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Harvard Law Review Blog

Legal scholarship on the web

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Challenge

We were more than honored to have the opportunity to work with such an esteemed institution. The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. Their main website, http://harvardlawreview.org, is a highly refined, well-annotated, exemplary resource for scholarly articles, with over 80 Board of Editors members.

We aimed to design a platform worthy of the writings of Harvard professors, senators, and many notable public figures, including the U.S. attorney general. The goal was to provide a faster means of distributing more timely content. Compared to the heavily footnoted, heavily edited content on the main Review, which takes many months to produce, the blog provides a less limiting format for their vast network of contributors.

Plan of ATTCK

Adhering to the minimalistic layout and beautifully technical typographical treatment of the Review was the fun part. Rethinking the user experience to support new content categories, author profiles, and navigation workflows was the easy part. Building it all into a tight package that works perfectly across every device, on a tight timeline and budget… That’s where our expertise shone.

Anyone can make a website, but designing and building a bespoke experience for a world-renowned brand and executing it perfectly and on time takes a team with experience. That’s why respected clients like Harvard come to us.

homepage
Administrative Law page
Article page
Topics page

Style guide

As is standard practice with any visual design work we do, our style guide provided a complete overview of typefaces, styles, colors, etc., as well as context and component usage.

One of the most prestigious legal journals in the nation, the Law Review boasts a powerful alumni base including former U.S. President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justices John G. Roberts, Jr. ’76 and Elena Kagan, a former Dean of the Law School.
The Harvard Crimson
Annie C. Doris and Jingyao Zhao

Result

The new HLR Blog launched with an array of notable authors, now part of a group of over 30 contributors who have produced over 50 articles since October. It’s an absolute pleasure to see such support and activity for such an influential cause, and we look forward to sharing content for hundreds of years to come.

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