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Our Mission

Our mission is to conduct strategic legal research that mitigates existential risk and promotes the flourishing of future generations, and to build a legal community that shares these concerns.

Our Goals

Strategic Research

Our primary goal is to conduct strategic research that can be used by key actors—for example, policymakers, judges, and litigators—working on the world’s most pressing problems. Our research currently focuses on mitigating existential risk and promoting the flourishing of future generations.

Field Building

We aim to raise awareness about our concern for the long-term future and build a global legal community that shares this concern. We want to bring together researchers and policymakers at every level of seniority and support the most effective ways to use the law to protect future generations and mitigate existential risk.

Our Story

Fall 2018

Idea was born at the EA Group at Harvard Law School

August 2019

First draft of research agenda

February 2020

Legal Priorities Seminar at Harvard Law School

May 2020

Registration as 501(c)(3) nonprofit

July 2020

Start of first Summer Research Fellowship

January 2021

Publication of research agenda

February 2021

Start of the Legal Priorities Lab series

May 2021

Start of second Summer Research Fellowship

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