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    In Sandy’s aftermath, Barron urges urban planning at a national level

    December 4, 2012

    At a Dec. 3 talk sponsored by the HLS Environmental Law Society, Harvard Law School’s David Barron ’94, the Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, addressed questions raised in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

  • U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.

    At HLS, Solicitor General Verrilli describes ‘the greatest legal job one could ever have’

    November 6, 2012

    According to U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the defining feature of his job—the most challenging, rewarding aspect—is grappling with what the position of the United States should be on an issue. At a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Harvard Law School, Verrilli explained that this task is harder than it might seem, involving a balancing of interests and making considered decisions on whether the U.S. should modify a previously held position.

  • HLS celebrates Justice John Paul Stevens’ 35 years of service on the Supreme Court

    June 30, 2012

    On April 25th, Harvard Law School celebrated Justice John Paul Stevens’ 35 years of service on the Supreme Court with an event honoring his work and his contributions to the fields of environmental, energy, and natural resources law.

  • Professor David Barron

    Barron appointed by Gov. Patrick to Mass. Board of Higher Education

    March 8, 2012

    David J. Barron ’94, Harvard Law School’s Hon. S. William Green Professor of Public Law, has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick ’82 to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the governor’s office announced Monday.

  • At HLS, Kathleen Morris makes the case for local constitutional law

    October 18, 2011

    In a lecture co-sponsored by the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Federalist Society, San Francisco City Attorney Kathleen Morris made the case for local constitutional law, which would overturn a century of Supreme Court precedent. She was joined by HLS Professors David Barron and Gerald Frug, and Stanford Law Professor Richard Ford.

  • White House

    Stories from the West Wing

    January 21, 2011

    Three faculty who served in the Obama administration, and recently returned to HLS, talk to writer Elaine McArdle about gridlock, being part of history, living life at warp speed and the day the Easter Bunny blacked out the White House.

  • HLS alumni and faculty serve in Obama administration

    August 3, 2009

    This year, Harvard Law School alumni continued to make an impact in a variety of ways. Most notably, HLS alumni have filled the halls of…

  • Barron, Cohen, Meltzer

    Executive Counsel

    July 1, 2009

    Meet the President’s new lawyers—and their new laywers

  • 2008 – Year in Review – Books

    December 13, 2008

    2008 was a prolific year for HLS scholars. Here is a roundup of this year’s faculty books.

  • Urban Legend

    September 15, 2008

    “City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation,” forthcoming from Cornell University Press in December, examines how state laws shackle cities. Barron and Frug look at how state law determines what cities can and cannot do to raise revenue, control land use and improve schools.

  • Battlegrounds

    September 2, 2008

    On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say--and lawmakers are listening.

  • Dershowitz

    Hearsay: Short takes from faculty op-eds

    July 23, 2006

    The mainstream U.S. media have covered this worldwide uprising; it is, after all, a glimpse into the sentiments of our enemy and its allies. And yet it has refused, with but a few exceptions, to show the cartoons that purportedly caused all the outrage.

  • Friendly fire

    April 23, 2006

    With a little help from your friends: Amicus briefs are meant to offer judges some extra information. But is amicus practice getting out of hand?

  • Professor David Barron

    Hearsay: Short takes from faculty op-eds

    September 12, 2005

    “People are rightly concerned that [the Supreme Court decision, in Kelo v. City of New London] will give cities license to take private homes just…

  • Professor David Barron

    Not-So-Eminent Domain

    April 1, 2005

    Local governments have long had broad authority to accomplish urban planning through the power of eminent domain--taking land away from private owners for fair market value and converting it to uses that meet public needs.