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  • Martha Minow

    Raise High the Roof Beam

    January 1, 2010

    The magic of education lies in the interactions between people. In this age of the virtual, we celebrate digital possibilities but we cherish the unique connections among professors, students, alumni, faculty and staff.

  • Rising to New Challenges

    July 1, 2009

    For the past five and a half years, Elena Kagan ’86 used this space to update you on exciting happenings at Harvard Law School, including…

  • Elena Kagan

    A Curriculum Without Borders

    October 1, 2008

    A great law school must constantly re-assess how it can best prepare its students for the complex challenges they will face as lawyers and leaders. What should we be teaching students, and at what stage in their legal education will it be most helpful for them to learn it?

  • Elena Kagan

    Two Campaigns

    September 1, 2008

    As I write, two campaigns have just ended. The first, of course, is the historic and successful bid for the presidency by a graduate of…

  • Elena Kagan

    The Changing Climate of Environmental Law

    July 1, 2008

    In this issue of the Bulletin, you will see how hard Harvard Law School has been working to ensure that it has an environmental law program truly worthy of its students and alumni—and how this program is fast becoming an international leader in showing how law schools (and lawyers) can actively shape a field that will in many ways determine the world’s future.

  • Elena Kagan

    Con Law Takes Center Stage

    July 1, 2007

    With the ongoing war in Iraq and fight against terrorism, questions involving the balance to strike among values of security, liberty and privacy are more pronounced today than at any time in recent memory. At such moments, the work of constitutional law scholars gains special urgency—a fact reflected in the number of HLS faculty members now on the front lines in critical national debates.

  • Elena Kagan

    Corporate governance in the new global economy

    April 1, 2007

    During the past year alone, our professors have made headlines on issues ranging from executive compensation to shareholder rights to the Sarbanes-Oxley reforms—and as you’ll…

  • Elena Kagan

    Connecting to Practice

    September 1, 2006

    This issue of the Bulletin is dedicated to the fast-changing face of the legal profession, which is evolving in ways unimaginable even a decade ago.

  • Elena Kagan

    Asian Journeys

    July 1, 2006

    As East Asia takes center stage in world affairs, it seems like the right time to dedicate an issue of the Bulletin to exploring the…

  • Elena Kagan

    Views from Chambers

    April 23, 2006

    Recent events have reminded us all of the importance of the judiciary in shaping legal rights and responsibilities. With the confirmation of two new Supreme…

  • Elena Kagan

    Negotiation, Advanced

    September 1, 2005

    Negotiation is, and must be, at the heart of modern legal practice. From the Middle East to Massachusetts, from corporate offices to war zones, negotiators…

  • Elena Kagan

    Criminal Law in Flux

    April 1, 2005

    Criminal law is standard fare for every Harvard 1L. There’s a reason for this, of course: The laws that determine when and how individuals should…

  • Elena Kagan

    A Call to Public Service

    April 1, 2005

    One of my highest priorities as dean is to instill in all Harvard Law students a genuine enthusiasm for public service. Public service should not…

  • Law on the Front Lines

    September 1, 2004

    One of the most important responsibilities of educational institutions is to aid in the understanding and resolution of the world’s most pressing problems. Harvard Law…