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Video: The Bauhaus at Harvard Law School

Video: The Bauhaus at Harvard Law School

February 15, 2019

2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the highly influential school of art and design in Germany. In this video, curators at the Harvard Art Museums highlight the legacy of the Bauhaus at Harvard Law School.

Can President Trump lawfully build the wall by declaring a national emergency? Harvard Law School faculty weigh in

February 15, 2019
Can President Trump lawfully build the wall by declaring a national emergency? Harvard Law School faculty weigh in

After signing a government funding bill that provides $1.375 billion for a barrier with Mexico, President Donald Trump announced a national emergency on Friday, Feb. 15, that would allow him to draw $8 billion from the just-passed bill and other existing federal accounts to build the wall. Does the President have the legal authority to […]

Can President Trump lawfully build the wall by declaring a national emergency? Harvard Law School faculty weigh in

February 15, 2019

After signing a government funding bill that provides $1.375 billion for a barrier with Mexico, President Donald Trump announced a national emergency on Friday, Feb. 15, that would allow him to draw $8 billion from the just-passed bill and other existing federal accounts to build the wall. Does the President have the legal authority to […]

In ethics lecture, Linda Greenhouse discusses the Supreme Court’s role in threatening civil society

February 14, 2019
In ethics lecture, Linda Greenhouse discusses the Supreme Court’s role in threatening civil society

Linda Greenhouse, the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School, delivered the Kissel Lecture in Ethics at Harvard Law School on Feb. 7. In her lecture, Greenhouse discussed the role of the Supreme Court in threatening civil society and looked critically at recent Supreme Court decisions.

Europe’s Culture Crisis

February 13, 2019
Europe’s Culture Crisis

Europe’s crisis—the challenges to liberal democracy across the continent, the rise of right-wing nationalist parties, the backlash against the European Union—isn’t a rebellion of economic have-nots, according to former HLS professor Joseph Weiler, who delivered the Herbert W. Vaughan Memorial Lecture, “The European Culture War 2003-2019,” on Feb. 6.