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  • Professor Alan Dershowitz

    Dershowitz in WSJ: Obama’s legacy and the Iranian bomb

    March 23, 2010

    The following op-ed by HLS Professor Alan Dershowitz, “Obama’s legacy and the Iranian bomb,” appeared in the March 23, 2010, edition of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Martha Minow

    Minow, Levi confirmed to board of Legal Services Corporation

    March 19, 2010

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow’s appointment to the board of the Legal Services Corporation, a bi-partisan, government-sponsored organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income Americans, today. Minow was joined by five other nominees in the confirmation by Executive Session, including John Levi '72 LL.M. '73.

  • Professor Robert H. Mnookin

    Mnookin in Foreign Policy: Bargaining with the devil

    February 18, 2010

    An op-ed by Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin, “Bargaining with the devil,” appeared in the February 17, 2010, edition of Foreign Policy magazine.

  • The White House

    President Obama taps Walter C. Jones ’88 for African Development Bank post

    January 19, 2010

    President Barack Obama ’91 has appointed another HLS alumnus to a key post in his administration.  Walter Crawford Jones ’88 will serve as the United States executive director of the African Development Bank.

  • Roel Campos and Rita Hauser

    Obama names Hauser and Campos to Intelligence Advisory Board

    January 8, 2010

    President Barack Obama ’91 has appointed Rita Hauser ’58 and Roel Campos ’79 to serve on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB). As members of the PIAB, Hauser and Campos will provide the President with independent advice on the effectiveness of the U.S. intelligence community.

  • Ronald Machen '94

    Machen nominated to serve as U.S. Attorney for D.C.

    January 8, 2010

    On December 24, President Barack Obama ’91 nominated Ronald Machen ’94 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, pending confirmation by the Senate. Currently a partner at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C., Machen devotes his practice to complex civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations.

  • Harvard Law School 2009 – A year in review

    December 16, 2009

    2009 was a noteworthy year for Harvard Law School. A new dean took the helm—Martha Minow was appointed dean of Harvard Law School in June—and a number of faculty and alums were appointed to positions in the Obama administration. New scholars joined the faculty while the scholarship of current faculty members and HLS research programs made headlines.

  • Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (video)

    October 9, 2009

    President Barack Obama ’91 is the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Cited for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples,” Obama becomes the third sitting U.S. president to receive the award, along with Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

  • HLS alumni and faculty serve in Obama administration

    August 3, 2009

    This year, Harvard Law School alumni continued to make an impact in a variety of ways. Most notably, HLS alumni have filled the halls…

  • Obama proposes creation of Financial Product Safety Commission

    June 17, 2009

    In a speech today on changes to the financial regulatory system, President Barack Obama ’91 proposed the creation of a new government agency, the Financial Product Safety Commission, to help consumers obtain financial products and services without being subjected to predatory or deceptive financial practices. The proposed watchdog agency is the brainchild of Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren.

  • Forecasting President Obama’s Impact: panelists

    Forecasting President Obama’s Impact

    May 5, 2009

    On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Professor Charles Ogletree ’78 moderated a panel discussion entitled “Forecasting President Obama's Impact on America’s Political and Economic Agenda” as part of the weekend’s HLS Reunion program.

  • Barack Obama ’91 will be the 44th President of the United States

    November 4, 2008

    Barack Obama ’91 has won the general election for the presidency of the United States. Michelle Obama ’88 will become the first HLS alumna to serve as First Lady.

  • Barack Obama poses near Austin Hall.

    Obama first made history at Harvard Law

    November 1, 2008

    It was as a law student that Obama first made history—and national headlines—when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review…

  • A Commander in Chief

    September 1, 2008

    In law school, Barack Obama ’91 already looked—and led—like a future president.

  • HLS alumni play prominent role in presidential nominating conventions

    August 28, 2008

    As the campaign season heats up, Democrats and Republicans are giving their party leaders the spotlight at the presidential nominating conventions. Several Harvard Law School alumni are playing key roles in the Democratic convention, which is taking place this week, and at least one HLS alum will be at the forefront of the Republican convention next week.

  • Barack Obama and Tim Kaine

    Two HLS grads the focus of vice presidential speculation

    August 21, 2008

    As presidential candidates Barack Obama '91 and John McCain prepare for their parties' nominating conventions, rumors are swirling around two Harvard Law graduates as likely vice presidential candidates.

  • Professor Kenneth Mack ’91

    The Slugfest, in Historical Perspective

    July 25, 2008

    Some say the Clinton-Obama fight reflects a historical tension between blacks and women in the struggle for equality. A legal historian says the truth is not so simple—and far more interesting.

  • School Hosts First Celebration of Black Alumni

    September 28, 2000

    HLS hosts A Celebration of Black Alumni to honor the more than 1,600 black students who have graduated from the School.