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China's Challenge in the South China Sea

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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.

The Missing Marcos Billions and the Demise of the Commission on Good Government

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The recent seizure of works of art believed to have been acquired through ill-gotten wealth by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the Marcos family.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Circus Politics Is Alive and Well in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

The circus continues with the motion to impeach President Aquino, with opposition politicians having sharpened their knives in an attempt to draw some blood from the Teflon President.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Can the Peace Dividend Last in the Philippines?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Whether this Agreement has real traction and can be duly implemented will be a front burner issue in the 2016 presidential election, and President Aquino has staked significant political capital on achieving lasting peace in Mindanao.

Can 'Peace' Last in the Philippines?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Can the latest Framework Agreement create meaningful political space and perceived political participation that is inclusive enough for Christians and Muslims alike in the governance of resource-rich Mindanao?

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

What D School Can Teach L School and the Law

Ray Brescia | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Ray Brescia

Law schools can learn a lot from D School approaches and design thinking. Lawyers and the law generally should be more user-friendly, transparent and adaptable. An emerging theory known as "New Governance" attempts to incorporate some of these approaches through legal and regulatory experimentation.

The Toughest Law Schools To Get Into

Posted 10.08.2013 | College

Better start studying up for your LSATs if you want to go to Yale Law School. You can rest a little easier if you're planning on going to Harvard Law....

Mindanao's Rebellion: Aquino Is Running Out of Time

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Since serious negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) culminated in the signing of the Framework Agreement between it and the government of the Philippines in 2012, the government had hoped that its decades-long battle with rebel movement in the southern Philippines was drawing to a close.

Food Date Labels: Consumer Safeguard, or Confusing Waste of Food and Money?

Chris Hunt | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Chris Hunt

The U.S. food date labeling system is terrible. Date labels are very poorly regulated, ill-defined and inconsistently applied. And contrary to popular belief, they don't actually indicate when food will spoil, or provide any meaningful measure of food safety.

A+ In Rape Culture: Inside Forbes' Top 25 Public Colleges

Sofie Karasek | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

There is little incentive for individual schools to address sexual assault if other universities appear immune to sexual violence. Maintaining an impeccable public reputation is perceived to be of greater importance than confronting painful and damaging problems.

Ted Cruz: 'Don't Blink'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Senator Cruz is on a crusade to become president. Cruz knows that if he can win over the conservative wing of his party with stirring rhetoric filled with red meat, he will be in a formidable position for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

Annual Elections for Corporate Boards: For or Against?

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business
Alice Korngold

Annual board elections are a progressive approach and best practice to board governance.

Meet Harvard Law Phenom Cortlan Wickliff

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Cortlan is about to make history as one of only two Black men to finish Harvard Law School at just 22 years of age. In this clip from Tavis Smiley on PBS, the phenom talks to me about demystifying Harvard Law for Black youth.

Lawrence v. Texas: When LGBT Americans Became Recognized as Second Class Citizens

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Wengroff

While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.

CPAC, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and the Conservative Crack-Up

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As long as the right keeps doing what it keeps doing, the great conservative crack-up will bring two big winners: Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Is Harvard Ashamed of Bill O'Reilly?

Wyatt Troia | Posted 05.10.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

Too many students here waste a unique opportunity to learn from equally intelligent other young people who think differently than they do. On a campus that prizes diversity, diversity of thought is largely squandered.

How to (Not) Be a Harvard Prick

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 05.10.2013 | College
Pierre R. Berastaín

The art of getting someone else's attention escapes so many students who let themselves be defined by their work or by their universities. Please start defining yourselves by something more interesting.

Cruz Claims Hagel Inspired Marx

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

Senator Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on Defense Secretary nominee Hagel, asserting a direct link to Karl Marx:"History shows that Marx not only read Hagel, but took his inspiration from him," said the Princeton-educated, Harvard Law School graduate.