2020 was unprecedented for many reasons, including that Harvard University saw the results of and participated both as a plaintiff and as a friend of the court in several lawsuits involving public policy issues of great importance to higher education. The matters below are reported in the order in which decisions were issued or cases were otherwise resolved.
Harvard has filed its brief in the suit brought against it by Students for Fair Admissions. The brief is available for review here. Additional information is available at https://admissionscase.harvard.edu/.
Harvard University has curtailed normal operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the Office of the General Counsel is closed. Beginning March 24, 2020, the OGC will be unable to receive U.S. Postal Mail, facsimile messages, or other deliveries until Governor Baker's order of March 23 is lifted. Process servers should serve papers in hand during normal business hours at the Harvard University Police Department located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA. The business phone number for HUPD is 617 495-1215.