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Jack Goldsmith

  • Hearsay: Faculty Short Takes Summer 2008

    July 1, 2008

    The Laws in Wartime Professor Jack Goldsmith
    Slate Magazine, April 2
    “We are surprisingly close to putting policy issues in the war on terrorism on a…

  • Professor Jack Goldsmith

    An op-ed by Professor Jack Goldsmith: The laws in wartime

    April 14, 2008

    Don't count on the next president to undo George W. Bush's legal policies in the war on terrorism. All three remaining presidential candidates have pledged to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, pay greater respect to law, tamp down unilateral presidential powers, and enhance America's stature abroad.

  • HLS Professors among country’s ‘leading lawyers’

    January 29, 2008

    Three Harvard Law School professors are featured among a group of 500 "leading lawyers," according to a new a list published in Law Dragon Magazine. Professors Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. '80 S.J.D. '84, Jack Goldsmith, and Elizabeth Warren join five additional law professors from other law schools on the list.

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith receives honorable mention for book

    January 18, 2008

    Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith’s book, “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World,” received an honorable mention from Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers. Goldsmith and co-author Tim Wu were one of two honorable mentions for 2007.

  • Recent Faculty Books – Summer 2006

    July 23, 2006

    In “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World” (Oxford University Press), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Tim Wu ’98 describe the Internet’s challenge to government rule in the ’90s and some ensuing battles over Internet freedom around the world.

  • (Internet) cafe society in Beijing

    Who controls the Internet?

    July 1, 2006

    According to one prediction, the new technology will bring every individual “into immediate and effortless communication with every other” and will “practically obliterate political geography and make free trade universal.”

  • Recent Faculty Books – Spring 2005

    April 1, 2005

    In "The Limits of International Law" (Oxford University Press, 2005), Professor Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner '91 argue that international law is less powerful than many experts believe.

  • Professor Robert H. Mnookin

    Hearsay: Excerpts from faculty op-eds Spring 2005

    April 1, 2005

    “Talking to terrorists is different from giving in to them. Sometimes it may be good practice to know what they are thinking, or, as a…

  • Law in a time of terror

    September 1, 2004

    Four HLS professors consider whether the old rules apply when the enemies don't wear uniforms and are willing to die with their victims.