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Morality in the Machines 6

Morality in the Machines

Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are collaborating with MIT scholars to study driverless cars, social media feeds, and criminal justice algorithms, to make sure openness and ethics inform artificial intelligence.
No Paper Tigers

No Paper Tiger

A new book by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz examines the real and threatened power of impeachment.
Branch Returns to Her Navajo Roots 7

Branch Returns to Her Navajo Roots

As attorney general of the Navajo Nation, Ethel Branch ’08 aims to strengthen tribal law and native voices.

Inside HLS

  • Holger Spamann sitting on a table

    Value Innovation

    During his nearly 10 years on the Harvard Law faculty, Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 has always enjoyed teaching corporate finance, but he’s also found it challenging. Some students have worked as traders at hedge funds or in private equity and others have been newly minted English majors who haven’t thought much about business concepts. The solution he has been exploring this year is a corporate finance course divided into four different modules, any of which students can opt out of depending on their knowledge level.

  • Lani Guiner with event organizers

    Celebrating Lani

    At an event at Harvard Law School honoring Lani Guinier earlier this year, Susan Sturm invoked a phrase that was familiar to most of the attendees, a mix of Guinier’s family, colleagues, collaborators, friends and students. It was a line that Guinier often used when prodding her students into pushing harder and thinking deeper: “My problem is, if you stop there … ”

  • ‘I go way back with Professor Ogletree’

    ‘I go way back with Professor Ogletree’

    On the HLS campus this past fall, eminent friends, students, and colleagues gathered to celebrate a man the world knows as a leading force for racial equality and social justice, and the Harvard community knows affectionately as Tree.

  • Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 portrait in front of doorway at HLS

    On a Mission

    After Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico in September 2017, crippling the island where Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 grew up and where much of her family still lives, she felt “completely overwhelmed.” Within days, however, she put together an event that raised about $40,000 for relief efforts, collected enough emergency goods to fill three large trucks, and joined Harvard Law Assistant Professor Andrew Manuel Crespo ’08 and Lee Branson Mestre of the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to plan the school’s response to the disaster.

  • Cass Sunstein at a podium

    Honoring ‘a Towering Intellect’ and ‘a Good Man’

    Cass Sunstein ’78, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University and renowned legal scholar and behavioral economist, received the prestigious Holberg Prize at the University of Bergen, Norway, on June 6.

  • A photograph of a man in profile holding the tip of his cowboy hat

    A Musical Second Act

    Glenn Feit Sr. ’57, longtime New York City corporate attorney, had an “unexpected turn of career” in the last seven years and is now a musician in the Hamptons (on the East End of Long Island, New York).

  • On the Street Where He Lived

    On the Street Where He Lived

    Thanks to Peter Trooboff ’67, a plaque now marks the building in Lviv, Ukraine, where his mentor international law Professor Louis Sohn LL.M. ’40 S.J.D. ’58 spent part of his childhood in the 1930s.

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In the Spirit

In April, Harvard Law School’s bicentennial programming came to a close with HLS in the Community, a day of hackathons and workshops. The spirit of the clinics infused the event.