Litigation is often seen as an either/or proposition. You either settle out of court or go to trial and leave the outcome entirely in the hands of a judge or a jury. But Professor Kathryn Spier has researched another option: whereby parties go to trial with an agreement in place on the ceiling and floor for the plaintiff’s recovery.
The HLS Center on the Legal Profession has been looking at ethical questions for lawyers in today’s new environment. How does law adjust to these changes, asks David Wilkins, the center’s faculty director, “while preserving the core commitment of law as a public profession?” Wilkins, with Ben W. Heineman Jr., Distinguished Senior Fellow at the […]
Jeff Robinson ’81 worked as a Seattle criminal defense lawyer for 34 years—a span of time that, he notes, “basically coincided with the largest increase in our incarcerated population in the history of the United States.” Now, as the newly appointed director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, he will be tackling that metastasis head-on.
Scholarship stemming from the “Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights,” conference held in April 2014 at HLS explored tensions within constitutional and statutory civil rights commitments.