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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how [...]
Career Pathways in International Human Rights with Anne T.Gallagher. Fri, Feb 17, 12-1:30pm, WC 2009. Presented by the WLA. Non-pizza lunch provided. Dr Anne Gallagher is an international legal practitioner and scholar, working in the areas of human rights and criminal justice. She served as a UN official from 1992 until 2003 – for the last four [...]
A Conference on Darren Rosenblum’s Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting. Mon, Feb 13, 5-7pm in Austin Hall North. Presented by Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. In the category of “mothering,” legal sex neutrality crashes into social default regimes to construct women as “mothers,” who serve as primary parents, and men as “fathers.” [...]
Did you miss our recent event “Overturning Citizens United: Amendment or Convention?”, which featured Professor Lawrence Lessig and author Jeff Clements? If so, you can download a video of the event by clicking HERE. Enjoy!