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  • Tax Policy, Writ Large

    September 10, 2008

    In a new book, Professor Louis Kaplow '81 "steps back and considers the relationships among the parts." The book -- “The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics” (Princeton 2008) -- stands to secure him a place in the firmament of public economists and scholars in public finance.

  • Battlegrounds

    September 2, 2008

    On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say--and lawmakers are listening.

  • Northwest Passage

    September 1, 2008

    A great building begins as a gleam in the eye of an architect. Getting it built may require the vision of a lawyer.

  • Cass Sunstein ’78

    Assumed Risks and Other Dangers

    July 1, 2008

    Consider the two most challenging environmental problems of our time—the depletion of the earth’s protective ozone layer, and global climate change. The first one, writes Cass Sunstein ’78, “has been essentially solved, whereas very little progress has been made on the second.”

  • Laurence Tribe

    Vox Populi

    September 2, 2007

    For students in Harvard Law School's Supreme Court litigation clinic, helping Laurence Tribe get ready for a constitutional argument is like being in the eye of a storm.

  • Diversified Portfolio

    April 1, 2007

    Harvard Law School's corporate law scholars like to collaborate--across a global array of subjects.

  • The natural

    September 1, 2006

    Peter Carfagna '79 has negotiated for Tiger Woods and other marquee athletes. As sports law has become increasingly diversified, so has he. He now owns two baseball teams.

  • Bipul Mainali

    Blood on the Roof of the World

    July 23, 2006

    In Nepal, lawyers helped restore the rule of law. But not without paying a price.

  • McNeil v. Lu: Questions Presented

    April 23, 2006

    Shortly after midnight in the city of Amesville, petitioners McNeil and Perez–15-year-old boys–were playing video games at Playland, an all-night amusement park and arcade, when…

  • All in the game: Improving law by understanding the choices we make

    April 23, 2006

    Imagine a game in which two people--strangers--are told they will be given $100 to share, and that one of them will have the power to decide how much to offer the other.

  • RX for a public health problem

    July 1, 2005

    Recent studies show an alarming spike in illegal Internet sales of Vicodin, OxyContin and other highly addictive or dangerous drugs to teenagers who don't have prescriptions.

  • Joseph A. Califano Jr. '55

    Is the war on drugs succeeding?

    July 1, 2005

    Drug use is down over the last 25 years, but a half million Americans are in prison for drug offenses. How should success be measured?

  • Gavel


    July 1, 2005

    On Jan. 12, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the strict and sometimes unforgiving sentencing guidelines that have tied the hands of federal judges for nearly 20 years would no longer bind them.

  • Professor Robert Mnookin '68 and Israeli lawyer Ehud Eiran lead the seminar.

    The Other Side of the Story

    September 1, 2004

    On a day when Israeli and Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza and negotiations in the region were at a standstill, a group of Harvard Law students in a classroom half a world away examined some of the challenges that have made the negotiation process so difficult in the Middle East and other lands torn by ethnic and religious strife.