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  • 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.

  • Not on Her Watch: Rebecca Hamilton ’07 works to stop genocide now

    September 1, 2005

    Few students admitted to Harvard Law School question whether they should build roads instead. But when Rebecca Hamilton '07 spent the summer of 2004 in Sudan trying to help thousands of displaced people get home, she found herself longing for such concrete solutions for the war-torn country.

  • Larissa Behrendt

    Family Matters

    July 1, 2005

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

  • 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.

  • Paul V. Applegarth J.D./M.B.A. '74

    Government Startup

    April 1, 2005

    Paul V. Applegarth J.D./M.B.A. '74 runs a government corporation with a new approach to foreign aid.

  • Capt. Nick Brown '02

    Letter from Baghdad

    April 1, 2005

    Nick Brown '02 gained fame as a contestant on the reality show "Survivor." Today his reality is the Green Zone in Baghdad, where he carries a laptop and a rifle as a U.S. Army JAG officer.

  • Gateway to a better world

    April 1, 2005

    Expanded program helps Harvard lawyers advance human rights abroad.

  • Professor Robert Mnookin '68 and Israeli lawyer Ehud Eiran lead the seminar.

    The Other Side of the Story

    September 1, 2004

    On a day when Israeli and Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza and negotiations in the region were at a standstill, a group of Harvard Law students in a classroom half a world away examined some of the challenges that have made the negotiation process so difficult in the Middle East and other lands torn by ethnic and religious strife.

  • Professor Goodman at the chalkboard

    The Laws of War

    July 1, 2004

    In April, during one of the most violent periods of fighting in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, Assistant Professor Ryan Goodman's Public International Law class struggled to determine when the use of force is legal and what to do when force may be illegal yet legitimate.

  • Professor David Kennedy

    Darkness Visible

    July 1, 2004

    In his more than 20 years working and teaching in the field of international law, Professor David Kennedy '80 observed something he thought no one was talking about--the negative consequences of good intentions. Kennedy discusses his book on the topic, "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism," published by Princeton University Press this spring.

  • Leonard Rubenstein '75

    A Healing Practice

    April 1, 2004

    It was December 2000 in Ingushetia, Russia, where 170,000 displaced citizens of neighboring Chechnya were hiding from Russia's federal forces. Leonard Rubenstein ' 75 sat talking with a young man, one of dozens of Chechens he interviewed during his monthlong stay.

  • Brett Dakin '03

    Our Man in Laos

    July 1, 2003

    When Brett Dakin '03 was living in Laos, he sneaked into a performance not meant for foreigners, commemorating the founding of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

  • At Home Abroad

    April 24, 2003

    HLS faculty and students look to other countries to better people's lives and increase their own understanding of the world of law.

  • Wes Williams with his family

    Day For Knight

    April 24, 2003

    Years ago, when Wes Williams' children attended their first knighting ceremony, they asked, "Is there going to be a beheading?"

  • Ahmed el-Gaili

    Visa Not American Express

    April 1, 2003

    A Harvard Law School student works a few weeks in a London firm over the summer and can’t get back to the United States in time for his fall semester.

  • Irene Khan

    Practitioner of Conscience

    September 1, 2002

    Amnesty International still fights torture, arbitrary detention, and unfair trials, says Secretary General Irene Khan LL.M. '79, but now it's also taking on hunger, illiteracy, and discrimination.

  • David Erne with fugitive Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

    Freelance Diplomat

    September 1, 2002

    In 30 years of practicing law, corporate bankruptcy attorney David Erne '68 had been in many negotiations--but none like this one.

  • Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua

    Talking About a Revolution

    September 1, 2002

    Radio talk show host Juan Manuel García-Passalacqua '62 is urging his listeners--again--to go out and demonstrate. This time it's to stop the U.S. Navy from testing weapons on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

  • Family with children

    A Place of One’s Own

    September 1, 2002

    Roy Prosterman '58 wants people in the poorest countries to own property. Think of it, he says, as an insurance policy for the planet.

  • Eli Rosenbaum '80

    Never Forget

    July 1, 2002

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

  • Animal Attraction

    April 1, 2002

    Wildlife photographer Bobby Haas '72 has discovered a place and a passion that have changed his view of the world.

  • 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.

  • Frank Vogel

    The New World of Islamic Legal Studies

    April 1, 2002

    "We ordinarily don't try to respond to the news of the hour," said Frank Vogel, director of the HLS Islamic Legal Studies Program. But for Vogel, like for so many other people, everything changed on September 11.

  • The French Connection

    September 1, 2001

    HLS Celebrates Second Worldwide Alumni Congress in the City of Light.

  • A Conversation with Jenö Staehelin

    July 12, 2001

    Jenö Staehelin LL.M. ’65 is the Swiss ambassador to the United Nations. A member of the HLS Dean’s Advisory Board, Staehelin last fall hosted more…

  • The World Court

    July 1, 2001

    Natalie Reid ’03, William Burke-White ’02, Wade Coriell ’01 (standing), and Woo Lee ’01 at the en banc courtroom of the 5th Circuit Court of…

  • Illustration of graduate behind bars

    Guilty, by Reason of HLS Degree

    April 27, 2001

    Credit: Christoph Niemann A Harvard law degree is not always advantageous. In fact, for Nguyen Ngoc Bich LL.M. ’73, it was downright dangerous. Largely because…

  • A Novel Idea

    July 18, 2000

    Most law school papers don't get glowing reviews from the New York Times Book Review. But most law school papers aren't like Mohsin Hamid's.

  • Project Aids Countries in Transition

    July 18, 2000

    With the support of Professor Philip Heymann '60, a joint Harvard project seeks to foster cooperation and progress for countries in transition.

  • Taipei’s High-Profile Mayor

    April 25, 2000

    The new leader of Taiwan's capital city, Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D '81 has already tackled a controversy over prostitutes' licenses and overseen disaster relief following an earthquake. Now he's busy working on public safety and creating "an Internet city."

  • 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.

  • The Double Life of George Abrams ’57

    April 25, 2000

    Even as a Law School student, Abrams was drawn to the world of art. He has divided has time between lawyering and collecting, building with his wife, Maida, one of the world's preeminent collections of seventeenth-century Dutch drawings. Recently, this famous collecting duo made a dazzling gift to the Fogg.

  • Letter from Hong Kong

    September 25, 1999

    David Smith ’61 is on leave as vice-dean of Harvard Law School, serving for two years as acting dean of City University of Hong Kong School of Law.

  • Abram Chayes Honored at Reunions

    June 25, 1999

    Professor Abram Chayes ’49 received the HLSA Award, the association’s highest honor, for his service as an "inspirational teacher and distinguished scholar, advocate for the rights of sovereign nations and the protection of the global environment, [and] beloved mentor to generations of Harvard Law students."