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  • Transformers sculptures.

    Property law expert Molly Brady discusses Transformers in Georgetown, nuisance law, land use, and the first amendment

    July 10, 2023

    Harvard Law Professor Molly Brady explains the rights and wrongs of land use and nuisance law.

  • John Goldberg smiling from behind the podium.

    On being a nuisance

    March 28, 2023

    At a lecture celebrating his appointment as the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, John Goldberg explores nuisance law and its implications for “today’s biggest litigation.”

  • Supreme Court Building of the United States

    Supreme Court considers how far Section 230 should go in shielding Google, Twitter and other tech companies

    February 13, 2023

    Harvard Law’s John Palfrey says that lawsuits against Google and Twitter might be among ‘the most consequential Supreme Court cases related to the internet in the technology’s history.’

  • John Goldberg.

    Goldberg recognized for contributions to tort law, scholarship  

    February 2, 2023

    John C.P. Goldberg was honored for his scholarship in the field of tort law as the recipient of the William L. Prosser Award, and the Civil Justice Scholarship Award.

  • A group of women wearing all black and different colored boas on stage.

    Spotlight on climate

    December 14, 2022

    The Tortys, an Oscars-style event celebrating student short films on tort law and justice, takes over Ames Courtroom.

  • Finger pressing a button labeled

    Algorithm nation

    March 14, 2022

    A Harvard Law School reading group debates how the law should manage self-driving cars, A.I.-generated art, and other algorithmic technology.

  • Man and woman wearing face masks, standing on stage at a microphone, looking at a cellular phone and gesturing.

    The Tortys return

    November 24, 2021

    Oscars-style event back in person for its fifth year, celebrating student short films on tort law and justice.

  • Rudolph Giuliani pointing to a highlighting states that could help win the 2020 election

    Disinformation on trial

    February 17, 2021

    Tort law expert and Harvard Law Professor John C.P. Goldberg explains what election technology companies Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems must do to prove their claims of defamation against former former Trump allies, how likely they are to succeed, and whether these types of lawsuits might have an impact in the fight against disinformation.

  • Petrie-Flom 2020 student fellows

    At year-end celebration, Petrie-Flom student fellows present their independent research projects

    April 27, 2020

    Student fellows at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics recently celebrated their fellowships’ end virtually when their capstone meeting moved to Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Illustration

    Getting the Law of Wrongs Right

    April 7, 2020

    In “Recognizing Wrongs,” Goldberg and his co-author argue that much of the criticism of tort law comes from failing to appreciate its character and purposes.

  • Outdoor sunset painting

    HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Winter ’20

    January 7, 2020

    From Imani Perry’s “Breathe” to Ben Shapiro’s “The Right Side of History”

  • Two students smiling.

    Students showcase films on tort law and justice

    December 19, 2019

    A night of glamour at HLS to celebrate student films on tort law and justice.

  • Guhan Subramanian chairing panel discussion

    Catastrophic harms, complicated questions

    October 29, 2019

    With the advent of sweeping disaster comes the complicated question of how properly to compensate victims. The Program on Negotiation at HLS convenes an expert panel on dispute resolution in the wake of mass disasters.

  • JET-Powered Learning

    August 21, 2019

    1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection

  • The Tortys, take two

    The Tortys, take two

    December 7, 2018

    It was Thursday night and the Ames Courtroom was decked out for a Hollywood-style awards ceremony--1Ls and their dates arrived in tuxes and ball gowns while a jazz combo played, and anticipation was in the air. The winter’s first snow was falling outside, but in Austin Hall, the Tortys had come to town.

  • And the 'Torty' goes to...

    And the ‘Torty’ goes to…

    December 13, 2017

    This year, Jon Hanson challenged his torts students to create short documentaries about how tort law might apply to social issues and problems on the edge of the law’s reach. This challenge culminated in the inaugural Torty Awards--a screening and ceremony celebrating their inventive films on climate change, driverless cars, and the Flint water crisis.