Renowned economist Thomas Piketty to speak at HLS March 6; discussion will be webcast live from 2-4 pm

Thomas Piketty

Renowned economist Thomas Piketty, professor of Economics, EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics, will speak at Harvard Law School Friday, March 6, from 2-4 pm. Piketty will debate his bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century with several Harvard faculty, including: Sven Beckert Laird Bell Professor of American History, Harvard University; Christine Desan, […]

New study on liability of online intermediaries by the Global Network of Internet and Society Centers

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The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University recently announced the release of a new report, which examines the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary liability at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets, and is aimed at informing and improving Internet policy-making globally.

NY Times: Lani Guinier redefines diversity, re-evaluates merit


In a recent Q&A in the New York Times, Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier discusses her new book, “The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy” in which she argues for a rethinking of merit, typically measured by standardized test scores, that would better reflect the values of a democratic society.

Criminal Justice and Policing after the Events in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and Elsewhere (video)

Criminal Justice and Policing

On Friday, Feb. 6, after several town hall meetings in which Harvard Law students and faculty shared their experiences and observations of discrimination and systemic injustice, as well as hopes for pedagogical and cultural shifts at the law school, the HLS community convened to discuss a somewhat more familiar law school topic: legal and policy reforms.