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Harvard Law student on protests at U.S. college campuses (video)
Harvard Law Student Bill Barlow
[`16] on free speech, political correctness and the protests on college campuses in the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. Justice Dept Borrows From Academics for Policy Shift
The U.S. Justice Department is considering a new policy that gives companies a clearer idea of what to expect when self-reporting foreign corruption violations to the government, a move strikingly similar to a corporate-minded approach to criminal liability advocated by law professor Jennifer Arlen at New York University....Harvard law professor Matthew Stephenson
described the process of calibrating corporate liability as finding a balance of carrots and sticks. But he has warned such a corporate pass policy may encourage companies to push compliance responsibility solely to individuals. Companies might have “much weaker incentives to invest substantial resources in effective training, integrity promotion, or other activities designed to prevent bribe-paying,” Mr. Stephenson wrote recently.
Nepal’s Lesson for All Constitutional Governments
An op-ed by Noah Feldman
. The violence in the Terai plain of Nepal over the last six weeks may not be on your radar screen. But the blockade of the Nepal-India border created by armed groups from the Madhesi ethnic minority actually has global significance. The reason is surprising: On Sept. 20, Nepal ratified a new constitution after a fitful and frustrating eight-year process. You'd think this would be good news, heralding an era of good feelings. Instead, ratification drove the Madhesis into something very like open revolt. Thus, a question of universal relevance: Why do some constitutions work, and others fail? Put another way, what's the essence of a constitutional deal that enables it to succeed?
Harvard scholar Charles Ogletree Jr. tells Portland audience why Black Lives Matter movement matters
One of the country's leading scholars on race and justice issues offered simple answers to complex questions during a Wednesday evening talk in Portland. Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree Jr
., speaking on Veterans Day about the Black Lives Matter movement, mixed personal anecdotes about his upbringing in central California with pointed responses to questions during a moderated discussion at a downtown Portland church. Ogletree's talk came on a day when Oregon made national news with the revelation that the state had conducted surveillance on Oregonians using the Black Lives Matter social media hashtag and, in Virginia, video emerged of a black man dying in police custody after repeated Tasering while shackled. "It has to stop," Ogletree said, citing repeated deaths of black men and women in police custody. "It just keeps happening."
The Christian Science Monitor
Influencers: Europeans should be able to sue over data misuse in US
A majority of Passcode Influencers said that Europeans should be allowed to sue in US courts if their personal data is misused. A new data-sharing agreement is currently in the works between the US and European Union, after the European Court of Justice struck down a the 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement allowing companies to transfer data across the Atlantic....“If data is indeed being misused, there should be a remedy. What the question doesn’t ask is what should count as misuse. But there’s no reason to offer differing protections here based on the citizenship of the person whose data a company is handling,” said Jonathan Zittrain
, a Harvard law professor. “And protection irrespective of country of origin is not only the right thing to do. It also gives US companies an important competitive advantage.”
The Harvard Crimson
Law School Professors Challenge Critical Documentary
A group of Harvard Law School professors have started a publicity campaign to challenge the depiction of the school’s sexual assault grievance process in "The Hunting Ground," a documentary film about campus sexual assault that CNN is scheduled to air on Nov. 19...Janet E. Halley
, one of the Law School professors challenging “The Hunting Ground” and a signatory of the 2014 Globe letter, said the group will launch a website and upload documents about Winston’s case to further challenge the documentary. Halley argued that CNN’s decision to name Winston constituted “an attack” and that she and the other professors felt compelled to come to his defense.
The Jackie Robinson of Ballet, Arthur Mitchell Still Full of Spirit
Arthur Mitchell walks gingerly now. He once moved gracefully across dance stages around the world...He's been called the Jackie Robinson of Ballet. Mitchell gained renown as the first African American to be a permanent member of a major ballet company when he joined the New York City Ballet in the mid-1950s. But his most influential achievement arguably came in 1969 when he co-founded the Dance Theater of Harlem...Much of his time is now spent going through sixty years of pictures, programs and letters — archives that he's donated to Columbia University, where he was the subject of a symposium and much praise from his former students, like Harvard Law School Dean of Students Marcia Sells
. "He gave us a possibility to think and to dream," Sells said. "As he says, you have to have that. It is something I have carried with me."