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Bryan Stevenson ’85

Drum Major for Justice

Bryan Stevenson ’85 on race, poverty and the things worth fighting for

The New Empiricists

For the growing number of empiricists at HLS, there’s nothing quite so satisfying—or unimpeachable—as resolving a thorny, often contentious, legal or policy question through rigorous analysis of cold, hard data.
Clinical Professor Ronald Sullivan ’94

Truth Seeker

Ronald Sullivan works to make the criminal justice system more accountable
HLS students at the Roxbury District Court.

First Line of Defense

Students represent the indigent in courts where judges ask, ‘Is Harvard in the building?’

Alumni Focus

Telling the Truth about American Terror

Racial reconciliation in America has been an elusive dream. To Bryan Stevenson ’85, the problem is that we haven’t been willing to tell the truth about our nightmares

Will Corporate ‘Speech’ Undermine Productivity?

John Coates argues that extending speech protections to corporations is bad—not just for democracy but for capitalism.
Susan Mirembe Nalunkuma and Godiva Akullo

LL.M.s for LGBT Rights

Childhood friends train together to fight Uganda’s draconian anti-gay laws
Oluwafunmilayo Akinosi LL.M. ’15, Melanie Emmen ’16, Lauren Ross ’16, Katie King ’16

Articulating Integrity

The Global Anticorruption Lab, taught by HLS Professor Matthew Stephenson ’03, offers law students an unusual opportunity to hone concise writing skills through the crafting of blog posts that are read and commented on by high-level stakeholders around the world.
Daniel Halperin

Legacies of Selfless Scholarship

In July, HLS Professor Daniel Halperin, will retire after after more than a half-century as a tax lawyer, professor and government official as will Duncan Kennedy who in 30 of his years on the faculty has taught one-fourth of every HLS entering class contracts, property or torts.

Hidden Talent

Craig Gentry has developed ways to to keep data secure and accessible that may broaden the use of cloud computing.
Sareta Ashraph

A Voice for Accountability

Sareta Ashraph documents violations of international law for the U.N.
Brett Stark

Representing the Whole Child

Brett Stark co-founds a medical-legal partnership to assist children who seek asylum in the U.S.
Jorge Elorza

Trust in Providence

Jorge Elorza wins the battle to lead the city where he fought for social justice

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • Persuasion

    Kannon Shanmugam on making his case before the Supreme Court

  • HLS alumni recently admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    An Event Supreme

    On Dec. 15, 2014, 34 Harvard Law alumni, from the Classes of 1971 to 2010, gathered at the U.S. Supreme Court to join the bar for the highest court in the nation.

  • Tom Cotton

    Politics and Service

    For Freshman Senator Tom Cotton, politics and patriotism are nothing new.

  • Bart Winokur

    A conversation with Bart Winokur

    From London to Iran and beyond, Barton J. “Bart” Winokur ’64 has had a robust career as an international deal-maker and expert in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Book cover of Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

    Selected Alumni Books Spring 2015

    “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice,” by Adam Benforado ’05 (Crown) Drawing on research in psychology and neuroscience, the associate professor of law at Drexel University points to rampant injustices that stem from the legal system—not caused by corruption or ill will but simply by the way our minds work.

Faculty Books

Power–and Peril–to the People

In a new world of technology, we are more powerful and more vulnerable than ever

Faculty Scholarship

The Price of Admission

Does overreliance on standardized tests weaken college and society?