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The Long View

As two HLS graduates are vying to lead the United States, we asked six legal historians on the faculty to reflect on the connections between legal education and leadership.
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank ’77

Exit Interview with Barney Frank

What he’ll miss most, what he’ll do next, and the song he can’t get out of his head
Cruz with his wife, Heidi, at the Texas Republican convention

Carrying the Tea Party Banner

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz calls for a “return to the framers’ vision of a constitutionally limited government”
Joe Kearns Goodwin

Summer Elective

A run for state office by a student committed to public service

Jointly Held

A Harvard program immerses students in legal and business training.
Illustration of a shell shape with a hair pik through it

A Question of Accountability

In a Supreme Court case, the International Human Rights Clinic argues that the Alien Tort Statute applies to corporations.

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • Steven R. Shapiro ’75

    Freedom Fighter

    Steven R. Shapiro ’75 has been legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union since 1993, contributing to more than 200 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and working on a range of cases. The Bulletin spoke with Shapiro about his time at the 92-year-old ACLU and his take on the state of freedom in the United States.

  • Sadakat Kadri LL.M. ’8

    Journeys of Discovery

    Barrister and writer Sadakat Kadri LL.M. ’89 is author of "Heaven on Earth," an exploration of Shariah law that begins with deep history (in ancient Arabia) and closes with contemporary reality: the varieties of present-day Islamic jurisprudence, gleaned from his travels to India, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt and Turkey.

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Competing Ambitions

    After the release of her article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” Anne-Marie Slaughter ’85 was engulfed in what she calls a “tsunami” of her own making.

Faculty Books

Faculty Scholarship

The Courts and Public Opinion

Michael Klarman’s scholarship has focused on the effect that court rulings have on social reform movements. He argues that when courts get ahead of public opinion, political backlash often follows.

Faculty Scholarship

A Theory of Connectivity

The highly connected nature of today’s world has all sorts of benefits—but all sorts of potential costs as well, from loss of control of private data to a world financial system so intertwined that when one part of it falls, it’s hard to keep other parts from toppling along with it.