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- Law Review Adds Affirmative Action For Gender
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- Why Firmly Refuse?
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From the Print Edition / News / March 6, 2014
What do Ravel Law, Legal Hero, ViewaBill, LawyerUp, and Legal Zoom have in common? All are start-ups, founded since 2010, which hope to disrupt the market for legal services. At a conference titled, “Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services,” taking place at HLS on Thursday, March 6, various experts will discuss this disruptive trend and its likely impact on the legal profession. The conference is sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession. David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession, said, “I think this is a critical time in the history of the legal profession, in which things are changing rapidly. The world in which today’s law students will practice is going to look very different from the world that their professors entered.” “There are three trends shaping today’s economy,” said Wilkins. “The first is … Continue reading
Law Review elected a new President, Gillian S. Grossman; included gender to the list of criteria for new selected new editors; and added two more editor positions, according to the Harvard Crimson.
News / July 31, 2012
The upcoming acadmic year’s Law Review is 25 percent female, according to Law Review President Conor Tochilin, Law ’13 and Business ’13. This represents an 8 percent drop in female membership from the last academic year. “As is true every year, this year’s writing competition was extremely competitive. We are disappointed that this year’s editor selection process produced a very low number of women editors despite our robust outreach efforts last spring, and we are currently investigating why this occurred.” Tochilin said, “This year, we plan to continue our women’s outreach efforts, and we strongly encourage incoming 1L women to reach out to current Law Review editors for more information and to take the writing competition in May.” Tochilin also provided a chart containing the Law Review’s female membership since 2005.
The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Joe Goodwin, ’13, is running for Massachusetts state senate.
News / February 8, 2012
Fein and Nader Bruce Fein, ’72, and Ralph Nader, ’58, spoke Wednesday at noon at this year’s Forum entitled “America’s Lawless Empire: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama.” In his address, Nader called for law students to act to protect the Constitution. “You speak with moral authority to working lawyers and faculty and judges,” he said to attending law students, “You may not know that. But when, in the past, law students put up petitions and proclamations, the rest of the profession knew that those were heartfelt expressions of idealism. They knew that the law students did not have a commericial retainer to motivate them. They knew the law students did not have an axe to grind. And that’s why they knew the law students had moral authority. And you can communicate with tens of thousands of law students, free, over the Internet, which we did not have. And you can mount a … Continue reading
From the Editor / Opinion / September 18, 2012
Between the cold calls and the case briefs, you may wonder where you can go to tie it all together, to take what you have absorbed in the classroom and weave it into the complexity of reality. This is that place. Since 1946, The Harvard Law School Record has been the home of young legal minds striving to apply their legal educations to their surroundings. This is where President Barack Obama, in 1990 as the Editor of Harvard Law Review, articulated his views on affirmative action. This is where Ralph Nader raised the consumer safety issues that later became his calling. This is where you will find yourself inspired, engaged, furious…anything but apathetic. You are a part of this conversation. This is a conversation that includes not only Harvard Law students, alumni, and professors, but the thousands of others unaffiliated with Harvard whom we are proud to call our readers. We are looking … Continue reading
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Dean of Students Office hosted a study break Wednesday that featured students’ and staff’s dogs.
News / November 14, 2012
According to NerdWallet’s Law School Comparison tool, which pulled post-graduate information from thousands of law school graduates from the classes of 2009 through 2011, Columbia Law School graduates reported the highest average salary across all job categories. According to NerdWallet’s Law School Comparison tool, 7 percent of of Harvard Law graduates are employed in the public interest sector, compared to 11 percent of Yale Law School graduates, 5 percent of Stanford Law School graduates, and 4 percent of Columbia Law School graduates. The majority of recent graduates at Stanford, Columbia, and Harvard are employed at law firms, while only 37 percent of Yale Law recent graduates are at law firms. The average salaries of recent Harvard graduates employed at law firms was $154,430, compared to the public interest average salaries of $41,742. Source: NerdWallet’s Law School Comparison tool
News / October 19, 2012
According to the Board of Student Advisors, approximately 33 percent of its members self-identified as female, 33 percent self-identified as males and 33 percent did not report their gender. According to the Harvard Law Review, approximately 25 percent of its 88 members are female and 75 percent are males. According to the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, approximately 40 percent of its 51 members self-identified as female, 44 percent self-identified as male and 17 percent did not report their gender. According to the BSA, approximately 17 percent of its 42 members self-identified as non-white, 50 percent are whites and 33 percent did not report their race. Law Review did not have data on the racial composition of their current board of editors. According to HLAB, 31 percent of its 51 members self-identified as non-white, 52 percent self-identified as white and 17 percent did not report their race. According to the BSA, approximately 2 percent of its 42 … Continue reading
News / October 15, 2012
All but two of the positions on the new Student Representative Board are uncontested, making Lisa Lana, ’14, the Board’s new President; Andrew London, ’14, the Board’s new Vice President; and Valerie Duchesneau, ’14, the new Director of Student Organizations. The only contested elections will be that for 1L Section 1 Representative and LLM Representative. There are 10 positions with no declared candidates: four 1L Section Representative positions, two 2L Representative positions, and four 3L Representative positions. Two 1L sections had only one declared candidate, making those positions uncontested. Only two students have declared their candidacy for the four positions of 2L Representative.