Richard Lazarus accepts the Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence

The Harvard Law School Class of 2019 selected Richard Lazarus ’76, the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, for the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. He delivered a keynote address during Harvard Law School’s 2019 Class Day ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Roberta Kaplan speaks at Harvard Law School’s 2019 Class Day Ceremony

Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan was the speaker for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Kaplan was chosen by representatives of this year’s graduating class. A formidable litigator who successfully argued before the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, the case that invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which … Read more Roberta Kaplan speaks at Harvard Law School’s 2019 Class Day Ceremony

LSC 40th Anniversary | #Flex: Responding to Community Needs Through Partnerships

A panel discussion moderated by Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor and former dean of Harvard Law School, and featuring: Brandon German, community organizer, advocate and entrepreneur; Clinical Professor and LSC alum Robert Greenwald, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI); Clinical Instructor and LSC alum Toby Merrill, … Read more LSC 40th Anniversary | #Flex: Responding to Community Needs Through Partnerships

The FinTech Ecosystem: Regulatory Challenges and International Expansion Issues

Panelists: – Benjamin Bai (Vice-President and Chief IP counsel at Ant Financial) – Daniel S. Friedberg (Chair of Payment Systems and Fintech practice counsel at Fenwick & West) – Joel Telpner (Head of the FinTech and Blockchain practice group at Sullivan & Worcester) Panel moderated by Professor Howell Jackson (Harvard Law School). Introductory remarks by … Read more The FinTech Ecosystem: Regulatory Challenges and International Expansion Issues

The Blockchain Industry: Legal and Regulatory Challenges

Panelists: – Jeff Engerman (Partner at Gunderson Dettmer) – Nimit Sawhney (CEO and Co-founder of Voatz) – Christina Spiliakos (Regulatory Counsel at Circle) – Michael Welsh (Associate at Cooley) Panel moderated by Dr. Philippa Ryan (University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law). Introductory remarks by Alice Tranter Wilson, LL.M.’19. The Harvard Law School “Blockchain, Fintech … Read more The Blockchain Industry: Legal and Regulatory Challenges

Gary Gensler Keynote

Gary Gensler delivered the keynote address at the 1st Annual Blockchain, Fintech & The Law Conference at Harvard Law School. Introductory remarks by Elizabeth Ferrie ’19. Gary served as Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2009-2014 and worked as CFO for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He is currently Senior Advisor to … Read more Gary Gensler Keynote

Fireside Chat with Tim Draper on Cryptocurrency Regulation

Tim Draper joined Amy Zhang ’20 and Elizabeth Ferrie ’19 for a lively fireside chat on the future of cryptocurrency regulation at the 1st Annual Blockchain, Fintech & The Law Conference at Harvard Law School. Tim is founding partner of leading VC firms Draper Associates and DFJ and one of the earliest venture capitalists to … Read more Fireside Chat with Tim Draper on Cryptocurrency Regulation

I. Glenn Cohen Chair Lecture | “The Second Reproductive Revolution”

On April 29, Dean John F. Manning honored Prof. I. Glenn Cohen, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, on the occasion of his appointment as the James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams professor of law. Cohen, who is one of the world’s leading experts … Read more I. Glenn Cohen Chair Lecture | “The Second Reproductive Revolution”

2019 Last Lecture Series | Martha Minow

In a last lecture to the HLS Class of 2019, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow delivered a talk on April 25 focused on the art of asking good questions — a talent she told the students would be key to their work in the future, and a skill that they should “cherish and … Read more 2019 Last Lecture Series | Martha Minow

HLS Library Book Talk | The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary

In April, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a panel discussion on “The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary,” co-edited by Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein and Jacqueline Bhabha. Part of the Oxford University Press series of Commentaries on International Law, the treatise is a detailed article-by-article examination of the … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary

Spring Reunion 2019: A Lifelong Community

It was our sincere pleasure to welcome back more than 1,200 alumni and friends to Harvard Law School on April 5-7, 2019, to celebrate the largest Reunion in HLS history. Throughout the weekend, Reunion attendees reconnected with classmates and friends, and heard from distinguished speakers on such timely issues as the ethics and governance of … Read more Spring Reunion 2019: A Lifelong Community

HALB Private Equity Roundtable | David M. Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

The Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) recently hosted David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, for a fireside chat with Heather Lee ’19, co-president of the association, as part of HALB’s Private Equity Roundtable series. Rubenstein discussed the co-founding of The Carlyle Group—one of the world’s largest and most … Read more HALB Private Equity Roundtable | David M. Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group

A Conversation with Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan & Special Olympics Medalist Melissa Reilly

Michelle Kwan is the most-decorated skater in U.S. Figure Skating history, having won two Olympic medals, five World titles and nine U.S. titles. She’s a Special Olympics Ambassador, member of the Committee of 100 and a member of both the US and World Skating Halls of Fame. William Alford is the Jerome A. and Joan … Read more A Conversation with Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan & Special Olympics Medalist Melissa Reilly

WilmerHale Legal Services Center 40th Anniversary Celebration

On April 5, 2019 the the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School celebrated its 40th anniversary with the first-ever alumni event that brought together faculty, graduates, current students, and current and former staff to commemorate 4 decades of training more than 4,000 attorneys and law students, and providing high quality, pro bono civil … Read more WilmerHale Legal Services Center 40th Anniversary Celebration