The Harvard Law Review published our first issue in 1887 with the hope that we could “enlarge our field” and be “serviceable to the profession” through thoughtful and relevant legal analysis. Our Blog continues this effort. By fostering legal inquiry and argument that is fast-paced and timely, the Blog strives to complement the long-form, in-depth analysis that has filled our pages for over a century. We hope that the ideas presented through this new platform will generate debate, uncover new questions, challenge our readers, and inspire continued exploration.

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