Mission:

The Government and Legal Studies (HEGLS) Club at the Harvard University Extension School is committed to promoting understanding and awareness of the nation’s most pressing social, economic, and political issues. The HEGLS Club seeks to expand knowledge among the student community and the neighboring Cambridge area of current policy, legal, and governmental issues affecting the welfare of the American people. In order to build a greater understanding of the domestic and international issues facing the nation in contemporary times, the HEGLS Club works collaboratively with Harvard faculty, area universities, prominent scholars, and leading experts on U.S. government and law. The HEGLS Club organizes and implements high-profile events in the form of summits, roundtable & panel discussions, conferences, and intellectual/social gatherings that provide an opportunity for students to enrich their experiences and foster relationships among each other, the Harvard Extension community, alumni, and Harvard at large. As a core principle, the HEGLS Club provides its members with unique opportunities to expand their knowledge of government through fieldtrips, dialogue with elected officials and scholars, and by connecting them with Harvard university .

Vision: 

The vision of the Government and Legal Studies (HEGLS) Club is to enrich student life at the Harvard Extension School by fostering a forum for policy and legal dialogue, friendship, service, and a sense of community. The club seeks to act as a pivotal tool for student engagement that enables a friendly environment and seeks to shed light on the governmental forces that thwart or empower social change. 

Field of Interest: 

American Government & Law. Areas of focus: Public Policy (economic, education, energy, environmental, housing, defense, foreign, social, urban, health, and other related domestic policies), Political systems, Law (tort, criminal, administrative, constitutional, property, civil, religious, Native-American, international, statutory, regulatory, and common law), and related areas directly connected to the work of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of American Government.