Environmental Law experts review cases before the Court (video)
October 4, 2011
On September 28, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program and Environmental Law Institute hosted a Supreme Court Review and Preview to discuss the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions on the field of environmental law. Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow introduced the event, and emphasized the Supreme Court’s role in the formation of environmental policy in the United States.
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.
Recent Faculty Books – Fall 2014
November 21, 2010
In his essays, Samuel Moyn considers topics such as human rights and the Holocaust, international courts, and liberal internationalism. Skeptical of humanitarian justifications for intervention, he writes,“[H]uman rights history should turn away from ransacking the past as if it provided good support for the astonishingly specific international movement of the last few decades.”
Harvard Law School Professor Jody Freeman has been selected as a public member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), an independent agency of the United States government tasked with improving the efficiency and fairness of federal agencies.
Freeman and Smith appointed to faculty chairs
July 1, 2010
Two Harvard Law School professors have been appointed to faculty chair positions: Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law, and Henry Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law. Freeman and Smith took their new chairs on July 1.
Jody Freeman to return in March after serving in the White House
February 24, 2010
Professor Jody Freeman will return to the Harvard Law School faculty in March 2010, after serving in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change since January, 2009.
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…
Recent Faculty Books – Summer 2009
July 1, 2009
“No Place to Hide: Gang, State, and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador” (Harvard University Press, 2009), by Clinical Professor James Cavallaro and Spring Miller ’07, analyzes the…
Today, the U.S. government outsources a significant portion of its work—in such key areas as national security, military intelligence, environmental monitoring, prison management, and interrogation of terrorism suspects. It’s a reality that's here to stay, according to Professors Martha Minow and Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95, and it raises important questions about accountability, transparency and the rule of law.
Jody Freeman explains why there’s no time to waste in the field of environmental law
August 22, 2008
Professor Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 joined the faculty in 2005. She recently told the Harvard Law Bulletin why climbing Mount Kilimanjaro didn’t turn her into an environmentalist—and what did.
Startup for an Ailing Planet
July 28, 2008
Harvard Law School’s new program, and its faculty director, aim to change the way we think about environmental law
Everything … and Right Now
July 1, 2008
The founding director of Harvard’s new Environmental Law Program wastes no time—and says there’s no time to waste. Credit: Leah Fasten Professor Jody Freeman…
Recent Faculty Books – Fall 2006
September 1, 2006
In “Judging under Uncertainty: An Institutional Theory of Legal Interpretation” (Harvard University Press, 2006), Professor Adrian Vermeule ’93 takes up the question: How should judges interpret statutes and the Constitution?
Cooling Off the Planet
September 1, 2005
Which works better--regulation or market-based initiatives? We ask Jody Freeman, who joined the HLS faculty this year.
Five new professors join HLS faculty
August 30, 2005
The ranks of the Harvard Law School faculty expanded over the summer with the arrival of three new assistant professors and two new tenured professors of law. The hires are part of an effort to bring about a net increase of 15 faculty members over the next decade.