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Lawrence Lessig on Overturning Citizens United

Quora | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Quora

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 01.27.2016 | 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 01.15.2016 | 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 01.06.2016 | 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 12.17.2015 | 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 12.09.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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 11.19.2015 | 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 11.19.2015 | 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 11.19.2015 | 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. Mich...

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

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2015 | 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,...

Aquino's Legacy in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 08.03.2015 | 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 07.19.2015 | 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.

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro"

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Dolezal's white-to-black "passing" is the complication of both white guilt and white rage in an era of Affirmative Action.

China's Territorial Claim at Risk in the South China Sea

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has announced that in July it will be holding the first hearing on the 2013 arbitration case the Philippines filed against China questioning the legal validity of China's '9-dash line' claim over the South China Sea.

A Premature Peace Deal in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Following a number of recent setbacks in the elusive search for a lasting peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Congress is trying to rush the passage of the Bangsamoro 'Basic Law' -- a major component of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro -- in the hope of enacting the law prior to a mandatory adjournment of the Congress next month.

'Killer, Come Hither': A Conversation with Louis Begley

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.

Harvard Goes to Court to Defend its Dangerous Investments

Stacy Clark | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Students, faculty, and alumni at over 400 colleges and universities in the U.S. are calling upon their institutions to divest from fossil fuels. Globally, over 100 institutions have thus far committed to divestment, but what about Harvard?

China's Challenge in the South China Sea

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Philippines' attempt to haul China to an international tribunal is a problem because it is invoking the very compulsory jurisdiction which China has disavowed since 2006.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

Three More Flaws in Harvard's Sexual Harassment Policy

Stephen Henrick | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Stephen Henrick

It would behoove Harvard administrators to include meaningful protections for accused students and consult in advance with those who might identify due process problems before the policy goes live.

To Harvard and Other Universities: In Protecting Students From Sexual Assault, Don't Disregard Due Process

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Michael Shammas

Yes, Harvard's previous sexual assault policy was utterly inadequate to protect survivors of sexual misconduct -- as are far too many policies still in place at other American universities. But the new policy goes dangerously far in another direction, and law professors were right to call their university out.