A Price Paid for Conviction
In the 1950s, the HLS Bulletin asked for alumni updates just as it does today. “Please send us news about yourself, your classmates and other alumni—anything interesting for the Harvard Law School Bulletin,” read the form from Harrison S. Dimmitt ’25, the Bulletin editor. Among those who replied was Benjamin J. Davis ’28, a leading figure in the American Communist Party, who was also a civil rights attorney and a former New York city councilman.
Alumni Notes and Newsmakers
For the last four years, Juan Zarate ’97 has not gotten very much sleep. As the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, Zarate spent countless hours poring over the National Counterterrorism Center’s threat matrix.
“Late Justice is not Justice, but manifest injustice,” wrote Ruy Barbosa de Oliveira (1849-1923), perhaps the most prominent jurist and statesman in the history of Brazil. I was struck by these words during my first year of law school in São Paulo.
“From 2007 to 2008, the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan’s ongoing conflict rose 40 percent, according to U.N. figures.” So begins the report co-written by Erica Gaston ’07, with Rebecca Wright, during Gaston’s Henigson Fellowship year in Afghanistan, which started in January 2008.