Minow helps steer 6th Circuit to recognize fundamental right to education

In late April, a federal appeals court handed an unprecedented win to schoolchildren, becoming the first appellate federal court in American history to conclude that children have a fundamental right to a minimum education that provides basic literacy.

Who needs foreign law?

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ’60 believed America had much to learn from laws adopted by nations abroad, according to Harvard Law School Professor Mary Ann Glendon. In an address titled “Who Needs Foreign Law?,” Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law, gave a clear, if somewhat surprising, answer: Scalia did.

Letting Go

"Ours is an unforgiving age, an age of resentment," writes Martha Minow in "When Should Law Forgive?," a compassionate yet clear-eyed reexamination of law’s basic aims.

Minow, Gordon-Reed probe what impeachment means and where it leads

To gain a better understanding of the issues in play following the House impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Harvard Gazette asked faculty and affiliates in history, law, politics, government, psychology, and media to offer their thoughts.

Martha Minow on the power of forgiveness

The Harvard Gazette recently sat down with Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and former dean of Harvard Law School, to talk about her book new book, "When Should Law Forgive?," and why she thinks forgiveness could make the law more just.