Category Archives: Featured Items

  • Congressman Adam Schiff ’85 (D-Calif.) Speaks at Harvard Journal on Legislation’s 2017 Symposium

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by Justin Kenney in Featured Items.

    Earlier this month, Congressman Adam Schiff spoke on the timely topics of privacy, security, and Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at JOL’s 2017 Symposium: Legislating on the World Stage. You can read more about his other speakers’ insights here, and watch his remarks below.

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  • The State of Gun Law and Policy: Symposium Make-Up Panel This Thursday

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by ldavis in Featured Items, Symposium.

    Join JOL this Thursday, April 16 from 12-1 for a discussion on the state of gun law and policy with expert panelists: Elizabeth Burke from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, New Hampshire State Representative, John Burt, and Rob Luther, an attorney, author, and law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. […]

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  • A Clear Solution for Health Care Costs

    Posted on October 30, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    by Nino Monea, Class of 2017 The market for health care is an economist’s nightmare. Many of the market forces that would militate against rising prices in other industries simply do not exist for the health care market in the United States. Sudden injuries and illnesses create demand uncertainty by preventing consumers from planning in […]

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  • Liar, Liar…Possible Changes Ahead for Lie Detection Legislation

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Jenna Tynan, Class of 2016 Most of us experience the distinct pleasure of completing a job application at some point in our lives. One can expect standard questions including name, address, and employment history. Depending on the state, employers may or may not ask questions related to an applicant’s gender orientation, marital status, or […]

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  • Cash for College? House Committee Advances Tax Breaks for Students

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    With students long gone on summer break, the House Committee on Ways and Means recently advanced legislation by a vote of 22-13 that combines several of the existing tax incentives for higher education into one unified tax credit.  Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Danny K. Davis (D-IL), who introduced The Student and Family Tax Simplification Act […]

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  • Volume 51, No. 1 Available Online

    Posted on March 26, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items.

    Volume 51, No. 1 of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, featuring articles by Congressman Clyburn (D-SC), Professors Alejandro E. Camacho of UC-Irvine Law School and Professor Robert L. Glicksman of George Washington University School of Law, Joseph Henchman and Christopher L. Stephens  of the Tax Foundation, and Professor Linda Sugin of Fordham Law School, was published on March 12th and is now […]

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  • 2014 Symposium Recap

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes, Symposium.

    Over lunch on February 11 and 12, the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation hosted its annual symposium. This year’s topic, Drug Policy: Reality and Reform, proved timely and engaging to members of the Harvard Law community. Welcoming a standing-room-only audience to hear from some of the field’s leading experts and authorities, JOL succeeded in […]

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  • Student Blog: Prescription for Paternalism

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Jenna Tynan, HLS Class of 2016 – Multiple commentators have weighed in on the relative boon or bust of the long-awaited Obamacare implementation.  Both perspectives, however, have shown that any legislation’s impact is determined not only by the text of the act but also by the parties affected.  A recent personal experience at the […]

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  • Student Blog: Student Loan Debt: Expansion of Borrowers Rights?

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Kellen Wittkop, HLS Class of 2016 – College students navigate a constant balancing act of managing the many stresses that accompany enrollment at any institution of higher learning: classes, activities, job searches, etc. But one of the largest causes of anxiety for students is something that often looms largely in the shadows – debt. […]

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  • 2014 Symposium – Drug Policy: Reality and Reform – Feb. 11-12

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by harvardjol in Campus Events, Featured Items, Symposium, Upcoming Events.

      Join the Journal on Legislation for its annual Symposium, “Drug Policy: Reality and Reform.” There will be two panels, which will consist of short speeches, debate between panelists, and a question and answer session. Panera lunch will be provided at both panels! The first panel discussion, held on Tuesday, February 11th at 12 noon […]

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