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Researchers release first detailed survey on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on correctional facilities in the United States

April 9, 2020

A collaboration between Harvard University researchers and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care has yielded the first detailed survey on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on correctional facilities in the United States.

‘Medical debt is a violation of human rights’

April 7, 2020
‘Medical debt is a violation of human rights’

At a March 27 Petrie-Flom event on medical debt and universal health coverage, health experts and journalists raise serious concerns about the affordability of testing and hospital care.

Emergency statutes must be passed to protect doctors and hospitals from potential lawsuits, say Harvard Law professors

April 7, 2020
Emergency statutes must be passed to protect doctors and hospitals from potential lawsuits, say Harvard Law professors

HLS Professors Glenn Cohen and Andrew Crespo discuss their proposals to protect doctors and hospitals from potential lawsuits and criminal prosecution during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting the law of wrongs right

April 7, 2020
Getting the law of wrongs right

In a new book, “Recognizing Wrongs,” Harvard Law School Professor John Goldberg and Fordham Law Professor Benjamin Zipursky argue that much of the criticism of tort law comes from failing to appreciate its character and purposes.

Harvard Law excels in SSRN citation rankings

April 6, 2020
Harvard Law excels in SSRN citation rankings

Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the beginning of 2020, Harvard Law School faculty members featured prominently on SSRN’s list of the most-cited law professors.