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  • The Captain of the US v. Microsoft

    September 28, 2000

    Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson '64 is a blunt, plain-speaking, and physically imposing man who knows how to run a tight ship. From the moment he drew judging duties for United States v. Microsoft, Jackson was determined to keep one of the 20th century's largest antitrust cases running swiftly and on course.

  • Alumni Create Immigration Clinic Fellowship

    September 28, 2000

    Erik Gerding ’98 knew that fundraising, even for a good cause, is never easy. But as it turns out, when the cause is the Harvard…

  • The Bill of Wrongs

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Andre Souroujon HLS student Bryonn Bain says his arrest on the streets of New York City exemplifies society’s mistreatment of the black community. The…

  • At Loggerheads

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Christoph Niemann For Minneapolis-based lawyer Stephen Young ’74, a tree is just a tree. Yet for others, he contends, trees are sacred objects. Last…

  • Intern Sent To Outskirts

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Christoph Niemann Henry Stern ’57 said no to Monica Lewinsky. The New York City parks commissioner recently ruled that the infamous White House intern…

  • Law School Graduate Serves up Kosher Haikus with a Side of Chutzpah

    September 28, 2000

    You were expecting Shakespeare? We hope not, because this is a story about a different kind of bard. Call him the bard of oy vey.

  • Stooge Searching

    September 28, 2000

    In its storied history, Harvard Law School has produced presidents, senators, knights, CEOs, professors, attorneys general, and Supreme Court justices. But only now can the…

  • Soul Searching

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Christoph Niemann Robert Kurson must have been lying. Surely, thought his prospective employer, no authentic graduate of Harvard Law School would want a menial,…

  • 2000-01 Wasserstein Fellows

    September 23, 2000

    Eight Visiting Wasserstein Fellows and one Fellow-in-Residence have been named at Harvard Law School. The program brings outstanding public interest attorneys from across the country to campus for one or two days each to counsel and advise law students about public service. Wasserstein Fellows are selected based on the breadth and diversity of their public interest experiences, their ability to advise students and the areas of expertise that interest current students.

  • U.S. and Japanese Financial Experts to Meet

    September 14, 2000

    United States Under Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and Haruhiko Kuroda, Japanese Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, will be keynote speakers at the third annual Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Japan and the United States. The Symposium, to be held in Bretton Woods, NH on Sept. 15-17, 2000, will be attended by 80 senior government policy makers, academics, and bankers.

  • Celebration of Black Alumni

    September 12, 2000

    Harvard Law School will host on September 22-24 "A Celebration of Black Alumni" on the Law School's campus. This inaugural event will celebrate the more than 1500 Black graduates of the Law School.

  • Sears Prizes Awarded

    September 7, 2000

    Harvard Law School has awarded the Joshua Montgomery Sears, Jr. prize to four students for academic achievement. The prizes are awarded annually, one to each of the two students receiving the highest averages in the work of the first year, and one to each of the two students receiving the highest averages in the work of the second year.

  • In Memoriam – Fall 2000 Bulletin

    September 6, 2000

    1920-29 | 1930-39 | 1940-49 | 1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-2001 1920-1929 Samuel Becker ’25 S.J.D. ’26 of Milwaukee, Wisc., died January 19, 2000. Abraham J. Hart ’25–’26 of…

  • Professor David A. Charny, 44

    September 5, 2000

    Employment and corporate law specialist David A. Charny, the David Berg Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, died unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on Thursday, August 31, 2000. He was a resident of Cambridge.

  • Mark Weber Named Director of Career Services

    August 30, 2000

    Mark A. Weber has been named Director of the HLS Office of Career Services. He assumed his duties there on August 29, 2000.

  • Professor David A. Charny
    David Berg Professor of Law 1955–2000

    August 28, 2000

        Credit: Martha Stewart David A. Charney Employment and corporate law specialist David A. Charny, the David Berg Professor of Law at Harvard Law…

  • Food Obsession

    August 28, 2000

    “The inability to enjoy every type of food is as debilitating as the inability to enjoy sex,” says Jeffrey Steingarten ’68, who has written a food column for Vogue magazine since 1988.

  • Exile and the Writer

    August 28, 2000

    James Alan McPherson ’68 doesn’t practice law, but his career began to take shape when he was a student at HLS in Professor Paul Freund’s constitutional law class.

  • HLS Awards Kaufman Public Interest Fellowship

    August 25, 2000

    Harvard Law School has awarded Irving R. Kaufman Public Interest Fellowships to graduating 22 students and recent graduates. These fellowships are awarded in recognition and support of individuals who have shown truly exceptional promise for careers in public interest law. The Kaufman Fellowships are managed by the School's Office of Public Interest Advising, which is directed by Alexa Shabecoff.

  • HLS Awards Edith Fine Public Interest Fellowship

    August 25, 2000

    Sophie Bryan (HLS '00), who will be a Skadden Fellow at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, Boston, is the 2000 Edith Fine Public Interest Fellow. Sophie has been a strong presence at Harvard Law School, as Co-Chair of the Student Public Interest Auction and founding member of the Project on Law and Organizing. She has served on the Legal Services Center Student Advisory Board and as a Peer Counselor for the Office of Public Interest Advising. Sophie is on the Executive Board of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

  • 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.

  • The test of the Binding of Isaac

    July 18, 2000

    In his new book The Genesis of Justice (Warner Books, 2000), Professor Alan Dershowitz reflects on how stories in the first book of the Bible - replete with unpunished wrongdoing by flawed heroes and the actions and commands of an inscrutable God - set down the groundwork for later laws.

  • In Memoriam – Summer 2000

    July 18, 2000

    1920-29 | 1930-39 | 1930-39 | 1940-49 | 1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1990-1999 1920-1929 Charles F. Albert ’26 S.J.D. ’27 of Cambridge, Mass., died December 21, 1999. Stanley

  • 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.