New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship

blocked_content_by_theme

A sharp increase in web encryption and a worldwide shift away from standalone websites in favor of social media and online publishing platforms has altered the practice of state-level internet censorship and in some cases led to broader crackdowns, a new study by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University finds.

Konstantin Tretyakov S.J.D.: Exploring cultural differences on questions of life and death

Commencement Profile – Konstantin Tretyakov

The subject of Konstantin Tretyakov’s doctoral thesis, the “right to die” and how it is handled in different countries, would be a fascinating one under any circumstances. But as a Russian student who has also studied Chinese law, Tretyakov brings a unique perspective to the topic.

Harvard report compares NFL’s health policies and practices to other pro sports leagues’

harvard-comparative-league-analysis-5-15-17-1

While the NFL’s player health policies and practices are robust in some areas, there are opportunities for improvement in others, according to the findings of a new report by researchers at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center — the first comprehensive comparative analysis of health policies and practices across professional sports leagues.

Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab aims to challenge legal exceptionalism

Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab aims to challenge legal exceptionalism 4

Since its founding nine months ago, Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab has aimed to revolutionize thinking about access to legal help. Often misunderstood and sometimes controversial, the lab sponsored a five-hour symposium in April that drew scholars from across the country to Harvard Law School.

From analysis to (phone) application

2017_04_14_davidwebb_orinbargill_040_mstewart-web

When David Webb ’17 was approached with the opportunity to become a part-owner of Hiatus—an app that can scan users’ accounts to uncover auto-renewing charges that they may be unaware of—lessons from classes such as Consumer Contracts and Law, Economics, and Psychology, taught by Harvard Law Professor Oren Bar-Gill, immediately sprang to mind.

Danger in the internet echo chamber

Harvard Project Will Use Behavioral Insights to Improve Health Care Decisions and Delivery 

In a new book, “#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media,” Harvard Law School’s Cass R. Sunstein argues that social media curation dramatically limits exposure to views and information that don’t align with already-established beliefs, which makes it harder and harder to find an essential component of democracy — common ground.

HLS and MIT Media Lab launch innovative course on law and regulation in the digital world

Bergmann Klein event

For the first time, Harvard Law School and the MIT Media Lab have collaborated to host an innovative January-term course, “Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control,” dedicated to understanding the legal and technical dynamics of the digital world.

A case against the drug war

20170210_Ayelet-Waldman-LGranger009-web

In a recent appearance at HLS, Ayelet Waldman ’91 — a former criminal defense lawyer and federal public defender — discussed her book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life,” using it as a backdrop to delve into the social and racial dimensions of the war on drugs.