In his August 7 op-ed, the latest in a series for Bloomberg View, HLS Professor Noah Feldman discusses the perception of U.S. democracy in light of the government’s recent debt crisis.
Feldman in Bloomberg View: Limit Egyptian military power
July 28, 2011
In a July 24 op-ed for Bloomberg View titled “Don’t Let the Egyptian Army Follow Caesar’s Script,” HLS Professor Noah Feldman argues that extending the power of the Egyptian military would be a great danger to the country’s burgeoning democracy.
Hearsay: Faculty short takes
July 1, 2011
“Private Manning’s Humiliation” Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 and Bruce Ackerman, professor at Yale Law School
The New York Review of Books
Feldman’s “Scorpions” wins 2011 Scribes Award
June 30, 2011
HLS Professor Noah Feldman’s “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices” (Twelve, 2010) was selected as the best legal book of the year by Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, winning its 2011 Book Award.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Professors Elizabeth Warren, Laurence Tribe ’66, Nancy Gertner, and Noah Feldman all received honorary degrees at college and law school commencement ceremonies this spring.
HLS Professor Noah Feldman and a team of HLS affiliates have authored a report at the request of the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation of Honduras (TRC), examining the constitutionality of the actions in Honduras that resulted in the 2009 military coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya from office. In the report, the authors offer recommendations for constitutional reform for the Central American country.
Feldman named columnist for Bloomberg View
June 1, 2011
It was officially announced on April 29 that HLS Professor Noah Feldman will become a regular contributor to Bloomberg View, the new opinion section of Bloomberg News, which debuted in late May on Bloomberg.com. Feldman, who is a regular contributor to The New York Times, has been named as part of an expanded, 14-person roster of columnists that also includes Harvard University Professor of Economics Edward L. Glaeser and Meghan O’Sullivan, professor of international affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
The American Bar Association has selected HLS Professor Noah Feldman’s “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices” (Twelve, 2010) to receive its 2011 Silver Gavel Award for Books. The group biography of Felix Frankfurter LL.B. 1906, Robert Jackson, Hugo Black and William O. Douglas explores the justices’ contentious relationship and their effect on 20th century constitutional law.
‘Life of the Law, Life of the Mind’: A Discussion with Feldman, Suk and Minow (video)
October 25, 2010
In an HLS panel discussion titled “Life of the Law, Life of the Mind,” Dean Martha Minow and Professors of Law Jeannie Suk and Noah Feldman stressed the importance of recognizing and embracing the differences between legal training and academic experience.
In a recent interview with the Harvard Gazette, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Professor Noah Feldman surveyed the future of the Supreme Court in light of the succession of retired associate justice John Paul Stevens by former HLS Dean Elena Kagan ’86.
French and Feldman mine Supreme Court’s decision in Martinez religion case
September 15, 2010
In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 last June that a public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students. On Sept. 8, the Harvard Federalist Society sponsored a discussion of Martinez and its implications for religious freedom.
Feldman looks at the end of the combat mission—and a ‘very long engagement’ ahead (audio)
September 7, 2010
In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and subsequent appearance on the radio program 'The Takeaway,' Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discussed the Obama administration's pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq by Oct 2011. He argued that, if the nation is to flourish as an independent nation, the U.S. will be required to play a continuing role in maintaining security there for a long time to come.
Imagining a Liberal Court
July 16, 2010
“Imagining a Liberal Court,” an article by HLS Professor Noah Feldman, appeared in the June 21, 2010, edition of the New York Times Magazine. A contributing writer to the New York Times, Feldman recently wrote a book entitled “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of F.D.R.’s Great Supreme Court Justices,” which will be published in the fall.
Striving Always to Get It Right: Reflections on David Souter
January 1, 2010
Last spring, David Hackett Souter ’66—the U.S. Supreme Court’s 105th justice—announced his retirement and stepped down at the end of the term. We asked four alumni who had firsthand experience with the justice for their reflections.
2009 Year in Review: Faculty Publications
December 14, 2009
In their book,“No Place to Hide: Gang, State, and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador” (Harvard University Press, 2009), Clinical Professor James Cavallaro and Spring…
American Constitution Society hosts “The Constitution in 2020”
November 16, 2009
The American Constitution Society of HLS sponsored “The Constitution in 2020,” a panel discussion in November featuring Harvard Law School Professors Yochai Benkler ’94, Frank Michelman ’60, Mark Tushnet, and Noah Feldman, all contributors to a recently published book of the same title. The book’s goal is to contest the conservative idea that constitutional law should not be influenced by contemporary understandings of law and the political landscape.
Panelists debate the merits and shortcomings of the Constitution
September 23, 2009
The resilience of the U.S. Constitution, the nation’s founding document, was put to the test Sept. 17 by a number of scholars who challenged its legacy and effectiveness.
LIVE WEBCAST: Justice Souter discusses U.S. Constitution with Feldman
September 17, 2009
The U.S. Constitution, the cornerstone of the American federal system of government, will be under close scrutiny at Harvard on Thursday (Sept. 17) as a collection of scholars examines both its merits and shortcomings. A live webcast of the event will be available beginning at 1 p.m.
Feldman in NYT: In Defense of Secrecy
February 17, 2009
The following article, “In Defense of Secrecy,” by HLS Professor Noah Feldman appeared in the February 10, 2009 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
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.
Feldman in NYT: Fighting the last war?
December 3, 2008
The following article written by HLS Professor Noah Feldman, “Fighting the last war,” was published in the Nov. 30, 2008, edition of The New York Times Magazine. He is a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hearsay: Faculty Short Takes Winter 2008
December 1, 2008
Credit: Wes Duvall From left to right: Feldman, Goldsmith, Suk Coming of Age with Clarence Assistant Professor Jeannie Suk ’02
The Wall Street…
In New York Times, Feldman explores the role of the Supreme Court in making foreign policy
September 29, 2008
The following article by Professor Noah Feldman, "When judges make foreign policy," was the cover article for the September 28, 2008, New York Times Magazine.
September 2, 2008
On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say--and lawmakers are listening.
The following article, Buildup to the next war, written by Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, was published in the New York Times Magazine on August 8, 2008.
At Home in the World
July 29, 2008
The new curriculum embraces law’s increasingly transnational nature
The following op-ed piece, Indecisive Moments, written by Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, was published in the New York Times Magazine on April 6, 2008.
Sharia as Backlash
April 2, 2008
Professor Noah Feldman has done plenty of thinking about the intersection of religion and law, particularly in the Arab World.
Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ’61 of the U.S. Supreme Court came to Harvard Law School this week for a two-day celebration of the 20th anniversary of his appointment to the Court.
The West doesn't know quite what to think of Turkey's Islamic-oriented ruling party: does it envision a liberal, European future for Turkey or an Islamist one? A vote this week on the seemingly minor issue of whether head scarves should be allowed at universities will help us begin to answer that question.
Iraq is a vanishing issue in the presidential election, Professor Noah Feldman says
January 14, 2008
The following article, Vanishing Act , written by Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, was published in the New York Times Magazine on January 13, 2007.
The following article, What is it about Mormonism?, written by Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, was published in the New York Times Magazine on January 6, 2007.
Six questions for Professor Noah Feldman
December 21, 2007
The following interview will be published in the January 2008 issue of Harvard Law Today. Professor Noah Feldman, who joined the faculty in 2007, is an expert in constitutional law -- with a special focus on the interplay between law and religion -- and international and comparative law.