• The Past and Future of Guantanamo Bay

    Jonathan Hansen is Senior Lecturer on Social Studies and History at Harvard University. Sabin Willett is a partner at Bingham McCutcheon and has represented numerous Guantanamo detainees. On April 1 the historian and the lawyer shared their thoughts on Guantanamo Bay. CR-CL reports. 1. Sabin Willett: Nine Guantanamo detainees have […]

  • “Arguments Are Cheap,” Says Justice Breyer

    By Katherine Walecka, Courts, Events October 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

    “Arguments are cheap. Briefs are filled with thousands. What matters is what grabs you.” Justice Breyer stopped by Wasserstein on October 1 for an hour of wry advice, reflection, and jokes. Breyer began by discussing the mechanics of the Supreme Court’s work. “Most people think we get cases and say, […]

  • Supreme Court Term in Review 2013

    Amicus, By Chris Havasy, Courts, Events, Sex Equality September 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, September 26th, Harvard Law School held a review of the previous term of the Supreme Court.  The panelists included Professors Charles Fried, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Michael Klarman, Visiting Professor Justin Driver, and the event was moderated by Dean Martha Minow. The panelists first discussed the marriage cases (Windsor and […]

  • Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

    Amicus, By Matt Barno, Criminal Justice, Events September 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

    Last week, Alan Alda stopped by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT to promote his newest PBS documentary, Brains on Trial. The two part series seeks to explore how advancements in neuroimaging technology might one day impact the criminal justice system. (You can watch the documentary here.) Joining […]

  • Could Big Tech be the solution to passing sensible gun laws?

    Amicus, Events February 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm 2 comments

    Guest post by Theresa Borden HLS ’14 On February 19, Professor Lawrence Lessig presented a lecture titled” Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age” in honor of his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Those in attendance would agree that […]

  • CR-CL Presents a Colloquium: "The State of Progressive Constitutional Theory: The Paradox of Constitutional Democracy and the Project of Political Justification"

    Events March 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 5-7PM in Wasserstein 1015 at Harvard Law School, CR-CL will present a colloquium, “The State of Progressive Constitutional Theory: The Paradox of Constitutional Democracy and the Project of Political Justification.” The colloquium honors the forthcoming article by Nimer Sultany exploring the perils and paradoxes inherent in the search for a progressive theory of the United States Constitution. Speakers will include Dean Martha Minow and Professors Karl Klare, Frank Michelman, and Duncan Kennedy.

  • Colloquium Video: "Roper, Graham, and J.D.B.: Re-defining Juveniles' Constitutional Rights"

    Criminal Justice, Education, Events March 21, 2012 at 9:06 am 1 comment

    Article drafts and video of CR-CL’s recent colloquium. On Monday, March 26, 2012, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, in conjunction with the Juvenile Law Center and the Milbank Foundation, presented a colloquium: Roper, Graham, and J.D.B.: Redefining Juveniles’ Constitutional Rights. Guests at the event included Martin Guggenheim of NYU Law School, Marsha Levick and Robert Schwartz of the Juvenile Law Center, Michael Dale, of the Nova Southeastern Law Center, and the Hon. Jay Blitzman, chief judge of the Middlesex County Juvenile Court.

  • Live Blog of Colloquium: "The Right to Comprehensive Educational Opportunity"

    Education, Events October 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm 0 comments

    In his article forthcoming in Volume 47:1 of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, “The Right to Comprehensive Educational Opportunity,” Michael A. Rebell, a professor at Columbia University Teachers College, argues for the recognition of a constitutional right to quality education for all children. The author was joined by Dean Martha Minow, Chair of the Institute for Educational Leadership Marty Blank, and Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville for a panel discussion of his article.

  • Live Blog of Colloquium: "The Case for Local Constitutional Enforcement."

    Events September 27, 2011 at 11:36 am 0 comments

    San Francisco City Attorney Kathleen Morris was joined by Professor David Barron and Professor Gerald Frug of Harvard Law School and Professor Richard Ford of Stanford Law School to discuss whether local governments are powerless instrumentalities of states or whether they should be allowed to pursue constitutional claims on behalf of their constituents. blogged the discussion live.

  • Panel Discussion: Developments in Material Support Law

    The HLS Middle East Law Students Association presents: Developments in Material Support Law
    March 3, 2011 at 6pm, Austin North at Harvard Law School
    This panel will explore the implications of the the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and the current landscape for material support prosecutions in the US.
    Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at HLS, the Islamic Legal Studies Program at HLS, Justice for Palestine at HLS, the National Lawyers Guild – HLS Chapter, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, ACLU-HLS, and ACS.