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HLS Professors

  • Jesse M. Fried

    October 2, 2022

    Jesse M. Fried is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2009, Fried was a Professor of Law…

  • Charles Fried

    October 2, 2022

    Educated at Princeton, Oxford and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. He…

  • David W. Kennedy

    October 2, 2022

    David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at…

  • Louis Kaplow

    October 2, 2022

    Louis Kaplow is Finn M.W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Associate Director of the John M. Olin…

  • I. Glenn Cohen

    October 2, 2022

    Prof. Cohen is one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of bioethics (sometimes also called “medical ethics”) and the law, as well as…

  • Kenneth W. Mack

    October 2, 2022

    Kenneth W. Mack is the inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also the co-faculty…

  • Steven M. Shavell

    October 2, 2022

    Steven Shavell graduated from the University of Michigan in 1968, was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control…

  • Benjamin Eidelson

    October 2, 2022

    Benjamin Eidelson is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Eidelson’s writing focuses on the interplay of moral principles and legal rules.

  • Ronald S. Sullivan

    October 2, 2022

    Professor Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory. He is the…

  • Richard D. Parker

    October 2, 2022

    Richard Parker is a sixties person. It was his privilege to participate in a great popular uprising – the civil rights movement of 1955-1965. A…

  • Joseph W. Singer

    October 2, 2022

    Professor Joseph William Singer has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1992. He was appointed Bussey Professor of Law in 2006. He began teaching…

  • Gabriella Blum

    October 2, 2022

    Gabriella Blum is the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School, specializing in public international law, international negotiations,…

  • Lewis D. Sargentich

    October 2, 2022

    Lewis Daniel Sargentich teaches a section of the 1L Torts course and courses in jurisprudence and legal theory. He has been teaching at HLS since…

  • Alma Cohen

    October 2, 2022

  • Scott Brewer

    October 2, 2022

    Scott Brewer joined the Harvard Law School faculty full-time in 1991, having been a lecturer in 1988. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard…

  • Jody Freeman

    October 2, 2022

    Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a leading scholar of administrative law and …

  • Yochai Benkler

    October 2, 2022

    Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and…

  • Lucian A. Bebchuk

    October 2, 2022

    Lucian Bebchuk is the James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. Bebchuk…

  • Lawrence Lessig

    October 2, 2022

    Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, he taught at Stanford…

  • Jacob Gersen

    October 2, 2022

    Jacob Gersen is Sidley Austin Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Government, and Director of the Food Law…

  • Reinier H. Kraakman

    October 2, 2022

    Reinier Kraakman is the Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He was previously Professor of Law at Yale Law School (1981…

  • Charles R. Nesson

    October 2, 2022

    Professor Nesson charted the early field of cyber law in 1997 when he founded the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School,…

  • Jeannie Suk Gersen

    October 2, 2022

    Jeannie Suk Gersen is the John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught constitutional law, criminal law and…

  • Sabrineh Ardalan

    October 2, 2022

    Sabrineh Ardalan is director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. At the clinic, Ardalan supervises and trains law students working on applications for…

  • Cass R. Sunstein

    October 2, 2022

    Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and…

  • Sharon Block

    October 2, 2022

    Sharon Block is a Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard,…

  • Henry E. Smith

    October 2, 2022

    Henry E. Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he directs the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Previously,…

  • Tyler Giannini

    October 2, 2022

    Tyler Giannini is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Giannini’s work focuses on Alien Tort Statute (ATS) litigation, business and human rights,…

  • Jack L. Goldsmith

    October 2, 2022

    Jack Goldsmith is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author, most recently, of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency and In

  • Alexandra Natapoff

    October 2, 2022

    Alexandra Natapoff is an award-winning legal scholar and criminal justice expert. She writes about criminal courts, public defense, plea bargaining, wrongful convictions, and race and…

  • Esme Caramello

    October 2, 2022

    Esme Caramello is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB), the nation’s…

  • Robert H. Sitkoff

    October 2, 2022

    An expert in wills, trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration, Robert H. Sitkoff is the Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law and the John L. Gray…

  • Stephen Breyer

    October 2, 2022

    Justice Stephen Breyer ’64 has been named the Byrne Professor of Administrative Law and Process at Harvard Law School. Breyer earned his A.B. magna cum…

  • Michael J. Klarman

    October 2, 2022

    Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Charles Warren Professor of Legal History at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008. He received his…

  • John F. Manning

    October 2, 2022

    John F. Manning is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, whose faculty he joined in 2004. He…

  • Sheila Heen

    October 2, 2022

    Sheila Heen is the Thaddeus R. Beal Professor of Practice, and serves as a Deputy Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, where she has been developing…

  • Randall L. Kennedy

    October 2, 2022

    Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on contracts, criminal law, and the regulation of race relations.

  • John Goldberg

    October 2, 2022

    John Goldberg, an expert in tort law, tort theory, and political philosophy, joined the Law School faculty in 2008 and served as a Deputy Dean…

  • Howell E. Jackson

    October 2, 2022

    Howell Jackson is the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His research interests include financial regulation, consumer protection, international finance,…

  • Mark J. Roe

    October 2, 2022

    Mark J. Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate bankruptcy.  He wrote Missing the Target: Why Stock…

  • Adriaan M. Lanni

    October 2, 2022

    Adriaan Lanni teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication, Restorative Justice, the Criminal Justice Workshop, and Ancient Law. Her research focuses on ancient law and society and…

  • Jon D. Hanson

    October 2, 2022

    Jon Hanson is the Alan A. Stone Professor of Law and the Director of the Systemic Justice Project. Hanson graduated from Yale…

  • John C. Coates

    October 2, 2022

    John Coates is the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, where he also serves as the Vice Dean…

  • Vicki C. Jackson

    October 2, 2022

    Vicki C. Jackson, Laurence H. Tribe Professor of Constitutional Law (previously known as the Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law), writes and teaches about U.S.

  • Bruce H. Mann

    October 2, 2022

    Bruce H. Mann, Carl F. Schipper, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, teaches American Legal History and Property. He has also taught as…

  • Eloise Lawrence

    October 2, 2022

    ELOISE P. LAWRENCE is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Acting Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Lawrence co-teaches Housing Law…

  • Dehlia Umunna

    October 2, 2022

    Professor Dehlia Umunna Dehlia Umunna is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), and the Faculty Deputy Director of the law school’s…