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  • Robert A.G. Monks '58

    Corporate Prophet

    April 24, 2003

    For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate governance and increase management accountability. Now, in the era of Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom and other wayward companies, more people than ever are paying attention.

  • The Old Man and the Mountain

    April 1, 2003

    With persistence, passion and a little bit of luck, Alex Cushing '39 created a ski resort for the ages. But he's not going to rest until it's the best it can be.

  • Land of Milk Chocolate and Money

    April 1, 2003

    On a hill just past the intersection of Chocolate Avenue and Cocoa Avenue sits the world headquarters of the Hershey Foods Corp.

  • Domenico De Sole LL.M. ’72

    A Conversation with Domenico De Sole LL.M. ‘ 72

    September 24, 2002

    As president and CEO of the Gucci Group, Domenico De Sole LL.M. ' 72 has taken the well-known fashion house from the brink of collapse to its current position as an $8 billion industry titan.

  • Yvonne M. Anderson '96 ('02)

    Testimony: An Essay by Yvonne M. Anderson ’96 (’02)

    September 24, 2002

    Why I Left Harvard Law School . . . and Why I Came Back Again

  • City Councilman Julian Castro

    Their Politics Is Local

    September 24, 2002

    While many young people disdain the political process, some recent HLS alumni seek elective office to help their communities

  • Jennifer Granholm '87

    Catch a Rising Star

    September 24, 2002

    Five years ago, Jennifer Granholm '87 was a political unknown. Now she is working nonstop on the campaign trail to get people to know her, believe in her, and make her the next governor of Michigan.

  • Patricia Schroeder '64

    Patricia S. Schroeder

    September 24, 2002

    Known for her tart tongue and her tears (when she announced that she wouldn't run for president in 1988), Patricia Schroeder knew how to get things done in Congress, including the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • Michael Dukakis

    Michael S. Dukakis

    September 24, 2002

    When he was an HLS student, Michael Dukakis ran for his first office and was elected a member of the Brookline, Mass., Town Meeting.

  • John B. Anderson

    John B. Anderson

    September 24, 2002

    Once a reliable Midwestern Republican, John Anderson changed his views and then changed the dynamics of modern presidential races with his third-party candidacy in 1980.

  • Caspar Weinberger

    Caspar W. Weinberger

    September 24, 2002

    Caspar Weinberger is, in many ways, the modern-day author of the Art of War.

  • Colorful dragapella performers

    A Night at the Dragapella

    September 24, 2002

    They say you can be anything you want with a Harvard Law degree.

  • Illustration: woman wagging finger to a burglar after breaking into her house

    Bottomless Wits

    September 24, 2002

    Trying to guilt trip a burglar when you catch him red-handed in your apartment is not a good idea, says Kathleen Tarr '95, especially if you're half naked.

  • Wendy Seltzer '99

    Weather Report

    September 24, 2002

    When the World Wide Web first reached buzzword status in the mid-1990s, corporate presence on the Internet was comparatively small.

  • Illustration: Burger sitting on the judge's stand

    Food Fight

    September 24, 2002

    The new battle against fast food has found an important ally in Richard Daynard '67, president of the Tobacco Control Resource Center at Northeastern University School of Law.

  • This Goose Ain’t Cooked

    September 24, 2002

    At least you're alive.That's what Sydney Altman '93 thought when friends began complaining about graying hair, sagging buttocks, dormant libido, and various other afflictions that beset people of a certain age--her age, that is.

  • Farmhouse

    The Haunting of Hillsborough House

    September 24, 2002

    Former Harvard Law student John Bickford still hangs around his family home, though the Hillsborough, N.H., farmhouse where he grew up is now a bed-and-breakfast, his parents are dead--and so is he.

  • Jamienne Studley

    Higher Education

    September 6, 2002

    Jamienne Studley '75 has been trying to change academic institutions for a long time. Now, as head of Skidmore College, she's finally getting paid to do it.

  • Karen Freeman-Wilson

    Courting Recovery

    September 1, 2002

    It wasn't long before newly elected Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson '85 began to know the defendants by their first names--they just kept coming back to her Gary, Ind., courtroom.

  • Jim Haynes

    For the Defense

    September 1, 2002

    War has a way of finding Jim Haynes '83. Just six months after President George Bush appointed him general counsel of the Army in 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, sparking the Persian Gulf War.

  • Irene Khan

    Practitioner of Conscience

    September 1, 2002

    Amnesty International still fights torture, arbitrary detention, and unfair trials, says Secretary General Irene Khan LL.M. '79, but now it's also taking on hunger, illiteracy, and discrimination.

  • Weldon Rougeau

    The Fire This Time

    September 1, 2002

    It took Weldon Rougeau '72 only 90 seconds to get himself expelled from college.

  • David Erne with fugitive Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

    Freelance Diplomat

    September 1, 2002

    In 30 years of practicing law, corporate bankruptcy attorney David Erne '68 had been in many negotiations--but none like this one.

  • Robert

    Man of Steel

    September 1, 2002

    When Robert "Steve" Miller Jr. '66 got a call from Bethlehem Steel's board last year asking him to assume the flagging company's reins as chairman and CEO, he accepted in a matter of hours.

  • Karen Ferguson

    Pension Plans

    September 1, 2002

    Years before Enron's collapse spotlighted the vulnerability of employee retirement savings, Karen Ferguson '65 was immersed in what she half-jokingly refers to as the "arcane" area of pension law.

  • Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua

    Talking About a Revolution

    September 1, 2002

    Radio talk show host Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua '62 is urging his listeners--again--to go out and demonstrate. This time it's to stop the U.S. Navy from testing weapons on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

  • Family with children

    A Place of One’s Own

    September 1, 2002

    Roy Prosterman '58 wants people in the poorest countries to own property. Think of it, he says, as an insurance policy for the planet.

  • Joy Covey ’89

    A Conversation with Joy Covey

    July 1, 2002

    Joy Covey '89, a graduate of the J.D./M.B.A. program, recently wrapped up four years at Amazon.com, where she worked as the chief financial officer and strategist for the online retail giant.

  • Ernest J. Brown

    Ernest J. Brown, 1906-2001

    July 1, 2002

    Langdell Professor of Law, Emeritus, Ernest Joseph Brown '31 died December 31, 2001, in Fort Worth, Tex. He was 95.

  • Robert E. Bradney '50

    Lessons from a Cold January Day

    July 1, 2002

    An Essay by Robert E. Bradney '50

  • The Write Way illustration

    The Write Way

    July 1, 2002

    It is incumbent upon legal practitioners to formulate their compositional efforts in a straightforward fashion. This is Ken Bresler's message.

  • Independent Production

    July 1, 2002

    Marla Grossman '93 warns that it's not exactly a feel-good movie. But she certainly feels good about what she and HLS classmate Gary Barkin have accomplished: Their company, Sidekick Entertainment, has produced a film that won a George Foster Peabody Award in March.

  • Robert Byrnes and Jaime Marquart

    Ordinary People

    July 1, 2002

    If you think every Harvard Law School student is, by definition, a shining star, the first line sticks with you like a chicken bone in your throat.

  • Tony Sutin '84

    To the Mountaintop

    July 1, 2002

    Not everyone would trade a top job at the Department of Justice to teach at a brand-new law school nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Tunnel Vision

    July 1, 2002

    Boston to Brussels. Fast. Very fast. Less than three hours fast. This is Frank Davidson's dream.

  • Wesley Fastiff

    Keep on Truckin’

    July 1, 2002

    With an office overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Wesley Fastiff '59 has one of the country's most spectacular views.

  • Irwin Schneiderman '48

    A Conversation with Irwin Schneiderman

    April 1, 2002

    Irwin Schneiderman '48 is senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, where he has worked for the past 53 years. A self- described "kid from the Jewish ghetto," Schneiderman is a graduate of Brooklyn College and served as a Navy officer in World War II before enrolling at Harvard Law School.

  • Bruce Silver '65-'66

    Chronic Withdrawal Pains

    April 1, 2002

    I am a Harvard Law School dropout, which makes me a member of a rare and unenviable set. My late father, who never got over my decision to leave America's premier law school, chided me for being bright enough to get into Harvard but not bright enough to stay. From about two years after leaving to the present, I have shared my father's assessment.

  • Animal Attraction

    April 1, 2002

    Wildlife photographer Bobby Haas '72 has discovered a place and a passion that have changed his view of the world.

  • Ed Norton and wife with mountain backdrop

    A Common Good

    April 1, 2002

    Cynics call them do-gooders, hopelessly naïve people disconnected from the real world. These days, the cynical view could easily prevail.

  • Mitt Romney

    Games Saver

    April 1, 2002

    Mitt Romney '75, CEO and president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, plans for a safe and sound Winter Olympics.

  • Professor Burton Caine with students

    A Strong Constitution

    April 1, 2002

    At a time when America could use a goodwill ambassador, Burton Caine '52 may seem like an unlikely candidate. He has sued his country's government and spoken out against its actions.

  • Judge Deborah Batts with portrait

    A Portrait of Diversity

    April 1, 2002

    Sometimes a painting is not just a work of art. That's the case with the most recent addition to the HLS collection, praised not only for its style but for all it represents.

  • Congresswoman Jane Harman

    ‘A Critically Important Role’ Against Terrorism

    April 1, 2002

    Congresswoman Jane Harman '69 had long been fearful that America would become a target for terrorists.

  • Man in paint studio

    Art Link

    October 1, 2001

    It's never too late to start a new career. Just ask Lou Kaplan '54. Twenty-eight years after graduating from HLS, Kaplan put down his briefcase and picked up a paintbrush. He's been fulfilling a lifelong desire ever since.

  • Staehelin and Redstone Receive HLSA Awards

    October 1, 2001

    During the Law School's largest international gathering, two HLS alumni were honored for their work in the international arena--Jenö Staehelin LL.M. '65 for his accomplishments in the world of diplomacy and Sumner Redstone '47 for his achievements in the global marketplace.

  • Zanita Fenton

    A Bittersweet Track to Tenure

    October 1, 2001

    An Essay by Zanita Fenton

  • Howard Aibel

    A Conversation with Howard Aibel

    October 1, 2001

    Howard Aibel '51 recently retired as a partner of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. Previously he served for 28 years as ITT Corporation's general counsel, and prior to that he was internal antitrust litigation counsel at General Electric.

  • The Game of His Life

    October 1, 2001

    Fenway Park pulsed with the sounds of 33,000 fans lucky enough to score tickets in the middle of a pennant race. They pleaded and yelled and stomped and groaned at every pop-up, called strike, or double play.

  • Call to Arms

    October 1, 2001

    The attack on Pearl Harbor impelled many Harvard Law School students to join the fight of their generation. Those who came back were changed men who had changed the world.