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  • The Right Fit?

    October 5, 2015

    Litigation is often seen as an either/or proposition. You either settle out of court or go to trial and leave the outcome entirely in the hands of a judge or a jury. But Professor Kathryn Spier has researched another option: whereby parties go to trial with an agreement in place on the ceiling and floor for the plaintiff’s recovery.

  • Freedom Is Just Another Word for … Regulation

    October 5, 2015

    Property law expert Joseph Singer argues that regulations make markets and property possible and promotes conservatives values. Regulations are needed to protect us from harm and fraudulent actions by others, to ensure that people can acquire property, and to allow all of us to exercise equal freedoms, he writes

  • Faculty Books In Brief—Fall 2015

    October 5, 2015

    “Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice,” by Professor Cass R. Sunstein ’78 (Oxford). Choice, while a symbol of freedom, can also be a burden: If we had to choose all the time, asserts the author, we’d be overwhelmed. Indeed, Sunstein argues that in many instances, not choosing could benefit us—for example, if mortgages could be automatically refinanced when interest rates drop significantly.

  • Lucian Bebchuk

    All-Star Team on a Winning Streak

    October 5, 2015

    Corporate governance scholars at Harvard Law keep putting up great numbers.

  • The Laws of Adaptation

    October 5, 2015

    Change is coming to the legal profession—whether attorneys like it or not—and HLS is at the forefront of efforts to anticipate it, and prepare students.

  • Mark Wu

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the changing world of international trade: A Q&A with Mark Wu

    September 14, 2015

    Mark Wu, assistant professor of law at HLS, recently sat down to talk about his scholarship, which focuses on the rapidly changing world of international trade and international law, and to offer some comments about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • From Radio Berkman: Pay the Musician

    August 17, 2015

    The latest episode of the Radio Berkman podcast looks into the payment structure of streaming music services in light of the release of a Rethink Music Initiative report on "Transparency and Money Flows in the Music Industry".

  • Harvard Law’s WTO moot court team competes in global competition, for fourth straight year

    July 24, 2015

    For the fourth consecutive year, a team of students from Harvard Law School, advised by HLS Professor and international trade expert Mark Wu, has made the final rounds of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system organized annually by the European Law Students’ Association.

  • Berkman study finds public broadband can succeed

    July 10, 2015

    A new report by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, "Holyoke: A Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Seizes Internet Access Business Opportunities," documents the success of a municipally-owned electric utility in providing Internet access services.

  • Harvard Law Thinks Big: Innovative faculty scholarship in brief

    June 19, 2015

    In late May, four Harvard Law faculty members, Charles Fried, Michael Gregory, Kathryn Spier and David Wilkins, each shared a snapshot of innovative research with the HLS community, followed by discussion as part of the 2015 Harvard Law School Thinks Big lecture.

  • Bar-Gill receives honor from American Law and Economics Association 1

    Oren Bar-Gill, at the intersection of law, contracts and human behavior

    June 19, 2015

    HLS Professor Oren Bar-Gill LL.M. '01 S.J.D. '05, a leading expert on contract law and behavioral law and economics, and author of 'Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics and Psychology in Consumer Markets,' (Oxford University Press, 2012) recently shared some thoughts about his current and anticipated work.

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    More women means more success

    June 17, 2015

    HLS Professor of Practice Scott Westfahl '88, faculty director of HLS Executive Education, recently wrote "More women means more success," an article for the National Association of Women Lawyers' Women Lawyers Journal on the economic reasons for diversity at the management level.

  • Bebchuk’s Study of Index Funds Wins IRRC Institute Prize

    Entrenchment Index of Bebchuk, Cohen and Ferrell applied by more than 300 research papers

    June 11, 2015

    As of May 2015, more than 300 research studies have applied the Entrenchment Index put forward in the study What Matters in Corporate Governance?, published by Harvard Law faculty members Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell.

  • Harvard Law faculty top list of best corporate and securities articles of 2014

    June 11, 2015

    The legal journal Corporate Practice Commentator recently announced the 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles of 2014. Half of those selected this year were written by Harvard Law School faculty members.

  • Closing argument: Lor Sok LL.M. ’15, making an impact at home

    May 22, 2015

    As he prepares to finish his LL.M. year at Harvard Law, Lor Sok recalls all the benefits the experience has provided him. But the real test of the experience, he says, is what it will mean for Cambodia, his homeland.

  • Closing argument: Innovation, teamwork drive Romeen Sheth ’15

    May 21, 2015

    Romeen Sheth ’15 is a team player who works well with others--not because he has to, but because he prefers to, and he wishes more lawyers felt the same way.

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    Roe honored with 2015 Allen and Overy prize

    May 13, 2015

    On May 8, Harvard Law School Professor Mark J. Roe received the European Corporate Governance Institute (EGCI) 2015 Allen & Overy Working Paper Prize for his paper Structural Corporate Degradation Due to Too-Big-To-Fail Finance.

  • The women who questioned Wall Street: Sheila Bair, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Mary Schapiro on holding financial industries accountable

    May 5, 2015

    After their warnings about excesses and corrupt practices on Wall Street went unheeded but proved accurate, former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, former SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, formerly a bankruptcy professor at Harvard Law School, set about trying to institute meaningful financial reforms from inside federal agencies and through politics.

  • The New Empiricists

    May 4, 2015

    For the growing number of empiricists at HLS, there’s nothing quite so satisfying—or unimpeachable—as resolving a thorny, often contentious, legal or policy question through rigorous analysis of cold, hard data.

  • Bart Winokur

    A conversation with Bart Winokur

    May 4, 2015

    From London to Iran and beyond, Barton J. “Bart” Winokur ’64 has had a robust career as an international deal-maker and expert in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Will Corporate ‘Speech’ Undermine Productivity?

    May 4, 2015

    John Coates argues that extending speech protections to corporations is bad—not just for democracy but for capitalism.