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David Zwick ’73: Harvard Law’s clean water hero

There is an unfortunately widespread belief among Harvard Law students that young lawyers must wait before they can begin using their newly-acquired lawyering skills to confront the great public problems of our time. “I agree there are problems,” many think. “But who am I to attempt to solve them— and, let alone, solve them now?”  The […]

At The Harvard Law Forum: Sr. Helen Prejean

On February 13, 2018, Sr. Helen Prejean came to Harvard Law School to share her experience and wisdom from a life of fighting to abolish the death penalty. Sr. Helen Prejean is the nation’s leading death penalty abolitionist. She is the author of the bestselling book Dead Man Walking, which was made into an Oscar-winning […]

The Series Finale of All Rise!

The series finale of All Rise!, Brady Bender and Pete Davis’ longform legal interview podcast, is live:   It has been a joy interviewing folks over the past two years: from tech law expert Jonathan Zittrain to Demos President Heather McGhee to death penalty abolitionist Carol Steiker. The good news is that the podcast isn’t […]

At the Harvard Law Forum: R.L. Stephens

R.L. Stephens is an elected member of the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America and the former A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin Magazine. His writing on race, class and social movements has appeared in The Guardian, Gawker, and Jacobin. He was a campaign strategist at labor union Unite Here in Chicago […]

At the Harvard Law Forum: Ralph Nader

On November 8, 2017, Ralph Nader — consumer advocate, public citizen, Harvard Law alumnus, and one of The Atlantic’s 100 most influential figures in American history — came to Harvard Law to inspire students to deploy their education for justice, democracy and the public interest. The video is below: Pete DavisPete Davis is a civic […]

“All Rise!”, Episode 13: Heather McGhee

The Harvard Law Record’s podcast — All Rise! — has just released its thirteenth episode: an interview with Demos President Heather McGhee. McGhee is a leading figure in a new generation of progressive changemakers, a fresh face on television and in the op-ed section, and the President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America […]