Clinic develops first-of-its kind guide for immigrant entrepreneurs

CEP Immigrant Entrepreneur Guide

Harvard Law School’s Community Enterprise Project has published a first-of-its kind guidebook for immigrant entrepreneurs. The guidebook offers a comprehensive analysis of the many legal implications of immigrant entrepreneurship. The publication, “A Legal Overview of Business Ownership for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts,” is intended for use by immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, and by community organizers and technical assistance providers who work with […]

Gittler Prize to honor Martha Minow, legal scholar and social justice advocate

Minow, Martha_Official Faculty Portrait (OP14)

Brandeis University has selected Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, as the winner of the 2015-16 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. The Gittler Prize is presented annually to a person whose body of published work reflects scholarly excellence and makes a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations. Minow is one of the world’s […]

A Passion for Reform

Jeff Robinson ’81

Jeff Robinson ’81 worked as a Seattle criminal defense lawyer for 34 years—a span of time that, he notes, “basically coincided with the largest increase in our incarcerated population in the history of the United States.” Now, as the newly appointed director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, he will be tackling that metastasis head-on.

Freedom Is Just Another Word for … Regulation

Joseph Singer book illustration HLB Fall 2015

Property law expert Joseph Singer argues that regulations make markets and property possible and promotes conservatives values. Regulations are needed to protect us from harm and fraudulent actions by others, to ensure that people can acquire property, and to allow all of us to exercise equal freedoms, he writes

Faculty Books In Brief—Fall 2015

“Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice,” by Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 (Oxford). Choice, while a symbol of freedom, can also be a burden: If we had to choose all the time, asserts the author, we’d be overwhelmed. Indeed, Sunstein argues that in many instances, not choosing could benefit us—for example, if mortgages could be automatically refinanced when interest rates drop significantly.