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Last week the corporate law firm Latham and Watkins fired over 400 employees. This may not mean much to most, but what these white collar layoffs indicate is that even a degree from Harvard Law School won’t keep the greedy claws of the recession monster off your slice of the economic pie. As law students […]

What if YOU were Only Judged on Your Past?: Why We Need CORI Reform

March 1, 2009 | Comments Off on What if YOU were Only Judged on Your Past?: Why We Need CORI Reform

Nobody should have to suffer forever because of their past decisions. This is a great explanation of the wrongs that CORI reform advocates are trying to correct from the viewpoint of those most affected… [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Criminal Record? Sorry, No Vacancy…

November 16, 2008 | Comments Off on Criminal Record? Sorry, No Vacancy…

CORI reform a step toward helping homeless By Evelyn Friedman | March 12, 2007 The Boston Globe IN MASSACHUSETTS, if you are schizophrenic, homeless, and scared, you could be forced to wait for months for subsidized housing while landlords and housing agencies pore over your criminal record. Each year, thousands of applicants for subsidized housing […]


    Harvard Black Law Students Association presents...
    Social Justice Week

    March 2nd - 6th

    Monday: Social Justice Week Kick-Off

    BLSA general body meeting featuring a special presentation by Noah Hood and the BLSA Social Justice Committee

    Langdell South 7:00 pm

    Dinner will be served

    Tuesday: Education

    Education Awareness Candy Campaign Learn about some of the problems facing Boston's youth, including the unfair and exclusionary expulsion policies

    Harkness Common 12:00 noon

    Wednesday: Housing

    Housing Recovery Acts in MA Some of the areas foremost housing activists will gather to discuss legislation concerning predatory lending practices

    Hauser 101 7:30 pm

    Refreshments will be served

    Thursday: Criminal Justice

    Sealing Criminal Records: Implications for Social Justice

    A panel of the leading voices in criminal justice reform will speak about criminal record information laws.

    Austin Hall 7:00 pm

    A Soul Food Dinner will be served.

    Friday: Criminal Justice

    CORI Sealing Training

    Criminal Record Sealing Training involves hands-on training. Participants will be able to help with upcoming CORI Sealing projects.