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  • Holger Spamann sitting on a table

    Value Innovation

    June 26, 2018

    During his nearly 10 years on the Harvard Law faculty, Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 has always enjoyed teaching corporate finance, but he’s also found it challenging. Some students have worked as traders at hedge funds or in private equity and others have been newly minted English majors who haven’t thought much about business concepts. The solution he has been exploring this year is a corporate finance course divided into four different modules, any of which students can opt out of depending on their knowledge level.

  • A photo of Caitlin Long

    Bringing Blockchain to the Cowboy State

    June 26, 2018

    Caitlin Long ’94 left Wyoming for Harvard Law School and the career on Wall Street that followed, but she’s never forgotten her home state or its only university.

  • An illustration of a man sitting at a table holding a quill pen

    A Monument to Madison

    June 25, 2018

    Professor Noah Feldman is the first to admit that James Madison will probably never merit a hip-hop Broadway musical like his partner in Constitution drafting turned bitter political foe.

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    Mentors, Friends and Sometime Adversaries

    November 29, 2017

    Mentorships between Harvard Law School professors and the students who followed them into academia have taken many forms over the course of two centuries.

  • Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé 3

    Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé

    October 26, 2017

    Laurence H. Tribe ’66 and Kathleen Sullivan ’81 have teamed up on many cases since she was a student in his constitutional law class; now, for the first time, they will face off as adversaries in a reargument of the landmark case Marbury v. Madison, part of the Harvard Law School bicentennial celebration on Oct. 27.

  • Waging War illustration

    War Powers: A (Judicial) Review

    August 2, 2017

    The post-9/11 war on terror was only 3 years old when David Barron ’94 began researching whether presidents enjoy as much unfettered power to conduct wars as was assumed by many at the time. A dozen years after he began, Barron, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and a visiting professor at HLS, has published the results of his research in a book titled “Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress 1776 to ISIS” (Simon & Schuster).

  • Alex Spiro

    Basketball Stars’ Go-To Guy

    July 28, 2017

    Alex Spiro '08 has emerged in short order as the go-to lawyer for professional basketball players who get in trouble with the law in New York--just one slice of Spiro’s clientele, summarized by sports and culture website The Ringer as “the rich, the famous, and the restless.”

  • White House

    Scarramucci and other alumni among Trump’s recent appointees

    July 26, 2017

    President Donald J. Trump has appointed Anthony Scaramucci ’89 to serve as White House communications director, upping by one the number of Harvard Law School alumni tapped to serve in the administration since Trump’s inauguration.

  • A view of the bench of an empty courtroom

    Tournament of Champions

    June 21, 2017

    In January, it was as if the U.S. Supreme Court were playing host to a tournament of champions for past winners of the Ames Moot Court Competition, with three attorneys who argued Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson having been on teams that won the competition within four years of each other at Harvard Law School.

  • Faiza Saeed

    The Dealmaker

    May 18, 2017

    Top M&A attorney Faiza Saeed ’91 is Cravath’s presiding partner

  • White House

    Regime Change

    May 18, 2017

    President Donald Trump taps alumni for White House and agency hires

  • Judge Gorsuch

    Judicial Temperament

    May 18, 2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch ’91 made friends across the political spectrum at HLS.

  • Todd Stern ’77

    Architect of the Breakthrough

    November 30, 2016

    Last December in suburban Paris, 195 countries reached a landmark agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. For Todd Stern ’77 the Paris accord capped two decades of work to curb climate change.

  • Illustration of a syringe with a Greek column for the cylinder

    Regulated to Death

    November 22, 2016

    In their latest collaboration, Professor Carol Steiker ’86 and her brother, Jordan Steiker ’88, a law professor at the University of Texas, have co-written a new book, “Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” in which they argue that the Court has failed in its efforts to regulate the death penalty since Gregg v. Georgia, its 1976 decision that allowed capital punishment to resume.

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    HLS and the 2016 Congressional Races

    November 9, 2016

    Tim Kaine ’83 will continue serving in the U.S. Senate after losing his bid to become the first Harvard Law School graduate elected vice president and he’ll be joined by several other alumni on Capitol Hill.

  • Sarah Hurwitz and Michelle Obama

    The Wordsmith

    November 1, 2016

    Sarah Hurwitz has quietly helped craft some of first lady Michelle Obama's most memorable speeches--first working with her on her speech to the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver, and eventually going on to work with the first lady almost exclusively for nearly six years.

  • William Weld and Gary Johnson

    Making History

    October 31, 2016

    Harvard Law School has produced plenty of senators, Supreme Court justices and two presidents, but no graduate has ever served as vice president. This election has presented the first opportunity in decades to end that drought with both Democrat Tim Kaine ’83 and Libertarian William Weld ’70 on the ballot as vice presidential candidates.

  • Carol Wang and a group in Afghanistan

    Harvesting Progress

    October 21, 2016

    Carol Wang ’13 spent two years before law school crisscrossing Afghanistan helping nascent small businesses. Now, she and three military veterans who served there are building their own small business designed to boost the nation’s long-troubled economy.