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Harvard Law School

Taking The LSAT Is No Longer Required To Get Into Harvard Law School

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 03.09.2017 | Education

Harvard Law School says that beginning this fall it will no longer require students to submit the traditional Law School Admissions Test as part of th...

Letter To A Trump Supporter #5: Affirmative Action

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the fifth in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our con...

Elena Kagan Says Having An Eight-Member Supreme Court Is Not 'Cost-Free'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics

With their summer recess winding down, members of the Supreme Court are wrapping up their public appearances before they return to the bench in Octobe...

Fear And Loathing In Cambridge: How Julian Bond Changed My Life And Harvard University

Angela Dorn | Posted 08.15.2016 | Black Voices
Angela Dorn

My life changed forever in 1989. I was a second year (2L) at Harvard Law School, and I was very unhappy. I knew that I should appreciate my good fortune in attending one of the nation's most celebrated law schools, but I was not grateful.

The Benefits Of Waiting A Year (Or Two) To Apply To Law School: Part II

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Regardless of which law school you choose to attend, having more savings heading into law school is a good thing, as it will help reduce your overall debt load. How much it will help depends on a number of factors, including where you choose to go to school, but in the end, the principle holds true.

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

Should I Go To Law School?

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Should I go to law school? This is a question that every aspiring law applicant should ask themselves. There is no decision-tree or all-encompassing diagram that will be able to answer this question for everyone.

To the Harvard 19: Do Better

Kamilah Willingham | Posted 03.26.2017 | College
Kamilah Willingham

You've made current and future students who have been or who will be assaulted at Harvard Law School feel less safe and be less safe. I am tired of being treated as if I don't matter. You will not succeed in silencing my story .

Harvard To Scrap Controversial Law School Seal Associated With Slavery

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices

Harvard University will replace the official shield of its prestigious law school which features the family crest of an 18th century slave holder, aft...

Lawrence Lessig on Overturning Citizens United

Quora | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

To overturn Citizens United will require either a change of the Court (not implausible, if a Democrat wins, not possible for a generation, if a Republican wins), or a constitutional amendment (unlikely through Congress, possible through an Article V convention).

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

Lady Gaga's Oscar Nomination Propels Campus Rape Awareness

Kirby Dick | Posted 01.15.2017 | College
Kirby Dick

We are thrilled that "Til It Happens To You," The Hunting Ground's original song, has become the fifth song from a documentary ever to receive an Academy Award nomination.

How Harvard Law Professors Retaliated Against An Assault Survivor

Kirby Dick | Posted 01.05.2017 | College
Kirby Dick

Two powerful universities whose wrongdoings were exposed in The Hunting Ground have gone to great lengths to attack the accounts of survivors: Harvard Law, which protected an assailant who was repeatedly found to have committed assault, and Florida State University, which covered up a rape investigation of its star quarterback.

Harvard Law Professors Put the Chill on Campus Sexual Assault Victims

Irwin Zalkin | Posted 12.16.2016 | College
Irwin Zalkin

There has been much discussion over the past year about the ways that universities adjudicate accusations of sexual assault. Much of that discussion i...

What Is in a Name?

David A. Love | Posted 12.09.2016 | Black Voices
David A. Love

One outgrowth of the debate over racial injustice has been the effort to rename monuments with racially offensive names, faces or connotations, and to replace symbols that have reflected a painful, objectionable and often unacknowledged legacy

Black Tape, White Wonder: Harvard Law's Reaction to My Everyday Experience

Derecka Purnell | Posted 11.20.2016 | College
Derecka Purnell

Black students experience black tape all of the time at Harvard Law. We see black tape when white students overaggressively challenge the intelligence of Black and/or women professors in the classroom.

Harvard Law Student: 'Symbols Of Oppression Are Present Every Day On Campus' (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

After portraits of black Harvard Law School faculty were defaced this week, Harvard Law student Michele Hall joined HuffPost Live to speak out on the ...

This Morning at Harvard Law School We Woke Up to a Hate Crime

Michele Hall | Posted 11.19.2016 | College
Michele Hall

The portraits of black professors, the ones that bring me and so many other black students feelings of pride and promise, were defaced. Their faces were covered with a single piece of black tape, crossing them out of Harvard Law School's legacy of legal scholarship.

Daniel Lewis, Ravel CEO, works with Harvard Law School to innovate legal research capabilities using technology

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I interviewed Ravel Founder and CEO Daniel Lewis, a Forbes 30 under 30 and LinkedIn 35 under 35 recipient. He is also a graduate of Stanford...

An Open Letter To Republican Governors: Let The Syrian Refugees In

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Western openness exemplifies our best values. Unlike tyrannical regimes like Assad's or roving bands of murderers like ISIL, such openness is inclusive. Tolerant. And by being tolerant at home, we promote tolerance abroad. We lead by example.

Someone Defaced Portraits Of Black Professors At Harvard Law School

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.20.2015 | College

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating an incident in which portraits of black faculty at its law school were defaced. Michelle Dea...

Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.

Justice Kennedy: Public Officials In Kim Davis' Position Should Follow The Law Or Resign

ThinkProgress | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc who nevertheless has authored several important gay rights opinions, sugg...

Aquino's Legacy in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Edsel Tupaz

In just 5 years, Aquino's accomplishments have exceeded many expectations and have outperformed all previous administrations.

Why We Do Not Hire Law School Graduates from the Ivy League Schools

Adam Leitman Bailey | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
Adam Leitman Bailey

In order to strive to become one of New York's best real estate law firms we do not hire law school graduates from Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia or any of the other traditional highest tier schools.