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  • Intisar A. Rabb, expert on Islamic Legal Studies, to join HLS Faculty

    September 17, 2013

    Intisar A. Rabb, a leading expert on Islamic Law and legal history, will join the faculty of Harvard Law School beginning Spring 2014, with an appointment as a tenured Professor of Law.

  • Jackson and Tushnet discuss new book on constitutional law (video)

    May 16, 2013

    In April, Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet, a specialist in constitutional law and theory, was interviewed by his colleague and former collaborator Vicki Jackson on the new book “Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law” (Routledge 2012). Tushnet co-edited the book with Thomas Fleiner and Cheryl Saunders.

  • Harvard Law study finds legal fractures in chemical disclosure laws

    May 3, 2013

    A registry intended to provide information to the public about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing is not an acceptable regulatory measure, according to a recently released report by Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Program Policy Initiative.

  • Jennifer Hillman '83 and judges with WTO Moot Court

    For second year in a row, Harvard Law School wins regional WTO moot court

    April 24, 2013

    For the second year in a row, a team of Harvard Law School students won the North American regional moot court competition on WTO law at the ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC²). The second annual competition was held in San Jose, Costa Rica and was organized in cooperation with the Costa Rican Society of International Law.

  • Ken Burns and HLS Professor Charles Ogletree

    Ken Burns offers preview of ‘Central Park Five’ at HLS (video)

    April 17, 2013

    On March 12 at Harvard Law School, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joined Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree and two Central Park Five members for a film screening and panel discussion of his new documentary “The Central Park Five,” which tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The event was co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice and the Prison Studies Project and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

  • Tribe to receive honorary degree from Columbia

    April 16, 2013

    Professor Laurence Tribe ‘66, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor, will be recognized by Columbia University with an honorary Doctor of Letters at the school’s commencement exercises on May 22, 2013.

  • Glenn Cohen on animals, AI and morality

    Cohen files amicus brief in gene patent case before the Supreme Court

    March 28, 2013

    Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03 and Gideon A. Schor ’89 recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of Dr. Eric S. Lander in a pending Supreme Court case that will address whether human genes are patentable.

  • Harvard Law students featured in Business Insider

    March 15, 2013

    Twenty-one students from Harvard Law School were profiled in the March 4 edition of Business Insider in an article that celebrates the extraordinary range of experiences and contributions of Harvard Law School students.

  • Legal Hackathon

    Legal Hackathon

    March 4, 2013

    During the weekend of Feb. 22, at the first-ever Legal Hackathon, a group of 25 Harvard Law School students worked around the clock to confront the question of content-use policies for HarvardX, and what they may mean for Harvard University and the future of education.

  • Gloria Tan

    Tan nominated to Massachusetts Juvenile Court

    March 4, 2013

    Gov. Deval Patrick ’82 has nominated Gloria Tan, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, to a seat on the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. Tan is a leading national authority in the field of juvenile justice.

  • Tomiko Brown-Nagin

    ‘Courage to Dissent’ wins numerous awards

    January 17, 2013

    “Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement” (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Harvard Law Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin has received numerous awards and has been cited for offering an important new perspective on the civil rights movement. The book was released in paperback this past September by Oxford.

  • Alford on Legal Reform and the Future of China (video)

    December 13, 2012

    Harvard Law School Professor William Alford ’77 was a participant and panelist at major events on the political and legal future of China, held recently at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Fairbank Center at Harvard.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow recognized for outstanding contribution to public discourse

    November 26, 2012

    HLS Dean Martha Minow received the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse from the College Historical Society of Trinity College, Dublin at a ceremony on Nov. 13, 2012. The College Historical Society, popularly referred to as “The Hist,” is one of the world’s oldest undergraduate debating societies, established in 1770.

  • Greiner: "Is the exit poll intellectually dead?"

    October 16, 2012

    “Is the exit poll intellectually dead?” That is the question that Professor D. James Greiner of Harvard Law School and Professor Kevin M. Quinn of UC Berkeley School of Law explore in their recently released paper, “Long Live the Exit Poll,” which appears in the Fall 2012 edition of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

  • HLS competes in WTO moot court international finals

    August 29, 2012

    Harvard Law School tied for third place at the international finals of the World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court competition. This was HLS’s first year participating in the competition.

  • Professor Alvin Warren

    Professor Alvin Warren gives Senate testimony on tax treatment of business entities

    August 3, 2012

    On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Alvin C. Warren, Ropes & Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance at a hearing entitled, “Tax Reform: Examining the Taxation of Business Entities,” which examined the impact of tax reform on American businesses and corporations.

  • Professor William Rubenstein '86

    Rubenstein wins Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence (video)

    May 25, 2012

    Professor William Rubenstein ’86, the Sidley Austin Professor of Law, is this year's winner of the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence, an honor bestowed each spring by the Harvard Law School graduating class. The award recognizes teaching ability, attentiveness to student concerns and general contributions to student life at the law school.

  • Claire Houston

    S.J.D. Student Receives Julius B. Richmond Fellowship

    May 15, 2012

    Harvard Law School S.J.D. candidate Claire Houston has been named a recipient of the Julius B. Richmond Fellowship from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. She will receive a dissertation grant totaling $10,000 from the Center to fund independent research during the 2012-13 academic year. Houston is the first student from HLS to be awarded this honor.

  • Rajan Sonik ’12

    Rajan Sonik ’12 receives student ethics award

    May 4, 2012

    Harvard Law School student Rajan Sonik ‘12 recently received the 2012 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter. One of eleven students honored from participating local law schools, Sonik was recognized for demonstrating an early commitment to ethics through his work in a clinical program.

  • Andrew Tuch

    Student article named one of 2011’s ten best corporate and securities articles

    May 2, 2012

    An article by Harvard Law School S.J.D. candidate Andrew Tuch has been voted by the nation’s corporate and securities law professors as one of the top ten corporate and securities law papers of 2011. The article, “Multiple Gatekeepers,” was originally published in the Virginia Law Review.

  • WCC receives LEED Gold Certification

    April 27, 2012

      Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing building (WCC) has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – New Construction…

  • HLS Professor Einer Elhauge '86

    Elhauge discusses the argument against individual healthcare mandate

    April 24, 2012

    In an April 16 article entitled “It’s Not About Broccoli: The False Case Against Health Care” published in The Atlantic, Professor Einer Elhauge ’86 tackles the primary case made against President Obama’s [’91] individual health care mandate.

  • Gabriella Blum

    In chair lecture, Blum cuts through the “fog of victory” (video)

    April 19, 2012

    Gabriella Blum LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’03 delivered the lecture “The Fog of Victory” on April 10 to mark her appointment as the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School.

  • Michael Young

    Michael Young discusses his role as facilitator in anti-apartheid negotiations (video)

    March 30, 2012

    “I took the view that what we ought to be talking about and thinking about was universal suffrage,” stated Michael Young in a lecture at Harvard Law School titled, “The Secret Talks That Led to the Fall of Apartheid.”  As a British businessman in the 1980s, Young initiated and led unprecedented talks between the African National Congress and the South African government that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

  • Carol Steiker, Anne Holton and Tim Kaine

    Work-life balance: a conversation with Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, First Lady Anne Holton

    March 22, 2012

    On March 6, the husband and wife team of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine ’83 and First Lady Anne Holton ‘83 gave a talk at Harvard Law School on how to construct a long-term public service career that is able to change and evolve and is meaningful, fun and that allows room for family, friendship, and community involvement.

  • Richard Epstein and Richard Freeman

    HLS Tea Party sponsors debate on the future of unions

    February 29, 2012

    In a talk sponsored by the HLS Tea Party, Harvard Professor Richard Freeman, faculty co-director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, and Professor Richard Epstein of New York University School of Law, discussed the challenges facing unions today. The talk, “The Future of Unions in America,” was held at Harvard Law School on Feb. 13.

  • Halley receives lifetime achievement award for work in law and humanities

    February 21, 2012

    The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities has announced that Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley has been named the recipient of the James Boyd White Award, given annually to professors who have demonstrated a distinguished body of work from a “humanistic” perspective.

  • Lucian Bebchuk and Rene Stulz

    On World Bank blog, Bebchuk debates executive compensation

    February 17, 2012

    In an online forum, Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk engaged in a debate with Ohio State University Professor Rene Stulz regarding the role executive compensations played in the financial crisis.

  • Voice of America: Feldman speaks on Sharia Law

    December 20, 2011

    Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman was recently a guest on Voice of America’s “Press Conference” radio program, speaking with host Carol Casteil about the meaning of Sharia Law and the role that it could play in the burgeoning democracies of Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt and Libya.

  • Dean Martha Minow

    Minow’s Book “In Brown’s Wake” receives Education Law Association Award

    December 1, 2011

    Dean Martha Minow’s most recent book, “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark,” recently received The Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. The award is given annually by the Education Law Association “in recognition of an outstanding article, book, book chapter, or other form of scholarly legal writing in the field of education law.”

  • Robert Bauer

    Former White House Counsel Bauer Speaks to HLS Students (Video)

    November 18, 2011

    Former White House Counsel Robert Bauer addressed students at Harvard Law School in October, sharing his insights on the lawyer’s role in law and politics. Bauer, who served as counsel to President Obama from November 2009 to June 2011, is currently a partner at Perkins Coie and is now representing the president’s re-election team and the Democratic National Committee.

  • Dr. Franz Adlkofer

    At Center for Ethics event, cell phone radiation and institutional corruption addressed (video)

    November 18, 2011

    On Nov. 3, Dr. Franz Adlkofer, former executive director of the VERUM Foundation for Behavior and Environment, spoke to a Harvard Law School audience as part of the lectures and events series hosted by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. 

  • Professor Charles Ogletree '78

    In Dubois Institute lecture series, Ogletree reflects on Obama’s narrative

    November 17, 2011

    Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree delivered the Nathan I. Huggins Lecture on November 15th, 16th, and 17th at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. The lecture series, “Understanding Obama,” is divided into three parts: “From Barry to Barack,” “The Emergence of Race” and “The Conundrum of Race.” 

  • Lawyers Weekly to honor Harvard alumnae

    August 25, 2011

    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has chosen six Harvard Law School alumnae to be honored as “Top Women of Law” this September in Boston.  The award seeks to highlight the work of women who are trailblazers, educators and role models in their fields and who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in social justice, advocacy and business.

  • ABA passes resolution urging tougher lobbying rules based on recommendations from Professor Fried and co-chairs

    August 12, 2011

    The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution on Tuesday, Aug. 9, urging Congress to amend and strengthen federal lobbying rules. HLS Professor Charles Fried co-chaired the bi-partisan ABA Administrative Law Section task force, which proposed the recommendations in its January 2011 report.