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This time, let’s not talk about process

In the frenzied hours since Politico published a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito striking down Roe v. Wade, commentators and writers have used strong language to emphasize the historic importance of the leak:  “unprecedented,” “shocking,” “singular and egregious.” But this focus on the leak—how it happened, who did it, and what it means for the future of Supreme Court deliberations—is misplaced if it comes at the cost of distracting from the opinion itself.  The important work to do right now has to do with substance, not process. 

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HNMCP project makes the NY Daily News

The Daily News interviewed Bob Bordone for an article on this semester’s project with NY Councilman Daniel Garodnick. Students will be assessing the ways in which the NYC Comptroller’s Office processes claims against the City, whether the City is spending the right amount of time litigating versus settling cases, determining whether the best processes are being

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Harvard Mediation Program Celebrates 30 Years of Students Resolving Conflicts

by Elaine McArdle After studying law and mediation in the People’s Republic of China post-college, David G. Seibel ’97 was eager to find the best training possible in alternative dispute resolution. He chose HLS in large part because of the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a Student Practice Organization which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary

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Uncommon Loss, Common Bond: HLS Clinic Helps Teens Who Have Been Victimized by Acts of Violence

Mark Hutchinson’s father lost the use of his legs in a bombing in Northern Ireland. Caitlin Leavey was 10 years old when her father, a New York City fire lieutenant, died leading firefighters from Ladder 15 into the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. For these teens and 73 others

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