From the Archives: Future Justice Breyer proposes income-based deferred tuition to increase public interest participation

This year, students debated different paths forward to increase public interest participation, including reforms to the Low Income Protection Program. As this 1977 Record archive article on future Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s proposal for income-based deferred tuition shows, this debate has been happening for a while. “Pay Later” Schemes Debated by Terry Keeney April […]

Record Poll: How Do You Feel About Jeff Flake?

Several 3Ls asked for a poll about Jeff Flake as Class Day Speaker, and we’re happy to oblige. Don’t worry, there are options for everyone, and we’re not collecting e-mail addresses, so you should feel free to tell us how you really feel. The poll can be found here. Thanks for participating!

Meet the Candidates for Student Government, 2018-2019

We conducted interviews with candidates who will be up for positions in Student Government. Voting will take place on April 4 and 5. For every vote counted in the election, Leilani Doktor and Jonathan Herzog have committed one minute of their time to volunteering at polling locations during the 2018 midterm elections. Here is where […]

At the Harvard Law Forum: A roundtable discussion on Our Bicentennial Crisis

On February 7, The Harvard Law Forum hosted a roundtable on The Record‘s recent book, Our Bicentennial Crisis: A Call to Action for Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Mission. Professors Randall Kennedy, Duncan Kennedy, Carol Steiker and Todd Rakoff joined the author, Pete Davis ’18, in a roundtable discussion. A video of Pete’s opening remarks are here: […]

Introducing Our New Masthead

Dear Readers, Given that this is a new year and the start of a new semester, there’s no better time than the present to announce that we now have an entirely new executive board. I am happy to tell you that I am your new Editor-in-Chief.

Title IX: An Investigation

The Record serves the community in part through investigating the goings-on at Harvard Law School. As part of the #MeToo movement, we are soliciting stories, information, and anything else pertaining to Title IX proceedings on campus. If you would like to share any of those things with us, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail. […]

Record Retrospective: #SaveNelly

A year ago, our editor-in-chief and another 2L advocated on the behalf of Nelly, a recording artist who at the time owed the IRS and the state of Missouri millions of dollars. #SaveNelly by Jim An ’18 Despite the fact that Nelly was one of the best-selling artists of the 2000s, he apparently owes the […]

Class of 2020, Welcome to HLS!

Dear 1Ls, Welcome to Harvard Law School! You are about to begin your legal career in the most momentous era of recent memory. As a lawyer and a law student, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Whether in courts of law, in the halls of legislation, or in […]

An Interview with Dean Manning

On July 1, Professor John Manning ‘85 was appointed the 13th Dean of Harvard Law School. The Record sat down with him for a conversation over the summer. Read on for his thoughts. This interview has been condensed and edited for length and clarity. The Record: I want to start out with the hard-hitting, big […]

Letter to the Editor: The Destruction of the Constitutional Right of “Freedom of Association” at Harvard University

Recently, the administration leadership at Harvard University has proposed a ban on fraternities, sororities, and “finals clubs”, as well as other organizations. The ban would apply to students who attend university at Harvard. As a graduate of Harvard Law School, I view this as misguided policy. The Constitution of the United States guarantees “freedom of […]

In Jesus Loves Obamacare, an Accounting of How Biblical Instruction Leads to Liberal Policies

By the time the Republican-dominated Congress and executive branch had begun preparations to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in January 2017, the stage had already been set for this watershed moment of backlash in American political life. The cradle-to-grave medical safety net that the late Sen. Edward Kennedy had called “the cause of my life,” […]