A conference on the dimensions of property law

More than 100 legal scholars gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Law Faculty Conference, a three-day event that brought together faculty from Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin Law School (China), and Sydney Law School (Australia) to explore property law in its many dimensions.

Recent Faculty Books – Winter 2011

“Prospects for the Professions in China” (Routledge, 2010) edited by William P. Alford ’77, William Kirby and Kenneth Winston. Through its meditations on Chinese professional development in areas such as journalism, law, accounting, engineering and the clergy, this collection of essays focuses on an Eastern power undergoing an “epochal effort at national transformation.” Readers are […]

In chair lecture, Henry Smith explores relationship between law and equity (video)

On March 31, Professor Henry Smith delivered his Chair Lecture in honor of his appointment as Fessenden Professor of Law. His lecture, entitled Equity Revisited, explored the relationship between law and equity. He examined, through the lens of economic analysis, equity as a solution to opportunism on the part of those who exploit bright-line law, with a focus on equitable maxims, defenses, and remedies.

Henry Smith on the Project on the Foundations of Private Law

Henry Smith is the director of Harvard Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law. In conjunction with the project, which he launched in the fall of 2010 with Professors John Goldberg and George Triantis, a Private Law Workshop is being held for the first time this term. An expert in the laws of […]

Professors Smith and Goldberg reinvigorate the study of Private Law at HLS

HLS Professors John Goldberg and Henry Smith are working to reinvigorate the study of contracts, torts, and property with the new Private Law Workshop, which they co-teach as part of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School. The workshop, said Goldberg, is “an opportunity to introduce students to some of the emerging literature that’s aiming to rethink the significance of private law in modern legal systems.”