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  • Justice Rosalie Abella

    Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella appointed Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

    April 7, 2021

    Harvard Law School announced today the appointment of Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella as the Samuel LL.M. ’55 S.J.D. ’59 and Judith Pisar Visiting Professor of Law effective July 1, 2022.

  • Justice Stephen G. Breyer sitting in a chair in front of a crimson background

    Breyer cautions against the ‘peril of politics’

    April 7, 2021

    To retain the public’s trust, Justice Breyer argued, changes should come not from political reform, but in recommitment to ideals within the Court itself and in the American people.

  • FDR SCOTUS editorial cartoon

    Is the Supreme Court broken?

    March 25, 2021

    Is the Supreme Court in crisis, and if so, how can it be fixed? Three distinguished Court-watchers from across the ideological spectrum debated these questions at the Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, a recurring speaker series established last year thanks to a gift from the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.

  • A woman stands in front of microphones talking to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Charting the course on Latino civil rights

    March 25, 2021

    Nina Perales has spent 25 years fortifying and advancing civil rights for Latinos, and this semester, is teaching a course at Harvard Law School about their ongoing struggle for equality in the United States.