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  • Senator John Kerry

    Kerry at HLS: U.S. must act now on global climate change

    January 16, 2008

    In a Harvard Law School classroom today, Senator John Kerry (D - Mass.) stressed the urgency of the climate change problem, arguing that the federal government needs to take action immediately to combat global warming.

  • Professor Robert Mnookin and Susan Hackley

    Online and on the road

    September 1, 2005

    A quarter-century after "Getting to Yes," Harvard's Program on Negotiation is refining the art and sharing it with the world.

  • Professor Jody Freeman

    Cooling Off the Planet

    September 1, 2005

    Which works better--regulation or market-based initiatives? We ask Jody Freeman, who joined the HLS faculty this year.

  • Douglas Foy '73

    A New Development

    April 1, 2004

    For 25 years, Douglas Foy ' 73 served as head of the Conservation Law Foundation, a New England-based environmental advocacy group whose frequent lawsuits changed the landscape of the region, literally. But now Foy has jumped from the courthouse to the State House, named by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ' 75 as the first chief of Commonwealth Development.

  • Bern Johnson '87

    Law of the Land … and the Water and the Air

    April 1, 2004

    Growing up in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, Bern Johnson '87 saw wild rivers dammed and forests denuded by clear-cut logging. As a camper and fisherman, he quickly understood the need for protecting the resources he was enjoying.

  • Ed Norton and wife with mountain backdrop

    A Common Good

    April 1, 2002

    Cynics call them do-gooders, hopelessly naïve people disconnected from the real world. These days, the cynical view could easily prevail.

  • Dick Roy

    Earth First

    October 1, 2001

    In 1993 Dick Roy '70 walked away from his position as a high-powered attorney, intent on never again collecting a paycheck. Roy had decided, after more than 20 years practicing law, to cash in his six-figure salary to save the earth.

  • At Loggerheads

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Christoph Niemann For Minneapolis-based lawyer Stephen Young ’74, a tree is just a tree. Yet for others, he contends, trees are sacred objects. Last…

  • Intern Sent To Outskirts

    September 28, 2000

    Credit: Christoph Niemann Henry Stern ’57 said no to Monica Lewinsky. The New York City parks commissioner recently ruled that the infamous White House intern…