The state of American democracy will be examined in a lecture series, “Democracy,” which had its first session this week and will continue through the fall and spring.
A look back at the year at HLS.
In an “Election 2020 Debrief” event, a panel of Harvard Law School professors agree that the essential divisions of the American electorate remain unresolved, but find cause for some highly cautious optimism.
Lawrence Lessig discusses institutional threats to representative democracy.
In a Q&A, Jason Harrow ’11, who argued before the Supreme Court in a case involving the electoral college and faithless electors, shares where he believes U.S. electoral reform should go from here.
Lawrence Lessig issues a statement on the unanimous Supreme Court ruling that states can require Electoral College voters to back the victor of their state’s popular vote.
One new book by Lawrence Lessig explains a core virtue of the Supreme Court; a second explores America’s perilous politics—which put that virtue at serious risk
This fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health and fidelity in constitutional practice.
In his new book, "They Don’t Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy," Lawrence Lessig writes about the issues undermining American democracy, such as big money in politics, gerrymandering, vote suppression, and the inequities of the Electoral College system.
With the 2020 race for the White House in full swing, speakers at a Harvard panel on Saturday sharply differed on whether an interstate compact to effectively disable the Electoral College and move to a national popular vote offers an antidote to problems with the presidential selection system.