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U.S. capital markets are losing ground to foreign competitors. A Harvard-led team wants to get it back, and some powerful people are paying attention.

Diversified Portfolio

Harvard Law School's corporate law scholars like to collaborate--across a global array of subjects.

New Rules for a Tiger

In the past, state-owned Chinese banks were known for bad loans and poor corporate governance. Recently, four of these institutions went public, with one IPO raising a record $21.9 billion.

The view from the boardroom

When Jim Clark, chairman of online photo sharing giant Shutterfly, resigned from his company’s board of directors in January, he became the first CEO to blame the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for his departure, saying the law had taken reform too far and had crimped his ability to lead.

Inside HLS

Writ Large: Faculty Books

  • In legal scholarship, what defines staying power?

    What does it mean to 'think like a lawyer' - in particular, an American lawyer? After wrestling with that question for years, Harvard Law Professors David Kennedy '80 and William W. Fisher III '82 have given us an anthology of the law review articles they believe yield the answer.

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • The Knight of Mindoro

    As a young girl growing up in the 1930s on a small island in the Philippines, Erlinda Arce Ignacio Espiritu LL.M. ’51 found inspiration to become a lawyer in the legends of the Knights of the Round Table.

  • After Story

    Bill Clendaniel ’75 likes what he does for the living. And the dead.

  • Celestial reasonings

    As a teenager, Ted Vosk had become homeless after a “messy home situation led to a mutual agreement” between Vosk and his parents: He left, and they kicked him out. After some time on the streets, a friend who was in college invited him to sit in on an astronomy class.