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Scholars and artists discuss the death penalty
March 17, 2023
On March 7, the Harvard Law School Library kicked off a series of events on the subject of capital punishment in connection with their exhibit Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy.
Notes and Comment, an annual event held at the Harvard Law School Library, helps students working on writing projects find faculty mentors.
On the bookshelf
December 13, 2022
This fall, Harvard Law School showcased the works of faculty, alums, and students at book events throughout the semester.
The state of capital punishment
December 6, 2022
The Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of talks on the death penalty in conjunction with the library’s exhibit “Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame and Sympathy.”
Ogletree family donates the celebrated law professor and civil rights scholar’s papers to Harvard Law School
October 13, 2022
The Harvard Law School Library has been chosen as a steward of the papers of Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the celebrated and influential Harvard Law professor and civil rights scholar.
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.
Harvard Law lecturer and former Maine attorney general Jim Tierney wants to demystify the inner workings of the state attorney general's office with a 'living text' to help students better understand this definitively American structure.
On the bookshelf
May 13, 2022
This spring, the Harvard Law School Library’s ongoing book talk series featured books by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Joseph D. Kearney ’89 and Thomas W. Merrill, Anna Lvovsky, Mark Tushnet, and a volume co-edited by Michael Ashley Stein ’88.
Constance Baker Motley
February 15, 2022
Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin ’89 once asked her mentor, Thurgood Marshall, why he had passed over Constance Baker Motley to succeed him when he…
A kaleidoscope of views on globalization
November 23, 2021
At a Harvard Law School book talk and discussion on “Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why It Matters,” panelists discussed the authors' major narratives for and against the economic phenomenon.
In a conflict between justice and the Constitution, ‘why should the Constitution prevail’?
November 16, 2021
Can, or even should, Americans break the U.S. Constitution when, in their view, justice demands it? As Noah Feldman and Nikolas Bowie discussed at a recent Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, that question is very much alive today.
Protecting the media to protect democracy
November 16, 2021
At a Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, Martha Minow, along with Vicki Jackson and Nikolas Bowie, discussed why the press is in danger — and how to save it.
Hairy hands and brutal broadsides
October 29, 2021
The Harvard Law School Library showcases its creepiest collections during annual Haunted Halloween Tour.
‘Protect expression, protect speech, protect thinking’
October 20, 2021
During a recent discussion about his new collection of essays, “Say it Loud! On Race, Law, History, and Culture,” Randall Kennedy shared background on a few of his favorite pieces, defended free thought, and spoke about his view on the future of race relations in America.
Power to the people
October 12, 2021
In “Power to the People: Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism,” co-authors Mark Tushnet and Bojan Bugarič argue that populism is neither inherently conservative nor necessarily inconsistent with constitutional democracy.
Access to history
December 9, 2020
The Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg Trials Project has been used by students, academics, filmmakers and artists among others to support their work in the retelling and documentation of World War II and the atrocities committed during that time.
On the Bookshelf: HLS Authors
December 11, 2019
This fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by Harvard Law School authors on topics ranging from forgiveness in law, transparency in health and fidelity in constitutional practice.
‘Broadsides’ and the history of the criminal mind
August 12, 2019
In Elizabeth Papp Kamali’s seminar Mind and Criminal Responsibility in the Anglo-American Tradition, students use Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections to explore the history of mens rea — state of mind — in English common law.