Join the new ACS Board! Click HERE to fill out a very short form to let us know which of the positions/committees listed below you’re interested in, why you’d be a good fit, and any other ideas you have for enhancing ACS, including any additional positions you think might be valuable. We’d love to hear from any interested 1L or 2L, [...]
Stephen W. Preston, General Counsel of the CIA and an HLS alumnus, will seek to promote a better understanding of the Agency and its relation to the law. His talk will focus on the proposition that, just as ours is a nation of laws, the CIA is an institution of laws, and the rule of [...]
Fighting for Fair Pay: Dinner Conversation with Lilly Ledbetter, Kevin Russell, and Lanier Isom. Tues, Apr 10, 5-6:30pm in Austin North. Free dinner!
Please join us for a dinner discussion featuring Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration for the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This discussion will chronicle Ms. Ledbetter’s experience at Goodyear as well as exploring the subsequent litigation and the legislative battle in response to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case. Kevin Russell, the advocate who argued Ms. Ledbetter’s [...]
Professor Peter Shane and David Rivkin will engage the audience in a discussion about the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent recess appointments. Co-sponsored with the Harvard Federalist Society.
Professor Richard Lazarus: “Arguing Before and Within the Supreme Court: The Significance for Public Interest Advocacy of Environmentalists’ 0-for-17 Record in NEPA Cases.” Mon, Apr 9, 5pm, in Austin North. Presented by the Environmental Law Society.
Clover dinner! Reception to Follow. Please join us for the final event in the Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Discussion Series: Lessons for Progressive Cause Advocates. HLS’s own Professor Richard Lazarus will discuss what environmental lawyers’ beleaguered efforts to challenge federal actions via the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) can teach other social change [...]
The Gary Bellow Public Service Award was created in 2001 to recognize excellence in public interest work at HLS and to honor Professor Bellow, whose bio can be found here. The Awards are given annually by the student body of Harvard Law School to a student and alumnus/a whose commitment to social justice makes us proud to be a part of the [...]
“Reforming the Criminal Justice System,” with Vanita Gupta. Tues, Apr 10, 12-1pm in WCC 2012. Presented by SALSA and cosponsored by ACS.
Widely recognized as one of America’s leading civil rights attorneys, Vanita Gupta is currently the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Director of the organization’s Center for Justice. Prior to joining the ACLU, she was an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she successfully led the effort to [...]
Please join the Harvard Human Rights Journal for a Symposium Friday, April 6 – Registration at 11:30am, Event from 12:00-4:00pm Milstein East C, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School Lunch Keynote Address: Human Rights in a Fragmenting International Law Professor Alain Pellet (Université de Paris Ouest, Nanterre/La Défense, Former Chairperson of the International Law Commission of the United Nations) Case [...]
Noam Chomsky, “‘Is America Over?’ Prospects, Paranoia, and the Roots of Current Malaise.” Fri, March 23, 12-1pm, Austin East.
The title, borrowed from the front cover of the December issue of Foreign Affairs, reflects a pervasive theme in public and professional discussion: America’s decline. A standard corollary is “the rising power of China,” considered by a large plurality of academics and policymakers to be the most alarming prospect facing the country. The decline is [...]