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    Doing Well and Doing Good

    May 3, 2024

    In the ’80s, Randolph M. McLaughlin and his colleagues devised a strategy that helped bankrupt the Ku Klux Klan. He continues to pursue creative approaches to civil litigation.

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    Off to the Races and Back Again

    May 3, 2024

    This past April, Scott Kline, at age 61, completed the Boston Marathon, for the second time — something that anyone could be proud of. But for Kline it was a recovery run of sorts.

  • Tor Krever.

    Tor Krever ’12, coming full circle

    May 2, 2024

    A graduate of the HLS-University of Cambridge JD/LL.M. Joint Degree Program, Tor Krever ’12 is now teaching at Cambridge.

  • Celebration 70

    April 12, 2024

    At the Celebration 70+ event, Harvard Law School welcomed back more than 200 alumnae to celebrate 70 years of women graduates.

  • Portrait of Ann Kirby

    Ann Pfohl Kirby on the ‘family tradition’ of taking on a challenge

    April 9, 2024

    For one of the first female law students at Harvard, the experience wasn’t daunting; it was merely a natural extension of her desire to get the best education she could.

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    A plan to beat the Klan

    February 28, 2024

    Harvard Law alumnus Randolph McLaughlin pioneered an enduring strategy to get justice for victims and bankrupt the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Kenneth C. Frazier.

    Kenneth Frazier ’78 elected to Harvard Corporation

    February 5, 2024

    Kenneth C. Frazier ’78, former chairman, CEO and general counsel of Merck & Co., will join the Harvard Corporation as one of its two newest members.

  • A woman leaning against a desk in a spacious office near a painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Supreme Advocate

    December 20, 2023

    As solicitor general, Elizabeth Prelogar ’08 faces long odds before a skeptical court

  • A portrait of a woman in a green dress leaning on the railing of a staircase

    Pioneering Path

    December 20, 2023

    Joyeeta Gupta LL.M. ’88's multidisciplinary career leads to national science honor and funding for ‘justice lab’

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    Justice for All

    December 20, 2023

    After serving as a law professor and dean, Verna Williams ’88 now advocates for public service and seeks to expand legal representation

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    All the World

    December 20, 2023

    Claudia Salomon ’94 on her work as the first woman elected president of the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration — the culmination of a career in international arbitration

  • A woman walking toward the camera on near a beach

    Power for Good

    December 14, 2023

    USAID Administrator Samantha Power ’99 discusses the role and impact of the agency around the world

  • A black and white photo of several rows of men posing for a group portrait on the steps of a building.

    A Century of Helping Students Master the Law

    December 5, 2023

    On the 100th anniversary of Harvard’s Master of Laws, or LL.M., program, students and faculty reflect on its evolution and global impact

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    The Fixer

    December 4, 2023

    For Cam Findlay ’87, no-drama fundamentals mark a career in corporate legal reform

  • Samuel Levine

    Samuel Levine ’12: ‘Even my most stressful days are deeply fulfilling’

    November 15, 2023

    Every work day is unique for Samuel Levine ’12, who serves as director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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    A Sailor, A Lawyer, A Leader

    November 7, 2023

    100-year-old WWII veteran Edward T. Matheny Jr. ’49 returns to Harvard Law School for a visit

  • Loretta Lynch at podium

    Keeping faith in time of political, social backlash

    October 6, 2023

    In a Martin Luther King address at Sanders Theatre, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’84 argued the arc of moral universe may bend toward justice, but it requires devotion to progress.

  • Portrait of Imani Perry on a campus

    Imani Perry ’00 lands MacArthur ‘genius grant’

    October 5, 2023

    Imani Perry ’00 was awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s 2023 “genius grant” for her work on interdisciplinary interpretations on history, and culture of Black America