Professor Charles Fried spoke at the Faculty Speaker Series at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston last week, drawing from his HarvardX course “Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract.”
As the U.S. Supreme Court term has gotten underway, Harvard Law School faculty have submitted amicus briefs in upcoming cases involving congressional redistricting and affirmative action in college admissions.
“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.
In late May, four Harvard Law faculty members, Charles Fried, Michael Gregory, Kathryn Spier and David Wilkins, each shared a snapshot of innovative research with the HLS community, followed by discussion as part of the 2015 Harvard Law School Thinks Big lecture.
Several Harvard Law School faculty members delivered commencement addresses this graduation season, including Cass Sunstein, Charles Fried and Kenneth Feinberg.
Starting this month, Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, who has been teaching the intricacies of the law to HLS students for nearly 50 years, is expanding his student body dramatically with the start of his online ContractsX course, a seven-week study of contracts for nonlawyers.
In a discussion moderated by Professor John Manning, five Harvard Law School professors, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, John Coates, Richard Fallon, Charles Fried and Intisar Rabb, assessed last year’s Supreme Court decisions and shared their thoughts on those rulings.
SCOTUS Blog co-founder and Tom Goldstein, visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School, joined HLS Professor Charles Fried last week in discussing the Court’s current docket at an event co-sponsored by the Harvard Law chapters of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and the Federalist Society.
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.
During a Sept. 26 discussion at Harvard Law School, moderated by Dean Martha Minow, four of the School’s constitutional experts offered their thoughts on a trio of critical U.S. Supreme Court rulings involving same-sex marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action.