Derrick Bell (1930-2011)

Derrick A. Jr. Bell

Derrick Bell, a distinguished legal scholar, prolific writer and tireless champion for equality, died Wednesday, Oct. 5. Over the course of his five-decade career, he worked to expose the persistence of racism and challenged his students, readers and critics with his uncompromising candor and progressive views.

ABA passes resolution urging tougher lobbying rules based on recommendations from Professor Fried and co-chairs

Charles Fried Preferred Faculty Photo, as of 2/28/14

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution on Tuesday, Aug. 9, urging Congress to amend and strengthen federal lobbying rules. HLS Professor Charles Fried co-chaired the bi-partisan ABA Administrative Law Section task force, which proposed the recommendations in its January 2011 report.

Mack on the History News Network: Progressives are disenchanted with Obama—Abolitionists were disenchanted with Lincoln

Preferred Kenneth Mack Faculty Photo, as of 3/3/14

In his July 10 op-ed for George Mason University’s History News Network, Harvard Law School Professor Kenneth W. Mack ’91 assesses the presidency of Barack Obama ’91, comparing it to that of Abraham Lincoln in terms of each president’s respective policy decisions.

Harvard Law School library announces expansion of Nuremberg Trials Project

Nuremberg Trials Project

The Harvard Law School Library has announced the expansion of the Nuremberg Trials Project, a digital collection of documents relating to the trials of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany by the International Military Tribunal and also the trials of other accused war criminals by the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals.