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  • Larissa Behrendt

    Family Matters

    July 1, 2005

    Through literature and law, Larissa Behrendt LL.M. '94 S.J.D. '98 speaks for aboriginal rights.

  • Joseph A. Califano Jr. '55

    Is the war on drugs succeeding?

    July 1, 2005

    Drug use is down over the last 25 years, but a half million Americans are in prison for drug offenses. How should success be measured?

  • Michael Chertoff '78

    The guardian

    July 1, 2005

    Can a veteran prosecutor whip the Department of Homeland Security into shape? Michael Chertoff '78 has already started.

  • Putting together the pieces

    July 1, 2005

    After her people were slaughtered by neighbors, Geraldine Umugwaneza LL.M. '05 knows that forgiveness is elusive, but she is determined to help Rwanda move forward.

  • Gavel


    July 1, 2005

    On Jan. 12, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the strict and sometimes unforgiving sentencing guidelines that have tied the hands of federal judges for nearly 20 years would no longer bind them.

  • Write of Passage

    July 1, 2005

    A sampling from this year's crop of 3L papers.

  • Up on Downloading

    July 1, 2004

    HLS professors propose different ways to address the proliferation of music downloading.

  • Scott Turow '78

    Author of ‘One L’ Speaks on Death Penalty

    April 1, 2004

    Best known for his mystery novels and a memoir about his first year at HLS, author Scott Turow ' 78 spoke on campus in mid-October about a weightier issue: the death penalty.

  • Karen Freeman-Wilson

    Courting Recovery

    September 1, 2002

    It wasn't long before newly elected Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson '85 began to know the defendants by their first names--they just kept coming back to her Gary, Ind., courtroom.

  • The Sorrow and the Hope

    July 1, 2002

    Benjamin Ferencz '43 had an opportunity Eli Rosenbaum could never have--to bring Nazis before a criminal tribunal. In 1947 Ferencz served as chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trial of 22 SS officers, including six generals, accused of mass murder.

  • Eli Rosenbaum '80

    Never Forget

    July 1, 2002

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

  • Passing the Bars

    April 1, 2002

    In defense of inmates, students in HLS's Prison Legal Assistance Project test their legal skills and their beliefs.

  • Mumia

    The Mumia Chronicles

    October 1, 2001

    Sometimes it seems that Daniel Williams '86 is still on the case. When he talks about a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the defense strategy and the public relations campaign and the possibility that a client he represented for nearly ten years could be executed, Williams speaks like an advocate girded to continue the fight of his career.

  • Charles Ogeltree stands in front of a brick building

    Breaking the Chain

    July 1, 2001

    Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. '78 and Randall Robinson '70 want to educate Americans about the lasting impact of slavery. A lawsuit will be part of that education.

  • James Vorenberg [1928-2000]

    July 18, 2000

    Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 72, the ninth dean of Harvard Law School, former Watergate associate special prosecutor, and first chair of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, died on April 12, 2000, of cardiac arrest.

  • Stuntz Brings Criminal Justice Focus to HLS

    July 18, 2000

    In what Dean Robert Clark '72 called a "stunning addition" to the criminal law faculty, University of Virginia Law School Professor William Stuntz will move north to Harvard in July.

  • The Original Defenders

    July 5, 2000

    The Harvard Defenders celebrated 50 years of serving indigent criminal defendants with a tribute to the original members of the group from the Class of 1950.

  • Panel Examines Influence of Popular Culture on Criminal Defense

    July 5, 2000

    A panel that included many former members of the Harvard Defenders marked the 50th anniversary of the group by examining the widely misunderstood role of the defender in the courtroom and in society.

  • Death in Texas

    April 25, 2000

    Sandra Babcock '91 fought long and hard on behalf of client Stanley Faulder, a Canadian citizen who spent 22 years on death row, employing a novel legal argument in her struggle to save his life.