Charles R. Nesson
Weld Professor of Law
Professor Nesson charted the early field of cyber law in 1997 when he founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, which has since evolved to become the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His current cyber interest focuses on the utility of a closed shared de-identified text-only discourse environment to enhance open discourse with and among his students. More information can be found at https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/nymity Professor Nesson teaches about the American Jury, once the ultimate voice of the People in American criminal justice, now reduced to relative inconsequence as a subsidiary judicial fact-finder.
Academic Appointment and Employment History
- Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1966 - Present)
- Special Assistant to John Doar, Civil Rights Division, United States Dept. of Justice (1965 - 1966)
- John Marshall Harlan, scotus, 1964 - 1965
- Board of Trustees, NEXA Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino (2008 - Present)
FavoriteCharles R. Nesson, JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change (EdX 2015).
FavoriteCharles R. Nesson, Evidence or the Event? On Judicial Proof and the Acceptability of Verdicts, 98 Harv. L. Rev. 1357 (1985).
- Charles R. Nesson, A Declaration of the Mission of University in Barlowspace, 18 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 174 (2019).
- Charles R. Nesson, Foreword, in The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture xi (Juan Carlos De Martin & Melanie Dulong De Rosnay eds., Open Book Pub. 2012).
- Charles R. Nesson, Foreword, in The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture (Melanie Dulong de Rosnay & Juan Carlos De Martin eds., 2012).