HLS in the World

This event took place in October 2017. Event photos and videos are available within sessions listings below.

In this gathering of leading lawyers, we will ask and address hard questions about the contributions of law and legal education in tackling crucial issues of justice and human welfare in local communities, the U.S., and around the world.

Faculty, students, and alumni will join in small, faculty-led sessions addressing issues in legal education, the legal profession, law, and society. Through debate, dialogue, storytelling, and informal conversations, our community will delve deeply into questions that reveal why law matters more than ever.

Session topics include:
Advising the President · Conversations with U.S. Senators, Governors, Solicitors General, Federal Judges, International Jurists · Refugee Law · Endless War · National Security vs. Privacy · Artificial Intelligence · New Technologies, New Dilemmas · The Future of Environmental Law · How Human Rights Law Makes a Difference · International Criminal Law · Criminal Justice Reform · Lessons from the Financial Crisis · Great Litigators Re-Argue Marbury v. Madison · Major League Sports Law · Issues in Private Equity · Entertainment Law · Tools for Negotiation · Food Law · Tax Reform · The Domestic Impact of Globalization · The Role of General Counsel · Law and Religion · What’s Next for LGBT Rights?

The event will run in conjunction with reunion weekend events for classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, and the Emeritus Club.

For a complete, alphabetical list of HLS in the World sessions and descriptions, please download our Event List – Alphabetical.

For a list of HLS in the World sessions and descriptions arranged according to time of session, please download our Event List – Session Times.

HLS in the World Events

Even before there was Harvard Law School, there was Marbury v. Madison, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in 1803 establishing the power of the federal judiciary to strike down acts of Congress as unconstitutional and stating the proposition that, in a government of laws, every right must have a remedy. As part of our bicentennial celebration, two of our most famous and celebrated Supreme Court advocates and constitutional law scholars—Laurence Tribe '66, Harvard’s Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor…