Articles & Op-Ed

Harvard BLSA’s Mock Trial team is the regional winner of this year’s NEBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition at regionals HLS Website, HLS Record

Harvard’s BLSA Chapter Selected As National Chapter of the Year
“On March 30, the Harvard Law School chapter of the Black Law Students Association (HBLSA) received the Chapter of the Year award from the National Black Law Students Association. Given to one chapter out of over 200 in the country, the award was presented during the 40th annual national convention in Detroit…”

An Open Letter to the FCC
The Harvard Black Law Students Association is greatly troubled that the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin Martin ’93, visited our campus during Black History Month for an FCC Hearing hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and chose to ignore one of the single-most important issues on today’s communications landscape: the startling dearth of minority media ownership and the FCC’s pattern of anti-diversity policies aimed at women, rural communities, and minorities.

“February One” Lauds Perhaps Lesser-Known Civil Rights Activists
“Forty students and professors gathered last Thursday in a small lecture room in Pound Hall for a trip back in time, to February 1, 1960. The Program on Negotiation presented February One, the fifth film in its yearlong series…”

Africa Summit Program sends BLSA members to Botswana
“While most students spent their spring break catching up on sleep, studies or the sun, several Black Law Students Association members traveled to the African continent in order to develop ties with another community while…”

Amos’s Sermon: HLS and George Washington, the Father of Our Reparations
“Last year marked a milestone confrontation in Black Americans’ quest for racial justice, and Harvard Law people were deeply involved. As we enter Black History Month, it is appropriate to pay attention to what took place…”

Amos’s Sermon: Appreciating the Triumph of Truth
“It all started with a lie. The annexation of Austria. The invasion of Poland. The foray into Russia. The genocide of six million Jews and elimination of six million others, and the abuse of millions more who survived…”

Amos’s Sermon: On Carter G. Woodson and the Lambda-sponsored ‘sit-in’
“Will the academy forget Carter G. Woodson? Will we fail ultimately to rise to the challenge issued 100 years ago this year by The Father of Black History? Will we stop heeding the early black Harvard Ph.D.’s seminal call…”

200 Years of Race at HLS
“The question of race, according to HLS historian Prof. Daniel Coquillette, ‘has been an issue at this school, like a thread through our 200 year history, from the founding of the school to the present.’…”

Town Hall Draws Student Protest
“Prior to University President Lawrence Summers’ town hall meeting Tuesday, nearly a hundred students gathered on the cold, windy steps of Austin Hall to rally in support of greater student participation in the search for a new dean…”

Administration responds to BLSA demands as students stage protest
“Less than one week after the Black Law Students Association called on the Law School administration to take action against recent incidents of racial harassment, the administration has responded in force…”