The Institute for Rebooting Social Media announces its inaugural cohort of visiting scholars
April 8, 2022
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has announced its Institute for Rebooting Social Media’s inaugural cohort of Visiting Scholars.
A tough road for suing gun makers
February 23, 2022
Harvard Law Professor Rebecca Tushnet says that, despite the $73 million settlement between Sandy Hook families and Remington Arms, victims of future gun crimes still ‘face an uphill road.’
Waiving COVID vaccine patent rights? It’s complicated
December 27, 2021
Harvard Law Today recently spoke to Professors Terry Fisher and Ruth Okediji about COVID-19 vaccine challenges in the global south, waiving drug-maker patents, and what they propose to reform the system in time for the next pandemic.
In Memoriam: Lloyd L. Weinreb: 1936–2021
December 26, 2021
Described as one of the great figures in the history of Harvard Law School, Lloyd L. Weinreb ’62, a leading authority on criminal and copyright law, and an HLS professor for nearly a half-century, died Dec. 15, at the age of 85.
‘The algorithm has primacy over media … over each of us, and it controls what we do’
November 18, 2021
Social media’s business model of personalized virality is incompatible with democracy, agreed experts at a recent Harvard Law School discussion on the state of democracy.
Faculty on the move
September 1, 2021
With the start of the academic year, a look at nine faculty who have joined Harvard Law School, been promoted, or taken on new roles in 2021.
Property law scholar Maureen ‘Molly’ Brady named to the tenured faculty at Harvard Law School
August 31, 2021
Maureen E. “Molly” Brady, an expert in property law, was named a professor of law, effective July 1.
May 27, 2021
Keyon Lo LL.M. ’21 hopes to combine his legal and artistic skills to promote fairness and diversity
Memes for Sale? Making sense of NFTs
May 19, 2021
The high-priced sales of creative NFTs have recently become ubiquitous. Harvard Law Today asked intellectual property law expert Rebecca Tushnet to help make sense of the NFT boom.
Last Lecture: Ruth Okediji encourages the graduating class to cultivate the courage to try something new
May 20, 2020
In her Last Lecture, Ruth Okediji encouraged the graduating class to cultivate the courage to try something new.
Harvard Law School Last Lecture Series 2020
May 20, 2020
The 2020 Last Lecture Series is an HLS tradition where selected faculty members impart insight, advice, and final words of wisdom to the graduating class. Speakers this year included Dehlia Umunna, Daphna Renan, Ruth Okediji, and Naz Modirzadeh.
Rebecca Tushnet testifies on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
February 16, 2020
Rebecca Tushnet, the inaugural Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment and a director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, on Feb. 11, on “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act at 22: What is it, why was it enacted, and where are we now?”
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.
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.
Maureen E. “Molly” Brady, an expert in property law, land use law, local government law, legal history and intellectual property law, has joined the Harvard Law School faculty as assistant professor of law.
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.
Few people at Harvard or elsewhere manage to pack more activity into a workday than Memme Onwudiwe '19.
Nearly a decade after Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning shared classified materials with WikiLeaks, the site’s founder, Julian Assange, was arrested in London for his role in the disclosures. The Harvard Gazette recently spoke with three faculty members, including Yochai Benkler, the Harvard Law professor who has publicly defended the disclosure as whistleblowing.