On campus: A host of conferences, hosted at HLS
The convening power of Harvard
A number of important conferences were hosted by HLS faculty and students this semester. Professor Elizabeth Bartholet ’65, director of the Child Advocacy Program, explored the disproportionate representation of African-American children in foster care, in a two-day symposium in January, while Professor Jon Hanson focused on “The Psychology of Inequality” in the Fifth Conference on Law and Mind Sciences. Asian Pacific American law students challenged conference attendees to contemplate the meaning of progress, the Women’s Law Association envisioned a better world for women and girls, and the Black Law Students Association focused on effective leadership.
Child Advocacy Symposium
“Race and Child Welfare: Disproportionality, Disparity, Discrimination: Re-Assessing the Facts, Re-Thinking the Policy Options” was held Jan. 28-29.
Law and Mind Sciences
Professor Jon Hanson presented “Inequality Dissonance and Policy Attitudes” at the Project on Law and Mind Sciences conference Feb. 26.
Black Law Students Association
“Empowerment: Effective Leadership Within and Outside Our Communities” was held March 4-5. HLS Professor Lani Guinier and Theodore V. Wells Jr. ‘76 (above), partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, were this year’s BLSA keynote speakers.
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Peggy Kuo ’88, center, chief hearing officer for the New York Stock Exchange, discussed the leadership challenges women face at the APALSA conference Feb. 25-26.
Women’s Law Association
“This is What Equality Looks Like: The World We Want for Women and Girls” was the theme of the Women’s Law Association conference on Feb. 11. Panelists stressed that education is key to equality. Above L-R: Mary Catherine Blanton ’12, Beth Greaney ’12, Kimberly Lucas ’11, Poppy Alexander ’12 and WLA President Cari Simon ’11.