Jim An is the editor-in-chief of The Harvard Law Record and a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 2018.

Perkins, Lee Elected 2017-18 Student Government President, VP

With 36.8% of the vote, 2Ls Adrian Perkins and Amanda Lee have been elected 2017-18 HLS Student Government President and Vice President, respectively. Downballot, 1L Paola Eisner was elected as the next Director of Student Organizations, and students overwhelmingly approved a referendum to create a new crest for HLS. “We appreciate the support and confidence of […]

Outgoing Student Government President Monea Looks Back

Nino Monea is the outgoing Student Government President. The Record asked him what was on his mind. Record: What are some of the things that student government has been able to do this year that you’re proud of? Monea: As far as membership goes, a majority of the executive team and elected members are women, […]

2017 Student Government Elections: 3L Rep Candidates

Raj Salhotra  Record: Why are you running for 3L rep? Raj Salhotra: I had a great year this year. I got to head up the academic affairs committee, and there I got to organize professor lunches, make some progress with registration, and start to do some work on advising. That’s what inspired me to run […]

April 1

Slush on the ground and Clouds and flurries in the sky April in Cambridge Jim AnJim An is the editor-in-chief of The Harvard Law Record and a member of the Harvard Law School Class of 2018.

After 104 Years, Student Focus Still Central to HLAB

The press never sleeps, and neither does the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, which recently elected its 2017 board. On this blustery half-snow day, The Record spoke with HLAB president Julian SpearChief-Morris, executive director Margaret Kettles, vice president of membership Cortney Robinson, and communications director Nadia Farjood to check in with the 104-year-old legal services organization. […]

Chin Murder Trials Reenactors Seek to Start Dialogue

On June 23, 1982, Vincent Chin was brutally beaten by Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz with a baseball bat. Four days later, his head cracked open from the assault, Chin died. For their crime, the state of Michigan sentenced Ebens and Nitz to three years’ probation and a $3000 file. The sentencing judge said that […]

An Exit Interview with Dean Minow

After eight years as the head of Harvard Law School, Dean Martha Minow is stepping down from her role to return to teaching and research at the Law School. Her resignation is effective as of this July. The Record talked to Dean Minow about her thoughts looking back and looking forward. This interview has been […]

Whom to Blame For Trump? You

A few days ago, I spoke to a Harvard Law alumnus, inter alia, about the recent presidential election. The alumnus had supported Barack Obama, worked as a plaintiff-side civil rights litigator, and also happens to be black. Ordinarily, he votes Democratic. Yet this year, he voted for Donald Trump. There are many people to blame for […]

People I Blame* For Trump

The Republican establishment since 1960 The media James Comey Minorities who voted for Trump[1] Democrats/liberals who didn’t vote Mark Zuckerberg Jill Stein voters Whites who voted for Trump Liberals who couldn’t stop labeling every Trump voter and/or white person a racist Liberals who didn’t call out the people in group 9 *The ordering is somewhat arbitrary, […]

Striking Workers Optimistic for Win on Vacation Work, Benefits

For the second day, Harvard University Dining Workers were on strike, clamoring for higher pay, vacation work, and better health insurance benefits. Negotiators for Local 26, the union that represents HUDS employees, met with two non-Harvard mediators on Thursday, and representatives for Local 26 expressed optimism that they would see their demands met. “We’re winning,” […]

#SaveNelly

Despite the fact that Nelly was one of the best-selling artists of the 2000s, he apparently owes the IRS a $2.4 million tax bill and may be having trouble paying it off. Based on the figures for royalties per stream, some websites have estimated that Nelly needs somewhere between 287 to 400 million streams to pay off his debts. […]