Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
The COVID crisis has shown that ethical and effective uses of data and increased sharing of data can save lives and can be critical for…
This year, Jonathan Zittrain and Jordi Weinstock published Torts! Third Edition as the first in their Open Casebook series of high-quality, low-cost text books designed to make these primary texts affordable to law students across the United States.
The exhibition, organized by metaLAB, reflected on the many ways social media influences our lives and the world around us — for good or for ill.
Susan Hendrickson ’93, the new executive director of the Berkman Klein Center, recently spoke with Harvard Law Today about her career path, her advice for law students, what keeps her up at night and why, nevertheless, she continues to be optimistic about tech.
The Institute for Rebooting Social Media announces its inaugural cohort of visiting scholars
April 8, 2022
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has announced its Institute for Rebooting Social Media’s inaugural cohort of Visiting Scholars.
March 14, 2022
A Harvard Law School reading group debates how the law should manage self-driving cars, A.I.-generated art, and other algorithmic technology.
Building for the Future
January 25, 2022
With a focus on fostering collaboration and community, the modernist building has been transformed into a 21st-century work environment
Is it time to swipe left on social media?
October 12, 2021
Leaked revelations about Instagram’s impact on teens have united Republicans and Democrats in considering legal reforms, say Harvard Law School scholars.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
July 7, 2021
Deception spreads faster than truth on social media. Who — if anyone — should stop it?
Towards more interoperable ‘smart’ home devices
June 16, 2021
Professor Jonathan Zittrain ’95 appeared as a witness for the Senate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights on June 15 to discuss the current state of home technologies and antitrust.
Christopher Bavitz appointed Harvard Law School’s vice dean for experiential and clinical education
June 16, 2021
Harvard Law School’s Christopher T. Bavitz, the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law, has been appointed as vice dean for experiential and clinical education.
Should the internet be treated like a public utility?
April 20, 2021
At the annual Klinsky Lecture, Visiting Professor John G. Palfrey ’01, president of the MacArthur Foundation, says we need a regulatory regime for technology.
A recent event hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explored how young Black people are using technology for activism around the world.
Rethinking digital education in a ‘global classroom’
February 12, 2021
As Harvard Law students across the world logged onto Zoom this fall to connect to their professors and peers, Sidharth Chauhan LL.M. ’21 took virtual education a step further.
Deconstructing the ‘Karen’ meme
February 3, 2021
It’s a scene we unfortunately see too often now: A white woman pulls out her phone to call the police to patrol Black people in public spaces. They become memes, the kind that are studied by Apryl Williams, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Gaining power, losing control
January 28, 2021
As the 2020 Tanner Lecturer on Human Values at Clare Hall, Cambridge, Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain explores the clash of free speech and public health online.
Harvard Law Professor Ruth Okediji believes recent events can reinvigorate American democracy and serve as a lesson for the world.
Blocking the president
January 13, 2021
Harvard Law experts Yochai Benkler and evelyn douek weigh in on the suspension of President Trump’s social media accounts and potential First Amendment implications.