Thomas J. Brennan ’01 to join Harvard Law faculty

Thomas J. Brennan ’01, a scholar specializing in tax and finance, will join the Harvard Law School faculty in July 2015 as a professor of law. Since 2008, Brennan has been on the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law. He has also been a professor of finance (by courtesy) at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School […]

‘Choosing not to choose’: improving healthcare law by acknowledging how people behave (video)

Cass Sunstein opened the 2014 Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy Conference with a keynote address called “Choosing Not to Choose.” His talk set the tone for the two-day conference organized by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, which drew nearly 200 lawyers, public health professionals, economists, and health policy analysts to the campus from May 2-3.

Dean Minow to grads: ‘Use your powers of imagination’

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow congratulated Harvard Law School’s newest alumni May 29 on Holmes field. “We searched the world for each and every one of you—and you have exceeded our hopes,” Minow told the Class of 2014, which included 576 J.D.s; 167 LL.M.s; and 7 SJDs. She took time in her brief speech […]

LIVE WEBCAST: Harvard Law School celebrates Commencement 2014

Harvard University’s 364th Commencement will begin on Thursday, May 29. At 7:15 a.m., the HLS Class of 2014 will assemble in front of the Harkness Commons’ main entrance for the academic procession march from the law school campus to Tercentenary Theater in Harvard Yard. The University-wide ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m.

Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights (video)

“Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights,” a conference held at Harvard Law School April 3–5, brought together a group of distinguished legal scholars to discuss a broad range of controversies that have developed in recent years as marriage equality and anti-discrimination laws have prompted some religious organizations and private companies to assert claims of religious liberty and exemption from compliance with the law.

Harvard Gazette: Martha Minow’s sense of purpose

Dean Martha Minow of the Law School follows E.O. Wilson in the Experience series, interviews with Harvard faculty covering the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the personal journeys, missteps included, behind their professional success.