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  • Woman with phone walking past Bruce Schneier

    On internet privacy, be very afraid

    August 25, 2017

    In an interview with the Harvard Gazette, cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier, a fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, talked about government and corporate surveillance, and about what concerned users can do to protect their privacy.

  • David Wilkins named to ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Education

    August 24, 2017

    David Wilkins ’80, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been named to the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Future of Legal Education, the ABA has announced.

  • Mark Wu, Ruth Okediji and panelists

    HLS hosts conference on law and development

    August 10, 2017

    Legal scholars from across the globe gathered at HLS in July for a two-day conference on law and development, the latest iteration of a series of conferences held periodically by a loose consortium of schools including Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin University of China, and the University of Sydney, Australia.

  • Harvard Law’s WTO moot court team takes first place in international competition

    August 9, 2017

    In June, Harvard Law School’s World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court team won the 15th Annual European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, marking the first win for an HLS team, and making them the first team from North America in the history of the competition to take top honors.

  • Dariusz Mioduski

    A conversation with Dariusz Mioduski ’90

    August 4, 2017

    Polish-born lawyer and businessman Darius Mioduski ’90 applied to Harvard Law School not having known English five years earlier. That hopeful step led him on an adventurous career path, from starting out in international M&A and project finance, to his present role as part owner of Poland’s top football club.

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    HLS Authors and Auteurs

    July 28, 2017

    From the Supreme Court, to the SEC, to an unidentified city under siege: legal analysis, memoir, a documentary and more works from HLS alumni.

  • White House

    Scarramucci and other alumni among Trump’s recent appointees

    July 26, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has appointed Anthony Scaramucci ’89 to serve as White House communications director, upping by one the number of Harvard Law School alumni tapped to serve in the administration since Trump’s inauguration.

  • Elhauge to receive the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship

    June 2, 2017

    Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge ’86 will receive the prestigious Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship from the American Anititrust Institute at their annual conference on June 21.

  • Rebecca Onie

    Bringing Boardroom Experts to the (Seminar) Table

    May 18, 2017

    Imagine that you’re on the board of IBM, and the opportunity comes to partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to counter infant mortality. A no-brainer, right? Not necessarily, if you have shareholders to satisfy and a bottom line to maintain.

  • Faiza Saeed

    The Dealmaker

    May 18, 2017

    Top M&A attorney Faiza Saeed ’91 is Cravath’s presiding partner

  • Making complicated things simple

    May 1, 2017

    On April 5, the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) hosted Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group -- the largest alternative asset management firm in the world -- to discuss lessons from his long career in business, and his many years of work as a philanthropist.

  • The 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court team from Harvard Law School won the All-America Regional Rounds in March

    HLS WTO moot court team wins All-America regional competition

    April 28, 2017

    The Harvard Law School World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court team won the North America regional competition at the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition (EMC2) on WTO Law in March.

  • Ellora Thadaney Israni named 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow

    April 21, 2017

    Ellora Thadaney Israni ’19 was among 30 recipients selected to receive the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants.

  • From analysis to (phone) application

    April 19, 2017

    When David Webb ’17 was approached with the opportunity to become a part-owner of Hiatus—an app that can scan users’ accounts to uncover auto-renewing charges that they may be unaware of—lessons from classes such as Consumer Contracts and Law, Economics, and Psychology, taught by Harvard Law Professor Oren Bar-Gill, immediately sprang to mind.

  • Thomas Brennan at podium

    Focus and Perspective in Taxation: Tom Brennan receives the Stanley S. Surrey Professorship of Law

    April 13, 2017

    In a lecture marking his appointment as the Stanley S. Surrey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Tom Brennan ’01 delivered a talk titled “Focus and Perspective in Taxation," which addressed the issue of defining economic ownership and also the issue of uncertainty in future tax rates.

  • Harvard Law School scavenger hunt for public interest

    April 12, 2017

    More than 350 students raced through the halls of Harvard Law School solving clues, answering trivia questions, and taking selfies with professors as part of the school's first ever Public Interest Scavenger Hunt, which had students competing for prizes as the community came together to show support for students working in public interest law.

  • Hillary Sale with students

    Bringing boardroom experts to the (seminar) table

    March 29, 2017

    In her Corporate Boards and Governance course at HLS, Hillary Sale ’93, Sullivan and Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law, invites a range of high-profile guest speakers to share their experiences with students and explore complex issues that decision-makers at the highest levels are faced with daily.

  • Lesson from the Big Crash

    March 15, 2017

    Steve Eisman ’88, an investor famed for predicting the 2008 financial crisis, spoke to HLS students in early March about why the economy crashed and whether the administration of President Donald Trump will undo the financial regulations enacted afterward.

  • Diversity in the 1L curriculum explored in spring seminar and lecture series

    February 7, 2017

    During this year’s spring semester, Mark Tushnet, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, is teaching a novel seminar called “Diversity and Social Justice in First Year Classes.” It combines classroom teaching with an eight-part public lecture series examining how issues of diversity and social justice can be integrated into the core 1L classes.

  • A custom-tailored course

    January 25, 2017

    Co-taught by HLS Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen and Nana Sarian, general counsel of Stella McCartney, “Fashion Law Lab,” a nine-day course offered at Harvard Law School during the January term, gave students the opportunity to role-play simulations of scenarios faced by general counsel working in the fashion industry.

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    Sugar stands accused

    January 17, 2017

    Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption — which has risen dramatically over the last century — drives metabolic dysfunction that makes people sick. The hour-long talk was sponsored by Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic and drawn from Taubes’ new book, “The Case Against Sugar.”

  • Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab to collaborate on the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence

    January 11, 2017

    The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund will support interdisciplinary research to ensure that AI develops in a way that is ethical, accountable, and advances the public interest.

  • Diversity and U.S. Legal History

    December 7, 2016

    During the fall 2016 semester, a group of leading scholars came together at Harvard Law School for the lecture series, "Diversity and US Legal History," which was sponsored by Dean Martha Minow and organized by Professor Mark Tushnet, who also designed a reading group to complement the lectures.

  • Austin Hall

    Mack, Rubenstein elected members of the American Law Institute

    November 23, 2016

    The American Law Institute has elected HLS Professors Kenneth Mack ‘91 and William Rubenstein ’86 as members.

  • New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factors affecting players’ health

    November 17, 2016

    The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University today released a set of legal and ethical recommendations to address a series of structural factors that affect NFL player health. The Football Players Health Study is a research initiative composed of several ongoing studies examining the health and wellbeing of NFL players.

  • Rebecca Tushnet

    Rebecca Tushnet joins Harvard Law faculty as Professor of First Amendment Law

    November 14, 2016

    Rebecca Tushnet, a leading First Amendment scholar, will join the faculty of Harvard Law School as the inaugural Frank Stanton Professor of First Amendment Law.

  • Voting rights, big money and Citizens United: Scholars explore issues in election law

    The Electoral College: Here to stay?

    November 7, 2016

    Constitutional Law expert Sanford Levinson focused on the political implications of the Electoral College at HLS on Oct. 21. He emphasized that the U.S. Electoral College system is unique among the election processes of major countries, which tend towards popular vote models, and he connected it to what he terms “the Constitution of settlement."

  • Professor has Ed Portal audience vote on legalization of marijuana

    November 4, 2016

    It’s been eight years since Massachusetts voters decriminalized the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. On Tuesday, they’ll decide whether to tax and regulate the sale and adult consumption of it. The initiative, known as Question 4, would legalize and create a commission to regulate marijuana in Massachusetts.

  • The 2016 Election: Issues and answers with David Gergen

    November 4, 2016

    During Harvard Law School's Fall Reunion weekend, David R. Gergen '67, professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior political analyst for CNN, delivered a keynote address on the 2016 presidential election, sharing his thoughts about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the state of the presidential election.

  • Major gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang will support the Negotiation Workshop

    October 27, 2016

    Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that a $1 million gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang through their family’s YangTse Foundation will expand and enhance the Law School’s signature Negotiation Workshop, an intensive course that combines theory and practice to improve students’ understanding of negotiation and their effectiveness as negotiators.

  • Carol Wang and a group in Afghanistan

    Harvesting Progress

    October 21, 2016

    Carol Wang ’13 spent two years before law school crisscrossing Afghanistan helping nascent small businesses. Now, she and three military veterans who served there are building their own small business designed to boost the nation’s long-troubled economy.

  • Illustration of people standing on floating cubes

    New Technology on the Block

    October 21, 2016

    By now, many people are familiar with bitcoin. What’s less well known is the currency’s technological underpinning, the blockchain, an emergent technology that could reshape financial and property markets, and the legal frameworks that support them.

  • Illustration ot two human figures interacting

    Sharing Ideas for Shareholders—and Others

    October 21, 2016

    The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog has been serving as a forum for exchange of ideas and debate among lawyers, executives, institutional investors, academics and regulators for the past 10 years.

  • Clinic highlights human rights costs of South African gold mining

    October 19, 2016

    South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a new report.

  • Professor Hal Scott

    Program on International Financial Systems celebrates 30 years of research and influence on global financial policy

    October 19, 2016

    In October, The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding the kind of symposium it has been hosting for three decades — convening financial leaders, high-ranking government officials, and distinguished academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues in international finance.

  • Voting rights, big money and Citizens United: Scholars explore issues in election law

    Voting rights, big money and Citizens United: Scholars explore issues in election law

    September 15, 2016

    With the U.S. presidential election weeks away, Harvard Law Today offers a look back at what scholars from campus and beyond had to say in recent months about democracy's challenges in a series of talks on Election Law.

  • Berkman Klein Center announces 2016-2017 community

    August 11, 2016

    A number of new fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates will join the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Food Law clinic sponsors conference focused on food waste, consumer education

    July 28, 2016

    Food recovery entrepreneurs, farmers, business persons, academics, government officials and many others converged at Harvard Law School for two days of learning, strategizing, and networking to address the growing issue of food waste.

  • Coates named to SEC Investor Advisory Committee

    July 12, 2016

    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that HLS Professor John Coates and Former SEC Chairman Elisse Walter are two of three new members appointed to its Investor Advisory Committee. The SEC also reappointed five members whose terms recently expired.

  • Michael R. Klein LL.M. ’67 supports future of cyberspace exploration and study

    July 5, 2016

    Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have announced that Michael R. Klein LL.M. '67 has made a gift of $15 million to the Berkman Center, which in recognition, will now be known as the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

  • At the Asian Leadership Conference, Gasser addresses the challenges of cybersecurity in a ‘hyperconnected’ world

    June 21, 2016

    Urs Gasser, Harvard Law School professor and executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, delivered a presentation last month on "The Future of Cybersecurity" at the Asian Leadership Conference, an annual event bringing together leaders across the globe to discuss and provide solutions to Asia's most pressing challenges.

  • Harvard Law team wins Deans’ Challenge grand prize with MAGIC

    June 16, 2016

    Harvard Law School team wins the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge for MAGIC: career awareness and positive self-image kits, developed by women of color for girls of color.

  • Former CEO of Pfizer Jeff Kindler offers insights from a career in law and business

    June 8, 2016

    This spring, Jeff Kindler ’80, CEO of Centrexion and former chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc, joined the president of the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) Alex Rienzie ’16 for a discussion about Kindler's career, and issues in the business world, particularly as they intersect with the law.

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    Holger Spamann, expert in corporate governance and finance, appointed professor of law at Harvard

    May 10, 2016

    Holger Spamann L.L.M. '01 S.J.D. '09, an expert in corporate governance and finance, has been appointed as a tenured professor of law at Harvard Law School.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Bebchuk, Coates and Fried among top ten corporate and securities articles of 2015

    May 10, 2016

    The Corporate Practice Commentator recently announced the list of the Ten Best Corporate and Securities Articles selected by an annual poll of corporate and securities law academics. The list includes three articles from Harvard Law faculty associated with the Program on Corporate Governance, Professors Lucian Bebchuk, John Coates, and Jesse Fried.

  • Containing Contagion hero image

    Containing Contagion

    May 4, 2016

    According to HLS Professor Hal Scott, nearly eight years after the 2008 crisis, the U.S. financial system is inadequately protected and more at risk than ever. He sounds the alarm in a new book, “Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics,” forthcoming early this summer from MIT Press.

  • Students host mini-symposium on data privacy

    Students host mini-symposium on data privacy

    May 2, 2016

    On April 12, students in Professor of Practice Urs Gasser’s Spring 2016 Comparative Online Privacy Seminar at Harvard Law School hosted a student-led mini-symposium on data privacy in the U.S. and the EU with experts from private companies, law firms, and academia.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Program on International Financial Systems launches global certificate program for regulators of securities markets

    May 2, 2016

    The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) recently launched a joint Global Certificate Program for Regulators of Securities Markets.

  • Mark Wu promoted to professor of law

    World Trade Organization, front and center: A Q&A with Professor Mark Wu

    April 27, 2016

    Mark Wu ’96, an assistant professor at HLS who specializes in international economics and trade law, and lead organizer of the decennial academic conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the most pressing issues affecting trade and the WTO, and how he sees the future of trade policy.

  • Cravath fellows travel globally to experience international and comparative law

    April 15, 2016

    Thirteen Harvard Law School students were selected as the 2016 Cravath International Fellows. The fellows traveled to 12 countries for winter term clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Below, four of those students are highlighted.