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  • James Vorenberg [1928-2000]

    July 18, 2000

    Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 72, the ninth dean of Harvard Law School, former Watergate associate special prosecutor, and first chair of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, died on April 12, 2000, of cardiac arrest.

  • A better world for fans

    July 18, 2000

    Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. '65 scores one for sports fans in his new book Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better for Fans (Harvard University Press, 2000).

  • A Novel Idea

    July 18, 2000

    Most law school papers don't get glowing reviews from the New York Times Book Review. But most law school papers aren't like Mohsin Hamid's.

  • Project Aids Countries in Transition

    July 18, 2000

    With the support of Professor Philip Heymann '60, a joint Harvard project seeks to foster cooperation and progress for countries in transition.

  • 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.

  • Letter to a Recent Graduate

    July 18, 2000

    Among the Law School’s collection of letters, manuscripts, and published works of Justice Joseph Story, Dane Professor of Law from 1829 to 1845, is a letter written March 26, 1832, from Story to Charles C. Convers, who graduated the year before.

  • A Day in the Pupils’ Court

    July 18, 2000

    Thirteen-year-old Queen Pleasant can't graduate from law school until at least 2011, but she got a head start on her legal education in April as she cross-examined witnesses in the Ames Courtroom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Auction 2000 Breaks Fund-raising Record

    July 18, 2000

    As the crowd cheers him on, Kyle Cauthron '02 (center) vies for a fly-fishing trip to Montana, one of the most coveted items up for bid at this year's public interest auction.

  • The Great Negotiator

    July 18, 2000

      Credit: Nicki Pardo This spring former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace negotiations that led to the “Good Friday Agreement”…

  • 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…

  • The Vulnerability of the Middle Class

    July 18, 2000

    Despite today's booming economy, the number of middle-class families filing for bankruptcy in America is soaring, according to Professor Elizabeth Warren, Teresa Sullivan, and Jay Westbrook, coauthors of a new study, The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Yale University Press, 2000).

  • 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.

  • Uncommon Decency

    July 18, 2000

    In his new book, The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (Beacon Press, 2000), Professor Joseph Singer '81 explores the cultural, moral, religious, and legal traditions that define our understanding of property.

  • Three faculty remembered

    July 18, 2000

    Professors Gary Bellow, Abram Chayes, and James Vorenberg Harvard Law School lost three of its great citizens during one week in April. Though we mourn their loss, we also…

  • The Original Defenders

    July 5, 2000

    The Harvard Defenders celebrated 50 years of serving indigent criminal defendants with a tribute to the original members of the group from the Class of 1950.

  • 21 Equals $1.12M for HLS Student

    July 5, 2000

    Even with law firm salaries skyrocketing, graduating Harvard Law School students will have trouble matching fellow 3L Rahim Oberholtzer's $1.12 million earnings from two hours of work in January.

  • Hemenway Gym Gets in Shape

    July 5, 2000

    Just in time to help relieve the stress of finals, students celebrated the reopening of Hemenway Gymnasium on April 5. The renovated gym features $100,000 of new fitness equipment, a larger weight room and an improved aerobics area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Memorial Service for Professor Gary Bellow

    May 25, 2000

    A memorial service was held for Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow on Thursday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre, Harvard University. A reception followed in Pound Hall, Ropes-Gray Room, 2nd floor, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

  • Professor Byse Receives Boston University Award

    May 12, 2000

    Clark Byse, Harvard Law School Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Emeritus, has received the Silver Shingle Award from Boston University's School of Law.

  • Memorial Service for Professor James Vorenberg

    May 10, 2000

    A memorial service will be held for Professor James Vorenberg, former Harvard Law School Dean, on May 10 at 2 p.m. in Memorial Church, Harvard University. A reception will follow in the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge.

  • HLS Expands Pioneering Loan Forgiveness Program

    April 28, 2000

    Dean Robert C. Clark has announced 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.

  • Law School Improves Financial Aid Program

    April 28, 2000

    Harvard Law School has announced improvements to the overall financial aid program.

  • 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.

  • Assessing the Universal Declaration

    April 25, 2000

    Professor Mary Ann Glendon and Makau Mutua LL.M. '85 S.J.D. '87 weigh in on this influential half-century-old human rights document (1948), a major topic at the fall celebration of HRP's 15th anniversary.

  • 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."

  • Parenting Choices, Professor Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez

    April 25, 2000

    In their new book, excerpted below, Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez present their views of American legal doctrine and social policies that have influenced and still govern procreation and parenting by persons with retardation.

  • Gerald Frug’s Alternative Vision of Urban America

    April 25, 2000

    The Bulletin interviews Professor Gerald Frug about his new book which gives readers a sense of how the incentive system built into local government law has helped generate suburban sprawl.

  • Elizabeth Bartholet

    Elizabeth Bartholet Challenges the Child Welfare System

    April 25, 2000

    The Bulletin interviews Elizabeth Bartholet about her recent book, which looks at how policies affect children victimized by abuse and neglect.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Zolt Named Director of ITP

    April 16, 2000

    Eric Zolt has been appointed Director of the International Tax Program at Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor of Law, and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organizations effective July 1, 2000.

  • Abram Chayes, 77

    April 16, 2000

    International Law Professor Abram Chayes, 77, who served as the Kennedy Administration's chief international lawyer at the height of the Cold War and who taught at Harvard Law School for over four decades, died on Sunday, April 16 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Professor Gary Bellow, 64

    April 13, 2000

    Pioneering public interest Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow, founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School¹s Clinical Programs, died on April 13, 2000, of cardiac arrest at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was a resident of Boston.

  • Zittrain Testimony on Internet Taxation

    April 12, 2000

    My name is Jonathan Zittrain, and I am the executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where I also teach on Internet-related subjects as a lecturer on law. Among my research interests is the taxation of Internet commerce, and last year I wrote an article (attached) for the National Tax Journal on the subject with Prof. Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago.

  • Professor James Vorenberg, Ninth Dean of HLS

    April 12, 2000

    Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, the ninth Dean of Harvard Law School, former Watergate Associate Special Prosecutor, and first chair of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, died on April 12, 2000, of cardiac arrest.

  • Hearsay: Summer 1999

    September 25, 1999

    Lessig “Outside of this context of shared assumptions, e-mail functions like bad poetry where any meaning can be put into the e-mail depending on…

  • 87th Ames Explores How Far Media Can Go

    September 25, 1999

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Laurence H. Silberman ’61 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit presided over the 87th Annual Ames Moot Court Competition in the case of Ride-A-Long Productions, Inc. and Ames Broadcasting Co., Inc. v. Suzanne Rogers and Michelle Rogers.

  • 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.