Areas of Interest
March 28, 2023
At a lecture celebrating his appointment as the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, John Goldberg explores nuisance law and its implications for “today’s biggest litigation.”
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 2, 2023
John C.P. Goldberg was honored for his scholarship in the field of tort law as the recipient of the William L. Prosser Award, and the Civil Justice Scholarship Award.
December 14, 2022
The Tortys, an Oscars-style event celebrating student short films on tort law and justice, takes over Ames Courtroom.
March 14, 2022
A Harvard Law School reading group debates how the law should manage self-driving cars, A.I.-generated art, and other algorithmic technology.
November 24, 2021
Oscars-style event back in person for its fifth year, celebrating student short films on tort law and justice.
February 17, 2021
Tort law expert and Harvard Law Professor John C.P. Goldberg explains what election technology companies Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems must do to prove their claims of defamation against former former Trump allies, how likely they are to succeed, and whether these types of lawsuits might have an impact in the fight against disinformation.
April 27, 2020
Student fellows at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics recently celebrated their fellowships’ end virtually when their capstone meeting moved to Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 7, 2020
In “Recognizing Wrongs,” Goldberg and his co-author argue that much of the criticism of tort law comes from failing to appreciate its character and purposes.
January 7, 2020
From Imani Perry’s “Breathe” to Ben Shapiro’s “The Right Side of History”
December 19, 2019
A night of glamour at HLS to celebrate student films on tort law and justice.
October 29, 2019
With the advent of sweeping disaster comes the complicated question of how properly to compensate victims. The Program on Negotiation at HLS convenes an expert panel on dispute resolution in the wake of mass disasters.
August 21, 2019
1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection
December 7, 2018
It was Thursday night and the Ames Courtroom was decked out for a Hollywood-style awards ceremony--1Ls and their dates arrived in tuxes and ball gowns while a jazz combo played, and anticipation was in the air. The winter’s first snow was falling outside, but in Austin Hall, the Tortys had come to town.
December 13, 2017
This year, Jon Hanson challenged his torts students to create short documentaries about how tort law might apply to social issues and problems on the edge of the law’s reach. This challenge culminated in the inaugural Torty Awards--a screening and ceremony celebrating their inventive films on climate change, driverless cars, and the Flint water crisis.