Areas of Interest
State and Local Government
Former secretary of housing and urban development Julián Castro named Klinsky Professor of Practice for Leadership and Progress
March 21, 2022
Former San Antonio mayor and HUD secretary Julián Castro ’00 was named the Klinsky Professor of Practice for Leadership and Progress. He will teach a course next fall on leadership in urban communities.
Supreme Court preview: Shurtleff v. Boston
January 7, 2022
Sanford Levinson speaks with Harvard Law Today on the question before the Supreme Court: Whether Boston can deny a religious group permission to fly a Christian flag on a Boston City Hall flagpole it labeled a “public forum” for “all applicants.”
January 6, 2021: Harvard Law experts reflect a year later
January 4, 2022
Harvard Law Today asked experts from across Harvard Law School to share their perspectives on January 6, 2021, the events that have unfolded since, and the implications for American democracy going forward.
Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu ’12 joins long line of Harvard Law educated city leaders across the nation
November 5, 2021
In a historic victory, Michelle Wu ’12 was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, making her the first woman and the first person of color elected to lead Boston.
Faculty on the move
September 1, 2021
With the start of the academic year, a look at nine faculty who have joined Harvard Law School, been promoted, or taken on new roles in 2021.
Property law scholar Maureen ‘Molly’ Brady named to the tenured faculty at Harvard Law School
August 31, 2021
Maureen E. “Molly” Brady, an expert in property law, was named a professor of law, effective July 1.
Polyamory and the law
August 3, 2021
Harvard Law Lecturer on Law Alexander Chen '15, founding director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at HLS, is working with students in the recently-formed Polyamory Legal Advocacy Coalition to offer legal protections for people in polyamorous relationships.
July 7, 2021
Harvard Law School students are working to create a Massachusetts public bank to help minority-owned businesses, small farms, and gateway cities.
Cities & the teacher
June 14, 2021
Few have looked at cities with as much care or creativity as Jerry Frug has.
Justice for all
June 9, 2021
A Harvard Law School clinic works to overturn a federal policy in D.C. that advocates say leads to racial injustice and contributes to mass incarceration.
‘A sense of duty and honor’
March 17, 2021
In a Q&A with Harvard Law Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin ’87, who served as lead House impeachment manager, reflects on a time of trauma and hope.
Banking on crime: The economic contours of policing in America
February 18, 2021
Experts discuss the myriad ways money and wealth influence criminal processes and outcomes as part of the yearlong "Policing in America" colloquium series, led by Harvard Law Professors Alexandra Natapoff and Andrew Manuel Crespo.
Landmark SCOTUS ruling affirms Native American rights in Oklahoma and bodes well for tribal rights going forward, says Robert Anderson
July 14, 2020
Robert Anderson, the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, discusses the latest Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, a landmark for Native American rights that resolves decades' worth of legal argument.
Three Harvard Law School faculty members—Nancy Gertner, Tomiko Brown-Nagin and David Barron—have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nicholas Stephanopoulos, an expert on election law and constitutional law, joins Harvard Law School as professor of law
January 28, 2020
Nicholas Stephanopoulos, an expert on election law and constitutional law, has joined Harvard Law School as professor of law.
Harvard Law expert says Supreme Court case poses major threat to school voucher programs
January 21, 2020
On January 22, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that may dramatically impact the ability of states to provide public funding to private, religiously-affiliated schools. In advance of the arguments, Harvard Law Today sat down with Professor Mark Tushnet to preview the case.
New this year for HLS faculty
September 12, 2019
With the start of the academic year, four new scholars have joined the ranks of the Harvard Law School faculty and two have been promoted to professor of law.