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  • Joseph M. Sellers

    At HLS, attorney for the plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores discusses class action suit (video)

    May 13, 2011

    At an event hosted by the Harvard Women’s Law Association on April 19, 2011, Joseph M. Sellers, head of the Civil Rights and Employment practice group at Cohen Milstein, shared his experience working on Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, the largest civil rights class action suit in the United States.

  • Gary Bellow

    Two receive the Gary Bellow Public Service Award

    April 15, 2011

    Harvard Law School student Emily Inouye ’11 and alumna Cynthia Chandler ’95 have each received the Gary Bellow Public Service Award for their commitment to public interest and social justice work.

  • Martha Coakley

    Coakley and Jepsen discuss hot button issues facing attorneys general (video)

    April 1, 2011

    In a Mar. 28 panel discussion moderated by Harvard Law School lecturer and former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen ’80 sat down with HLS students to discuss challenges they face in office.

  • U.S. News

    Harvard Law School ranked first by U.S. News & World Report survey of law firm recruiters

    March 8, 2011

    Harvard Law School has been rated number one in the first-ever ranking of best law schools based on a survey of hiring partners and recruiters at the country's top law firms, U.S. News and World Report announced March 7.

  • Jeffrey Cohen '88

    Lazard executive discusses his journey from law school to investment banking

    March 7, 2011

    In a lunch with Harvard Law School students, Jeffrey Cohen ’88, Managing Director and Global Head of Retail at Lazard, discussed his journey from a law school and legal training to investment banking.

  • Professors Smith and Goldberg reinvigorate the study of Private Law at HLS

    March 2, 2011

    HLS Professors John Goldberg and Henry Smith are working to reinvigorate the study of contracts, torts, and property with the new Private Law Workshop, which they co-teach as part of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School. The workshop, said Goldberg, is “an opportunity to introduce students to some of the emerging literature that’s aiming to rethink the significance of private law in modern legal systems.”

  • Summer 2011 (Tribute)

    Joseph H. Flom ’48 (1923 – 2011)

    February 25, 2011

    Joseph H. Flom ’48, the last living named partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a leader in the field of mergers and acquisitions, died February 23, 2011 in New York City. He was 87. Flom helped transform a small New York firm into one of the most powerful legal institutions in the world, and he was also a dedicated philanthropist and supporter of Harvard Law School.

  • Harvard Law School announces new professional development program with Milbank

    February 10, 2011

    Milbank and Harvard Law School are proud to announce a new multi-year training program for Milbank associates. For the first time, a law firm will collaborate with Harvard Law School to provide executive education over the course of an associate’s career, on-site at Harvard, focusing on business, finance and law, utilizing Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School faculty.

  • Stephen F. Gates ’72 (M.B.A. ’72)

    Stephen Gates reflects on a career as general counsel for ’Fortune 10’ companies (video)

    February 8, 2011

    In a Jan. 27 talk titled “Line of Fire: On Being a 'Fortune 10' General Counsel," sponsored by the HLS Program on the Legal Profession, Stephen F. Gates ’72 (M.B.A. ’72) addressed the role and responsibilities of in-house counsel in today’s changing world of legal practice, and he spoke candidly about some of the specific situations he has faced in the “line of fire.”

  • Making A Case Against Warrantless Surveillance

    January 1, 2011

    Standing on principles shaped at HLS, Steven Goldberg ’72 wins a landmark ruling in a case involving one of the most controversial initiatives surrounding the War on Terror. For Goldberg the case exemplifies overreach at the highest level of government.

  • Massachusetts enacts landmark foreclosure protections drafted by Harvard Law School students (video)

    August 10, 2010

    Groundbreaking legislation originally drafted by students from the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) to protect tenants from losing their homes after foreclosure was signed into law on August 7 by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ’82, former president of HLAB.

  • 2010 HLS Cravath Fellows

    April 8, 2010

    During January term, 2010, 13 Harvard Law School students traveled to 11 countries on Cravath International Fellowships to do clinical work and independent research.

  • Robert Greenwald and other distinguished members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meet at the White House.

    Director of Health Law and Policy Clinic Named to White House HIV/AIDS Council

    February 17, 2010

    Robert Greenwald, Managing Director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at HLS, was appointed on Feb. 1 to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the President regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective care, treatment, and prevention of HIV disease, and to advance research on HIV disease and AIDS.

  • Nanda in The American Lawyer: Lawyers should be recruited like doctors

    October 13, 2009

    Ashish Nanda, Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at HLS, wrote “Lawyers should be recruited like doctors,” an op-ed that appeared in the October 13, 2009, issue of The American Lawyer. Nanda is the faculty director of executive education, and research director at the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.

  • Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic report on gang violence in El Salvador

    October 1, 2009

    In February 2007, Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program issued a report on gang violence in El Salvador, "No Place to Hide: Gang, State, and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador."

  • Facing huge odds, asylum-seekers find help at HLS

    October 1, 2009

    Diego, Anastasia and Juan (not their real names) are undocumented immigrants. They are seeking asylum in the United States because if they return to El Salvador, they say they will almost certainly be killed.

  • HLS Students

    Four students, four different summer experiences

    September 25, 2009

    This summer, hundreds of Harvard Law School students fanned out across the country and around the world to work as summer interns and fellows, exploring career options and using their legal skills in addressing a variety of problems. Here’s a look at four students and their summer experiences:

  • Howard Milstein and Abby S. Milstein

    A conversation with Abby Milstein ’76 and Howard Milstein ’77

    July 1, 2009

    Howard and Abby Milstein met while students at HLS. Both serve on the Executive Committee of the Dean’s Advisory Board, and on the boards of numerous philanthropic, civic and professional organizations. The Bulletin’s Margaret Salinger spoke with the couple at Howard Milstein’s offices in New York City.

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    Henderson ’02 and Stofsky ’04 Win Echoing Green Fellowships

    July 1, 2009

    In June, Bethany Rubin Henderson ’02 and Adam Stofsky ’04 were named Echoing Green Fellows for 2009.

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    Two HLS students assist with asbestos case heard before the Supreme Court

    June 17, 2009

    Justin Raphael ’09 and Andrew Furlow ’09 both had gained litigation experience during their summer law firm work. But sitting in the U.S. Supreme Court on March 30, watching constitutional scholar Samuel Issacharoff present an oral argument they’d helped research and prepare, they gained an entirely new appreciation of the process.

  • Summer 2009

    The Whistleblower’s Lawyer: Gaytri Kachroo S.J.D. ’02

    June 10, 2009

    “The Whistleblower’s Lawyer,” a profile of Gaytri Kachroo S.J.D. ’02, appeared in the Summer 2009 Harvard Law Bulletin.

  • Summer 2011

    Mr. Smyth and Mr. Ruby Go to Washington

    June 10, 2009

    The following story “Mr. Smyth and Mr. Ruby Go to Washington” appeared in the Summer 2009 Harvard Law Bulletin.

  • Winter 2008

    Sheela Murthy LL.M. ’87 Went From Immigrant to Expert

    December 1, 2008

    Sheela Murthy LL.M. ’87 founded the Murthy Law Firm in Baltimore County, Md., in 1994. Her firm, of which she is managing partner and president, employs 14 lawyers who primarily practice U.S. immigration law.

  • Tonya Harding

    During the Cold War, Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 Learned to Skate on Thin Ice

    October 1, 2008

    Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 still likes the ice. The former competitive skater hung up his skates years ago but has kept his edge, as a skating judge and then a legal adviser to the International Skating Union—all while building a law practice that spanned three political regimes.

  • Greiner trains litigators to get the most from number crunchers 3

    Greiner trains litigators to get the most from number crunchers

    August 22, 2008

    Jim Greiner, an HLS assistant professor of law, created a unique course as a joint endeavor between HLS and the Harvard statistics department, where Greiner, who holds a Ph.D. in statistics, is an affiliate. The 13 law students will be taking and defending two depositions each, one involving a political redistricting hypothetical and the other involving an employment discrimination case.

  • The Clinical Exponent

    July 25, 2008

    The number of students learning by doing at Harvard Law School has more than doubled over the past five years. In 2002-03 there were 291 clinical placements; in 2006-07 there were nearly 800 students doing clinical work. Since Professor Gary Bellow ’60 founded the school’s first clinical practice program 30 years ago in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the WilmerHale Legal Services Center has provided placements in a variety of subject matter areas and now has 14 sub-clinics. But there are now also 15 other clinical options at HLS—five of them new this year—offering students a wide variety of hands-on experiences in addition to the provision of direct legal services and representation to low-income clients.

  • H. Marshall Sonenshine ’85

    A chat with H. Marshall Sonenshine ’85

    July 1, 2008

    H. Marshall Sonenshine ’85 is chairman and managing partner of Sonenshine Partners, a New York-based investment banking firm, which has completed billions of dollars in M&A and restructuring deals in a broad range of industries worldwide.

  • Malone and Jacobs appointed clinical professors of law

    May 13, 2008

    Phil Malone and Wendy Jacobs ’81 have been appointed clinical professors of law, Dean Elena Kagan ’86 announced today.

  • Peter Krause ’74

    A Conversation with Peter C. Krause ’74

    July 1, 2007

    Peter C. Krause is managing director of Greenhill & Co., a merchant bank with offices in New York City, Dallas, Toronto, London and Frankfurt.

  • The coming wave

    September 1, 2006

    In the 1970s, many went into law to make a difference. Some of them are finally making it now. Today’s young lawyers don’t want to wait that long.

  • Fighting for children, not over them

    July 1, 2006

    When Melissa Patterson ’06 signed up for a clinical placement through the school’s new Child Advocacy Program this year, she was looking for something as “real-world” as possible.

  • Professor Carol Steiker ’86

    Who lives and who dies?

    July 1, 2006

    “Stay in role!” exhorts Professor Carol Steiker ’86, as some 90 students in her upper-level course Capital Punishment in America split into groups for an exercise in which they’ll argue whether a death sentence should be reversed due to ineffective assistance of counsel. “Don’t say, ‘If I were the lawyer, I would … ’”

  • Faculty Pro Bono, Four Takes

    September 1, 2005

    When Professor Elizabeth Bartholet ’65 spoke at a conference on international adoption in Guatemala City early this year, she addressed a room full of activists, lawyers and politicians. But at the heart of her speech, and her pro bono advocacy, are children–living in institutions or foster care around the world.

  • Donald Alexander '48

    A Conversation with Donald Alexander ’48

    July 1, 2005

    Donald Alexander '48 is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C., where he has a wide-ranging tax practice.

  • Melissa Lumberg Zagon and her daughter

    Breathing Lessons

    July 1, 2003

    Hannah Zagon knows her mommy now gets tired easily because of the ouchies in her head and lungs called cancer.

  • New Course on Legal Practice Gets Down to Business

    April 1, 2002

    As part of its Strategic Plan, HLS has instituted a program that introduces new students to the practical skills needed in the legal world.

  • Pamela Coukos

    Firm Justice

    October 1, 2001

    In 1998 Pamela Coukos '94 became an associate at a firm that barely existed.

  • Not Your Father’s Harvard Law School

    July 1, 2001

    The current Strategic Plan builds on changes that have taken place at HLS over the last 30 years.

  • All Politics Is Local at Appleseed

    September 28, 2000

    Harvard Law School's Appleseed Electorial Reform Project, inaugurated last summer seeks to increase voter participation and ensure that residents’ interests are represented through lawmakers and by the referendum process.

  • The Dean of Solo Practitioners

    July 18, 2000

    Oscar Fendler '33 has always done things his own way. He remains the only graduate of HLS to ever practice law in Blytheville, Ark.

  • Declaration of Independence

    July 18, 2000

    Some alumni become solo practitioners in order to leave law firm life, or return to their hometown, or practice their specialty. Whatever the reason, they all agree they've made the right choice.