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  • Winter 2008

    Robert E. Keeton, 1919-2007

    December 1, 2008

    Professor Emeritus Robert E. Keeton S.J.D. ’56, a pre-eminent scholar of insurance law, torts and trial tactics who served as a U.S. District Court judge for 27 years, died July 2 at the age of 87.

  • Winter 2008

    The Minister of Thought

    December 1, 2008

    Two years ago, HLS Professor Roberto Unger LL.M. ’70 S.J.D. ’76 publicly denounced the government of his native Brazil, calling it “the most corrupt in history.” He also called for the impeachment of its president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known throughout Brazil as “Lula.”

  • Jon D. Hanson in conversation at his desk

    In chair lecture, Hanson explores the mechanics of human decision-making and its impact on the law

    November 10, 2008

    Individual free choice, an idea that permeates common sense and legal theory, assumes that actions reflect the stable preferences of individual actors. Individuals are responsible for their actions (that is, their preference-driven choices), and laws can therefore be designed on that assumption.

  • Affirmative action is still necessary, says O’Connor in HLS keynote address

    October 27, 2008

    Not enough progress has been made toward racial equality in education, said former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at Harvard Law School last week. She called for the continuation of race-based affirmative action, in her keynote address at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute’s conference, “Charting New Pathways to Participation & Membership.”

  • Jane Willis and Kate Bosworth

    How One Lawyer Went From Being a Shark at the Blackjack Table to a Shark In the Courtroom

    October 1, 2008

    Although she is now a partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Jane Willis ’94 credits much of her success as a litigator to a simple strategy she learned outside the law firm and the courtroom—at the blackjack table.

  • A River Runs Through It

    September 29, 2008

    When Tony Rossmann ’71 started his own law practice in Sacramento, Calif., in 1976, he never expected he would help bring about one of the largest river restoration projects in the West.

  • Steve Emery ’89 and Mark Van Norman ’86

    For the Next Generations

    July 17, 2008

    Last summer, in South Dakota, when Steve Emery ’89 was made chief of the Prairie Dwelling Lakota, he was given the name Naca Wamni Omni (Chief Whirlwind). The name was meant to reflect his power with words, and the honor was the culmination of a career spent advocating for the sovereignty of his people—a mission he has shared with his brother, Mark Van Norman ’86.

  • Professor Harold Berman at the podium

    Harold J. Berman, 1918-2007

    November 13, 2007

    Professor Emeritus Harold J. Berman, an expert on comparative, international, and Soviet law as well as legal history and philosophy and the intersection of law and religion, died November 13. He was 89. Known for his energetic and outgoing personality, Berman recently celebrated his 60th anniversary as a law professor.

  • Clark Byse in 1983 in his office with his dog

    Clark Byse, 1912-2007

    October 9, 2007

    Professor Emeritus Clark Byse, celebrated as much for his toughness in teaching as for his warmth and kindness to students and colleagues, died Oct. 9. He was 95.