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  • New Course on Legal Practice Gets Down to Business

    April 1, 2002

    As part of its Strategic Plan, HLS has instituted a program that introduces new students to the practical skills needed in the legal world.

  • Gary Bellow portrait

    Students Establish Public Service Award

    April 1, 2002

    In memory of an HLS professor known as a champion of public interest law, HLS students have created the Gary Bellow Public Service Award. Bellow '60, who founded the School's Clinical Program, died in April 2000.

  • Gerken, Minow and Judge Abner Mikva

    Progressive Legal Organization Established at HLS

    April 1, 2002

    Twenty years ago, the Federalist Society was founded to change the way people think about the law. It has done its job well, say members of a new HLS student organization that champions liberal values in the law.

  • Frank Vogel

    The New World of Islamic Legal Studies

    April 1, 2002

    "We ordinarily don't try to respond to the news of the hour," said Frank Vogel, director of the HLS Islamic Legal Studies Program. But for Vogel, like for so many other people, everything changed on September 11.

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    Class Distinction

    October 1, 2001

    When some of Alan Stone's colleagues learn that he is teaching a seminar on film at HLS, they wonder, frankly, what the heck he is doing. Students, however, know exactly what he is doing, Stone says. And they like it.

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    Choice Law Schools

    October 1, 2001

    For many 1Ls starting this year, HLS was their first choice. But some found it harder to decide. More than 60 years ago, William Waldron was faced with a similar dilemma: Harvard or Yale.

  • Not Your Father’s Harvard Law School

    July 1, 2001

    The current Strategic Plan builds on changes that have taken place at HLS over the last 30 years.

  • Faculty Approves Strategic Plan

    April 27, 2001

    Proposal Would Reduce Class Sizes, Increase Financial Aid After more than two years of studies, committee meetings, and debate, the Harvard Law School faculty has…

  • Board of Student Advisers Turns Ninety

    April 27, 2001

    Founded in 1910 to “educate and assist students,” the Board of Student Advisers, the Law School’s oldest service organization, celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

  • All Politics Is Local at Appleseed

    September 28, 2000

    Harvard Law School's Appleseed Electorial Reform Project, inaugurated last summer seeks to increase voter participation and ensure that residents’ interests are represented through lawmakers and by the referendum process.

  • HLS Expands Loan Forgiveness Program

    July 25, 2000

    Dean Robert Clark '72 announced this spring an extensive expansion of Harvard Law School's loan forgiveness program, making it one of the most generous programs of its kind in the country.

  • Stuntz Brings Criminal Justice Focus to HLS

    July 18, 2000

    In what Dean Robert Clark '72 called a "stunning addition" to the criminal law faculty, University of Virginia Law School Professor William Stuntz will move north to Harvard in July.

  • Rakoff Named First Dean of the J.D. Program

    July 18, 2000

    Todd Rakoff '75, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law since 1996 and a member of the faculty since 1979, will begin in July in the new position of dean of the J.D. program.

  • Panel Examines Influence of Popular Culture on Criminal Defense

    July 5, 2000

    A panel that included many former members of the Harvard Defenders marked the 50th anniversary of the group by examining the widely misunderstood role of the defender in the courtroom and in society.

  • The Human Rights Program at fifteen

    April 25, 2000

    Professor Henry Steiner '55, founder of the program, reflects on the agenda of HRP at Harvard and beyond, and the HLS graduates "battling in the trenches" for the human rights movement worldwide.

  • Revisiting Fuller’s Famous Spelunkers

    July 28, 1999

    Were four entrapped spelunkers, whose hunger ultimately drove them to eat the fifth member of their group, guilty of murder, and should their sentence—death by hanging—be upheld?

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    Building in Cyberspace

    June 24, 1999

    The intrepid crew of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

  • Bok and Bowen: affirming affirmative action

    Bok and Bowen: affirming affirmative action

    February 25, 1999

    Lance Liebman '67 offers a former law school dean's take on The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions by Derek Bok '54, former Harvard president and HLS dean, and William Bowen, former Princeton president.