During the fall 2016 semester, a group of leading scholars came together at Harvard Law School for the lecture series, “Diversity and US Legal History,” which was sponsored by Dean Martha Minow and organized by Professor Mark Tushnet, who also designed a reading group to complement the lectures.
On Nov. 24, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard hosted “Too Big to Fail or Too Hard to Remember: Lessons from the New Deal and the Triumph, Tragedy, and Lost Legacy of James M. Landis,” a discussion of the legacy of scholar, administrator, advocate and political adviser known for his seminal contribution to the creation of the modern system of market regulation in the United States.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his appointment to the United States Supreme Court, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer visited Harvard Law School on Oct. 1 for an informal chat with HLS Dean Martha Minow, and later took part in a panel discussion with several HLS professors who examined his tenure and some of his most notable opinions.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, a panel of distinguished judges and professors gathered with author David Dorsen ’59 to discuss and celebrate his recent biography, entitled “Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era.”
Harvard Law School’s Problem Solving Workshop gives every 1L an early look at what lawyers really do
HLS faculty and students look to other countries to better people’s lives and increase their own understanding of the world of law.
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.
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.
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. […]
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, […]