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  • Cass Sunstein

    Harvard Magazine: The Legal Olympian

    December 18, 2014

    Cass Sunstein ’78, has been regarded as one of the country’s most influential and adventurous legal scholars for a generation. At 60, now Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, he publishes significant books as often as many productive academics publish scholarly articles—three of them last year.

  • Reflections on the Digital World: Internet Monitor releases 2014 report

    December 17, 2014

    Internet Monitor, a research project based at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, recently published the project's second annual report, "Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World," a collection of roughly three dozen short contributions that highlight and discuss some of the most compelling events and trends in the digitally networked environment over the past year.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow in Boston Globe: Trust in the legal system must be regained

    December 10, 2014

    In an op-ed in the Boston Globe, “Trust in the legal system must be regained,” Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Yale

  • Photo collage of Carol Steiker and Alex Whiting

    Steiker, Whiting launch new Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy at HLS

    December 8, 2014

    At a time when policing, prosecutorial discretion, the death penalty, and criminal justice as a whole are under tremendous scrutiny in the United States, a new initiative at Harvard Law School seeks to analyze problems within the U.S. criminal justice system and look for solutions.

  • District attorneys discuss Vera Institute findings on racial disparity in criminal cases (video)

    December 8, 2014

    Addressing racial disparities in criminal prosecutions was the focus of discussion at Harvard Law School on Nov. 20 at an event sponsored by the new Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy at Harvard Law School.

  • At HLS, panelists discuss the future of digital media in sports marketing

    December 5, 2014

    At a December 2 event sponsored by Harvard Law School's Brazilian Studies Association and its Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, experts convened at to discuss digital media's place in the future of the global sports business model.

  • The Lee and Li Foundation establishes a fund for the public interest at Harvard Law School

    December 2, 2014

    Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that The Lee and Li Foundation, based in Taiwan, has made a generous gift to establish The Lee and Li Foundation Fund for the Public Interest at Harvard Law School.

  • Noah Feldman speaking at a HLS podium

    In chair lecture, Feldman examines Madison, Frankfurter and the meaning of the Constitution (video)

    December 2, 2014

    On November 12, Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman delivered a talk, “James Madison and Felix Frankfurter: Friends, Enemies, and the Meaning of the Constitution,” on the occasion of his appointment as the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law.

  • Professor Laurence Tribe

    Tribe discusses his book on the Roberts Court and the Constitution (video)

    December 2, 2014

    On Nov. 21, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe '66 participated in a panel discussion of his latest book, “Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution,” with Dean Martha Minow and Professor Richard Lazarus.

  • Jane Harman on the evolving threat of terrorism (video)

    November 26, 2014

    In a question-and-answer session with Dean Martha Minow at Harvard Law School on Nov. 6, former Congressman Jane Harman '69 reflected on her political career and discussed a range of issues from the fallout from the midterm elections to U.S. intelligence, foreign policy and the evolving threat of terrorism.

  • New head of VA looks to put system’s troubles behind

    November 26, 2014

    At the inaugural Disabled American Veterans Distinguished Speaker Series at Harvard Law School, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald said the troubled agency is making progress in getting its house in order, citing more — and more timely — appointments and authorizations to see private doctors for veterans who live far from VA hospitals.

  • In Memoriam-Fall 2014

    November 24, 2014

    1930-1939 John T. Sapienza ’37
    March 12, 2014 (Obituary) 1940-1949 Bernard Lisman ’42
    April 18, 2014 (Obituary) Thomas B. Leech ’43
    June 20, 2014 (Obituary) Richard G. Martens…

  • A stylized graphic of two scissors cutting the red stripes of the American flag

    Faculty Sampler: Short takes from recent op-eds

    November 24, 2014

    “How to Deregulate Cities and States” Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 and Harvard economics Professor Edward Glaeser The Wall Street Journal Aug. 24, 2014 “In 2011…

  • David Wilkins talking at the front of a classroom

    At the Center of the Profession

    November 24, 2014

    The legal profession is going through dramatic change, affected by factors ranging from globalization to new technology to a fragile economic recovery. And a Harvard Law School institution dedicated to studying the profession is undergoing its own big change.

  • President of a community without borders

    President of a community without borders

    November 24, 2014

    Every two years, the Harvard Law School Association appoints a new president to oversee an organization aimed at fostering engagement and community among the nearly 38,000 alumni living in 148 countries around the world.

  • Phoning Home Essays, by Jacob M. Appel

    Authors and Auteurs

    November 24, 2014

    “Phoning Home: Essays,” by Jacob M. Appel ’02 (South Carolina) Tapping into his background as a doctor, lawyer, and bioethicist—and his personal background and family experiences—Appel writes on subjects ranging from his secret prank calling of his parents (in the title essay) to his favorite psychiatric patient (upon their final parting, they share a mutual desire never to see each other again). He also tackles social issues such as opting out of end-of-life medical care. Throughout, the author shares emotions and insights with a humorous and skeptical perspective.

  • Bryan Cressey

    A conversation with Bryan Cressey

    November 24, 2014

    When Bryan Cressey J.D./M.B.A. ’76, a native of Seattle, was putting himself through the University of Washington by working at a conveyor-belt company, he grew intrigued by the “go-go era of the ’60s,” as he puts it, when business innovators such as James J. Ling were creating giant conglomerates. Cressey decided he wanted to build companies and applied to the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard. From his first job in 1976 with a venture capital firm in Chicago; to four years later co-founding Golder, Thoma & Cressey (later Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner); to the present, Cressey’s leadership in industry consolidation with a particular expertise in the health care and medical services fields has been recognized by Fortune and Time magazines, among many other publications.

  • Men passing through a gate in a prison camp

    Home Rule within Enemy Lines: Capturing life in a WWI internment camp

    November 24, 2014

    During World War I, about 400,000 “enemy aliens” were imprisoned by all sides in camps on nearly every continent. During that time, Germany’s only exclusively civilian prison camp, Ruhleben Gefangenenlager, became a model of civil functionality.

  • Sarah Reed ’91

    Firmly Outside the Box

    November 24, 2014

    From rethinking how venture capital firms meet their legal needs to focusing on broadening access to legal services for all people, Sarah Reed '91 has been a pragmatic innovator.

  • Alec Karakatsanis and Phil Telfeyan

    Fighting Unequal Justice

    November 24, 2014

    Until last spring, scores of destitute people—virtually all of them African-Americans—were locked up in the city jail of Montgomery, Alabama, for traffic tickets they couldn’t pay, sentenced to a day in jail for every $50 they owed. They could earn a $25 credit daily by providing free labor, scrubbing blood and feces off jail floors and cleaning buildings.

  • Tim Kiefer ’98 standing next to portrait of Nathan Dane

    Origin Story

    November 24, 2014

    On the second floor of the City-County Building in Madison, Wisconsin, there now hangs the portrait of a man named Nathan Dane. The same steady gaze examines visitors 1,100 miles away as they step off the elevator on the fourth floor in Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School.