Areas of Interest
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
March 1, 2023
At Harvard Law’s Scalia Lecture, William Baude argues that in some cases, textualists must consider unwritten law to arrive at the correct interpretation.
Supreme Court considers how far Section 230 should go in shielding Google, Twitter and other tech companies
February 13, 2023
Harvard Law’s John Palfrey says that lawsuits against Google and Twitter might be among ‘the most consequential Supreme Court cases related to the internet in the technology’s history.’
February 10, 2023
On the occasion of her appointment as the Peter B. Monroe and Mary J. Monroe Professor of Law, Daphna Renan puts forth an argument for 'a more political constitutionalism.'
Former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella on how the US approach differs — and why justice matters
November 28, 2022
Rosalie Abella, former Canadian Supreme Court justice and Harvard’s Pisar Visiting Professor of Law, believes that ‘it’s the majesty of justice’ that is ‘the law’s purpose.’
November 18, 2022
At Harvard Law’s Rappaport Forum, panelists debated the Supreme Court's reliance on history and tradition in recent decisions in Dobbs and Bruen.
November 16, 2022
In the third of a yearlong lecture series examining “The Supreme Court in a Constitutional Democracy," panelists debate reforming the Court.
October 26, 2022
In remarks made as part of the biennial Vaughan Academic Program, Harvard Law Professor Adrian Vermeule argued that the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia began his judicial career as a champion of the administrative state.
October 5, 2022
What are the real differences between common and civil law systems? Probably not the ones lawyers typically think about, said Harvard Law School Professor Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 in a lecture commemorating his appointment as Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law.
September 8, 2022
Legal scholar, thought leader, and equal rights champion Catharine A. MacKinnon, 2022 recipient of the American Philosophical Society’s Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence, discusses her teaching and the changes she has spent her career fighting for.
July 15, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson ’96 becomes the first Black woman to serve on the Court
January 31, 2022
In his book “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics,” Justice Stephen Breyer explored how the Court can continue to maintain its vital role as a check on the rest of the government.
The Harvard Law School Library has announced the public release of the first batch of papers and other items from the Antonin Scalia Collection. His papers were donated by the Scalia family following the influential justice's death in 2016.
January 7, 2020
One new book by Lawrence Lessig explains a core virtue of the Supreme Court; a second explores America’s perilous politics—which put that virtue at serious risk
Benjamin Eidelson, a scholar of constitutional law and legal theory, has joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor, effective July 1. Trained in both law and philosophy, Eidelson specializes in questions at the intersection of the two disciplines.