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  • Professor David Wilkins '80

    Wilkins Receives Inaugural J. Clay Smith Award

    October 29, 2009

    David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law and director of the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard LawSchool, was selected to receive the first-ever J. Clay Smith Award from Howard University School of Law.  A member of the Harvard Law School faculty since 1986, Wilkins specializes in studying the structures, norms, and practices of the legal profession, as well as legal ethics.

  • In The New Republic, Lessig warns against too much transparency

    October 14, 2009

    HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig’s article “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government,” appeared in the October 9, 2009 issue of The New Republic. In addition to his professorship at the law school, he is director of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, and the author most recently of “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy” (Penguin). He is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation and on the board of

  • Summer 2009

    The Science Chase: Students explore how law can keep up with biomedical advances

    July 1, 2009

    What if the government forced all citizens to get genetic testing to find out if they were carriers of a deadly disease such as Tay-Sachs? “Any constitutional problem with that?” I. Glenn Cohen ’03 asks the 25 students in his popular course, Genetics and Reproductive Technology: Legal and Ethical Issues, as he paces before the blackboard in a Hauser classroom.

  • Todd Lantz '09 with Paul Cushing and Kristin Campbell

    Lantz receives law student ethics award

    May 20, 2009

    Todd Lantz ’09 received the 2009 Law Student Ethics Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Northeast Chapter in April.

  • Professor Emeritus Bernard Wolfman

    In New York City Bar program, Wolfman discusses ethics in tax practice

    May 15, 2009

    On April 24, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Bernard Wolfman, a leading tax law expert, spoke on “Ethical Problems in Tax Practice” at the Sixth Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions. The event, held at the offices of the New York City Bar, was presented by the New York City Bar in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.

  • HLS professor appointed to Supreme Judicial Court advisory committee

    January 31, 2008

    Harvard Law School Professor Andrew Kaufman '54 has been appointed to an ad hoc committee that will advise the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on whether to adopt changes to ethical rules disfavoring public comment by judges.

  • The natural

    September 1, 2006

    Peter Carfagna '79 has negotiated for Tiger Woods and other marquee athletes. As sports law has become increasingly diversified, so has he. He now owns two baseball teams.

  • The source on outsourcing

    September 1, 2006

    Law, too, is going offshore. Two Harvard Law students are getting a firsthand look.

  • 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.

  • Dov Seidman '92

    A Principal with Principle

    April 1, 2004

    Most law school grads who began their careers at large law firms probably remember the research assignments they received as young associates, with the long hours, the frustrating Lexis searches and the overbroad results--all for an answer that a more experienced lawyer could have found in 10 minutes.

  • Ira Burnim

    Consumer Advocate

    October 1, 2001

    Ira Burnim's clients are not like the rest of us. They don't want any help. They're just not worth the money, the time, the trouble. They're better off locked away, out of sight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Do Something

    July 26, 1999

    Early on April 13, a fleet of yellow school buses pulled up to the Law School, bringing 200 Boston high school students to a town meeting led by HLS Professors Lawrence Lessig and Bruce Hay ’88.