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Group of people attending a virtual meeting

Attendees of the Cross-Cultrual Voting Kickoff smile as Trisha Prabhu ’22 takes a screenshot. 

Screenshot captured by Trisha Prabhu ’22.

News

A cross-cultural effort fosters civic engagement in activists’ own communities.

9.21.20

According to the data set assembled by Harvard Law School scholars, black and Latinx people are overrepresented in Massachusetts criminal caseload compared to their population in the state. White people make up 74.3 percent of the state’s population and are defendants in in 58.7 percent of cases. Black people make up 6.5 percent of the population and are defendants in 17.1 percent of cases. Latinx people make up 8.7 percent of the population, and are defendants in in 18.3 percent of cases. Click on image to view full graphic

Source: Massachusetts Racial Disparity Report

Harvard Law School researchers identify the mechanisms that lead to longer sentences for nonwhite defendants.

9.9.20

A portrait of Eileen Connor and Toby Merrill of the Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending

Eileen Connor (left) and Toby Merrill of the Harvard Law School's Project on Predatory Student Lending
Photograph courtesy of the Project on Predatory Student Lending

A Harvard Law School clinic tackles the for-profit college industry

9.8.20

Who will be at Harvard when the academic year begins—and under what conditions

8.6.20

A partial list of those mentioned in this article

September-October 2020

Illustration imagining the evolution of computer science at Harvard in a playful way

Illustration by Mark Steele

The “yeasty” times” when computer research grew at Harvard

September-October 2020

Photograph of Professor Noah Feldman at House impeachment hearings, December 4, 2019

Professor Noah Feldman arrives to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, December 4, 2019.

Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman’s constitutionalism is a branch of the humanities.

September-October 2020

A cartoon illustration showing a situation room with businessmen, farmers, and other food system constituents moving the parts of the food system around on a game board.

Illustration by Tom Jellet

A holistic approach to food safety and food law

September-October 2020

Harvard University shield

Attack U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive

7.8.20