Social Activism

In September, Kwame Anthony Appiah, styled as “The Ethicist” at the New York Times, wrote a piece titled: Is It OK to Take a Law-Firm Job Defending Climate Villains?” examining “whether taking a corporate law job means abandoning your values.” He

See Jon Hanson’s long twitter thread on the need for, lack of, and challenges to law-student activism in which he argues that “law students have less and less time to contemplate how law school is changing them and their life

Derecka Purnell, “A Conversation about Law, Law School, Organizing, and Becoming Abolitionists” Members of the Harvard Law School Community are invited to attend a conversation with Derecka Purnell — HLS grad, human rights lawyer, organizer, and author — about her

Derecka Purnell To Speak at Harvard Law School – September 16: Save the Date.   The Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School is excited to announce that Derecka Purnell will speak to interested members of the Harvard Law School community about

Friends of Systemic Justice Project will want to read Tala Alfoqaha’s excellent new article on The [F]law examining how private companies incentivize public police to prioritize property over people.  The article asks: What happens when the state’s monopoly on violence,

Jon Hanson delivered a “last lecture” calling upon graduating Harvard Law students to recommit to their “childhood dreams of justice.” “[Y]ou exist at an unbelievable moment in history,” he told students. “They happen every 50 years: a moment when the

This week the “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar Tuesday April 14 at 12pm EST, will focus on immigration. This week’s session, Tuesday April 14 at 12pm EST, focuses on immigration and features the following panelists: Lam Ho: Executive Director

This week there will be two sessions of the “Systemic Lawyering in Times of Crisis” Webinar. The series features systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisis. Each session examines the special challenges posed by the crisis, the pressing needs, the