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  • In chair lecture, Stephenson explores corruption and its impact

    November 20, 2019

    Stephenson, an expert in anticorruption law, legislation, and administrative law, commemorated his appointment as the Eli Goldston Professor of Law with a lecture at Harvard Law School titled, “Corruption and Anticorruption.”

  • Allen Ferrell

    Ferrell’s article ranked as the second most cited by the Journal of Financial Economics

    November 7, 2019

    Professor Allen Ferrell ’95 paper, "Socially Responsible Firms," has been ranked number two on the Journal of Financial Economics' list of the most cited articles since 2016.

  • Innovation, Justice, and Globalization–A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

    Innovation, Justice and Globalization

    October 17, 2019

    The “Innovation, Justice and Globalization” conference, hosted by HLS professor and leading intellectual property scholar Ruth Okediji, brought international academics and policymakers to campus to discuss intellectual property issues.

  • $1,000 promissory note from the Bank of the United States

    McCulloch v. Maryland: Two centuries later

    September 23, 2019

    On the 200th anniversary of McCulloch v. Maryland, HLS Professor Mark Tushnet reflects on the 1819 case that paved the way for the modern administrative state and established the supremacy of federal over state law.

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    Clinic Stories: Democracy Brewing

    September 17, 2019

    With the help of Harvard Law School's Transactional Law Clinics, Democracy Brewing has become the first brewery in Massachusetts to launch as a worker-owned business.

  • 2019 faculty hires

    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.

  • Classroom of students

    JET-Powered Learning

    August 21, 2019

    1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection

  • Jonathan Zittrain speaking at an event in Palo Alto, CA

    Going West: Palo Alto event showcases Harvard tech startup scene

    July 23, 2019

    A provocative keynote by Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain on ethics in AI was the culmination of a Harvard Tech Startup Night, hosted by Harvard Office of Technology Development and the law firm WilmerHale, at its Palo Alto offices.

  • illustration of houses and network

    Are Americans Getting Enough Fiber?

    July 23, 2019

    The U.S. is falling behind in fiber optic technology, but cities and localities are leading the way.

  • Pile of Legos and five Caselaw Access pins on a white background.

    HLS Caselaw Access Project helps researchers draw new connections between ideas, people and organizations

    July 3, 2019

    In June, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab hosted an inaugural research summit to highlight the diversity of research that the Caselaw Access Project is making possible.

  • Mary L. Gray speaking to a room full of people

    The hidden labor supporting algorithms

    July 3, 2019

    Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Fellow Mary Gray, senior researcher at Microsoft Research, talks about her book “Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass."

  • Noah Feldman

    Harvard Law professor plays instrumental role in creation of Facebook’s content oversight board

    June 27, 2019

    New report from Facebook summarizes next steps in a plan to establish an independent content oversight board. For Noah Feldman, who first proposed the idea, helping develop a new approach to one of the most vexing challenges confronting social media has been one of the most exciting things in his professional life.

  • Crystal Yang

    Crystal Yang ’13 named professor of law at Harvard Law School

    June 24, 2019

    Crystal Yang ’13, a law and economics scholar who focuses her teaching and research on empirical law and economics, was promoted to professor of law at Harvard Law School effective July 1, 2019.

  • Illustration a red elephant and a blue donkey

    Heard on campus

    June 21, 2019

    News and views from speakers at HLS

  • George Varghese

    From the Boston Marathon to a deadly meningitis outbreak, a prosecutor shares negotiation lessons

    June 13, 2019

    Drawing from a wide variety of prosecutorial experiences, Assistant U.S. Attorney Varghese shared insights and anecdotes with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program's Negotiation Workshop about what it is like to negotiate in the real world.

  • Forging ahead

    June 12, 2019

    Six members of the Class of 2019 share their unique perspectives, varied experiences, and the lessons they will take with them from their time at Harvard Law School.

  • James O. Bass ’34: 1910-2019

    May 24, 2019

    James O. Bass, Sr. ’34, who was profiled in 2017 as Harvard Law’s oldest living alumnus, died on May 22, 2019, at the age of 108.

  • Logan Leslie at the doorway of the Caspersen Room at Harvard Law Library

    Logan Leslie: From active duty to actively recruiting veterans

    May 23, 2019

    Logan Leslie JD/MBA ’19 loved military service and planned to spend his lifetime in it. But a growing family—along with the ‘heartbreaking’ poverty and failed institutions he witnessed in Afghanistan—spurred him to serve in a different way.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Bebchuk’s study of index fund stewardship wins prizes from ECGI and IRRC

    May 20, 2019

    The European Corporate Governance Institute awarded its 2019 prize for best working paper in law to a paper by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84.

  • Memme Onwudiwe ’19

    Memme Onwudiwe, making the most of a golden opportunity

    May 13, 2019

    Few people at Harvard or elsewhere manage to pack more activity into a workday than Memme Onwudiwe '19.

  • WTO Moot Court Team_ North American win

    Harvard Team wins North American Round of the John J. Jackson Moot Court Competition

    May 1, 2019

    A team of students from Harvard Law School’s World Trade Organization won the North American Round of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. The competition took place in Washington D.C., on April 10 to 14.

  • Mandy DeFilippo on leading

    Klinsky Professor Mandy DeFilippo on leading ‘from the middle’

    April 29, 2019

    Klinksy Professor of Practice Mandy DeFilippo '00 delivered a lecture in April on "Leading from the Middle," in which she explored what defines leadership for those who are not "the boss," and what the benefits and opportunities look like for people in those positions.

  • Robert Sitkoff

    Sitkoff, HLS authors contribute to the study of fiduciary law

    April 29, 2019

    Harvard Law School Professor Robert H. Sitkoff has co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, a handbook, slated for release today, that features important contributions from Sitkoff and from several other HLS scholars to the growing field of fiduciary law throughout its 48 chapters.

  • Putting compassion into action

    Putting compassion into action

    April 12, 2019

    On April 5, Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center celebrated its 40th Anniversary of training more than 4,000 attorneys and law students and providing pro bono civil legal services to thousands of Greater Boston’s most vulnerable residents.

  • Medical AI systems could be vulnerable to adversarial attacks

    Medical AI systems could be vulnerable to adversarial attacks

    March 26, 2019

    A team of researchers from Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and MIT have published a new article in Science, the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, that suggests that medical artificial intelligence systems could be vulnerable to adversarial attacks.

  • 8 reasons to believe in the future of the World Trade Organization 5

    8 reasons to believe in the future of the World Trade Organization

    March 20, 2019

    These are trying times for the World Trade Organization, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff admitted when he spoke at Harvard Law School on March 12. Yet in his speech he offered reason for optimism.

  • Proskauer Chairman Joe Leccese talks firm’s winning strategy with Professor Wilkins

    Proskauer Chairman Joe Leccese talks sports law market diversification and technological innovation with Professor Wilkins

    March 14, 2019

    Joe Leccese, chairman of Proskauer, joined Professor David Wilkins ’80, faculty director of Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession, for a lunchtime talk sponsored by the Harvard Association for Law and Business.

  • Illustration with books

    Law’s Influencers

    February 26, 2019

    HLS faculty blogs on law-related topics are reaching thousands—sometimes millions—and have become required reading for experts.

  • Video: Susan Crawford on why America may miss the fiber revolution

    Video: Susan Crawford on why America may miss the fiber revolution

    February 22, 2019

    On February 13, the Harvard Law School Library hosted Prof. Susan Crawford for a book talk and discussion on her newly-released title, "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It."

  • A call for a kinder capitalism

    A call for a kinder capitalism

    February 6, 2019

    Speaking at Harvard Law School, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III '09 (D., Mass.) called Monday for a new national economic agenda based on “moral capitalism” that addresses the needs of embattled workers.

  • Katie Biber ’04

    Katie Biber ’04

    January 30, 2019

    A former election lawyer and the general counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, Katie Biber ’04 now works in Silicon Valley. After a stint as senior counsel at Airbnb, she’s the general counsel and corporate secretary at Thumbtack.

  • Portrait of Cameron MacDougall '01

    Cameron MacDougall ’01: Transforming hardship into hard work

    January 28, 2019

    Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group and General Counsel for Fortress Private Equity, Cameron MacDougall’s first introduction to law and business was at 11 years old as he negotiated the price of his waterbed with a stranger in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings 2

    HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    January 18, 2019

    Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the end of 2018, Harvard Law School faculty members have continued to feature prominently on SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law professors.

  • Money as a Democratic Medium 4

    Money as a Democratic Medium

    January 11, 2019

    Harvard’s recent two-day conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.

  • Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

    Money as a Democratic Medium: A Q&A with Christine Desan

    January 11, 2019

    Christine Desan, the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, organized the conference, “Money as a Democratic Medium,” a two-day event that challenged its participants to re-examine the history of money in America, and to redefine its future.

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

    Bebchuk’s study of index funds wins IRRC Institute prize

    January 4, 2019

    The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute awarded its 2018 investor research prize to a study by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, that examines the resources and decisions of index fund managers.

  • 200 Years, Countless Stories: Paul Clement

    200 Years, Countless Stories: Paul Clement

    December 19, 2018

    In the “Countless Stories” video series, Paul Clement ’92, a former United States Solicitor General and current partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, discusses his advocacy before the Supreme Court.

  • Puerto Rico benefits from Harvard’s living lab

    Puerto Rico benefits from Harvard’s living lab

    December 14, 2018

    A plan designed by a team of Harvard University students to create a reliable source of renewable, affordable electricity for a Puerto Rican community hammered in 2017 by Hurricane Maria has moved a step closer to reality. The students are enrolled in Professor Wendy Jacobs' Harvard’s “Climate Solutions Living Lab” course.

  • Monika Bickert and Jonathan Zittrain seated at the front of a classroom smiling and looking up at a screen

    The view from inside Facebook

    December 10, 2018

    Monika Bickert, head of global policy management at Facebook, joined Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain for a wide-ranging conversation hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, about the social media giant’s policies and its evolution--including some tough questions from audience members on the company’s recent headline-making controversies.

  • 2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium brings together practitioners and innovators 1

    2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium brings together practitioners and innovators

    December 3, 2018

    Practitioners, technologists and innovators from across the legal spectrum came together for a series of discussions on the impact of ever-changing modern technologies on today’s practice of law at the 2018 Harvard Legal Technology Symposium.

  • 25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

    25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

    November 21, 2018

    Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 recently won the 2018 Bracken Bower Prize from the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company for the best book proposal about emerging businesses from someone 35 or under. Hanna’s book proposal, “25 Million Sparks”, aims to celebrate refugee entrepreneurs.

  • Stephen Petraeus

    Stephen Petraeus ’21: Continuing a legacy of service

    November 6, 2018

    During his undergraduate studies, Stephen Petraeus wanted to explore a different world from the military life in which grew up. But as a sophomore, Petraeus felt a longing for that world and joined ROTC—a decision that led to eight years in the U.S. Army and two deployments to Afghanistan, including with the storied 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Mark Wu promoted to professor of law

    Mark Wu appointed professor of law

    October 25, 2018

    Mark Wu, a leading expert on international trade and international economic law, was promoted to full professor, effective July 1. He was named the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law.

  • A cautionary tale for Silicon Valley

    A cautionary tale for Silicon Valley

    October 9, 2018

    The Wall Street Journal investigative reporter whose new book chronicles the spectacular collapse of the blood-testing company Theranos and its alleged fraudulent activity told a Harvard audience that the fall is a cautionary tale for other high-tech firms aspiring to disrupt the health care industry.

  • Urs Gasser

    Why your online data isn’t safe

    October 3, 2018

    In a Q&A with the Harvard Gazette, Urs Gasser LL.M. ’03, executive director of the Berkman Klein Center, discusses what might be done to protect users from companies that profit from people’s data.

  • Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

    Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

    September 24, 2018

    A student delegation from the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) visited business, legal, and government leaders in London and Brussels, Belgium, in late August, as part of HALB’s second-annual International Trek.

  • What do we really know about trade and labor?: A discussion in the shadow of NAFTA negotiations 1

    What do we really know about trade and labor?

    September 21, 2018

    On August 31, Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program, in collaboration with the University of Reading, organized a workshop on the “Past and Future of Labor Provisions in the Context of Trade.”

  • Big questions raised by big data 1

    Big questions raised by big data

    September 20, 2018

    During the introduction to the book launch event for “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics,” one of the editors, Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, told a story about how powerful – and perhaps foreboding – big data can be.

  • The politics of Facebook and what to do about it

    The politics of Facebook and what to do about it

    September 19, 2018

    While the data firm Cambridge Analytica and questions of data privacy propelled Facebook into the headlines in recent months, Facebook has been under the critical…

  • 65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

    65 Years, Countless Stories: Loretta Lynch ’84

    September 14, 2018

    Former Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch ’84, the first African-American woman attorney general, shares her HLS experience and discusses her career as the country’s chief law enforcement officer. Lynch will be one of hundreds of Harvard Law alumnae gathered on campus on Sept 14-15 to commemorate Celebration 65.