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Charles R. Nesson

Weld Professor of Law

Charles R. Nesson
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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 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)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Special Assistant to John Doar, Civil Rights Division, United States Dept. of Justice (1965 - 1966)
    Washington D.C.


  • John Marshall Harlan, scotus, 1964 - 1965

Board Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, NEXA Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino (2008 - Present)
    Torino, Italy

Representative Publications

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