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  • Yas Banifatemi

    Tenacity Rewarded

    October 5, 2015

    The Yukos case—with its largest-ever arbitration award—was the culmination of Yas Banifatemi's career in international arbitration, which took root at Harvard.

  • HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books – Fall 2015

    October 5, 2015

    “Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle,” by Christopher T. Bayley ’66 (Sasquatch Books). In the early 1970s, as the newly…

  • HLSA of Europe members

    A European (Re)Union

    October 5, 2015

    This past May, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow joined HLSA President Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00 and more than 200 other alumni at a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, held at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris.

  • Salvo Arena

    A Powerful Platform

    October 5, 2015

    Halfway into his term as president of the Harvard Law School Association, Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00 says one of the questions he hears most often when he meets with other alumni is, What exactly is the HLSA and what does it do?

  • Getting to Obergefell | Evan Wolfson Rests His Case

    October 5, 2015

    Since his 3L year, Wolfson has been arguing for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

  • Beyond Obergefell | Alumni Advocates for LGBT Rights Reflect on the Challenges That Remain

    October 5, 2015

    What will the movement look like after a blockbuster win and how to engage the public with causes that have received comparatively scant attention?

  • Safe at any Speed: Ralph Nader’s new museum offers a meandering road trip through the history of tort law

    September 9, 2015

    On September 26, Ralph Nader '58 will oversee the opening in his hometown of Winsted, Conn. of the nation's first and only museum dedicated to law: the American Museum of Tort Law.

  • President Ma of Taiwan visits HLS

    August 27, 2015

    On July 11, Harvard, for the first time in the century-long history of the Republic of China, welcomed a sitting president of Taiwan, hosting President Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81 for a nostalgic visit to his alma mater.

  • No time to rest, Patrick says (video)

    June 1, 2015

    On a day of celebration and achievement, Deval Patrick '78 AB '82, the former governor of Massachusetts, told Harvard graduates he hoped they felt uneasy, unsure, and restless: uneasy about the planet’s big problems, unsure they know all they should, and restless enough to act.

  • Deval Patrick ’82 returns to Harvard to deliver Commencement Address 1

    Deval Patrick ’82 returns to Harvard to deliver Commencement Address

    June 1, 2015

    Deval Patrick `82, who recently concluded two terms as the 71st governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was Harvard’s 2015 commencement speaker.

  • Sign hanging from a window of the headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    Telling the Truth about American Terror

    May 4, 2015

    Racial reconciliation in America has been an elusive dream. To Bryan Stevenson ’85, the problem is that we haven’t been willing to tell the truth about our nightmares

  • Bryan Stevenson ’85

    Drum Major for Justice

    May 4, 2015

    Bryan Stevenson ’85 on race, poverty and the things worth fighting for

  • Jorge Elorza

    Trust in Providence

    May 4, 2015

    Jorge Elorza wins the battle to lead the city where he fought for social justice

  • Brett Stark

    Representing the Whole Child

    May 4, 2015

    Brett Stark co-founds a medical-legal partnership to assist children who seek asylum in the U.S.

  • Book cover of Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

    Selected Alumni Books Spring 2015

    May 4, 2015

    “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice,” by Adam Benforado ’05 (Crown) Drawing on research in psychology and neuroscience, the associate professor of law at Drexel University points to rampant injustices that stem from the legal system—not caused by corruption or ill will but simply by the way our minds work.

  • HLS alumni recently admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    An Event Supreme

    May 4, 2015

    On Dec. 15, 2014, 34 Harvard Law alumni, from the Classes of 1971 to 2010, gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court to join the bar for the highest court in the nation.

  • Bart Winokur

    A conversation with Bart Winokur

    May 4, 2015

    From London to Iran and beyond, Barton J. “Bart” Winokur ’64 has had a robust career as an international deal-maker and expert in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Sareta Ashraph

    A Voice for Accountability

    May 4, 2015

    Sareta Ashraph documents violations of international law for the U.N.

  • Tom Cotton

    Politics and Service

    May 4, 2015

    For Freshman Senator Tom Cotton, politics and patriotism are nothing new.

  • Persuasion

    May 4, 2015

    Kannon Shanmugam on making his case before the Supreme Court

  • Hidden Talent

    May 4, 2015

    Craig Gentry has developed ways to to keep data secure and accessible that may broaden the use of cloud computing.