Since the fall of 2012, a group of 80 first-year Harvard Law students in Section 6 have participated in an group project in their torts class. The project requires students to research, discuss, and write about a current policy problem for which tort law (or some form of civil liability) might provide a partial solution. Learn more here.


The project was initially imagined, designed, and supervised by, Professor Jon Hanson and teaching fellows Kate Epstein (’13) and Phil Hill (’13). Learn more here.

Frontier Torts Award

Each year, Harvard Law School’s Section Six recognizes a lawyer or team of lawyers who used tort law (or a related form of civil liability) in a particularly path-breaking way to pursue and promote justice.  Learn more here.


See images from Frontier Torts presentations here.


Read stories about the Frontier Torts project here.


Read student reactions to Frontier Torts here.


For more information, contact Jon Hanson at hanson@law.harvard.edu.