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On a raw and rainy winter day in Boston, in a small room at Harvard Business School, two teams of students sit facing each other across a conference table. Each team is made up of two HBS students playing the roles of corporate executives at major drug companies, and an HLS student acting as their corporate attorney.
Debating what Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow called “one of the most important public policy issues and one of the most important constitutional issues,” three law professors offered different perspectives on whether the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act violates the commerce clause of the Constitution and infringes on personal liberties.
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William Stuntz, a renowned scholar of criminal justice at Harvard Law School, an evangelical Christian and a teacher beloved by students and colleagues, died March 15 after a long battle with cancer.
Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 has released an article detailing U.S. government and news media censorship of WikiLeaks after the organization released the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs and U.S. State Department diplomatic cables in 2010.
A number of important conferences were hosted by HLS faculty and students this semester.
Henry Smith is the director of Harvard Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law. In conjunction with the project, which he launched in the fall of 2010 with Professors John Goldberg and George Triantis, a Private Law Workshop is being held this term for the first time.
Three renowned scholars and practitioners will be joining the HLS faculty in the fall: Jacob Gersen as a professor of law, and Nancy Gertner and Stephen Shay as professors of practice. Gabriella Blum LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’03 has been promoted from assistant professor to professor of law.
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