New Private Law

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HLS Professors John C.P. Goldberg and Henry E. Smith’s “New Private Law” blog launched recently in an effort to expand interest in the notion that traditional interpersonal, “private” law deserves a fresh look.

When forgetting isn’t best: Zittrain discusses the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

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For Professor Jonathan Zittrain, the Right to be Forgotten is a “bad solution to a real problem.” This was Zittrain’s message at a talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on August 5, where Zittrain and members of the American Civil Liberties Union discussed problems raised by the 2014 European Court of Justice ruling – which gave EU citizens the right to request that Google remove links to personal information from its EU sites – and laid out potential alternatives.

President Ma of Taiwan visits HLS

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On July 11, Harvard, for the first time in the century-long history of the Republic of China, welcomed a sitting president of Taiwan, hosting President Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81 for a nostalgic visit to his alma mater.

Experts Assess the President’s Climate Plan

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On August 3, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Harvard Law faculty and policy experts offer some initial assessments of the plan’s anticipated benefits and potential legal challenges.