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  • Screen shot of Matt Damon from a crypto.com commercial.

    Take the money and run

    September 12, 2022

    Six months after cryptocurrency won the Super Bowl ad game, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson proposes a way to stabilize the now swooning industry.

  • Mar-a-Lago

    Florida blues

    September 6, 2022

    In the wake of the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, former White House counsel and Harvard Law lecturer Neil Eggleston reveals how departing presidents have typically preserved official records.

  • A group of football players surround a man in the middle on the football field

    Supreme Court preview: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

    April 20, 2022

    The Supreme Court stands poised to decide whether a high school coach’s penchant for prayers with players poses First Amendment problems.

  • Monica Monroe

    ‘No one ever wants to feel that they don’t belong’

    April 15, 2022

    Monica Monroe, Harvard Law’s new assistant dean for community engagement, equity, and belonging, is focused on making sure everyone feels included.

  • Harry Truman addresses Congress

    Containing Russian aggression: Lessons from the Cold War

    March 17, 2022

    75 years later, the Truman Doctrine is as relevant as ever, says former diplomat and World Bank President Robert Zoellick.

  • Gorbachev and Bush at White House Summit

    ‘There was no promise not to enlarge NATO’

    March 16, 2022

    Robert Zoellick, the U.S. diplomat who helped negotiate the end of the Cold War, says Vladimir Putin’s claims about Ukraine are part of a disinformation campaign.

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    The International Criminal Court: Explaining war crimes investigations

    March 4, 2022

    Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Alex Whiting, deputy specialist prosecutor at the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague, outlines the path from investigation to trial, and ultimately to justice.

  • Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov speaks on a screen at a UN meeting

    The war in Ukraine and international law

    March 2, 2022

    To understand the implications of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine under international law, Harvard Law Today reached out to Professors Gabriella Blum and Naz K. Modirzadeh, both experts in the laws of war.

  • Police officer displaying a rifle in a courtroom.

    A tough road for suing gun makers

    February 23, 2022

    Harvard Law Professor Rebecca Tushnet says that, despite the $73 million settlement between Sandy Hook families and Remington Arms, victims of future gun crimes still ‘face an uphill road.’

  • Two men speaking at white podiums with flags behind them

    Ukraine in the balance

    February 20, 2022

    Harvard Law negotiation expert Rachel Viscomi ’01 analyzes the playing field as the U.S. and its allies confront Russian troop buildup on Ukraine’s borders.

  • Two men shaking hands

    When Nixon went to China

    February 17, 2022

    On the 50th anniversary of President Nixon's visit, China experts William Alford and Mark Wu discuss whether the president may be getting too much credit for his history-making journey.

  • Close up of woman taking money out of a wallet

    Fed up with inflation

    January 24, 2022

    Former Federal Reserve Bank member Daniel Tarullo says the Fed has “fallen behind the curve” in raising interest rates to help tame rising inflation and “needs to play some catch-up.”

  • US president's oval office

    Weighing President Biden’s first year: Executive power

    January 18, 2022

    Former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston says President Biden has “restored dignity and public purpose to the White House” but that his agenda faces strong opposition from some state attorneys general.

  • Interior of United States Supreme Court

    Weighing President Biden’s first year: The federal courts

    January 13, 2022

    Harvard Law School expert Mark Tushnet says the Biden administration has succeeded in appointing federal judges and also “opened space” for discussion of Supreme Court reform.

  • Man voting

    Weighing President Biden’s first year: Voting and elections

    January 11, 2022

    Harvard Law School election law expert Ruth Greenwood applauds the Biden administration’s support for new voting legislation, but says the filibuster remains an obstacle to finishing the job.

  • Boston City Hall

    Supreme Court preview: Shurtleff v. Boston

    January 7, 2022

    Sanford Levinson speaks with Harvard Law Today on the question before the Supreme Court: Whether Boston can deny a religious group permission to fly a Christian flag on a Boston City Hall flagpole it labeled a “public forum” for “all applicants.”

  • Crowd of protesters waving flags at the U.S. Capitol

    January 6, 2021: Harvard Law experts reflect a year later

    January 4, 2022

    Harvard Law Today asked experts from across Harvard Law School to share their perspectives on January 6, 2021, the events that have unfolded since, and the implications for American democracy going forward.

  • Doctor with a woman and a baby

    Waiving COVID vaccine patent rights? It’s complicated

    December 27, 2021

    Harvard Law Today recently spoke to Professors Terry Fisher and Ruth Okediji about COVID-19 vaccine challenges in the global south, waiving drug-maker patents, and what they propose to reform the system in time for the next pandemic.

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    Acquitted: Assessing the Rittenhouse trial

    November 19, 2021

    Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner, now a senior lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, talks about the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, how the trial was conducted, and comparisons to the ongoing trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.

  • Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

    In a conflict between justice and the Constitution, ‘why should the Constitution prevail’?

    November 16, 2021

    Can, or even should, Americans break the U.S. Constitution when, in their view, justice demands it? As Noah Feldman and Nikolas Bowie discussed at a recent Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, that question is very much alive today.

  • Man in black leather jacket standing in front of a vehicle for space exploration

    Does the Constitution allow a billionaire tax?

    October 28, 2021

    Would a tax on billionaires be constitutional? How would it work in practice? And would it work at all? Harvard Law School Professor Thomas J. Brennan says the answers are complicated.