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The Laws of Adaptation

Change is coming to the legal profession—whether attorneys like it or not—and HLS is at the forefront of efforts to anticipate it, and prepare students.
Lucian Bebchuk

All-Star Team on a Winning Streak

Corporate governance scholars at Harvard Law keep putting up great numbers.

Beyond Obergefell | Alumni Advocates for LGBT Rights Reflect on the Challenges That Remain

What will the movement look like after a blockbuster win and how to engage the public with causes that have received comparatively scant attention?

Harvard Law’s First Century

For a deep, detailed, compellingly written, unstintingly transparent view of Harvard Law School as it was from the fall of 1817 (six students) to the spring of 1910 (765 students), look to “On the Battlefield of Merit”—the first of two volumes intended to mark the school’s bicentennial in 2017.

Teaching & Learning

Undermining Injustice, One Prison Visit at a Time

Fernando Delgado ’08 and his students in the International Human Rights Clinic put prisoners’ voices in Brazil at the heart of a human rights case.

The Right Fit?

Litigation is often seen as an either/or proposition. You either settle out of court or go to trial and leave the outcome entirely in the hands of a judge or a jury. But Professor Kathryn Spier has researched another option: whereby parties go to trial with an agreement in place on the ceiling and floor for the plaintiff’s recovery.
Edith Ramirez

The Power of the Outsider

As head of the primary govern­ment agency tasked with protecting the rights of consumers, Edith Ramirez has focused much of her efforts on digital privacy.

Alumni Focus

Turning Over a New Leaf

The recent digitization of the Simon Greenleaf papers offers glimpses of the 19th century HLS professor who viewed the law as a fusion of scientific thought and moral experience.

Jeff Robinson, director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice

A Passion for Reform

Jeff Robinson ’81 worked as a Seattle criminal defense lawyer for 34 years—a span of time that, he notes, “basically coincided with the largest increase in our incarcerated population in the history of the United States.” Now, as the newly appointed director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, he will be tackling that metastasis head-on.

A Supreme Opera

“Scalia/Ginsburg,” a comic opera by Derrick Wang, had its world premiere this summer in Virginia. Among those in the audience for the premiere was Justice Ginsburg herself.
A Leader on National Security

A Leader on National Security

After 15 years in Congress, Adam Schiff has emerged as a leading Democratic voice on national security.
Yas Banifatemi

Tenacity Rewarded

The Yukos case—with its largest-ever arbitration award—was the culmination of Yas Banifatemi's career in international arbitration, which took root at Harvard.

Student Spotlights

Making the State Pay

Jonathan Hiles '16 was 5 years old when Kareem Bellamy was arrested for murder. This past spring, Hiles helped Bellamy win a $2.75 million settlement from the state of New York for the 14 years he was wrongfully imprisoned.

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • Lasting Laughs

    Jonathan Goldstein’s unconventional path helped propel him to success in the entertainment industry.

  • HLSA of Europe members

    A European (Re)Union

    This past May, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow joined HLSA President Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00 and more than 200 other alumni at a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, held at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris.

  • Salvo Arena

    A Powerful Platform

    Halfway into his term as president of the Harvard Law School Association, Salvo Arena LL.M. ’00 says one of the questions he hears most often when he meets with other alumni is, What exactly is the HLSA and what does it do?

  • HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books – Fall 2015

    “Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle,” by Christopher T. Bayley ’66 (Sasquatch Books). In the early 1970s, as the newly…

  • James A. Attwood Jr.

    Leadership profile: A conversation with James A. Attwood Jr. J.D./M.B.A. ’84

    As the law school’s Campaign for the Third Century kicks off Oct. 23, it finds itself in very able hands: One of its co-chairs is Jim Attwood J.D./M.B.A. ’84.

Faculty Books

Faculty Scholarship

Freedom Is Just Another Word for … Regulation

With new book, Singer touts rules that make the free market and property possible

Faculty Scholarship

Global Prosecutor

A look at the ICC Office of the Prosecutor