Areas of Interest
Race and the Law
The U.S. is in the ‘midst of an identity crisis’
March 8, 2023
Harvard Law School’s Guy-Uriel E. Charles spoke about the demise of the “civil rights consensus” and what comes next, at a lecture celebrating his appointment as the Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law.
The Civil Rights Queen and Her Court
July 16, 2022
Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book recounts the remarkable — and too little-known — life and achievements of civil rights lawyer and judge Constance Baker Motley
Cases in Brief: Powell v. Alabama with Dehlia Umunna
April 5, 2022
In the first of the series, “Cases in Brief,” Harvard Law Professor Dehlia Umunna discusses the infamous “Scottsboro Boys” case, Powell v. Alabama (1932), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time that defendants in capital cases have the right to adequate legal counsel.
Maverick in the Middle
January 31, 2022
Randall Kennedy seeks nuance in an age of absolutism
‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change’
November 19, 2020
HLS faculty on COVID-19 and the pressing questions of racism, racial injustice, and abuse of power that have driven this difficult year—and that are the focus of three new lecture series at the school.
Bringing Slavery’s Legacy to Light, One Story at a Time
February 13, 2019
Bryan Stevenson ’85 creates a memorial and museum to foster conversation on America's original sin.
Georgetown University Professor Sheryll D. Cashin ’89 delivered the Francis Biddle Memorial Lecture at Harvard Law School on Feb. 28 on “The Descendants: From Slavery to Jim Crow to Dark Ghettos, A Call for 21st Century Abolition.”