February 11, 2013
On Feb. 12, Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe ’66, a constitutional law scholar, participated in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.”
The hearing, held by the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, was webcast live on the Senate Judiciary Committee's website and is archived there.
In the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., Tribe participated in a Jan. 8 forum at the Harvard School of Public Health titled “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis.”
On Feb. 15, Harvard Law School will host “Gun violence after the Newtown tragedy: What can legal, public health and other efforts do?” The panel discussion, which will be moderated by HLS Dean Martha Minow, will feature Tribe, along with Professor David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Clinical Professor Ronald Sullivan ’94, director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and, Alan A. Stone, Harvard Law School’s Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry.
The Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard, Tribe has written extensively on the Second Amendment and constitutional law. His most recent book “The Invisible Constitution” was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
Tribe served as the first senior counselor for access to justice, appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama ’91 and Attorney General Eric Holder. He currently serves as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.