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We were thrilled to host Virtual Fall Reunion 2021 on Saturday, December 11, for the classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1976, 1981, and 1986. While it wasn’t the same as celebrating in person, we at the Law School hope that if you were able to attend Virtual Fall Reunion 2021, you enjoyed the program. For those Reunion alumni who were not able to attend, participants heard from:

  • Dean Manning ’85 and President Bacow ’76, during the Conversation with Dean Manning & President Bacow;
  • Einer R. Elhauge ’86Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Law, William B. Rubenstein ’86Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, andCarol S. Steiker ’86Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law on teaching at their alma mater.

The full program and speaker bios can be found below, as well as access to your class Virtual Red Book. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Red Book

We’ve created a dynamic online class report, the Virtual Red Book, that we hope will help you reconnect with your classmates during this time of social distancing. The Virtual Red Book will allow you to easily view your classmates’ profile details, read their essays and remembrances, and view the photos they’ve uploaded from their professional and personal lives.

The deadline for reviewing or updating your profile was Sunday, May 2. Submissions are now closed, but we encourage you to view your classmates’ profiles at the following links:

Virtual Red Book Pages


Viewing the Virtual Red Book requires you to claim your HarvardKey if you haven’t done so yet. HarvardKey is the University’s single, convenient log-in for access to online resources, providing simpler, more secure access to the University’s applications and services.

  • If you have not set up your HarvardKey:
    • Visit and click on the Claim Your HarvardKey link.
    • Click the Alumni tab and follow the instructions
    • Please note: You will need your unique 10-digit HAA ID number. You can find this number in the emails you receive regarding Reunion.
  • Once you have your HarvardKey:
    • Visit the Virtual Red Book site and log in using your HarvardKey user name and password.
    • Review and/or update your profile, going through each screen until you receive the message, “Thank you for reviewing/updating your information!”

Questions regarding your HarvardKey?
Please contact HLS Alumni Records at

Questions regarding the Virtual Red Book?
Please contact Harvard Law School Alumni Relations


12PM-1PM: Conversation with Dean Manning and President Bacow

  • John F. Manning ’85, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law
  • Lawrence S. Bacow ’76, President of Harvard University

1:15PM-2:15PM: Teaching at the Alma Mater, featuring:

  • Einer R. Elhauge ’86, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Law
  • William B. Rubenstein ’86, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law
  • Carol S. Steiker ’86, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law
  • Moderator: Dean John F. Manning ’85

Speaker Bios

Lawrence S. Bacow ’76, President of Harvard University

Bacow was the Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership and served as a member of the Harvard Corporation, the university’s principal governing board. One of the most widely experienced leaders in American higher education, known for his commitment to expanding student opportunity, catalyzing academic innovation, and encouraging universities’ civic engagement and service to society, Bacow is the former President of Tufts University and past Chancellor and Chair of the Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John F. Manning ’85, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law

John F. Manning is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, whose faculty he joined in 2004. He was Bruce Bromley Professor of Law from 2007–2017 and Deputy Dean from 2013–2017. Prior to coming to Harvard, Manning was the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he began teaching in 1994. Manning teaches administrative law, federal courts, legislation and regulation, separation of powers, and statutory interpretation. His writing focuses on statutory interpretation and structural constitutional law. Manning is a co-editor of Hart & Wechsler’s Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed., 2009) (with Richard Fallon, Daniel Meltzer, and David Shapiro), and Legislation and Regulation (2d ed., 2013) (with Matthew Stephenson). Prior to entering teaching, Manning served as an assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice (1991-94), an associate in the D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1989-91), and an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (1986-88).

Einer R. Elhauge ’86Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Law

Einer Elhauge is the Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Founding Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics.  He served as Chairman of the Antitrust Advisory Committee to the Obama Campaign.  He teaches a gamut of courses ranging from Antitrust, Contracts, Corporations, Legislation, and Health Care Law.  Before coming to Harvard, he was a Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and clerked for Judge Norris on the 9th Circuit and Justice Brennan on the Supreme Court.  He received both his A.B. and his J.D. from Harvard, graduating first in his law school class. 

William B. Rubenstein ’86Bruce Bromley Professor of Law

William Rubenstein is the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches and writes primarily about complex litigation.

Professor Rubenstein is the author, co-author, or editor of four books and more than a dozen scholarly articles, as well as dozens of shorter publications, most of which concern complex litigation. Since 2008, Professor Rubenstein has edited Newberg on Class Actions: he is the sole author of the 10-volume treatise’s Fifth Edition and is in the process of writing the Sixth Edition, Newberg and Rubenstein on Class Actions (6th ed. forthcoming 2022).  Professor Rubenstein has litigated, consulted, and served as an expert witness in class action lawsuits.  Federal courts have appointed Professor Rubenstein to provide his expertise on issues ranging from class certification to attorney’s fees, and to serve as a mediator, in complex class actions and MDLs. 

Carol S. Steiker ’86Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law

Carol Steiker is the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she serves as the Dean’s Special Advisor for Public Service. She also served as Faculty Co-Director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Policy Program from 2015-2020. Professor Steiker specializes in the broad field of criminal justice, where her work ranges from substantive criminal law to criminal procedure to institutional design, with a special focus on capital punishment. Her most recent books are Comparative Capital Punishment, co-edited with her brother Jordan Steiker (Edward Elgar 2019) and Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, co-authored with Jordan Steiker (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2016).