A discussion of the most important current events in law and legal scholarship produced by the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), the nations leading progressive law journal. CR-CL was founded in 1966 as an instrument to advance personal freedoms and human dignities, and seeks to catalyze progressive thought and dialogue through the promotion of innovative legal perspectives.
Taking Liberties Episode 13: Maite Garcia of FIRRP04/11/2020
On this episode, Audio Content Editor Laura Garcia speaks with Maite Garcia, an attorney and Pro Bono Mentor with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP) in Arizona, about the intersection between immigration and criminal law, and the challenges that “crimmigration” issues pose for noncitizens and those aiming to provide them with meaningful legal […]
Taking Liberties Episode 12: Alexander Chen of Harvard’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic22/03/2020
On this episode, we speak with Professor Alexander Chen, the founding director of Harvard Law School’s newest clinic, the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic. Follow Professor Chen on Twitter @alexanderlchen, and follow the clinic on Twitter @harvardlgbtq, Instagram @harvardlgbtq, or Facebook @harvardlawlgbtq.
Taking Liberties Episode 11: Aaron Regunberg and Hannah Perls of #DropExxon04/03/2020
On this episode we speak with Aaron Regunberg and Hannah Perls, two students organizing with #DropExxon, a group of law students seeking to pressure Paul Weiss to drop Exxon Mobil as a client. Follow #DropExxon on Twitter at @dropexxon.
Taking Liberties Episode 10: Mark Haidar of the Equal Democracy Project10/02/2020
On this episode, we speak with Mark Haidar, President of The Equal Democracy Project at Harvard Law School, a new student group fighting for voting rights and electoral reform. Follow The Equal Democracy Project on Twitter @EqualDemocracy.
Taking Liberties Episode 907/11/2019
On this episode, our hosts speak with James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, about Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC, three major cases currently before the Supreme Court addressing whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation […]
Taking Liberties Episode 806/10/2019
In this episode, our hosts speak with two organizers from People’s Parity Project about their work fighting to end harassment and discrimination in the legal profession and advance access to justice in the courts. Follow People’s Parity Project on Twitter @PeoplesParity. We also speak with legal scholar and activist Noura Erakat, author of Justice for […]
Taking Liberties Episode 713/05/2019
In this episode, our hosts Mahroh Jahangiri and Elizabeth Ross speak with our guest Angel Sanchez to discuss his recent article “In Spite of Prison” as well as developments in the prison abolition movement more broadly. This episode also features an interview with hosts Rund Khayyat and Melanie Fontes and guest Dr. Cynthia Boyer on […]
Taking Liberties Episode 612/03/2019
Our guests are Rachel Sandalow-Ash and Niharika Singh who discuss their work as members of the organizing committee of the Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Auto Workers. We discuss history of the union, the committee’s effort to secure a contract, and the #NoCarveOut campaign, which calls on Harvard administrators to provide survivors of sexual […]
Taking Liberties Episode 508/03/2019
The panel discusses current issues related to immigrants’ rights including a law suit challenging the practice of using video conferences in removal proceedings, and law suits that challenge President Trump’s emergency declaration. Our guests are Professor Phil Torrey and Professor Kari Hong who discuss Matter of Soram and current litigation pertaining to the crime of […]
Taking Liberties Episode 418/12/2018
The panel reviews some progressive victories coming out of ballot initiatives in the 2018 midterm elections and has a discussion on competing perspectives on victim’s rights bills. Our guest for this episode is Robert Anderson, Director of the Native American Law Center and Professor of Law at the University of Washington, who discusses recent article published […]