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  • A Resolution for the UN: How one human rights attorney found her role in international law

    July 1, 2012

    By her 2L year, Regina Fitzpatrick ’08 was dead set on working for the U.N. on a peacekeeping mission. She’d come to HLS with a master’s in human rights after a stint with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The U.N.’s “legitimacy and access to hot spots,” she says, made it her goal. She is now working in Juba, South Sudan, living her dream.

  • The Balancing Act

    May 10, 2012

    In 1932, in a Philadelphia courtroom, a defense attorney representing a man accused of murder cross-examined a police officer. There was nothing unusual about this scene, except that the defense attorney, Raymond Pace Alexander ’23, was black, and the officer he was aggressively questioning was white. This scene is one of many dramatic moments in the new book by HLS Professor Kenneth Mack ’91, “Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer.”

  • William Alford, Na Kyung-won, Ban Ki-moon, and Timothy Shriver

    Alford meets with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    December 23, 2011

    HLS Professor William Alford ’77, a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of Special Olympics International and chair of its research and policy committee, met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in November to discuss disability issues. Alford was a participant in the meeting at the invitation of Timothy Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics, and Na Kyung-won, a member of the South Korean Congress who has been at the forefront of disability rights legislation.

  • Laurent Cohen-Tanug

    The Shape of the World to Come

    December 6, 2011

    Thirty years ago, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi embraced internationalism by leaving France to attend HLS. Today, as a leading international lawyer and public intellectual, he is an architect of a European strategy for globalization.

  • Learning from History: Rebecca Hamilton '07 analyzes a citizens’ advocacy movement from the inside

    Learning from History: Rebecca Hamilton ’07 analyzes a citizens’ advocacy movement from the inside

    July 27, 2011

    Rebecca Hamilton ’07 has traveled extensively in Sudan, interviewing powerful generals in the north and refugees in Darfur who had survived murderous government raids. But that was easy, she says, compared to the delicate task of talking about the book that resulted. “Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide” is a look at the advocacy movement that Hamilton was part of and which she has now come to critique.

  • Summer 2011, Jan Fiala

    Our Man in Central Europe

    July 1, 2011

    A few weeks before he received his LL.M. from Harvard Law last year, János Fiala was handed a victory by the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Goldberg and students provide analysis to Gulf Coast Claims Facility administrator

    July 1, 2011

    This fall, Professor John Goldberg, a tort law specialist at Harvard Law School, unexpectedly found himself engaged in a research project that could impact the lives of thousands of Americans. And it needed to be completed in a matter of weeks.

  • Committee on Capital Markets Regulation offers students the chance to whisper in the Treasury secretary’s ear

    July 1, 2011

    Since the financial crisis hit, HLS Professor Hal Scott and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, an independent research organization which he directs, have been working double time making recommendations on financial regulatory reform through white papers, major reports and testimony before Congress.

  • Stephen F. Gates ’72 (M.B.A. ’72)

    Stephen Gates reflects on a career as general counsel for ’Fortune 10’ companies (video)

    February 8, 2011

    In a Jan. 27 talk titled “Line of Fire: On Being a 'Fortune 10' General Counsel," sponsored by the HLS Program on the Legal Profession, Stephen F. Gates ’72 (M.B.A. ’72) addressed the role and responsibilities of in-house counsel in today’s changing world of legal practice, and he spoke candidly about some of the specific situations he has faced in the “line of fire.”

  • Tim Wu: The Master Switch

    Tim Wu looks at the rise and fall of information empires

    January 20, 2011

    HLS Visiting Professor Timothy Wu ’92 spoke at Harvard Law School on Jan. 11 about his new book, “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires.” Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School.

  • Professor Gráinne de Búrca

    De Búrca studies the European Union as a model of transnational governance

    January 1, 2011

    Professor Gráinne de Búrca calls EU law “history in the making, a process of integration that’s taking place and changing before our eyes.” When she first taught the subject in Europe—at Oxford and then the European University Institute in Florence, Italy—it was a question of interpreting the region’s emergent law.

  • Alan Khazei and Brooke Richie

    Advice to future social entrepreneurs: “Go for it”

    November 23, 2010

    Beginning in 2013, Harvard Law School’s new Public Service Venture Fund will provide $1 million per year in grants to support new and recent graduates who will be working for public service employers, and also to support those who want to start their own organizations. With this commitment, the School is enhancing its focus on entrepreneurship in general and social entrepreneurship specifically—to encourage current students to pursue their own ideas and to prepare students who might want to apply for support from the fund and other sources of assistance for public service enterprises.

  • Noah Feldman and David French

    French and Feldman mine Supreme Court’s decision in Martinez religion case

    September 15, 2010

    In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 last June that a public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students. On Sept. 8, the Harvard Federalist Society sponsored a discussion of Martinez and its implications for religious freedom.

  • Radhika Coomaraswamy LL.M. ’82 with children

    A Most Disarming Warrior

    July 20, 2010

    A U.N. advocate is fighting to protect children from armed conflicts

  • Charles Hamilton Houston

    The Supreme Court limits life sentences for juveniles, citing Houston Institute brief

    May 24, 2010

    On May 16, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed may not be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Justice Anthony Kennedy ’61 wrote the opinion for a 6-3 Court, citing a brief submitted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at HLS, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

  • Clockwise from top L: Pauli Murray, Charles Hamilton Houston '22 S.J.D. '23, Raymond Pace Alexander '23, and Ben Davis '29

    Black and Crimson

    February 11, 2010

    Charles Hamilton Houston ’22 S.J.D. ’23, Raymond Pace Alexander ’23, Ben Davis ’29 and William Hastie ’30 S.J.D. ’33—all of these black civil rights attorneys graduated from Harvard Law School within a 10-year period.

  • Socratic But Not Scary

    January 1, 2010

    It’s Tuesday afternoon in a Pound Hall classroom. The Socratic method is in use, and the class is engaged. But the professor is a Harvard Law student and he is teaching 13 teenagers—all involved in the juvenile justice system.

  • Man standing in a room with lots of pictures behind him on the wall

    Shutter Speed: 65 Years

    January 1, 2010

    A few years ago, retired Judge Bentley Kassal ’40 began giving talks on his World War II experience: He was an air intelligence officer who participated in three invasions and was recognized by the U.S. Army with a Bronze Star for “meritorious service in direct support of combat operations.”

  • First Fiction

    January 1, 2010

    “Stubborn as a Mule,” is set at a small liberal arts college in Maine. The school’s president, a right-wing economist, tries to unseat a Republican Senate moderate (and HLS grad).

  • Summer 2009

    Spain said ‘yes’ to gay marriage. Two American law students went there to see what we can learn from it.

    July 1, 2009

    In 2007, when Erika Rickard was a 2L at Harvard Law, same-sex marriage had been legal in Massachusetts for more than three years. By that…

  • A Price Paid for Conviction

    July 1, 2009

    In the 1950s, the HLS Bulletin asked for alumni updates just as it does today. “Please send us news about yourself, your classmates and other alumni—anything interesting for the Harvard Law School Bulletin,” read the form from Harrison S. Dimmitt ’25, the Bulletin editor. Among those who replied was Benjamin J. Davis ’28, a leading figure in the American Communist Party, who was also a civil rights attorney and a former New York city councilman.