In a three-part lecture, Martha Minow, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, discusses the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 civil rights case in which the Supreme Court declared state laws concerning the segregation of public schools to be unconstitutional.
Professor Bob Bordone began his talk to the Class of 2017 with words of appreciation: Getting to know them, he said, ‘has been a tremendous gift.” But then he apologized, explaining that he would follow last year’s lecture, “Best Job Ever,” with one with the more sobering title of “Worst Year Ever.”
Several members of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Commission on Countering Violent Extremism gathered at HLS in March to discuss findings from the commission’s November 2016 report, which outlines a strategy for the United States to diminish the appeal of extremist ideologies and narratives.
How best to respond to the “fake news” phenomenon was the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, titled “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives,” held Thursday at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall.
In a wide-ranging discussion with Dean Martha Minow, the Hon. Reena Raggi, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 2002, shared her memories of late ’70s HLS, discussed notable cases she decided, and shared her thoughts on what it takes to be a successful prosecutor.