Richard W. Clary is a senior partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City and a professor at Harvard Law School.
Richard has been a frequent participant in seminars at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford. He was the co-moderator of two programmes at the Centre: 'Rethinking States, Nations & Constitutions in the 21st Century' and 'The Nation State and the International Order: Constitutions, Revolutions, Security & Global Sources of Law'.
He published through the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society a case study of court enforcement of socio-economic rights, based on his 'Homeless Families with Children' litigation regarding the right to shelter. He presented a draft of the paper at a joint Centre/FLJS workshop that brought together two FLJS programmes, (i) The Social Contract Revisited and (ii) Courts and the Making of Public Policy.
Richard participated in the Putney Debates 2017, addressing theories of representative democracy underlying the United States Constitution. His paper, 'Thoughts from Across the Pond: The US Constitution (1787, 2017)' was subsequently published as part of Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates. He also participated in the Putney Debates 2018, addressing issues of federalism based on the United States' experience.