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Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

In January, it was as if the U.S. Supreme Court were playing host to a tournament of champions for past winners of the Ames Moot Court Competition, with three attorneys who argued Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson having been on teams that won the competition within four years of each other at Harvard Law School.

Bob Bordone’s last lecture: The seven elements of resiliency in hard times

Bob Bordone’s last lecture: The seven elements of resiliency in hard times

Professor Bob Bordone began his talk to the Class of 2017 with words of appreciation: Getting to know them, he said, ‘has been a tremendous gift.” But then he apologized, explaining that he would follow last year’s lecture, “Best Job Ever,” with one with the more sobering title of “Worst Year Ever.”

Two professors, six students, three rooms

Two professors, six students, three rooms

"Notice is hereby given that a law school is established at the University to commence on the first Wednesday in October next,” began the Aug. 9, 1817, advertisement in Boston’s Columbian Centinel, one of many newspapers and journals that touted the opening of a new law school, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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HLS200 Bicentennial Briefs: The Founding of Harvard Law School

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A look back at the radical idea of establishing a professional school - within a university - to study the practice of law.