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Maverick in the Middle

Randall Kennedy seeks nuance in an age of absolutism

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The Crypto of the Realm

A Harvard Law class explores possibilities for a U.S. central bank digital currency, which would be sheltered from the wild fluctuations in value for which crypto is known.
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‘Life Can Change at the Snap of a Finger’

A second-year law student on second chances, building community, and trying to find his place in the grand scheme of things
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Reassessing Psychedelics

A new Harvard Law initiative examines the legal and ethical aspects of therapeutic psychedelics
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Building for the Future

With a focus on fostering collaboration and community, the modernist building has been transformed into a 21st-century work environment

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

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    Race and Place

    Caste is alive and well in the United States — and it starts with the very neighborhoods we call home. That’s the uncomfortable truth Sheryll Cashin asks us to confront in her new book.

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    To Infinity and Beyond

    Since 2007, Gabriel Swiney has served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. His work in space law, he says, has allowed him to merge his experience and his passion to help future generations chart a safer, fairer path to the stars.

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    Home Court

    “There aren’t a lot of jobs where your only job is to figure out what the law is and apply it to the facts without anybody from the outside pressuring you to take a certain position or view it in a certain way,” says Jonathan Papik.

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    A Position of Authority

    In his book “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics,” Justice Stephen Breyer explored how the Court can continue to maintain its vital role as a check on the rest of the government.

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    HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Winter 2022

    When Tibor Várady began looking through more than 100 years of files of his family’s law firm in a Serbian city in Eastern Europe, he found not only client information. He uncovered a history of the people of the region during world wars and under control of multiple states.

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Looking to the Future

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Bad News

Martha Minow contends that the current digital media environment is responsible for a crisis that should be addressed through government action

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Preserve, Protect, and Defend

In his new book, Noah Feldman reveals Lincoln’s role in breaking — and remaking — the U.S. Constitution

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Faculty Books in Brief: Winter 2022

A wide range of books by faculty, from a collection of essays on the ethics of consumer genetic testing to a look at the fate of constitutional institutions in populist regimes to a children's book by a legal philosopher