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Harvard Law School Students Campaign for Law Firm Paul Weiss to Drop Representation of ExxonMobil

Dozens of Harvard Law School students disrupted a first-year student recruitment event held by corporate law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Wednesday night, calling on the firm to stop representing the oil and gas company ExxonMobil in ongoing climate change litigation.


Alan Dershowitz to Join Trump’s Legal Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz will be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during the forthcoming United States Senate trial.


Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig Sues the New York Times for Defamation

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Monday after the newspaper published an article suggesting that Lessig was defending the practice of accepting secret donations from deceased sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.


Following Lack of Applications, Harvard Law School Encourages Students to Apply to Clerk for Trump-Appointed Judges

Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services urged its students to apply for clerkships with Trump-appointed judges last month after they failed to utilize its internal network to work with the jurists, drawing criticism from some students and scholars.


Harvard Law School Dean Releases Student Well-Being Working Group Report

More than half of Harvard Law School students who responded to a 2017 mental health survey experience mild to severe depression and anxiety, according to a report released Friday by a Law School working group of faculty, staff, and students.


Law School Professor Dershowitz May Join Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz may be added to President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment team to help with his legal defense during a potential forthcoming Senate trial, according to the New York Times.


Harvard Law School Announces Working Group to Develop New Seal

In 2016, Harvard Law School retired its former seal following historical research that revealed it has ties to slavery. Prior to the seal’s removal, it featured three sheaves of wheat and adorned the school’s doors, apparel, letterheads, and web pages.


Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Failed to File Tax Returns for Nearly a Decade, Judge Finds

The United States Tax Court found that former Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. failed to file income tax returns from 2005 through 2013 and failed to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $1 million in an opinion released Tuesday.


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The Harvard Law School on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Now, juniors in college pay no application fee when applying to the Harvard Law School through the Junior Deferral Program.


Harvard Law School to Drop Application Fee, Streamline Process for Junior Deferral Program

Harvard Law School is eliminating the application fee for college juniors applying to the Law School through its Junior Deferral Program, the school announced Wednesday.


HLS Panel Discusses DACA Report Results

The event, called “What’s Next for DACA?,” highlighted the findings of the National UnDACAmented Research Project — a report exploring the impact of DACA on undocumented immigrant families.


German President

The president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Melissa Nobles (right) discuss the ethics of the digital transformation and transatlantic relations at Harvard Law School.


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Discusses Digital Technology Ethics at HLS Talk

Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the event — entitled “Ethics of Digital Transformation” — also featured professors studying in a variety of disciplines from both American and German universities.


Harvard Law Students Call on Dean Manning to Support Dining Hall Workers

Harvard Law School students have demanded Dean John F. Manning ’82 re-institute longer hours at campus cafes and address chronic understaffing at foodservice locations.


Researchers Discuss Technology and Social Justice at Harvard Law School

​​​​​​​Two researchers discussed the potential for innovations in the use of artificial intelligence and digital phenotyping to advance social justice causes at a Harvard Law School panel Friday.


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