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Law and Economics

  • HLS ELSA WTO moot court team

    Harvard Law’s WTO moot court team takes first place in international competition

    August 9, 2017

    In June, Harvard Law School’s World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court team won the 15th Annual European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, marking the first win for an HLS team, and making them the first team from North America in the history of the competition to take top honors.

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    HLS Authors and Auteurs

    July 28, 2017

    From the Supreme Court, to the SEC, to an unidentified city under siege: legal analysis, memoir, a documentary and more works from HLS alumni.

  • Mihir Desai

    Finance meets humanities — really

    July 17, 2017

    As an economist, Professor Mihir Desai has gained recognition for his expertise in tax policy and international and corporate finance, but Desai--also a professor of finance at Harvard Business School --has set aside his usual academic work in a new book, “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.”

  • HLS Thinks Big 2017 attendees stand beside poster

    HLS thinks bigger than ever

    June 8, 2017

    Each May since 2011, Harvard Law School has presented "HLS Thinks Big," a TED Talks-style event that invites faculty members to present a "big idea" in front of an audience of faculty, students and staff.

  • Stephen Schwarzman and hosts during Fireside Chat

    Making complicated things simple

    May 1, 2017

    On April 5, the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) hosted Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group -- the largest alternative asset management firm in the world -- to discuss lessons from his long career in business, and his many years of work as a philanthropist.

  • The 2017 WTO moot court team posing together

    HLS WTO moot court team wins All-America regional competition

    April 28, 2017

    The Harvard Law School World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court team won the North America regional competition at the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition (EMC2) on WTO Law in March.

  • Oliver Hart speaking at a podium with microphones, with a Harvard backdrop behind him

    Nobel Laureate in Economics has been a key figure in HLS law and economics program

    October 14, 2016

    Harvard Professor Oliver Hart, a co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, has been a key participant in Harvard Law School’s program in law and economics for 25 years.