HLS professors reflect on 50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (video)

In an Oct. 16 Harvard Law School panel discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, four HLS professors reflected on its influence and examined how life for African-Americans has changed since its enactment. Professor Kenneth W. Mack, providing historical background, characterized the Act as the culmination of decades of struggle […]

Singer on teaching students to solve problems

HLS is incredibly good at training the best analytical minds in the world. Yet its time-honored pedagogical model of reading and interpreting the law is not what the typical lawyer faces each day in law practice. Equipping students with another important skill set, including creative thinking and teamwork, is the purpose of the new Problem […]

VIDEO: Professor Joseph Singer appointed Bussey Professor of Law

On Tuesday evening, November 7, Professor Joseph Singer was awarded the Bussey Professor of Law chair. Introduced by Dean Elena Kagan, Professor Singer marked the occasion with a speech titled, “Things That We Would Like to Take for Granted: Minimum Standards for the Legal Framework of a Free and Democratic Society.”