John Palfrey '01, a director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Jonathan Zittrain '95, one of the world's leading experts on the legal policy issues surrounding the Internet, have accepted offers to join the tenured faculty at HLS.
Their appointments follow on the heels of three other tenure hires earlier this year: Cass Sunstein '78, Michael Klarman and Anne Alstott.
In addition to the new tenured professors, six other scholars will join the full time faculty: Professor of Practice Ashish Nanda; Assistant Professors of Law I. Glenn Cohen '03, Benjamin Roin '05 and Benjamin Sachs; and Clinical Professors Wendy Jacobs '81 and Phillip Malone.
Professor of Law
Zittrain is currently the professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University. A pioneer in the field of cyberlaw, he co-founded the Berkman Center in 1998 and will now serve as one of its faculty co-directors.
The author of the new book “The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It,” Zittrain connects theory to experimentation and building tools for and on the Internet. He is also a co-editor, with Palfrey, of “Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering,” which documents censorship around the world. He pioneered the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, as part of what would become the OpenNet Initiative.
In addition to his J.D., Zittrain holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.S. from Yale in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.
Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Library and Information Resources
Executive director of the Berkman Center, and formerly a clinical professor of law, Palfrey is charged with expanding the HLS library’s reach and services through digital innovation. He will work to expand online access to the resources of the library—the most comprehensive collection of university-maintained legal resource materials in the world.
Palfrey will remain a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center. He is co-author of the forthcoming “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.” He is a co-principal investigator on the OpenNet Initiative and was recently a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
In addition to his J.D., Palfrey holds an A.B. from Harvard and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge.
Three of Harvard Law School's newest faculty appointments will bring additional strength to the school's clinical offerings and also to its expertise on management in the legal profession.
Professor of Practice
Nanda, newly appointed as HLS's first-ever professor of practice, has been an adjunct professor at the school, research director of the Program on the Legal Profession and faculty chair of the HLS Executive Education program.
He was a Harvard Business School professor for 13 years, receiving the Henry B. Arthur and Center in Ethics and the Professions fellowships. With HBS Professor Tom DeLong, he co-wrote "Professional Services: Text & Cases," the first casebook on professional service firm management. Nanda has advised law and professional service firms on a variety of management issues and was an executive with India's Tata Group before coming to Harvard.
He holds an A.M. in economics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard Business School.
Wendy Jacobs '81
Clinical Professor of Law
After serving as a partner at Foley Hoag in Boston for 17 years, Jacobs came to HLS in 2007 as director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. At Foley Hoag, she worked almost exclusively on environmental matters, covering a variety of issues, and she led the firm's pro bono program, which was ranked first in the Boston area and 16th in the nation during her tenure. Earlier, she worked as an appellate lawyer and special litigator in the environmental division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
In addition to her J.D., she holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Clinical Professor of Law
A co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Cyberlaw Clinic since 2004, Malone came to the law school in 2001 as a Victor H. Kramer Fellow. His research then focused on encouraging and preserving innovation in the technology industry and on evolving competition policy in the computer industry. Previously, he spent more than 20 years as a federal prosecutor and attorney with the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was the lead career counsel in the the government's antitrust case against Microsoft.
He holds a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law and an A.B. from Harvard College.
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