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  • Cass Sunstein speaking in front of an HLS backdrop

    Lessons on studying security: Sunstein discusses his work with panel tasked with reviewing U.S. surveillance (video)

    January 31, 2014

    On Tuesday, Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, a member of a five-person advisory panel created by President Obama to make a sweeping review of U.S. surveillance activities, discussed the group’s efforts and the 46 recommendations it released last month, including major reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.

  • Jackson named 2019 president of the Association of American Law Schools

    Jackson on ‘Proportionality and Judging in American Constitutionalism’

    November 4, 2013

    Harvard Law School Professor Vicki Jackson marked her appointment to the Thurgood Marshall Professorship of Constitutional Law with an Oct. 3 lecture titled “Proportionality…

  • David Wilkins speaking at podium giving a keynote

    HLS hosts International Bar Association panel on the Global Legal Profession (video)

    October 25, 2013

    Thousands of international attorneys gathered in Boston in October to attend the week-long International Bar Association's 2013 Annual Conference.

  • Justice Breyer

    A reflective Justice Breyer explains inner workings of Supreme Court at HLS

    October 4, 2013

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his appointment to the United States Supreme Court, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer visited Harvard Law School on Oct. 1 for an informal chat with HLS Dean Martha Minow, and later took part in a panel discussion with several HLS professors who examined his tenure and some of his most notable opinions.

  • Professor Michael Klarman

    A Constitution Day talk with Professor Klarman

    September 16, 2013

    To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman, an expert on constitutional law and constitutional history, gave a lecture at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, Sept. 17. His talk, titled “Not Written in Stone,” focused on the reasons he believes the U.S. Constitution should not be given undue reverence.

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal at HLS: bring more accountability to the FISA Court (video)

    August 9, 2013

    On Thursday, Aug. 8, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) delivered an address at Harvard Law School on proposed legislation to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, just hours after news outlets reported additional revelations concerning the scope of information gathered by the National Security Agency.

  • Professors at “HLS Thinks Big”

    Four HLS professors ‘think big’ at annual event (video)

    July 11, 2013

    “HLS Thinks Big,” an event inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the university's “Harvard Thinks Big” event, was held at Harvard Law School on May 28. Four professors—Daniel Nagin, Glenn Cohen '03, Jeannie Suk '02, and James Greiner—presented on some of their recent work and research.

  • Gina McCarthy

    New EPA administrator speaks at HLS

    July 10, 2013

    Less than two weeks after being confirmed by the Senate as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy delivered an inaugural address at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, July 30.

  • Ethan Zuckerman

    Avoiding the digital ‘flock’: Zuckerman sees need for connectivity in a Web world that courts the narrow (video)

    July 2, 2013

    In an age of fast-paced globalization, society does a great job moving people and products across borders, author Ethan Zuckerman said during a June 25 discussion sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, “but we’re less good at moving bits across borders.”

  • HLS Professor Benjamin Sachs

    Sachs tells Class of 2013: ‘The really interesting stuff is going to begin when the precedent runs out’ (video)

    May 31, 2013

    Professor Benjamin I. Sachs is this year’s winner of the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence, an honor bestowed each spring by the Harvard Law School graduating class. The award recognizes teaching ability, attentiveness to student concerns and general contributions to student life at the law school.

  • Access to Justice After ‘Gideon’ Videos

    May 16, 2013

    Fifty years after the Supreme Court determined in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants must be provided with counsel, scholars and practitioners from around the country grappled with continued limits on access to justice during an Harvard Law School conference in April titled “Toward a Civil Gideon: The Future of Legal Services.”

  • Jackson and Tushnet discuss new book on constitutional law

    May 16, 2013

    In April, Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet, a specialist in constitutional law and theory, was interviewed by his colleague and former collaborator Vicki Jackson on the new book “Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law” (Routledge 2012). Tushnet co-edited the book with Thomas Fleiner and Cheryl Saunders.

  • Richard Lazarus '79

    Richard Lazarus: Environmental law has fallen ‘in arrears’

    May 3, 2013

    Environmental lawlessness was the topic of discussion on April 10, as Richard Lazarus ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law, gave a lecture marking his appointment to the Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professorship of Law.

  • Ken Burns and HLS Professor Charles Ogletree

    Ken Burns offers preview of ‘Central Park Five’ at HLS (video)

    April 17, 2013

    On March 12 at Harvard Law School, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joined Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree and two Central Park Five members for a film screening and panel discussion of his new documentary “The Central Park Five,” which tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The event was co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice and the Prison Studies Project and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

  • Panelists David Barron, Mark Tushnet, James Lindgren, and Jack Goldsmith

    A question of balance: intellectual diversity in legal education

    April 16, 2013

    At Harvard Law School on April 5, a panel of four leading legal scholars examined a single question: Is there a lack of intellectual diversity at law schools?

  • Souter, O’Connor join Civics Education conversation (video)

    April 5, 2013

    It’s a common refrain that immigrants taking the U.S. citizenship test know more about the workings of the federal government than the average holder of a U.S. birth certificate. A group of experts dedicated to grappling with the themes outlined in the Constitution gathered Monday at Harvard Law School (HLS) to explore that disturbing trend and the importance of civics.

  • Discussion about the war in Iraq

    Human Rights panel discusses cost of Iraq invasion, 10 years after

    March 28, 2013

    On March 26, representatives of a number of human rights organizations gathered at Harvard Law School to reflect on the lasting impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and to discuss their efforts to hold the U.S. government accountable for problems there during the occupation and ongoing to this day.

  • Bruce Babbitt ’65

    At HLS award ceremony, Babbitt challenges ‘haphazard infrastructure decisions’ (video)

    March 19, 2013

    On March 14, the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented its annual Horizon award to Bruce Babbitt ’65, who previously served as secretary of the interior and governor of Arizona.The award is a means of recognizing great people who have accomplished great things in the field of environment and natural resources law, and to provide a forum in which to discuss those achievements.