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Richard Lazarus

  • Faculty Sampler: From medical tourism to the system of the Constitution

    December 6, 2012

    “Medical tourism—the travel of patients who are residents of one country (the ‘home country’) to another country for medical treatment (the ‘destination country’)—represents a growing and important business," writes Assistant Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03 in a recent article.

  • 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 Thinks Big

    Five ideas in 50 minutes: HLS Thinks Big

    July 9, 2012

    “HLS Thinks Big,” inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the college’s “Harvard Thinks Big” event, was held at Harvard Law School on May 23 in Austin North. During the event, five professors presented some of their favorite topics.

  • Breaking the Logjam: An interview with Richard Lazarus

    July 1, 2012

    On his priorities for the HLS Environmental Law Program, his experience arguing before the Supreme Court and on why climate change legislation is especially vulnerable to being unraveled over time.

  • Professor Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95

    Plugged In: Lazarus and Freeman bring experience shaping environmental law and regulation

    July 1, 2012

    This spring, hundreds of people packed the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court to hear a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, in one of the most closely watched cases of the year. Among them were the students in Professor Richard Lazarus’ Advanced Environmental Law in Theory and Application class.

  • 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.

  • ‘Defending unpopular positions is what lawyers do’ says Paul Clement ’92

    January 31, 2012

    There are two things former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement ’92 won’t do: Tell you where he stands on same-sex marriage, and grouse about the controversy that enveloped him last spring when he resigned from his law firm in order to continue defending U.S. House of Representatives Republicans in litigation over the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • HLS Professor Richard J. Lazarus

    Harvard Thinks Green (video)

    January 5, 2012

    The United States is experiencing “an environmental law-making crisis,” said Harvard Law School Professor Richard Lazarus at “Harvard Thinks Green,” an environmental sustainability event held at Harvard in December. The event was co-hosted by Harvard Thinks Big, the Office for Sustainability and the Center for the Environment at Harvard University.

  • HLS Professor Jody Freeman, ELI President John Cruden, and HLS Professor Richard Lazarus

    Environmental Law experts review cases before the Court

    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.

  • Professor Richard J. Lazarus '79

    Lazarus honored with ABA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy

    August 17, 2011

    In August, Professor Richard Lazarus ’79 was honored at the ABA annual meeting in Toronto with the association’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The award was given to Lazarus for his significant leadership in improving environmental protection and sustainable development.

  • Richard J. Lazarus '79

    Richard J. Lazarus appointed Professor of Law at Harvard

    April 20, 2011

    Richard J. Lazarus ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law and also a leading practitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court, will join the Harvard Law School faculty this summer as a tenured Professor of Law.

  • Richard Lazarus ’79

    Richard Lazarus ’79 named executive director of national oil spill commission

    July 8, 2010

    Environmental law expert Richard Lazarus ’79 has been appointed the executive director of a new bipartisan commission created by President Barack Obama ’91 to examine the causes of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Richard Lazarus ’79

    With Richard Lazarus ’79 in the classroom, HLS students become immersed in Supreme Court litigation

    April 15, 2009

    This fall, students in Richard Lazarus’s Advanced Environmental Law course were deeply engaged with environmental law literature in somewhat non-traditional ways. Over the course…

  • Richard Lazarus

    Lazarus discusses recent and future Supreme Court cases on environmental law

    April 15, 2009

    On April 1, the Court issued a ruling in one of Lazarus’s most recent cases: Entergy v. Riverkeeper. Here, he discusses that case, as well as trends in environmental law more broadly.