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  • Daniel Meltzer, law professor and legal adviser to Obama White House, dies

    May 28, 2015

    Daniel Meltzer, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Obama, died May 24 at a hospital in Boston. He was 63.

  • Professor Daniel Meltzer

    In Memoriam: Daniel J. Meltzer ’75

    May 26, 2015

    Daniel J. Meltzer '75, a renowned legal scholar and expert on federal courts and criminal procedure, and a valued legal advisor to President Barack Obama ’91, died on May 24, after a courageous battle with cancer. Meltzer was the Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he served on the faculty since 1982.

  • A Pre-eminent Influence

    July 1, 2013

    When Harvard Law Professor Daniel Meltzer ’75 was named director of the American Law Institute in January, he joined a long line of members of the HLS community who have helped shape the direction of the law from inside the ALI.

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    Meltzer appointed next director of the American Law Institute

    January 18, 2013

    Daniel J. Meltzer ’75, the Story professor of law at Harvard Law School, has been appointed as the next Director of the American Law Institute (ALI). The ALI announced the appointment on January 18, 2013.

  • White House

    Stories from the West Wing

    January 21, 2011

    Three faculty who served in the Obama administration, and recently returned to HLS, talk to writer Elaine McArdle about gridlock, being part of history, living life at warp speed and the day the Easter Bunny blacked out the White House.

  • 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 of…

  • Barron, Cohen, Meltzer

    Executive Counsel

    July 1, 2009

    Meet the President’s new lawyers—and their new laywers

  • Battlegrounds

    September 2, 2008

    On executive power, war and anti-terrorism, scholars have a lot to say--and lawmakers are listening.

  • Charles Fried, Meltzer and Gerken

    Faculty Examine Supreme Court

    April 1, 2004

    Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its 2003-2004 term, HLS faculty members evaluated the Court's recent decisions and forecast its upcoming cases.

  • Meltzer and Driver laughing

    The New 1L

    July 1, 2002

    For the first time in decades, HLS has changed the basic structure of its first-year experience, and students and faculty are singing the praises of The New 1L.

  • Faculty Approves Strategic Plan

    April 27, 2001

    Proposal Would Reduce Class Sizes, Increase Financial Aid After more than two years of studies, committee meetings, and debate, the Harvard Law School faculty has…