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Harvard Law School faculty, students, and alumni frequently discuss issues and weigh in on a variety of topics on local, national, and global media. HLS also produces videos of symposia, lectures, conferences, and other important on-campus events that highlight the vibrant intellectual contributions of our faculty, students, and distinguished lecturers.
“HLS Thinks Big,” an event inspired by the global TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks and modeled after the university's “Harvard Thinks Big” event, was held at Harvard Law School on May 28. Four professors—Daniel Nagin, Glenn Cohen '03, Jeannie Suk '02, and James Greiner—presented on some of their recent work and research.
Earlier this year, Lawrence Lessig marked his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School with a lecture titled "Aaron's Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age." The lecture honored the memory and work of Aaron Swartz, the programmer and activist who took his own life on Jan. 11, 2013 at the age of 26.
On March 12 at Harvard Law School, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and his co-producers, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, joined Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree and two Central Park Five members for a film screening and panel discussion of his new documentary "The Central Park Five," which tells the story of five Black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The event was co-sponsored by Harvard Law School's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, the Prison Studies Project and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
Legal scholar and tireless defender of equal rights Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflected on her career during a discussion with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow before a packed room in Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Hall.
As part of the Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture Series at HLS, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas participated in a discussion with Dean Martha Minow after a day meeting with faculty and students.
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