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    Branch returns to her Navajo roots

    March 5, 2018

    Ethel Branch ’08 grew up on her family’s ranch with no electricity, no running water, and a long list of questions about injustice. As she grew up, Branch knew she had to address these questions. “That confusion as to why the world changed when you crossed the Navajo Nation boundary line was a driving question for my youth and my life,” says Branch. It propelled her to study law and policy. And three years ago, at age 36, it led her to become Attorney General of the Navajo Nation.

  • Samuel Moyn

    A Work in Progress

    October 21, 2016

    Harvard Law Professor Samuel Moyn ’01 discusses the potential and the limitations of the human rights movement when it comes to creating just societies.

  • Closing argument: Innovation, teamwork drive Romeen Sheth ’15

    May 21, 2015

    Romeen Sheth ’15 is a team player who works well with others--not because he has to, but because he prefers to, and he wishes more lawyers felt the same way.

  • Glenn Cohen wearing bright red glasses

    Emerging mobile health technologies need FDA oversight

    July 24, 2014

    Smart phones and other mobile devices have the potential to transform healthcare, improving medical outcomes, reducing errors, and broadening access to healthcare. The Food and…

  • David Thronson, Margaret Stock '92, Ira Kurzban, and Pratt speaking at a table in front of the room

    Ninth Circuit judge recounts landmark case at HIRC 30th anniversary

    July 22, 2014

    On June 17, about 200 Harvard Law School alumni and students gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC). It was a celebration of "30 Years of Social Change Lawyering," and it brought together advocates from around the country and the world.

  • Man teaching in front of a classroom.

    Harvard Law Thinks Big! A series of short talks on big ideas (video)

    June 19, 2014

    Five Harvard Law School professors presented a sampling of their innovative ideas in late May at the 2014 Harvard Law School Thinks Big lecture, an annual event that challenges faculty to explain those big ideas in short talks.

  • Cass Sunstein speaking in front of a white desk

    ‘Choosing not to choose’: improving healthcare law by acknowledging how people behave (video)

    June 18, 2014

    Cass Sunstein opened the 2014 Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy Conference with a keynote address called “Choosing Not to Choose.” His talk set the tone for the two-day conference organized by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, which drew nearly 200 lawyers, public health professionals, economists, and health policy analysts to the campus from May 2-3.

  • ‘Justice for all the Earth’

    June 12, 2014

    A group of 29 foreign military lawyers, representing 21 countries, and enrolled in the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS) (a program run by the program run by the U.S. Department of Defense), toured Harvard Law School on June 7 at the invitation of John Fitzpatrick '87, a supervising attorney and senior clinical instructor at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

  • Crystal Yang ’13, law and economics scholar, to join the Harvard Law faculty

    June 5, 2014

    Crystal Yang ‘13, a scholar specializing in criminal law and consumer finance, will join the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in July.

  • Martha Minow in ceremony robes speaking at podium

    Dean Minow to grads: ‘Use your powers of imagination’

    May 29, 2014

    “We searched the world for each and every one of you—and you have exceeded our hopes,” Minow told the Class of 2014, which included 576 J.D.s; 167 LL.M.s; and 7 SJDs.

  • Preet Bharara: ‘Try to be good’ (video)

    May 29, 2014

    Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, urged Harvard Law graduates at the 2014 Class Day ceremony not to squander the precious and powerful gift of their Harvard Law degrees.

  • Mindy Kahling close up speaking at the podium

    Mindy Kaling, ‘Obsessed with justice’ (video)

    May 28, 2014

    “You’re probably wondering why I’m here,” comedian, actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling said at Harvard Law School’s Class Day gathering on May 28. Kaling, star of the Fox TV show “The Mindy Project” and producer, actress, and writer on the NBC sitcom, “The Office,” offered several reasons, all in trademark self-deprecating and offbeat sense of humor.

  • Steven Shavell and Richard Posner

    Shavell receives Coase medal from American Law and Economics Association

    May 16, 2014

    Harvard Law School Professor Steven Shavell received the 2014 Ronald H. Coase Medal from the American Law and Economics Association at its annual meeting May 9.

  • David Otunga speaking behind a podium

    Wrestling with choices: David Otunga ’06

    February 28, 2014

    Professional wrestler David Otunga '06 was the keynote speaker at the Harvard Law School Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law’s 2014 symposium, which also include panel discussions with practicing lawyers, a presentation of student awards, and a recognition of Paul C. Weiler, LL.M. ’65, the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, Emeritus.

  • Rachel Anderson

    Connecting Law and Faith

    January 1, 2011

    Rachel Anderson ’03 enlists religious organizations to fight predatory lending.

  • Lucy Koh

    Stepping Up: Lucy Koh ’93

    January 1, 2011

    On June 7, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of the first Korean-American in U.S. history to serve as a federal district court judge.

  • Ramer’s List

    July 1, 2010

    Bruce Ramer ’58 divides his time between entertainment giants and pro bono causes.

  • Fighting on Several Fronts

    April 1, 2010

    In his book "Negotiauctions: New Dealmaking Strategies for a Competitive Marketplace,” Professor Guhan Subramanian says that, traditionally, academics have looked at deals through one of two lenses. One branch of research examines auction theory, with roots in game theory and microeconomics. Another looks at negotiations, combining microeconomics with experimental economics, social psychology, behavior economics and law.