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The Disaggregation of Intellectual Property

Professor William Fisher III '82 examines the history --and the future--of intellectual property law.
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A Hot Property

With conferences, research and ideas, HLS faculty and students keep pace with the ever-changing world of intellectual property issues.
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In Tune With the Law

HLS Recording Artists Project focuses on the legal side of the music industry.
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Book Smart

HLS professor seeks to make copyrighted works accessible to students with disabilities.

Inside HLS

  • Andrew Kaufman

    Duck Bind

    Justice Antonin Scalia '60 went duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney three weeks after the Supreme Court agreed to hear Cheney's appeal of a lower court order that he turn over records of the closed energy task force meetings he held in 2001.

  • Sharon Kelly

    Hearing the Call

    Sharon Kelly '04 smiles when she recalls meeting a teenage girl who'd asked her mother for a birthday present: to drive her hours and hours across the plains of Iowa to a town hall meeting of a presidential candidate.

  • Professor Laurence Tribe

    A Marriage Contrast

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health last fall has allowed gay marriage in the commonwealth--at least for now.

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    The Laws of War

    In April, during one of the most violent periods of fighting in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, Assistant Professor Ryan Goodman's Public International Law class struggled to determine when the use of force is legal and what to do when force may be illegal yet legitimate.

Writ Large: Faculty Books

  • Professor David Kennedy

    Darkness Visible

    In his more than 20 years working and teaching in the field of international law, Professor David Kennedy '80 observed something he thought no one was talking about--the negative consequences of good intentions. Kennedy discusses his book on the topic, "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism," published by Princeton University Press this spring.

Alumni Notes and Newsmakers

  • Marina Volanakis '99

    Life Lessons

    Sometimes making the greatest impact on a student's life is as simple as changing his fifth-grade homeroom. That's what Marina Volanakis '99 did for 10-year-old Gabriel, and it was enough to turn him from a disrespectful troublemaker into a dedicated student.

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    The Case for the President

    Ken Mehlman '91 was a Republican before law school. But HLS helped make him the Republican he is today. His predominantly liberal fellow students in fact made him "more Republican, more conservative," spurred by his view that rampant elitism drove their ideology, he said.

  • Paul Steven Miller '86

    Equal Signs

    A restaurant employee is fired. He didn't violate company policy. In fact, he's a good employee, according to his manager. But he is fired because, as the regional manager put it, he is one of "those people."

  • Terry Lenzner '64

    Corporate Sleuth

    Attorney Terry Lenzner '64 has made investigation his business.

  • M. Bernard Aidinoff

    A Conversation with M. Bernard Aidinoff ’53

    M. Bernard Aidinoff '53 is senior counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, where he has practiced for nearly 50 years.

Alumni Focus

Lessons in Courage

Professor Archibald Cox, 1912-2004, taught the nation what it means to be true to one's principles. Professor Emeritus Archibald Cox '37 died on May 29 at age 92. Tenured at Harvard Law School in 1946, he taught generations of students torts, administrative and constitutional law.