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Harvard Law Acknowledges Ties to Slavery With New Plaque

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30am 9/18/2017 at 7:30am

Will this be acceptable to the left? It’s a small gesture but better late than never.

Smithsonian Magazine reports:

Harvard Law School Marks Ties to Slavery in New Plaque

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Harvard Law School, which has planned a program of performances, exhibitions and talks celebrating its rich legacy....

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Harvard Law Establishes Professorship to Honor Antonin Scalia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7:30am 7/3/2017 at 7:30am

This is great news. It’s awesome to see a conservative honored by academia.

The College Fix reports:

New Harvard Law professorship honors Antonin Scalia

Harvard Law School has announced the establishment of the Antonin Scalia Professorship of Law in honor of the late US Supreme Court justice.

The professorship is endowed by the Considine Family...

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Harvard Law School’s Choice for New Dean Draws Praise From Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:20am 6/4/2017 at 9:20am
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It’s not every day that an academic appointment gets praise from conservatives so this is noteworthy.

The Daily Caller reports:

Conservatives Dig The New Harvard Law School Dean

Harvard Law School named professor John Manning as its new dean Tuesday, soliciting praise from conservative...

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Why is Harvard Law Prof. Larry Tribe spreading conspiracy theories?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30am 5/14/2017 at 8:30am

Lawrence Tribe, Harvard Law School professor, has sullied his reputation with his Trump Derangement Syndrome, as Buzzfeed documents, Why Is A Top Harvard Law Professor Sharing Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories?:

Democrats and the mainstream media have spent the months since Donald Trump’s election fixated on the the flood of unconfirmed reports, half-truths, and...

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The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/29/2017 at 8:30pm
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The events of the past year on campuses have been beyond disturbing.

We are witnessing nothing less than a cultural purge of dissenting views on a wide range of topics in the name of social justice. No disagreement is tolerated, not even the slightest deviation. That purge has been going on for many...

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Harvard Law to Accept Applicant GRE Scores in Place of LSAT for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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This seems wrong-headed.

The LSAT is supposed to be a predictor of law school success. So admitting people with a lower likelihood of success accomplishes what?

The New York Times reports:

Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores

Harvard Law School, moving to open its doors to a larger, more...

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Harvard Law Prof. Lawrence Lessig wants Electoral College to go rogue for Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30am 11/26/2016 at 7:30am
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Lawrence Lessing, professor at Harvard Law School, wants the Electors in the Electoral College to go rogue and vote for Clinton regardless of the election results the led to the Electors ability to vote.

Conventional wisdom tells us that the electoral college requires that the person who lost the popular vote this...

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Speaking at Harvard Law on December 4: War by Other Means

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:00am 11/20/2016 at 7:00am

This is the first time this semester I’ll have a public speaking engagement. My travel schedule and other commitments just haven’t permitted it otherwise.

In the past, it’s been great to meet LI readers at such events, so if...

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Harvard Law Dean prevents student newspaper from publishing her interview

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/19/2016 at 12:00pm
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This situation can be looked at from two angles. The Dean prevented publication of the interview but the students compromised themselves by agreeing to vague interview conditions.

From the Record:

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Harvard Law to remove ‘sheaths of wheat’ symbol from shield due to ties to slave owning family

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 4:08pm 3/14/2016 at 4:08pm

I haven’t covered this before, but there was a movement at Harvard Law School to remove three sheaths of wheat from its shield, because the sheaths of wheat represent the family crest of the slave-owning Royall Family.

I’ve probably seen the shield a million times, and never once until this controversy associated...

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Feds turn Harvard Law into PC parrot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:30am 1/8/2015 at 11:30am

Can federal officials declare you in violation of the law, not for actions that flout the text of a statute, but for failing to parrot the agency’s controversial views about how the statute should be applied in hypothetical situations?

Recently, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) did just that to...

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Harvard Law Review Editor on exam delay request: Our Weakness is Our Strength

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:43pm 12/15/2014 at 5:43pm

As we reported, a coalition of student groups at Harvard Law School demanded exam delays due to student trauma over the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury refusals to indict.

There was withering criticism, including here. HLS refused to budge, but did agree to counseling, meetings, and other steps.

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It’s their law school and they’ll cry if they want to

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:30am 12/12/2014 at 8:30am
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As we reported, a wide range of Harvard Law School students, represented by over a dozen student groups, issued a set of demands to HLS administrators in light of the failures of grand juries...

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Harvard Law students also demand exam delay due to Ferguson and Garner

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:15pm 12/8/2014 at 5:15pm

Columbia University Law School has granted exam extensions to students who feel under stress due to the failure of Grand Juries to indict in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Now students at my alma mater, Harvard Law School, are demanding similar treatment, as well as excoriating the HLS administration...

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Parody Video: “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:30am 11/16/2014 at 7:30am

From the “totally unofficial” Harvard Parody website, “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”:

Adding to Harvard Law School’s already considerable reputation for producing “elite” lawyers who fill high-level government positions for which they are totally incompetent (in terms of the real-world practical skills and ethical character needed for the job), on...

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Debate: “Affirmative action on campus does more harm than good”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00pm 3/4/2014 at 2:00pm
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Badger Pundit has the rundown on a debate at Harvard Law School over the proposition in the title of this post, Epic smackdown of affirmative action at Harvard — following debate, audience’s opposition rises nearly a third.

It’s a discussion that people on campuses don’t like to have. Good for Harvard Law...

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Another item for The Elizabeth Warren File

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:54am 11/27/2012 at 8:54am

When I was a guest on Nightside with Dan Rea (audio of last appearance — no audio of show mentioned below) shortly prior to the election, a caller brought up an incident in 2009 when Elizabeth Warren and other Harvard Law faculty did nothing, and did not offer up their own pay cuts, to...

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