Randall Kennedy on the career of Thurgood Marshall

In October, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School hosted “The Career of Thurgood Marshall,” an event that examined the impact the activist lawyer, court of appeals judge, Solicitor General, and Supreme Court Justice. In his presentation, Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy focused on neglected features of Marshall’s … Read more Randall Kennedy on the career of Thurgood Marshall

HLS Library Book Talk | Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission

As part of its book talk series this Fall, the Harvard Law School Library hosted John C.P. Goldberg, deputy dean and Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, and Henry Smith, Fessenden Professor of Law and director of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law, for a discussion of “Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission,” co-edited … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission

Ames Moot Court Competition 2019

The case, United States Department of Interior v. Bryce Caldwell, was argued on Nov. 12, at the Ames Moot Court Competition. The presiding judges were Merrick Garland ’77, of the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit; Michelle Friedland of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Amul Thapar, … Read more Ames Moot Court Competition 2019

R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal: Mark Elliott and Alison Young

A discussion held at the University of Cambridge on 18 November 2019, with Sir Patrick Elias, Professor Mark Elliott, and Professor Alison Young. The event was hosted by the Centre for Public Law. In R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2019] UKSC 22, the Supreme Court, by 4 judgments to 3, concluded that a … Read more R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal: Mark Elliott and Alison Young

HLS Library Book Talk | Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Papp Kamali’s book “Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England” was the subject of a recent talk and discussion hosted by the Harvard Law School Library, part of a regular series that features books by faculty, alumni and other scholars affiliated with the university and beyond. Kamali’s book explores the role … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

HALB presents Mandy DeFilippo ‘00, Global Head of Risk Management at Morgan Stanley

As part of the Harvard Association for Law and Business’ “Dream Big” series, Mandy DeFilippo ‘00 joined Genevieve Antono ’21 for an engaging and inspiring fireside chat to discuss her career path, as well as her top tips on leadership and success for early-career professionals. DeFilippo is a Managing Director and Global Head of Risk … Read more HALB presents Mandy DeFilippo ‘00, Global Head of Risk Management at Morgan Stanley

Corruption and Anticorruption: A talk by Professor Matthew Stephenson

On October 30, in celebration of his appointment as the Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Matthew Stephenson ’03 gave a talk titled “Corruption and Anticorruption,” a primary focus of his research and scholarship at Harvard Law School. In particular, Stephenson’s research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the … Read more Corruption and Anticorruption: A talk by Professor Matthew Stephenson

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Discusses Digital Technology Ethics

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed technology ethics at a Harvard Law School event on Nov. 1. Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the event — titled “Ethics of Digital Transformation” — was moderated by HLS Professor of Practice Urs Gasser, Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center. Panelists also included … Read more German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Discusses Digital Technology Ethics

HALB presents Matt Levine: Money Stuff and Life Stuff

Matt Levine joined Amy Aixi Zhang ’20 for a lively fireside chat to discuss his popular newsletter, Money Stuff. The conversation spanned a wide range of topics, from Levine’s illustrious career to his thoughts on the newsletter as a modern medium for reaching readers and whether he has a chuckle test for his subjects. The … Read more HALB presents Matt Levine: Money Stuff and Life Stuff

HLS Library Book Talk | When Should Law Forgive?

The Harvard Law School Library recently celebrated Martha Minow’s latest book, “When Should Law Forgive?” with a panel discussion featuring colleagues from Harvard Law School and Harvard University. Crimes and violations of the law require punishment, and our legal system is set up to punish, but what if the system was recalibrated to also weigh … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | When Should Law Forgive?

HLS Library Book Talk | In Hoffa’s Shadow

In the recently-released “In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth,” Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith tells the story of Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, Jimmy Hoffa’s right-hand man and suspected killer–and Goldsmith’s stepfather. As a young man, Goldsmith revered O’Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | In Hoffa’s Shadow

Faculty Voices | Urs Gasser on AI governance and advising the German government

In a short Q&A, Harvard Law professor Urs Gasser discusses his work on governance of artificial intelligence; German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s November visit to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; and advising Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of the German Digital Council. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center … Read more Faculty Voices | Urs Gasser on AI governance and advising the German government

Elections, online manipulation and cyber threats: Justice Hanan Melcer on Israel’s 2019 Elections

As the 2020 U.S. Presidential election heats up, we are seeing increased attention to campaigning, both legal and illegal, on social media. Bots and trolls, hyper-targeted advertising and dark ads all raise sustained concerns about how strategic interventions on social media will affect elections in democratic societies. Israel went through two full election campaigns in … Read more Elections, online manipulation and cyber threats: Justice Hanan Melcer on Israel’s 2019 Elections

Clinic Stories | Adeyemi Adediran ’21 goes to the Seventh Circuit

Follow the journey of a second year Harvard Law student, Adeyemi Adediran ’21, from the Federal Tax Clinic, as he prepares to argue an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a military veteran forced to pay back taxes on $500K he didn’t know his wife had embezzled. … Read more Clinic Stories | Adeyemi Adediran ’21 goes to the Seventh Circuit