Enduring Lessons

Retiring Professors Robert Clark, Mary Ann Glendon Laurence Tribe and Mark Tushnet are celebrated by former students.

How to Do Comparative Constitutional Law?

Mark Tushnet is the rare scholar who has made huge contributions to a number of different fields—from Critical Legal Studies to U.S. constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. And inevitably, he has been able to connect these fields and ways of thinking about law and constitutional government, as few other scholars have been willing or able to do.

Popular Opinion

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.

Harvard Law expert says Supreme Court case poses major threat to school voucher programs

On January 22, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that may dramatically impact the ability of states to provide public funding to private, religiously-affiliated schools. In advance of the arguments, Harvard Law Today sat down with Professor Mark Tushnet to preview the case.

Presidential Power Surges

Particular moments in history and strategic breaks with unwritten rules have helped many U.S. presidents expand their powers incrementally, leading some to wonder how wide-ranging presidential powers can be.

Faculty Books in Brief: Winter 2019

With the increased use of a massive volume and variety of data in our lives, our health care will inevitably be affected, note the editors of a new collection, one of the recent faculty books captured in this section.