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  • The Ripple Effect: A watershed year for the Environmental Law Program

    June 11, 2012

    The scope of Harvard Law School's Environmental Law Program has grown significantly since Professor Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 launched it six years ago “with the ambition of building the best environmental law and policy program in the world.”

  • Rafael M. Hernandez Rodriguez

    Prominent Cuban intellectual participates in ‘Negotiating with Cuba’ reading group

    April 14, 2012

    Three times last month, Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin brought in prominent Cuban intellectual Rafael M. Hernández Rodríguez via videoconference to speak to his reading group on the topic of negotiating with Cuba. According to Mnookin, it’s the first time a Cuban scholar has participated in an American seminar from Cuba itself, an event for which took Mnookin weeks of back and forth with Cuba’s Ministry of Culture to obtain permission, giving a glimpse into the continued hold of the Communist bureaucracy in Havana.

  • Double Strength: A new collaboration between HLS and Brookings takes on security issues

    December 15, 2011

    A new collaboration seeks to pair the academic expertise of HLS professors on issues of national and international security with the policy expertise and access of the Brookings Institution in D.C.

  • Bandwidth

    December 6, 2011

    Regulating digital communications is like trying to control an explosion. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski ’91 brings a full spectrum of skills to the job.

  • Summer 2011

    The Lawyerpreneurs: Helping students get their ideas off the ground

    August 31, 2011

    Cautionary tales and words of wisdom from HLS student entrepreneurs

  • Taking an Idea and Running with It

    July 1, 2011

    This winter, as protests erupted throughout the Middle East, Jason Gelbort ’12 was one of the many obsessively watching the news, wondering if there was anything he could do to help. Then, on March 2, he went to a talk by Chibli Mallat, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Visiting Professor of Islamic Legal Studies at HLS.

  • FCC Commissioners

    The Predecessor: Kevin Martin ’93 led FCC during second Bush administration

    January 11, 2011

    Genachowski’s path to the chairmanship of the FCC in some ways mirrored that of his predecessor, Kevin Martin ’93, though they arrived via different sides of the political aisle.

  • The Predecessor: Kevin Martin ’93 Led FCC Under President George W. Bush

    January 1, 2011

    Genachowski’s path to the chairmanship of the FCC in some ways mirrored that of his predecessor, Kevin Martin ’93, though they arrived via different sides of the political aisle.

  • Build It and They Will Come

    July 1, 2010

    Raj Kumar LL.M. ’00 wants to reform India’s legal system—one law student at a time.

  • Straddling the Gap Between East and West

    July 1, 2010

    Krzysztof Skubiszewski, who died earlier this year at age 83, lived a life shadowed and shaped by World War II and communism.

  • Winter 2008

    Negotiating Her Own Path

    December 1, 2008

    As a teenager growing up in a suburb of Chicago, Susan D. Page ’89 already knew she wanted to live overseas: “I think it was an early reflection of my feelings about the U.S. and how I fit in. I have never felt like it’s really been home.”

  • Toiling in the Fields of Redemption

    November 12, 2008

    “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”
    Those words, written by noted death penalty lawyer Bryan Stevenson ’85, were very much on the mind of Katie Wozencroft ’09 this summer, when she made the four-hour drive from Atlanta to an Alabama prison where condemned prisoners are executed.

  • Dennis Langer ’83

    Prescription for Relief

    September 1, 2008

    When Dennis Langer ’83 heard about Harvard Law School’s new Public Service Initiative this year, he knew it was something he wanted to support.

  • Bernard Koteen ’40

    A New Deal for Public Service

    September 1, 2008

    Bernard Koteen ’40 grew up during the Great Depression and went to law school during the New Deal. “There was great emphasis by the Roosevelt administration on serving the public, so it was natural for many of my classmates and me to have that concern and begin our legal careers in public service,” said Koteen in a 2003 Bulletin interview.

  • Adam Szubin

    The Money Trail

    September 1, 2008

    There’s a saying: Do what you love, and the money will follow. For Adam Szubin ’99, it’s a little different: With some early help from a Heyman Fellowship, he’s been able to do what he loves—and follow the money.

  • A Growing Treasury of Public Servants

    September 1, 2008

    The law school’s investment in public service is paying dividends.

  • A Labor of Love on Love’s Labors

    July 1, 2008

    As a 3L at Yale Law School in the mid-1960s, Charles Donahue studied a series of decisions by Pope Alexander III (1159-1181) that became the basis of marriage law in Western Europe for the next three centuries. At the time, he didn’t realize how they would come to rule his own life.

  • First to Arrive

    July 1, 2007

    Perched on the 21st floor of an office building next to the Statehouse on Boston’s Beacon Hill, Juliette Kayyem ’95 has a spectacular view of the city’s waterfront. But when you’re the person in charge of Massachusetts’ homeland security, that view prompts vigilance more than anything else.

  • Envoy for justice

    April 1, 2007

    Yash Pal Ghai LL.M. ’63 has spent his professional life quietly advising countries ravaged by war and colonialism on how to use the law to build democratic societies. Recently, though, his work has received extensive coverage, particularly in Asia, for his sharp criticisms of Cambodia’s current human rights record—and the even sharper response of that country’s prime minister, Hun Sen.

  • Assistant Professor Adriaan Lanni studies the rhetoric and speeches of Athenian law.

    From Here to Modernity

    July 23, 2006

    Scholars have long been fascinated by the democracy of classical Athens and the ways it is mirrored in democratic governments of today. Athenian law, on the other hand, has received little attention, since no modern legal system is descended from it.