Martha Minow on the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education

Martha Minow on the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education

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.

Michael Klarman: ‘The cause of social justice needs you as much as it ever has before’

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Drawing on his interests in constitutional law, constitutional history, and racial equality, Professor Michael Klarman’s Last Lecture explored the obstacles faced — and in many ways, overcome — by feminist lawyers and African-American civil rights lawyers in the middle of the last century.

The Affordable Care Act: Past, Present and Future with William Schultz

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On March 23, William B. Schultz, former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011-2016), discussed the complicated politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act and possible policy options for the next phase of the law’s evolution.

CSIS commissioners discuss the challenges of countering violent extremism

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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.

Fake news is giving reality a run for its money

Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social 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.

Judge Reena Raggi ’76 shares highlights from her long career on the federal bench

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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.