard economics Professor Edward Glaeser The Wall Street Journal Aug. 24, 2014 “In 2011…

  • David Wilkins talking at the front of a classroom

    At the Center of the Profession

    November 24, 2014

    The legal profession is going through dramatic change, affected by factors ranging from globalization to new technology to a fragile economic recovery. And a Harvard Law School institution dedicated to studying the profession is undergoing its own big change.

  • Phoning Home Essays, by Jacob M. Appel

    Authors and Auteurs

    November 24, 2014

    “Phoning Home: Essays,” by Jacob M. Appel ’02 (South Carolina) Tapping into his background as a doctor, lawyer, and bioethicist—and his personal background and family experiences—Appel writes on subjects ranging from his secret prank calling of his parents (in the title essay) to his favorite psychiatric patient (upon their final parting, they share a mutual desire never to see each other again). He also tackles social issues such as opting out of end-of-life medical care. Throughout, the author shares emotions and insights with a humorous and skeptical perspective.

  • Bryan Cressey

    A conversation with Bryan Cressey

    November 24, 2014

    When Bryan Cressey J.D./M.B.A. ’76, a native of Seattle, was putting himself through the University of Washington by working at a conveyor-belt company, he grew intrigued by the “go-go era of the ’60s,” as he puts it, when business innovators such as James J. Ling were creating giant conglomerates. Cressey decided he wanted to build companies and applied to the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard. From his first job in 1976 with a venture capital firm in Chicago; to four years later co-founding Golder, Thoma & Cressey (later Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner); to the present, Cressey’s leadership in industry consolidation with a particular expertise in the health care and medical services fields has been recognized by Fortune and Time magazines, among many other publications.

  • HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books

    May 1, 2014

    Although common-law jurisdictions have the same legal origins, in practice they exhibit major differences from one another as shown by varied corporate governance systems, according to Bruner. The professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law examines the power of shareholders in public companies, emphasizing that those in the United States have less influence than those in places such as the United Kingdom and Australia.