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Systemic Justice Project

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    Students showcase films on tort law and justice

    December 19, 2019

    A night of glamour at HLS to celebrate student films on tort law and justice.

  • The Tortys, take two

    The Tortys, take two

    December 7, 2018

    It was Thursday night and the Ames Courtroom was decked out for a Hollywood-style awards ceremony--1Ls and their dates arrived in tuxes and ball gowns while a jazz combo played, and anticipation was in the air. The winter’s first snow was falling outside, but in Austin Hall, the Tortys had come to town.

  • And the 'Torty' goes to...

    And the ‘Torty’ goes to…

    December 13, 2017

    This year, Jon Hanson challenged his torts students to create short documentaries about how tort law might apply to social issues and problems on the edge of the law’s reach. This challenge culminated in the inaugural Torty Awards--a screening and ceremony celebrating their inventive films on climate change, driverless cars, and the Flint water crisis.

  • Harvard Gazette: The costs of inequality — A goal of justice, a reality of unfairness

    March 2, 2016

    Fifth in a Harvard Gazette series on what Harvard scholars are doing to identify and understand inequality, in seeking solutions to one of America’s most vexing problems.

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    Hanson, Pattanayak honored by Class of 2015

    May 27, 2015

    The Class of 2015 honored Professor Jon Hanson with the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence for his work inside the classroom as “a creative and effective teacher, combining presentations, narratives and hands-on projects.” Catherine Pattanayak ’04 was selected by the Class to receive the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Appreciation Award for her “extraordinary support of public interest students and their careers.”