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  • The ripples of Brown v. Board

    December 10, 2010

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow said she set out to write a book that acknowledged the limitations but celebrated the achievements of the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The result was “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark," which was the cornerstone of a two-panel discussion at Harvard on Dec. 4.

  • Hendricks, Abdelkarim, Garcia-Gregory, Murphy, Ukpai

    HLS Trial Advocacy Team Wins National Competition in Puerto Rico

    December 9, 2010

    Harvard Law School became the first-ever repeat-winner of the National Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. Returning as defending champions, the Harvard Law School Trial Team advanced to the semi-finals with the highest score and remained undefeated throughout the competition, edging out Georgetown Law in the final round to win first place.

  • Professor Charles Fried

    Fried argues for constitutionality of the health care mandate

    December 8, 2010

    On Nov. 18, as part of the 2010 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C., HLS Professor Chares Fried participated in a debate on the constitutionality of the federal health care legislation—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—signed into law by President Barack Obama ’91 last March.

  • Five from Harvard Law School Awarded Skadden Fellowships

    December 8, 2010

    Four Harvard Law School students and one recent graduate have been chosen to receive Skadden Fellowships to support their work in public service. This prestigious fellowship was awarded to 29 people this year.

  • Jody Freeman, Lisa Jackson and Martha Minow

    Brainstorming new strategies for environmental protection

    December 8, 2010

    On Dec. 3, an all-day conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency's creation was held at Harvard Law School. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was the keynote speaker; also among the speakers and panelists was former Vice President Al Gore, who addressed the luncheon. The event was sponsored by the Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

  • Professor David Wilkins '80

    In chair lecture, Wilkins discusses educating global lawyers

    December 7, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor David Wilkins ‘80 delivered a lecture, “Making Global Lawyers: Legal Education, Legal Paradox, and the Paradox of Professional Distinctiveness” on Oct. 19th to mark his appointment as the Lester Kissel Professor of Law.

  • 2010 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition

    Harvard Law School hosts 2010 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition

    December 6, 2010

    Sixteen teams from nine different law schools from throughout the Northeast took part in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition held at Harvard Law School and organized by Harvard Negotiators on November 13–14, 2010. Approximately 35 judges, all practicing lawyers in the Boston area, evaluated the teams and chose the winners.

  • Amartya Sen speaking to audience

    Harvard Law School Law and International Development Society inaugural symposium focuses on post-disaster situations

    December 3, 2010

    Top practitioners, heads of state, academics, and theoreticians in international development came together with more than 200 students and community members for “Rebuilding After the Storm: The Role of Law in Development Post Natural Disasters,” the HLS Law & International Development Society’s inaugural symposium, held on Nov. 19, 2010.

  • In Memoriam – Winter 2010 Bulletin

    December 1, 2010

    1930-39 | 1940-49 | 1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | Staff
    1930-39 Thurston Greene ’32 of Millbrook, N.Y., and Nantucket, Mass., died July 31, 2009.

  • Professor Hal Scott

    Scott advises the Financial Stability Oversight Council on the Dodd-Frank Act

    December 1, 2010

    Hal S. Scott, the Nomura Professor and director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School and director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, co-authored two letters to the Financial Stability Oversight Council on two provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Bebchuk in Project Syndicate: Pricing corporate governance

    December 1, 2010

    In an op-ed for Project Syndicate, "Pricing Corporate Governance," Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk discusses how markets price the corporate-governance provisions of companies. He also details his findings from a recent study "Learning and the Disappearing Association between Governance and Returns"  with HLS Visiting Professor of Law Alma Cohen and HLS Lecturer in Law and Economics Charles C.Y. Wang. Bebchuk is director of the Corporate Governance Program at Harvard Law School. He is co-author, with Holger Spamann, of "Regulating Bankers’ Pay."

  • Lucie E. White Stones of Hope cover

    Sachs and Kennedy debate “Stones of Hope” and the relationship between poverty and development

    December 1, 2010

    On Nov. 19, Harvard Law School  Professor Duncan Kennedy and Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University professor and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, discussed a new collection edited by HLS Professor Lucie White ’81 and Jeremy Perelman, S.J.D. ’11, before a large audience at HLS. That collection—“Stones of Hope: How African Activists Reclaim Human Rights to Challenge Global Poverty”—combines case studies from activists with theoretical essays on development to “tackle problems of disenfranchisement and poverty in the world,” said HLS Professor William Alford ’77, vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, who introduced the discussion of the book.

  • HLS and Stanford Law host third annual International Junior Faculty Forum

    November 24, 2010

    Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School jointly hosted the third annual Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum in October, bringing together 13 of the world’s most innovative junior legal scholars from around the world to present their work.

  • Noah Feldman portrait

    Feldman in NYT: Midterm Maneuvers

    November 22, 2010

    In an op-ed in the New York Times, HLS Professor Noah Feldman discusses the challenges and opportunities President Barack Obama faces, after the midterm elections, to have an impact internationally.  He writes: "To achieve more tangible foreign-policy results will require focusing on a familiar, thorny problem: the Middle East, where the Obama administration has already begun to engage." Feldman's op-ed, "Midterm Maneuvers," appeared in the Nov. 21, 2010 edition of the New York Times Magazine.

  • Recent Faculty Books – Fall 2014

    November 21, 2010

    In his essays, Samuel Moyn considers topics such as human rights and the Holocaust, international courts, and liberal internationalism. Skeptical of humanitarian justifications for intervention, he writes,“[H]uman rights history should turn away from ransacking the past as if it provided good support for the astonishingly specific international movement of the last few decades.”

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith in The Washington Post: Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions

    November 19, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith co-wrote an op-ed with Benjamin Wittes for the Nov. 19, 2010 edition of The Washington Post titled “Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions.” The piece addresses debate over the Obama administration’s policy to try former Guantanamo detainees in civilian court.

  • Professor Laurence H. Tribe

    Laurence Tribe to return to Harvard Law School in January

    November 18, 2010

    Carl M. Loeb University Professor Laurence H. Tribe, currently serving as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice in the Justice Department, will return to the Harvard Law School faculty in January and resume teaching in the 2011-12 academic year.

  • Chief Justice Roberts at Ames

    Chief Justice Roberts presides over Ames

    November 18, 2010

    Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. ’79 presided over the final round of Harvard Law School’s 2010 Ames Moot Court Competition on Nov. 16 in Ames Courtroom. He was joined by Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and Judge Diana Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

  • Noah Feldman portrait

    Feldman in Slate: Supreme Court Sibling Rivalry

    November 17, 2010

    This recent op-ed by HLS Professor Noah Feldman, "Supreme Court Sibling Rivalry: Will Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan elbow each other to greatness?” appeared in the November 8 edition of Slate Magazine.

  • Glenn Cohen wearing bright red glasses

    Cohen speaks to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on seeking fertility treatments abroad

    November 16, 2010

    Glenn Cohen, Assistant Professor of Law and co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, addressed health care professionals as a guest speaker at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 66th annual meeting, as part of the Ken Ryan Ethics Symposium - Cross-Border Care, on Oct. 25 in Denver, Colo.

  • HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig

    Lessig in the Daily Mail: Taking aim at ‘The Social Network’

    November 12, 2010

    In an op-ed for the UK publication the Daily Mail, Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig takes a look at the recently-released film “The Social Network” – which he calls an “intelligent, beautiful and compelling film” – and weighs it against the real story of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s popular Internet platform.