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  • The Dean of Solo Practitioners

    July 18, 2000

    Oscar Fendler '33 has always done things his own way. He remains the only graduate of HLS to ever practice law in Blytheville, Ark.

  • Declaration of Independence

    July 18, 2000

    Some alumni become solo practitioners in order to leave law firm life, or return to their hometown, or practice their specialty. Whatever the reason, they all agree they've made the right choice.

  • A Sense of Securities: J. Sinclair Armstrong ’41

    July 18, 2000

    J. Sinclair Armstrong '41 credits the faculty at the School in preparing him for his life and career. He has also taught himself to conquer new fields of expertise, and to face new challenges at the top levels of government and business.

  • Klein Makes Case against Microsoft

    July 18, 2000

        Credit: Richard Chase Joel Klein ’71, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and head attorney in the government’s…

  • Brennemans on the Bench

    June 18, 2000

    Juvenile court Judge Frederica Brenneman '53 serves as inspirations and adviser for the hit television drama Judging Amy, starring her daughter, Amy Brenneman.

  • Peter Allan Atkins ’68: A consummate corporate lawyer

    April 25, 2000

    Although Peter Allan Atkins ’68 dismisses "star" labels, preferring to be viewed as an all-around corporate lawyer, the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner is nationally acclaimed as a mergers and acquisitions expert.

  • Taipei’s High-Profile Mayor

    April 25, 2000

    The new leader of Taiwan's capital city, Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D '81 has already tackled a controversy over prostitutes' licenses and overseen disaster relief following an earthquake. Now he's busy working on public safety and creating "an Internet city."

  • Death in Texas

    April 25, 2000

    Sandra Babcock '91 fought long and hard on behalf of client Stanley Faulder, a Canadian citizen who spent 22 years on death row, employing a novel legal argument in her struggle to save his life.

  • The Double Life of George Abrams ’57

    April 25, 2000

    Even as a Law School student, Abrams was drawn to the world of art. He has divided has time between lawyering and collecting, building with his wife, Maida, one of the world's preeminent collections of seventeenth-century Dutch drawings. Recently, this famous collecting duo made a dazzling gift to the Fogg.

  • The Soldier’s Secretary

    April 25, 2000

    Ever on the move, Louis Caldera ’86 (’87), the 17th Secretary of the Army and its top communicator, lends his ear to enlisted men and women worldwide, communicating the changing mission of an Army in transformation.

  • The U.S. Senate’s New Lawyer

    September 25, 1999

    "So far, so good," says Patricia Bryan ’80 of her job as legal counsel to the U.S. Senate, a position she has held since June 1.

  • An Active Lawyer’s Life

    September 25, 1999

    Tom O’Donnell, former managing partner of Ropes & Gray, has forged a remarkable career that combines lawyering with civic leadership, charitable endeavors, and hard work for Harvard.

  • A New Kind of Legal Aid Office

    September 25, 1999

    Joel Feldman’s four-attorney private legal aid office in Springfeld, Mass., recently sued a rental agency that was coding its listing sheets to identify landlords who didn’t want to rent to Blacks and Hispanics.

  • Competent to Testify?

    September 25, 1999

    Many young children who understand the difference between truth and lies are nonetheless deemed incompetent to testify in court, according to developmental psychologist Tom Lyon ’87, "because lawyers ask them questions that are too abstract for their stage of development."

  • Day and Night in N.Y.C.

    September 25, 1999

    Banker and community builder Deborah Wright '84, Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern '57 and longtime Legal Aid lawyer Stephen Pokart ’65 all make their living in N.Y.C.

  • At Large in L.A.

    September 25, 1999

    Belinda Smith Walker ’71, executive director of Girls and Gangs (G&G), and partners in law and public activism Stephen English ’75 and Molly Munger ’74 are all Harvard alumni residing in L.A.

  • An Afternoon in D.C.

    September 25, 1999

    Wilma A. Lewis ’81 is the new U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

  • Touring Charleston, Mass.

    September 25, 1999

    Charlestown Lacrosse founder Zack Lehman '98 gives the Bulletin a tour of Charlestown, Mass.

  • Koh’s Human Rights Agenda

    September 25, 1999

    "My job is to try to advance and increase human freedom, through reporting, persuasion, criticism, and advocacy," says Yale Law School Professor Harold Hongju Koh ’80, who became assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor in November 1998.

  • Morning News From Mora

    September 25, 1999

    A familiar face to TV viewers around the country, Antonio Mora LL.M. ’81 became news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America in January.

  • All My Love, Filly

    July 28, 1999

    The Law School now holds the voluminous correspondence Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter ’04 sent to his sister Estelle Frankfurter over a span of 31 years.

  • Profile: Robert Weary ’48

    July 25, 1999

    Amid the quiet hills and streams of northeastern Kansas, Robert Weary ’48 has forged a dynamic dual career: running the Junction City law firm his father founded, and buying and building up companies, especially in the cable TV and radio industries.

  • Abram Chayes Honored at Reunions

    June 25, 1999

    Professor Abram Chayes ’49 received the HLSA Award, the association’s highest honor, for his service as an "inspirational teacher and distinguished scholar, advocate for the rights of sovereign nations and the protection of the global environment, [and] beloved mentor to generations of Harvard Law students."

  • Eloquent voice for the oppressed: Harry A. Blackmun 1908-1999

    June 24, 1999

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun ’32 died March 4 at age 90. Appointed to the Court in 1970 by President Nixon, he retired in 1994 after a 24-year career on the Court marked by a movement from moderate conservatism to outspoken liberalism.

  • Kathleen Sullivan: Stanford’s new law dean

    June 24, 1999

    Nearly a decade ago Kathleen Sullivan’s first argument before the U.S. Supreme Court prompted American Lawyer to observe that the young Harvard Law professor was "on the fast-track to forensic stardom."

  • Taking on the Unfinished Business of the Twentieth Century

    June 24, 1999

    For several years now, Eizenstat has been deeply involved in what he calls "the unfinished business of the twentieth century." For him that business is accounting for the astonishing array of assets looted by the Nazis, and securing some long-delayed justice for Holocaust survivors and victims’ families.

  • Champion Associate

    June 17, 1999

    When he’s not working on major real estate transactions, Boise Ding ’93 can often be spotted perfecting his double axel at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center in Pasadena, California.

  • Writing

    Writing “The Good Black”

    April 26, 1999

    How two HLS roommates became author and subject.

  • Celebration 45

    February 25, 1999

    Since the first alumnae of 1953, more than 5,000 women have claimed their place at HLS. Hundreds came back to the School in November to applaud Attorney General Janet Reno '63 as she accepted the Celebration 45 Award, and to connect with the other remarkable women of Harvard Law.