The Root of It All

20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace

Lawrence Lessig has become an activist. And he is taking on the system he critiqued with a bold effort to appropriate what he sees as one of its corrupting forces.Continue Reading »

At the Top of His Game

Lloyd Weinreb (HLB Fall 2014)

For half a century, Lloyd Weinreb has improved our mindsContinue Reading »

Between Cambridge and Kiev

Between Cambridge and Kiev Svitlana Starosvit LL.M. ’13 and Volodymyr Shkilevych LL.M. ’12, (HLB Fall 2014)

The recent political turmoil in Ukraine meant that the couple worked 24/7, following the news constantly in order to give prompt advice to the minister. Continue Reading »

50 years with the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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In a panel discussion at Harvard Law School in October commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Professor Kenneth W. Mack, characterized the legislation as the culmination of decades of struggle for racial equality by African-American activists and organizations. But he also pointed out that it stemmed from the growth of federalist thinking starting in […]Continue Reading »

A Recipe for Innovation

A Recipe for Innovation–Food Challenge (HLB Fall 2014)

This fall, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, issued the “Deans’ Food System Challenge” (one of several competitions held by the Harvard Innovation Lab and sponsored by Harvard Schools), encouraging students across the university to come up with fresh ideas for solving complex problems facing our food system.Continue Reading »

Faculty Sampler: Short takes from recent op-eds

Faculty Sampler-Sunstein (HLB Fall 2014)

  “How to Deregulate Cities and States” Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 and Harvard economics Professor Edward Glaeser The Wall Street Journal Aug. 24, 2014 “In 2011 the Obama administration, with bipartisan support, called for an ambitious process through which federal agencies would periodically evaluate existing rules, eliminating or streamlining them when cost-benefit analysis suggested that elimination […]Continue Reading »

Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program celebrates 30 years

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On September 19, Harvard Law School hosted a celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the school’s Human Rights Program (HRP), a home for human rights scholarship and advocacy founded in 1984 by Professor Emeritus Henry J. Steiner. Continue Reading »

At the Center of the Profession

David Wilkins Center on Legal Prof. (HLB Fall 2014)

The legal profession is going through dramatic change, affected by factors ranging from globalization to new technology to a fragile economic recovery. And a Harvard Law School institution dedicated to studying the profession is undergoing its own big change.Continue Reading »