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Charles Nesson

William F. Weld Professor of Law at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Tort Law and Theory: Class Action Law
  • Cyber Law and Policy and the Internet: Digital Technology
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Cyber Law and Policy and the Internet: Cyberlaw
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Law and Procedure: Organized Crime

Major works

Murray, Peter L., Eric Green & Charles R. Nesson. Problems, Cases and Materials on Evidence (Aspen Law and Business 3rd ed. 2001); Nesson, Charles R. "Constitutional Hearsay: Requiring Foundational Testing and Corroboration under the Confrontation Clause," 81 Virginia Law Review 149 (1995); Nesson, Charles R. "Incentives to Spoliate Evidence in Civil Litigation: The Need for Vigorous Judicial Action," 13 Cardozo Law Review 793 (1991).

About Me

Professor Nesson charted the early field of Internet law in 1997 when he helped found the Berkman Center. Nesson has taught evidence, criminal law, trial law, torts, and ethics for Harvard Law School and continues to incorporate cutting-edge technology into his classes. He graduated from Harvard College in 1960 with a degree in mathematics and received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1963, summa cum laude. Before joining the law school faculty in 1966, Nesson clerked for Justice John Marshall Harlan of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked as a special assistant to John Doar in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

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