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  • HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig

    Lessig on NPR: The law and iPhone hacking

    August 12, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig recently spoke on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” about a new ruling that allows Apple iPhone users to “hack” into their phones so they can choose a different carrier. Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard, also discussed recent changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

  • Professor Randall L. Kennedy

    Randall Kennedy on The Takeaway: The “Reconstruction Amendment”

    August 11, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy recently appeared on Public Radio International’s show “The Takeaway” to discuss the 14th amendment in light of the current immigration debate.

  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ’82 signs legislation to protect tenants from losing their homes after foreclosure

    Massachusetts enacts landmark foreclosure protections drafted by Harvard Law School students (video)

    August 10, 2010

    Groundbreaking legislation originally drafted by students from the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) to protect tenants from losing their homes after foreclosure was signed into law on August 7 by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ’82, former president of HLAB.

  • Dean Martha Minow

    Minow in the Boston Globe: Also confirmed: Marshall’s legacy

    August 9, 2010

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s op-ed, entitled “Also confirmed: Marshall’s legacy,” appeared in the August 8, 2010, edition of The Boston Globe. According to Minow, the appointment of Elena Kagan’86 to the Supreme Court serves as a reminder of Marshall’s enduring legacy and most significant contribution to American law: his successful argument of Brown v. Board of Education.

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith in the Washington Post: The New START Treaty and Foreign Policy

    August 9, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post on the effects the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) could have on the Senate’s role in foreign policy.

  • Obama applauds Kagan

    Barack Obama ’91 honors Elena Kagan ’86

    August 6, 2010

    President Barack Obama '91 hosted a White House reception in honor of Elena Kagan '86, who was confirmed to be the next Justice on the United States Supreme Court on August 5, 2010. The Senate confirmed the former Harvard Law School Dean and Solicitor General by a vote of 63-37. With her confirmation, Kagan becomes the 20th Harvard Law School alumnus to serve on the Court. 

  • Jonathan Zittrain

    Zittrain on NPR: Copyright decision not a get out of jail free card

    August 5, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain recently appeared on NPR’s “On The Media” to discuss the recent decision by the Librarian of Congress that “jailbreaking” a smart phone is not in violation the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was enacted in 1998 to prevent the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material via new media.

  • Docherty in Reuters Blog: international cluster bomb ban a milestone, but there’s a long road ahead

    August 4, 2010

    Harvard Law School Lecturer on Law Bonnie Docherty '01 recently wrote a post for Reuters' "The Great Debate UK" blog, as the first international cluster bomb treaty entered into force. Docherty is also a clinical instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School and a senior researcher in the Arms Division at Human Rights Watch.

  • Tribe to judges: take action on poverty issues

    August 4, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Tribe ’66, now a senior Justice Department counselor, received a standing ovation from the nation’s state chief justices last week after challenging them to take immediate steps to improve access to justice for juveniles, the poor and the middle class. An article by Tony Mauro in the National Law Journal reported on Tribe’s address, including his proposals for reform.

  • Bebchuk in Project Syndicate: How to pay a banker

    August 3, 2010

    Lucian Bebchuk, Harvard Law School Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, and Director of the Corporate Governance Program at Harvard Law School, wrote the op-ed "How to pay a banker," which appeared in the July 27 edition of Project Syndicate. It is part of his "Rules of the game" series written for the website.

  • Professor Adrian Vermeule '93

    Vermeule in TNR: An assessment of two different views of the ‘living Constitution’

    August 2, 2010

    In the Aug. 2 issue of New Republic online, HLS Professor Adrian Vermeule ’93 reviews two new books: Keeping Faith with the Constitution” by Goodwin Liu, Pamela S. Karlan, and Christopher H. Schroeder and The Living Constitution” by David Strauss. Vermeule’s latest book is Law and the Limits of Reason (Oxford University Press 2009).

  • Professor Charles Fried

    Fried in Boston Globe: Obama should give Warren a recess appointment

    July 30, 2010

    In a Boston Globe op-ed, “Obama should give Warren a recess appointment,” HLS Professor Charles Fried supports an interim appointment for Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Fried served as solicitor general in the second Reagan administration and as a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. His op-ed appeared in the July 29, 2010, edition of the Boston Globe.

  • Elizabeth Warren

    Former students endorse Elizabeth Warren

    July 30, 2010

    One hundred sixty-two former students of Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to the White House on July 28, urging President Barack Obama ’91 to appoint her as director of the newly created Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

  • In Brown's Wake

    ScotusBlog: Dean Minow on her new book “In Brown’s Wake”

    July 29, 2010

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s new book, “In Brown’s Wake,” which examines the legacies of Brown v. the Board of Education, was released last week by Oxford University Press. In an interview on ScotusBlog, Minow discusses the book and the reverberations of Brown in American schools.

  • Ogletree in Washington Post: After Shirley Sherrod, we all need to slow down and listen

    July 28, 2010

    HLS Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. co-wrote an op-ed, “After Shirley Sherrod, we all need to slow down and listen,” with Johanna Wald, that appeared in the July 25, 2010, edition of the Washington Post. Ogletree is the executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and the author most recently of "The Presumptions of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class, and Crime in America." Johanna Wald is director of strategic planning at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

  • Professor Alex Whiting

    Whiting interviewed on WBUR radio about new ICC post

    July 27, 2010

    Alex Whiting, an assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School, will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the investigation coordinator this December. On Monday, July 26, he spoke with WBUR radio about his new post.

  • Professor Carol Steiker '86

    Steiker in The National Law Journal: Kagan and the legacy of Marshall

    July 26, 2010

    HLS Professor Carol Steiker wrote an op-ed in The National Law Journal on former HLS Dean Elena Kagan and the legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall. Steiker, the Howard and Kathy Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, served as a co-clerk with Kagan for Justice Marshall during the 1987-1988 term of the Supreme Court. Her op-ed, "Kagan and the legacy of Marshall," appeared in the July 26, 2010, edition of the Journal.

  • John Palfrey

    David Pogue interviews John Palfrey in NYT

    July 23, 2010

    The following column by David Pogue, “Q & A: Rumors, Cyberbullying, and Anonymity,” appeared in the New York Times on July 22, 2010 and featured a q & a with Harvard Law School Professor John Palfrey.

  • Professor David Wilkins '80

    Wilkins in USA Today: USDA official victim of ‘high-tech lynching’

    July 22, 2010

    Today’s edition of USA Today includes an op-ed by HLS Professor David B. Wilkins '80, “USDA official victim of ‘high-tech lynching,’” on the firing of U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard and the director of the Program on the Legal Profession.

  • Susan Carney

    Susan L. Carney ’77 nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals

    July 22, 2010

    Susan Carney ’77 has been nominated by President Barack Obama ’91 to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • Corporate Governance Network debuts new E-Journal

    July 21, 2010

    The Social Science Research Network recently announced the distribution of a new e-journal on Bankruptcy, Financial Distress, & Reorganization provided by Corporate Governance Network (CGN).