A group of experts dedicated to grappling with the themes outlined in the Constitution gathered for an afternoon panel discussion at Harvard Law School to explore the importance of civics education.
Panel discusses “Forum on Food Labeling: Putting the Label on the Table,” in a presentation by the Harvard Food Law Society.
In remarks at Harvard Law School, Professor Lawrence Lessig eulogized Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz and proposed a closer examination of minor versus major cyberspace crimes and what he called “extremism in prosecuting computer laws.”
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to reflect on her 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court.
Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon whose national day of commemoration is Monday, was no stranger to Harvard University.
In a pioneering first, the Harvard Law School Library has used its eight collections on celebrated jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to aggregate a hyperaccessible digital “suite” that scholars and the public can search, browse, and tag.
Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter dusted off his robes to preside over this year’s Ames Moot Court Competition finals, where two teams of Harvard Law School students went head-to-head on the constitutionality of “Buy American” laws.
Tribal judges, policymakers, and scholars made the trip to Harvard Law School for a conference examining crime and punishment among Native Americans.
During an Askwith Forum discussion on college affirmative action, highlighted by the pending Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the speakers said that any decision should include as its backdrop a sense of that Southern state’s history.
Political pundit, author, and Supreme Court watcher Jeffrey Toobin offered an inside look at the nation’s top judicial body during a discussion at Sanders Theatre on Thursday.
Author and Harvard Law School graduate John Osborn Jr. rose to fame in the ’70s with the publication of his book “The Paper Chase” about his experience at the School. He sat down for a Q-and-A session with Dean Martha Minow on the book’s 40th anniversary.
The Harvard Law School Library’s “Dying Speeches” collection of English crime broadsides — street literature sold at public executions — is one of the largest in the world and the first to be completely digitized.
Over many months, a Harvard Law School team put in long hours to craft a legal brief, hoping to sway a Supreme Court decision that will affect the fate of lawsuits regarding international human rights.
A Harvard law professor, former judge, and ardent feminist points to the cultural impediments that have stalled feminism’s quest for an equal workplace.
At an event sponsored by the Harvard Law School (HLS) American Constitution Society on Tuesday, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, author of "Republic Lost,” and Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” reviewed the impact that Citizens United has had on the political process.
Legal analysts at a Harvard Medical School forum differ over whether a law allowing death with dignity or assisted suicide for terminally ill patients is right for Massachusetts. But they agreed that similar laws in Oregon and Washington have not proven to be a “slippery slope” that endangered vulnerable patients.
The Harvard Law School teams in the showdown round of the Ames Moot Court Competition tried to persuade a panel headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to change the law of the land.
Prohibitions on marijuana use do more harm than good, and it’s time the federal government stepped away from the issue altogether, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told a crowd at Harvard Law School Oct. 18.
Through its Nuremberg Trials Project, the Harvard Law School Library is digitizing parts of a massive trove of records from the postwar trials of high-ranking Nazi political and military leaders.
Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, outlines the security paradigm shift in the run-up to 9/11 and the factors to consider when creating a new legal architecture to fight terrorism.
Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver a lecture titled “The Constitution and the Question of Power” at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Emerson Hall, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.
The work of a Harvard history professor has bolstered the case of a group of elderly Kenyans who are seeking reparations from the British government for rape, castration, beatings, and other abuses that they say occurred during colonial-era efforts to suppress Kenya's Mau Mau uprising.
Joseph Sellers, a lead attorney in the class action suit against Wal-Mart Stores, discussed the background of the workplace discrimination case and his experience arguing it before the Supreme Court.
A panel of legal scholars examined whether health care reform is constitutional during a panel at Harvard Law School.