At Home Abroad

HLS faculty and students look to other countries to better people’s lives and increase their own understanding of the world of law.

Book of the Times

Most of us accept our experience of time as “natural,” when in fact it’s shaped by society and its laws, says Professor Todd Rakoff, author of what may be the first book on the topic.

The New 1L

For the first time in decades, HLS has changed the basic structure of its first-year experience, and students and faculty are singing the praises of The New 1L.

HLS Makes Its Mark on Presidential Contest

  In the dispute over the results of the 2000 presidential election, political affiliation could almost uniformly predict one’s position. While Laurence Tribe ’66, a constitutional law professor at HLS, backed Al Gore in the election, he said partisanship did not propel him in front of the Supreme Court to argue the vice president’s case. […]

The Great Negotiator

  This spring former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace negotiations that led to the “Good Friday Agreement” of 1998, received the Great Negotiator Award from the HLS Program on Negotiation (PON). Professor Robert Mnookin ’68, chair of the steering committee of PON, praised Mitchell for exemplifying the qualities of “preparedness, […]