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  • Chris Nowinski, Alan Schwarz, and Peter Carfagna

    Former athletes share experiences in efforts to reduce head injuries

    November 4, 2010

    As a spate of head injuries in football made national headlines in October, students in a Sports Law class at Harvard Law School got a firsthand account of the dangers—and consequences—of head trauma in the NFL.

  • Professor Tyler Giannini

    Tyler Giannini appointed as Clinical Professor of Law

    November 1, 2010

    Tyler Giannini has been appointed as a clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School. He was formerly a lecturer on law at HLS.

  • Professor Robert Sitkoff

    Sitkoff elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

    October 29, 2010

    Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, was elected an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who specialize in trusts and estates.

  • Ogletree book: The Presumption of Guilt

    Ogletree discusses the implications of the 2009 Gates arrest in new book (video)

    October 28, 2010

    In 2009, the nation was captivated by the now-infamous Cambridge arrest of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates. Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, who served as Gates’ attorney in the immediate aftermath of the arrest, wrote his latest book, “The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America” in response to the event. In addition to several appearances on national media outlets, Ogletree recently hosted a panel discussion at HLS featuring Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum and member of the Cambridge Review Committee that was established to review the incident.

  • Jeannie Suk ’02

    Suk gains tenure as professor of law at Harvard

    October 28, 2010

    Jeannie Suk ’02 has gained tenure as a professor of law at Harvard. The faculty voted to grant tenure on Oct. 14 and Harvard University approved it immediately thereafter.

  • Professor Adrian Vermeule '93

    Vermeule: Reviews of new and classic books on the ‘small-c’ Constitution

    October 27, 2010

    Harvard Law School professor Adrian Vermeule ‘93, who is an expert on Constitutional Law, recently reviewed two books — one new and one "neglected classic" — which deal with the subject. The first, "Superstatutes," was featured in The New Republic; the other ("The small-c constitution circa 1925") was a contribution to the new Classics section of the online journal Jotwell.

  • Professor John C. Coates

    Coates examines costs of corporate political activity to shareholders

    October 26, 2010

    Professor John C. Coates published “Corporate Governance and Corporate Political Activity: What Effect Will Citizens United Have on Shareholder Wealth?” in September, as part of the HLS Working Paper series.  

  • Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program training

    To Help Break Gridlock, Federal Officials Work With HLS Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

    October 25, 2010

    Twenty senior federal officials – both Republicans and Democrats – met in Washington in July to hone their negotiation and consensus building skills with members of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) at Harvard Law School.

  • Martha Minow, Jeannie Suk and Noah Feldman

    ‘Life of the Law, Life of the Mind’: A Discussion with Feldman, Suk and Minow

    October 25, 2010

    In an HLS panel discussion titled “Life of the Law, Life of the Mind,” Dean Martha Minow and Professors of Law Jeannie Suk and Noah Feldman stressed the importance of recognizing and embracing the differences between legal training and academic experience.

  • Paul Miller ’86

    Statement of President Barack Obama ’91 on the life of Paul Miller ’86

    October 25, 2010

    The White House released a statement from the President on Thursday, October 21 on the life of Paul Miller '86, who advised Presidents Obama and Clinton on disability and equal opportunity matters. Miller, a lawyer who was born with achondroplasia "dwarfism" and became a leader in the disability rights movement, died Tuesday at his home on Mercer Island, Wash. He was 49.

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith in the Washington Post: Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system

    October 22, 2010

    Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith wrote an op-ed for the Oct. 21, 2010 edition of the Washington Post titled “Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system.” The piece addresses Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama Wars,” in which ostensibly classified information – presumably obtained from senior White House officials – is disclosed regardless of the “grave damage” that could result from its release.  

  • Human Rights Program

    International Human Rights Clinic files amicus brief in corporate Alien Tort Statute case

    October 21, 2010

    Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Second Circuit in support of a petition for rehearing en banc in a major corporate Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) case, Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., et al.

  • Project No One Leaves

    Project No One Leaves on PBS NewsHour

    October 20, 2010

    The efforts of students in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the WilmerHale Legal Services Center to keep Boston residents in their homes after foreclosure were featured in a major story last night on the PBS NewsHour.

  • Reverend Professor Ian Ker

    Professor Ian Ker explores Newman’s “The Idea of a University”

    October 20, 2010

    Reverend Professor Ian Ker of Oxford University gave a lecture on John Henry Newman’s “The Idea of a University” at Harvard Law School in September, arguing that careful attention is needed to understand Newman’s perspective on the goals of a university in light of modern day assumptions about education.

  • Louis Henkin '40

    Louis Henkin ’40, a founder of modern human rights law [1917-2010]

    October 20, 2010

    Louis Henkin ’40, who pioneered the field of human rights law and was a prolific scholar and teacher in the fields of constitutional and international law, died Oct. 14, 2010. He was 92.

  • Lily Safra

    Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics receives $12 million gift

    October 19, 2010

    Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, directed by Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig, has received a gift of $12.3 million from Lily Safra, given in memory of her late husband, Edmond J. Safra, a prominent philanthropist who was the founder of the Republic National Bank of New York.

  • Making Global Lawyers: Conference Videos

    October 18, 2010

    On October 15 and 16, 2010, the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession hosted FutureEd 2: Making Lawyers for the 21st Century. Legal scholars, practitioners and regulators from around the world gathered in Cambridge to discuss the evolution and future of legal education, and to present proposals for change.

  • Panelists: Susan Cole, Michael Gregory, Frank Michelman '60

    Panelists discuss Dean Minow’s latest book "In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark" (video)

    October 18, 2010

    The continuing debate over Brown v. Board of Education's effects was forcefully illustrated on Tuesday, Sept. 28, by a panel discussion of Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s new book, “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark,” the first in a series of events on faculty-authored books sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and HLS.

  • Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson named University Vice President for Capital Planning and Project Management

    October 17, 2010

    Harvard University announced today (Oct. 19) that Mark Johnson, the Director of Major Capital Projects and Physical Planning at Harvard Law School, has been named vice president for capital planning and project management.

  • Jack Goldsmith on American Institutions and the Trump Presidency

    Goldsmith in the New York Times: The pitfalls of federal trials of Guantánamo Bay detainees

    October 13, 2010

    In an Oct. 8 op-ed in the New York Times, Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith argues that the trial of suspected terrorists – whether in criminal, civilian, or military court – is the “wrong approach.” 

  • Wolff, Hilllman, Minow, and Tax

    HLS Panel discusses an end to don’t ask, don’t tell (video)

    October 13, 2010

    On Oct. 12, Judge Virginia A. Phillips of Federal District Court for the Central District of California issued an injunction barring enforcement of don’t ask, don’t tell, the law that prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military.