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  • Black and white headshot of Pricilla Holmes

    “She rose above obstacles with ease”

    July 1, 2011

    When Priscilla Holmes ’55 attended Harvard Law School, as a member of the third class to admit women, there was only one “Ladies Room” on campus, in the basement of Austin Hall.

  • Louis Caldera and Aida Alvarez

    Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference assesses leadership, with a view from the White House

    April 12, 2011

    In her remarks at the 14th annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference, to Cecilia Muñoz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, discussed the implications for both the Latino community and the country of the 2010 census results, which found that Latinos are now the nation's largest minority group.

  • HLS Professor Henry E. Smith

    In chair lecture, Henry Smith explores relationship between law and equity (video)

    April 8, 2011

    On March 31, Professor Henry Smith delivered his Chair Lecture in honor of his appointment as Fessenden Professor of Law. His lecture, entitled Equity Revisited, explored the relationship between law and equity. He examined, through the lens of economic analysis, equity as a solution to opportunism on the part of those who exploit bright-line law, with a focus on equitable maxims, defenses, and remedies.

  • Brishen Rogers and Professor Joseph Singer speaking at a conference

    HLS hosts “Local 1330 v. U.S. Steel” (video)

    March 18, 2011

    On February 25, Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left presented “Local 1330 v. U.S. Steel: 30 Years Later.” Conference organizers chose to focus on Local 1330 because the case demonstrates that workers can be treated as collateral damage in the corporate quest for greater profits. Co-moderator Harris Freeman, Western New England College of Law professor, said that its lessons are particularly relevant today as labor unions and fundamental workers’ rights are being challenged in Wisconsin and face similar risks in other states. The conference was also moderated by Temple University Beasley School of Law professor Brishen Rogers and SEIU Law Fellow Lela Klein.

  • Paul Hoffman

    The future of Alien Tort Statute litigation: a talk by Paul Hoffman

    March 11, 2011

    In a Mar. 8 talk sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Paul Hoffman, a leading litigator of claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute, offered a look at the history of lawsuits against corporations for their complicity in human rights violations—and a glimpse of some possible future developments.

  • Pildes, Blum, and Heymann

    National security experts discuss detention and prosecutions post 9/11 (video)

    February 17, 2011

    The United States’ response to the 9/11 attacks has altered the legal landscape. That premise was outlined by William K. Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy, in his keynote address at a conference titled  “Understanding Detention and Predicting Prosecutions: Legal Challenges and Legislative Options Ten Years After 9/11.” The conference, sponsored by the National Security and Law Association, took place on February 4 at Harvard Law School and featured panel discussions focusing on prosecutions and detentions in the aftermath of 9/11.

  • HLS Lecturer on Law Max Weinstein

    HLS Legal Services Center wins victory in ruling on foreclosures

    January 24, 2011

    On January 7, in a ruling that will likely affect the entire banking industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that Wells Fargo and US Bancorp had wrongly foreclosed on two homes because the banks could not prove that they owned the mortgages at the time of the foreclosure sales in July 2007. Max Weinstein, a Clinical Instructor at the Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center, represented one of the mortgagers, Antonio Ibanez.

  • Holding Court: Inside the classroom with Shaquille O’Neal

    January 19, 2011

    Since signing with the Boston Celtics in August 2010, Shaquille O’Neal has posed as a statue in Harvard Square, sang the “Cheers” theme song at the Cheers bar in Boston, and conducted the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. He can now add “helped teach a class at Harvard Law School” to that list.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow, alums honored for legal writing

    January 7, 2011

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow was named in the Green Bag’s “Exemplary Legal Writing 2010” list for her book “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark” (Oxford University Press 2010). The Green Bag is a quarterly journal devoted to readable, concise and entertaining legal scholarship. Along with Minow, a number of HLS alums were also recognized for their legal writing.

  • Lecturer on Law Leo E. Strine, Jr.

    Lecturer on Law Strine appointed to second term on Delaware Chancery Court

    January 7, 2011

    Leo E. Strine, Jr., the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, was confirmed to a second 12-year term on the Delaware Chancery Court by the Delaware Senate.

  • Ames 2010: The argument

    November 18, 2010

    The final round of the annual Ames Moot Court Competition took place on November 16 in the Ames Courtroom.

  • HLS Professor Carol Steiker ’86

    Steiker discusses the invisibility of race in capital punishment

    November 12, 2010

    The history of the death penalty in America has been racially inflected, yet the death penalty reforms and regulations that have taken place over the past 40 years have given very little mention to race. That was the core message delivered by Harvard Law School professor Carol Steiker in a talk sponsored by the Harvard Law School American Constitutional Society.

  • Canon Andrew White

    Pursuing reconciliation in Iraq: An Anglican cleric in Baghdad offers a view

    November 3, 2010

    On October 21, Canon Andrew White delivered a lecture titled “Pursuing Reconciliation in Iraq: The Art of Mediation Between Warring Religious Factions.” Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School, the lecture focused on the role that religion must play in the peacemaking process in the Middle East.

  • John Manning: The Separation of Powers as Ordinary Interpretation

    October 19, 2010

    Professor John Manning delivered a chair lecture, “The Separation of Powers as Ordinary Interpretation,” in October to mark his appointment as the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law. Manning addressed a full Caspersen Room, with a broad representation of the Harvard Law School community in attendance.

  • Anthony Scaramucci '89

    In the echo of Gekko, a rebuttal: Scaramucci explains why ‘greed is bad’

    October 4, 2010

    Anthony Scaramucci '89—author of "Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul" and adviser to the movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps—shared career advice with Harvard Law School students at an event cosponsored by the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series and the Office of Career Services on September 29.