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  • screenshot of the Internet Monitor dashboard page showing various data including network attacks and threat data

    Berkman’s Internet Monitor project to release new online data platform this fall

    July 31, 2015

    This fall, the Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society plans to release a new online data platform for displaying the data it has been collecting since 2014 about online content, controls, and activity around the world.

  • Berkman study finds public broadband can succeed

    July 10, 2015

    A new report by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, "Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities," documents the success of a municipally-owned electric utility in providing Internet access services.

  • The Wasserstein Center illuminated from the inside, with the words 'innovation@hls' overlaid at the top

    Harvard Law champions entrepreneurship and innovation

    April 15, 2015

    For law students interested in entrepreneurism and startups—as entrepreneurs themselves, as lawyers representing startups, or both—there is a wealth of growing and intersecting opportunities at Harvard Law School and across the university.

  • Stylized illustration of person at a grocery store

    A Recipe for Innovation

    November 13, 2014

    This fall, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, issued the "Deans' Food System Challenge" (one of several competitions held by the Harvard Innovation Lab and sponsored by Harvard Schools), encouraging students across the university to come up with fresh ideas for solving complex problems facing our food system.

  • Meet this year’s new HLS faculty

    September 9, 2014

    A host of new faculty members arrived at Harvard Law School this academic year, and over the summer, Dean Martha Minow announced two new faculty who will join HLS in 2015.

  • Cravath Fellows explore robots in combat, international IP, and Aboriginal art

    March 25, 2014

    For Harvard Law School’s recipients of the Cravath International Fellowship, January’s three-week winter term is a chance to immerse themselves in an academic project with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. The experiences of three students illustrate the range and depth of the projects students pursue.

  • Massachusetts High Court rules warrants needed for cellphone tracking; Cyberlaw Clinic submits supporting brief

    February 21, 2014

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Commonwealth v. Augustine that the Massachusetts constitution prohibits law enforcement officials from gathering cellphone records that…

  • HLS students help student startups, at Harvard and MIT

    January 23, 2013

    The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project is the newest of 11 Student Practice Organizations at Harvard Law School and is providing free legal research and analysis for student-founded startups at Harvard and MIT.

  • Ramping Up New Ramps to Justice

    December 6, 2011

    How can technology help people gain better and easier access to the judicial system? Are there new technologies—or more efficient ways of using existing ones—that can assist low-income, pro se and other litigants to navigate the legal system while easing the burden on underresourced courts?

  • John Williams '79

    Law School appoints John Williams as its first Innovation Lab Expert in Residence

    December 2, 2011

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has appointed Boston entrepreneur John Williams ’79 as the Law School’s inaugural Expert in Residence (EIR).

  • Citizen Media Law Project and Cyberlaw Clinic File Amicus Brief in Illinois SLAPP-suit matter

    March 5, 2010

    The Citizen Media Law Project, joined by the Public Participation Project, the Online News Association, and the Chicago Current, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Illinois Supreme Court this week, urging the Court to reject two lower courts’ narrow interpretations of the state’s Anti-SLAPP statute.

  • Preserving Free Speech on the Internet

    June 20, 2009

    For students looking for cutting-edge legal work in the realm of new technologies, there may be no better place than the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In the fall of 2008, more than 40 students were involved in a wide range of projects that explored areas such as free speech, intellectual property and online child safety in the context of the Internet and other rapidly developing technologies. Many of the projects the center undertook involves issues being litigated for the first time.