Skip to content

Latest from HLS News Staff

  • HLS Expands Loan Forgiveness Program

    July 25, 2000

    Dean Robert Clark '72 announced this spring an extensive expansion of Harvard Law School's loan forgiveness program, making it one of the most generous programs of its kind in the country.

  • The test of the Binding of Isaac

    July 18, 2000

    In his new book The Genesis of Justice (Warner Books, 2000), Professor Alan Dershowitz reflects on how stories in the first book of the Bible - replete with unpunished wrongdoing by flawed heroes and the actions and commands of an inscrutable God - set down the groundwork for later laws.

  • In Memoriam – Summer 2000

    July 18, 2000

    1920-29 | 1930-39 | 1930-39 | 1940-49 | 1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1990-1999 1920-1929 Charles F. Albert ’26 S.J.D. ’27 of Cambridge, Mass., died December 21, 1999. Stanley

  • James Vorenberg [1928-2000]

    July 18, 2000

    Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 72, the ninth dean of Harvard Law School, former Watergate associate special prosecutor, and first chair of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, died on April 12, 2000, of cardiac arrest.

  • A better world for fans

    July 18, 2000

    Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. '65 scores one for sports fans in his new book Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better for Fans (Harvard University Press, 2000).

  • The Dean of Solo Practitioners

    July 18, 2000

    Oscar Fendler '33 has always done things his own way. He remains the only graduate of HLS to ever practice law in Blytheville, Ark.

  • Letter to a Recent Graduate

    July 18, 2000

    Among the Law School’s collection of letters, manuscripts, and published works of Justice Joseph Story, Dane Professor of Law from 1829 to 1845, is a letter written March 26, 1832, from Story to Charles C. Convers, who graduated the year before.

  • A Sense of Securities: J. Sinclair Armstrong ’41

    July 18, 2000

    J. Sinclair Armstrong '41 credits the faculty at the School in preparing him for his life and career. He has also taught himself to conquer new fields of expertise, and to face new challenges at the top levels of government and business.

  • Auction 2000 Breaks Fund-raising Record

    July 18, 2000

    As the crowd cheers him on, Kyle Cauthron '02 (center) vies for a fly-fishing trip to Montana, one of the most coveted items up for bid at this year's public interest auction.

  • The Great Negotiator

    July 18, 2000

      Credit: Nicki Pardo This spring former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace negotiations that led to the “Good Friday Agreement”…

  • Klein Makes Case against Microsoft

    July 18, 2000

    Joel Klein ’71, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and head attorney in the government’s recent victory against Microsoft, addressed…

  • The Vulnerability of the Middle Class

    July 18, 2000

    Despite today's booming economy, the number of middle-class families filing for bankruptcy in America is soaring, according to Professor Elizabeth Warren, Teresa Sullivan, and Jay Westbrook, coauthors of a new study, The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Yale University Press, 2000).

  • Rakoff Named First Dean of the J.D. Program

    July 18, 2000

    Todd Rakoff '75, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law since 1996 and a member of the faculty since 1979, will begin in July in the new position of dean of the J.D. program.

  • Uncommon Decency

    July 18, 2000

    In his new book, The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (Beacon Press, 2000), Professor Joseph Singer '81 explores the cultural, moral, religious, and legal traditions that define our understanding of property.

  • The Original Defenders

    July 5, 2000

    The Harvard Defenders celebrated 50 years of serving indigent criminal defendants with a tribute to the original members of the group from the Class of 1950.

  • Panel Examines Influence of Popular Culture on Criminal Defense

    July 5, 2000

    A panel that included many former members of the Harvard Defenders marked the 50th anniversary of the group by examining the widely misunderstood role of the defender in the courtroom and in society.

  • Memorial Service for Professor Gary Bellow

    May 25, 2000

    A memorial service was held for Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow on Thursday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. A reception followed in Pound Hall, Ropes-Gray Room, 2nd floor, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

  • Professor Byse Receives Boston University Award

    May 12, 2000

    Clark Byse, Harvard Law School Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Emeritus, has received the Silver Shingle Award from Boston University's School of Law.

  • Memorial Service for Professor James Vorenberg

    May 10, 2000

    A memorial service will be held for Professor James Vorenberg, former Harvard Law School Dean, on May 10 at 2 p.m. in Memorial Church, Harvard University. A reception will follow in the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge.

  • HLS Expands Pioneering Loan Forgiveness Program

    April 28, 2000

    Dean Robert C. Clark has announced an extensive expansion of Harvard Law School's loan forgiveness program, making it one of the most generous programs of its kind in the country.

  • Law School Improves Financial Aid Program

    April 28, 2000

    Harvard Law School has announced improvements to the overall financial aid program.