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In It Together?

Do recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on class actions mean less security in numbers?
Becket Fund counsel Eric Rassbach ’99, Lori Windham ’05 and Mark Rienzi ’00

Keeping FAITH

A nonprofit law firm whose clients have ranged from Hobby Lobby to a Santeria priest
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Tax Turnaround Time?

Proposals for reversing the corporate inversion trend bring home the need for tax reform.
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How to Grow a Law Professor

A fellowship for lawyers who want to teach and study law helps to cultivate the next generation of law professors.

Faculty Scholarship

Certain Change: How the Roberts Court is revising constitutional law

Laurence Tribe discusses some of the implications of the decisions of nine men and women with regard to gay marriage, gun rights, N.S.A. surveillance, health care, emerging threats to privacy, immigration and more.

20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace

The Root of It All

Lawrence Lessig has become an activist. And he is taking on the system he critiqued with a bold effort to appropriate what he sees as one of its corrupting forces.
Volodymyr Shkilevych LL.M. ’12 and Svitlana Starosvit LL.M. ’13

Between Cambridge and Kiev

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 people aboard, Svitlana Starosvit LL.M. ’13 and Volodymyr Shkilevych…

Teaching & Learning

Home Rule within Enemy Lines: Capturing life in a WWI internment camp

During World War I, about 400,000 “enemy aliens” were imprisoned by all sides in camps on nearly every continent. During that time, Germany’s only exclusively civilian prison camp, Ruhleben Gefangenenlager, became a model of civil functionality.

Alumni Notes & Newsmakers

  • Tim Kiefer ’98 standing next to portrait of Nathan Dane

    Origin Story

    On the second floor of the City-County Building in Madison, Wisconsin, there now hangs the portrait of a man named Nathan Dane. The same steady gaze examines visitors 1,100 miles away as they step off the elevator on the fourth floor in Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School.

  • Alec Karakatsanis and Phil Telfeyan

    Fighting Unequal Justice

    Until last spring, scores of destitute people—virtually all of them African-Americans—were locked up in the city jail of Montgomery, Alabama, for traffic tickets they couldn’t pay, sentenced to a day in jail for every $50 they owed. They could earn a $25 credit daily by providing free labor, scrubbing blood and feces off jail floors and cleaning buildings.

  • Sarah Reed ’91

    Firmly Outside the Box

    From rethinking how venture capital firms meet their legal needs to focusing on broadening access to legal services for all people, Sarah Reed '91 has been a pragmatic innovator.

  • Bryan Cressey

    A conversation with Bryan Cressey

    When Bryan Cressey J.D./M.B.A. ’76, a native of Seattle, was putting himself through the University of Washington by working at a conveyor-belt company, he grew intrigued by the “go-go era of the ’60s,” as he puts it, when business innovators such as James J. Ling were creating giant conglomerates. Cressey decided he wanted to build companies and applied to the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard. From his first job in 1976 with a venture capital firm in Chicago; to four years later co-founding Golder, Thoma & Cressey (later Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner); to the present, Cressey’s leadership in industry consolidation with a particular expertise in the health care and medical services fields has been recognized by Fortune and Time magazines, among many other publications.