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The New 1L

For the first time in decades, HLS has changed the basic structure of its first-year experience, and students and faculty are singing the praises of The New 1L.
Eli Rosenbaum '80

Never Forget

Eli Rosenbaum '80 is driven to bring Nazis to justice before it's too late.

Teaching Lessons

Guided by their professors, students find HLS a training ground for academic careers.

Inside HLS

  • Sasha Volokh picking out a gun

    At Home on the Range

    Alexander "Sasha" Volokh '03 has started Harvard Law School's first target shooting club, for fun and trouble. In Harvard's "quite liberal" environment he thought he would see if he "could get some people steamed up."

  • A Roommate with a View

    When he was a college student, Michael Kleinman '03 shared a room in Yemen for five weeks with a fellow American. But they never had the "what's your major, do you have a girlfriend, where are you from, what music do you like" chat.

  • Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Beautiful Day

    Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev were there, but Dean Robert Clark ' 72 made sure he spent some time with the biggest celebrity in the house, U2 lead singer Bono.

  • School to Institute Pro Bono Requirement

    First-year students entering HLS in the fall of 2002 will be the first required to meet the pro bono service standards of the law school's Strategic Plan.

  • Professor Philip Heymann

    Hearsay: Summer 2002

    Professor Philip Heymann “[I]f we approve torture in one set of circumstances, isn’t every country then free to define its own exceptions, applicable to Americans…

Writ Large: Faculty Books

  • Professor Randall Kennedy

    A Word of Trouble

    A hypothetical: A reporter is going to interview Professor Randall Kennedy. The reporter says to a group of coworkers: "That is one righteous nigger." A colleague complains. The reporter, whose intent was to compliment the professor, is fired for using grossly offensive language.

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • Tony Sutin '84

    To the Mountaintop

    Not everyone would trade a top job at the Department of Justice to teach at a brand-new law school nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Wesley Fastiff

    Keep on Truckin’

    With an office overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Wesley Fastiff '59 has one of the country's most spectacular views.

  • Tunnel Vision

    Boston to Brussels. Fast. Very fast. Less than three hours fast. This is Frank Davidson's dream.

  • Robert Byrnes and Jaime Marquart

    Ordinary People

    If you think every Harvard Law School student is, by definition, a shining star, the first line sticks with you like a chicken bone in your throat.

  • Robert E. Bradney '50

    Lessons from a Cold January Day

    An Essay by Robert E. Bradney '50

  • The Write Way illustration

    The Write Way

    It is incumbent upon legal practitioners to formulate their compositional efforts in a straightforward fashion. This is Ken Bresler's message.

  • Joy Covey ’89

    A Conversation with Joy Covey

    Joy Covey '89, a graduate of the J.D./M.B.A. program, recently wrapped up four years at, where she worked as the chief financial officer and strategist for the online retail giant.

At Your Service

Nicole De Sario '03 clears tables after lunch at the CASPAR Emergency Center for the homeless in Cambridge, as part of Harvard Law School's inaugural Springfest Volunteer Service Day on April 20. About 300 students took part in the event, which also included work at the Charles River Earth Day Cleanup, Habitat for Humanity, and the Greater Boston Food Bank.