Harvard Law Review

The Harvard Law Review is a journal published eight times a year (Nov.-Jun.) in Cambridge, Mass. Founded in 1887, its subject is law and legal scholarship. Its audience is comprised of lawyers, judges, educators, students and other professionals in the judicial system.

Articles from Vol. 124, No. 5, March

Civil Procedure - Personal Jurisdiction - Fifth Circuit Reaffirms That a Defendant's Knowledge of Likely Harm to a Plaintiff in the Forum State Is Insufficient to Create Jurisdiction under Calder V. Jones: Clemens V. McNamee
In its landmark decision Calder v. Jones, (1) the Supreme Court established that the effects of an intentional act committed out of state, but aimed at the forum state and felt by the plaintiff there, create sufficient minimum contacts to establish...
Extraterritoriality
"The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States." Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. [section] 1350 (2006). "We assume...
From Consensus to Collegiality: The Origins of the "Respectful" Dissent
I. INTRODUCTION There is a discrete statement--a speech act (1)--found in nearly all Supreme Court dissents in which the protesting Justice formally registers his disagreement with the majority. (2) In its modern, canonical form, it includes the...
Magistrate Law - Rule 11 Sanctions - Second Circuit Leaves Classification of Magistrate Judges' Rule 11 Sanctions Unresolved: Kiobel V. Millson
The Federal Magistrates Act (1) of 1968 created a class of legal officers whose role is to promote judicial economy by decreasing the burgeoning strain on federal district courts. (2) The Act established that magistrate judges may issue only "recommendations"...
Recent Publications
THE TRIALS OF ACADEME: THE NEW ERA OF CAMPUS LITIGATION. By Amy Gajda. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2009. Pp. x, 334. $35.00. In this well-written new book, Professor Amy Gajda delves into the explosion of university-related litigation...