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The Urgency of the Moment

From grappling with the challenges of an unprecedented health crisis to addressing longstanding racial injustices, HLS affiliates respond

A Year Unlike Any Other This has been a year unlike any other, a year with so many challenges and hardships here in the United States and around the world. It has also been a year of inspiring efforts by members of the global Harvard Law School community to respond with creativity and determination, finding […] Continue Reading

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Making History in Environmental Law

In a new book, Lazarus goes behind the scenes of the biggest environmental law case in Supreme Court history

In his new book “The Rule of Five,” Richard Lazarus goes behind the scenes of the biggest environmental law case in Supreme Court history. Continue Reading

Dean's Letter

A Year Unlike Any Other

This has been a year unlike any other, a year with so many challenges and hardships here in the United States and around the world. It has also been a year of inspiring efforts by members of the global Harvard Law School community to respond with creativity and determination, finding solutions and advocating for the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our society. Continue Reading

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Popular Opinion

In the ongoing debate over the ways justices interpret the Constitution, Mark Tushnet offers a different perspective: Let the people decide

Tushnet advocates for a new constitutional order that would move away from “judicial supremacy" and instead focus on empowering ordinary people to shape Americans’ understanding of the meaning of the Constitution. Continue Reading

For the Sake of Argument

Joseph Singer writes on how to use persuasion to break through a divide

Singer seeks to help lawyers and the general public make reasoned arguments, promote civil discourse, and consider alternative perspectives. Continue Reading

Getting the Law of Wrongs Right

John Goldberg on reforming how we think about tort law, including in the age of COVID-19

In “Recognizing Wrongs,” Goldberg and his co-author argue that much of the criticism of tort law comes from failing to appreciate its character and purposes. Continue Reading

Faculty Books in Brief: Summer 2020

From human rights in a time of populism to a comparative look at capital punishment to a focus on disability, healthcare and bioethics Continue Reading

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Radhe Patel ’20 with family

Pomp and Circumstance

Separated by a pandemic, the resilient Class of 2020 still found ways to connect

On May 28, 2020, Harvard Law students gathered to celebrate their graduation. The gathering did not take place at the foot of Langdell Hall, but rather in living rooms and backyards worldwide, from Cambridge to California, from New Zealand to the Netherlands, at all hours of the day and night. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

David Shapiro, teacher, mentor and friend

David Shapiro sitting a couch in his office

Your remembrance of David Shapiro was excellent on the professional ledger but for me did not convey his full measure on the human side. He carried his learning lightly and was humble, funny, and brave. Continue Reading

We need answers as well as questions

Professor Noah Feldman teaching a class at HLS

As described in your article, the Social Media and the Law course at Harvard Law School appears to be an initial effort to come to grips with the phenomenon of "surveillance capitalism" and comparable, generally undesirable, progeny. Continue Reading

Kudos

I’ve so enjoyed the marvelous Winter 2020 edition of the Harvard Law Bulletin: the content (scholarly articles, not too lengthy; profiles of current students with unusual backgrounds; new undertakings at the School), beautiful artwork and formatting. This edition is “coffee-table quality.” Continue Reading

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