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Overview of Research Programs at Harvard Law School

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Harvard Law School's research programs and centers produce cutting-edge work in a wide range of fields and disciplines. From civil rights law to cyberlaw, human rights law to law and economics, these "idea laboratories" host lectures, symposia, and conferences that enhance intellectual discourse and debate on campus and beyond. The programs also provide students with valuable research opportunities and the chance to work directly with faculty members on projects at the cores of their scholarly agendas.

Reflecting a commitment to interdisciplinary study and bridge-building between academia and the world of practice, the programs are incubators for new approaches to how law can best address complex problems in a complex world. Together, the programs help make Harvard Law School what has been described as an “Infotopia”—a place where the collaborative efforts of many people can help societies build bodies of accurate and useful knowledge.

Last modified: October 10, 2013

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