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  • Peter Allan Atkins ’68: A consummate corporate lawyer

    April 25, 2000

    Although Peter Allan Atkins ’68 dismisses "star" labels, preferring to be viewed as an all-around corporate lawyer, the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner is nationally acclaimed as a mergers and acquisitions expert.

  • Parenting Choices, Professor Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez

    April 25, 2000

    In their new book, excerpted below, Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez present their views of American legal doctrine and social policies that have influenced and still govern procreation and parenting by persons with retardation.

  • The Human Rights Program at fifteen

    April 25, 2000

    Professor Henry Steiner '55, founder of the program, reflects on the agenda of HRP at Harvard and beyond, and the HLS graduates "battling in the trenches" for the human rights movement worldwide.

  • Zolt Named Director of ITP

    April 16, 2000

    Eric Zolt has been appointed Director of the International Tax Program at Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor of Law, and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organizations effective July 1, 2000.

  • Abram Chayes, 77

    April 16, 2000

    International Law Professor Abram Chayes, 77, who served as the Kennedy Administration's chief international lawyer at the height of the Cold War and who taught at Harvard Law School for over four decades, died on Sunday, April 16 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Professor Gary Bellow, 64

    April 13, 2000

    Pioneering public interest Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow, founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School¹s Clinical Programs, died on April 13, 2000, of cardiac arrest at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was a resident of Boston.

  • Zittrain Testimony on Internet Taxation

    April 12, 2000

    My name is Jonathan Zittrain, and I am the executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where I also teach on Internet-related subjects as a lecturer on law. Among my research interests is the taxation of Internet commerce, and last year I wrote an article (attached) for the National Tax Journal on the subject with Prof. Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago.

  • Professor James Vorenberg, Ninth Dean of HLS

    April 12, 2000

    Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 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.

  • Hearsay: Summer 1999

    September 25, 1999

    “Outside of this context of shared assumptions, e-mail functions like bad poetry where any meaning can be put into the e-mail depending on what you’re…

  • 87th Ames Explores How Far Media Can Go

    September 25, 1999

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Laurence H. Silberman ’61 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit presided over the 87th Annual Ames Moot Court Competition in the case of Ride-A-Long Productions, Inc. and Ames Broadcasting Co., Inc. v. Suzanne Rogers and Michelle Rogers.

  • An Active Lawyer’s Life

    September 25, 1999

    Tom O’Donnell, former managing partner of Ropes & Gray, has forged a remarkable career that combines lawyering with civic leadership, charitable endeavors, and hard work for Harvard.

  • A New Kind of Legal Aid Office

    September 25, 1999

    Joel Feldman’s four-attorney private legal aid office in Springfeld, Mass., recently sued a rental agency that was coding its listing sheets to identify landlords who didn’t want to rent to Blacks and Hispanics.

  • Competent to Testify?

    September 25, 1999

    Many young children who understand the difference between truth and lies are nonetheless deemed incompetent to testify in court, according to developmental psychologist Tom Lyon ’87, "because lawyers ask them questions that are too abstract for their stage of development."

  • Koh’s Human Rights Agenda

    September 25, 1999

    "My job is to try to advance and increase human freedom, through reporting, persuasion, criticism, and advocacy," says Yale Law School Professor Harold Hongju Koh ’80, who became assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor in November 1998.

  • Morning News From Mora

    September 25, 1999

    A familiar face to TV viewers around the country, Antonio Mora LL.M. ’81 became news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in January.

  • Letter from Hong Kong

    September 25, 1999

    David Smith ’61 is on leave as vice-dean of Harvard Law School, serving for two years as acting dean of City University of Hong Kong School of Law.

  • All My Love, Filly

    July 28, 1999

    The Law School now holds the voluminous correspondence Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter ’04 sent to his sister Estelle Frankfurter over a span of 31 years.

  • Swing Dancing for Public Interest

    July 28, 1999

    Danny Levin ’00 and Elizabeth Pipkin ’01 dazzled the packed Ames Courtroom with their spins and dips during this year’s sixth annual Public Interest Auction, at which swing dance lessons were among the items up for grabs.

  • Revisiting Fuller’s Famous Spelunkers

    July 28, 1999

    Were four entrapped spelunkers, whose hunger ultimately drove them to eat the fifth member of their group, guilty of murder, and should their sentence—death by hanging—be upheld?

  • Do Something

    July 26, 1999

    Early on April 13, a fleet of yellow school buses pulled up to the Law School, bringing 200 Boston high school students to a town meeting led by HLS Professors Lawrence Lessig and Bruce Hay ’88.

  • Hanson and Co. Go Hollywood

    July 26, 1999

    The first and last annual report from Class Action CEO Heather Thompson ’00, “the hardest-working and lowest-paid CEO in the country,” according to Professor Jon Hanson.