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President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan, delivered a major address clarifying the administration’s counter-terrorism policies and practices—especially the government’s targeting of Al Qaeda operatives abroad — in a keynote address at a Harvard Law School conference, “Law, Security, & Liberty After 9/11: Looking to the Future,” commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan ’86 and HLS Dean Martha Minow engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about the current high court and Kagan’s storied career, during the Honorable S. William Green Lecture in Public Law.
Outstanding environmental achievement; Warren throws hat in Senate race; Prized corporate governance; Glendon advises Romney in presidential bid;Talking about our Constitution; Fellowship of the Bar; and Hanson’s blog wins media prize
The implications of recent Supreme Court decisions on the field of environmental law were reviewed at a forum sponsored by HLS’s Environmental Law Program and the Environmental Law Institute on Sept. 28.
A select group of 50 leaders from top law firms around the world gathered at HLS Sept. 18-23 for “Leadership in Law Firms,” an intensive course sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program.
Seated in Harvard Law School’s Areeda Hall on July 22, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64 discussed, via live stream, the foundations of American democracy with Tunisian scholars at a conference hosted by NGO Almadanya in Tunisia.
Of the 39 law school graduates serving as clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court justices in the 2011-2012 term, 13 hail from Harvard Law School—the highest number from a single law school this year. Last term, 11 HLS graduates served as Supreme Court clerks.
In 1961, Newton Minow—then chairman of the Federal Communications Commission—delivered a landmark speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on “Television and the Public Interest,” in which he described television programming as a “vast wasteland” and advocated for public interest programming. Fifty years—and innumerable advances in media communications—later, Minow visited HLS for a forum exploring the future of journalism and the role of the state in the construction of the public sphere.
More than seven hundred alumni and guests gathered in Cambridge on Sept. 16 to 18 to attend the third Celebration of Black Alumni at Harvard Law School. The event, “Struggle and Progress: Leadership in the 21st Century,” focused on the progress that black lawyers have made.
In a country often referred to as lawless, forming reliable, legal routes for conflict resolution, property disputes and village communication can seem daunting even to those trained in creating law from the ground up.
In response to a political environment widely perceived as dysfunctional in Washington, D.C., participants in a conference at Harvard Law School evaluated the potential and pitfalls of a possible remedy: a first-ever Article V convention held to propose amendments to the Constitution.
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