Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum | Stare Decisis and Roe v. Wade

On December 1, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The question presented requires the Court to determine whether to reaffirm or overrule, in whole or in part, its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which recognize a constitutional right to previability abortion. This Fall’s… Continue reading Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum | Stare Decisis and Roe v. Wade

Ames Moot Court Competition 2021

This year’s hypothetical case, Charles Artiss v. Westlake Pharmaceuticals, Inc., asked the teams to address one of the foremost hurdles in a lawsuit: personal jurisdiction. This year’s presiding judges were Elena Kagan ’86, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; Kimberly S. Budd ’91, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; and Consuelo… Continue reading Ames Moot Court Competition 2021

Scalia Lecture | Justice Stephen G. Breyer, “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics”

At Harvard Law School’s annual Scalia lecture on April 6, 2021, Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, warned against alterations to the nation’s highest Court that could erode the public’s longstanding confidence in the judiciary, instead inviting the American people, and the Court itself, to work together… Continue reading Scalia Lecture | Justice Stephen G. Breyer, “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics”

Tour the Harvard Law School Library

The Harvard Law School Library connects the Harvard community to its vast collections, including the law of every jurisdiction in the world. Over the past 200 years, Harvard Law School has built a collection of primary and secondary law unsurpassed by any other academic law library in the world. Today, the library, a centerpiece of… Continue reading Tour the Harvard Law School Library

Ames Moot Court Competition 2019

The case, United States Department of Interior v. Bryce Caldwell, was argued on Nov. 12, at the Ames Moot Court Competition. The presiding judges were Merrick Garland ’77, of the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit; Michelle Friedland of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Amul Thapar,… Continue reading Ames Moot Court Competition 2019