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  • Illustration: woman wagging finger to a burglar after breaking into her house

    Bottomless Wits

    September 24, 2002

    Trying to guilt trip a burglar when you catch him red-handed in your apartment is not a good idea, says Kathleen Tarr '95, especially if you're half naked.

  • Independent Production

    July 1, 2002

    Marla Grossman '93 warns that it's not exactly a feel-good movie. But she certainly feels good about what she and HLS classmate Gary Barkin have accomplished: Their company, Sidekick Entertainment, has produced a film that won a George Foster Peabody Award in March.

  • Urban Cowboy

    April 1, 2002

    One hundred years ago, Owen Wister, a native of Philadelphia and an HLS graduate, published the definitive Western novel.

  • Mitt Romney

    Games Saver

    April 1, 2002

    Mitt Romney '75, CEO and president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, plans for a safe and sound Winter Olympics.

  • The Game of His Life

    October 1, 2001

    Fenway Park pulsed with the sounds of 33,000 fans lucky enough to score tickets in the middle of a pennant race. They pleaded and yelled and stomped and groaned at every pop-up, called strike, or double play.

  • Diana Derycz-Kessler

    The Big Picture

    October 1, 2001

    If Diana Derycz-Kessler '91 ('92) made movies, she would be shooting two films simultaneously, bankrolling another, and throwing in a cameo appearance to boot.

  • The Biggest Game in Town

    October 1, 2001

    Tom Gallagher '69 doesn't gamble, but he certainly knows gaming. The president and CEO of Las Vegas' Park Place Entertainment, the world's largest casino and resort company, has been at the helm for just one year, but he is in many ways a veteran.

  • The Dean Saves the Day

    July 1, 2001

      Credit: Tony Loreti For Dean Robert Clark ’72 it was just another day at the office when students in the Drama Society’s spring parody,…

  • The Censor and the Civil Libertarian

    July 1, 2001

    In two new books, a TV censor writes about what he saw and an anti-censorship attorney writes about what children should see.

  • A Lodge Out West

    July 1, 2001

    Credit: Courtesy of Popperfoto/Archive Photos Mae West: An HLS man is hard to find. In the land of the bean and the cod (that’s Boston…

  • Public Interest Auction a Sight to Behold

    July 1, 2001

    Credit: Mark Steele “Bid, Justin, bid!” the crowd chanted. In the end, Justin Lerer ’02 did just that, bidding $1,800 on dinner and a poker…

  • Harvard Law Survivor

    July 1, 2001

    Credit: Courtesy of CBS Nick Brown competes in one of the challenges on the CBS show Survivor. What’s the difference between Harvard Law School and…

  • The Record Breaker

    April 27, 2001

    The former chief of Arista Records, who has shaped the careers of music legends Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, and Whitney Houston, launches a new record label.

  • One-L of a Good Time

    April 27, 2001

    Although Vaughn Carney’s new novel is about Harvard Law School students, his characters are not chasing paper. That’s not, after all, what most people go…

  • Nervous man with HLS spraypainted on his face

    I’ve Got a Secret

    April 27, 2001

    Credit: Christoph Niemann What better person to consider George W. Bush’s drunk driving arrest than Jim Koch ’78, founder of and pitchman for Boston Beer…

  • In Defense of Blondes

    April 27, 2001

    Can a Southern California sorority queen survive the rigors of Harvard Law School, overcome virulent anti-blondeism, triumph in class and in the courtroom, and get…

  • Law School Graduate Serves up Kosher Haikus with a Side of Chutzpah

    September 28, 2000

    You were expecting Shakespeare? We hope not, because this is a story about a different kind of bard. Call him the bard of oy vey.

  • Stooge Searching

    September 28, 2000

    In its storied history, Harvard Law School has produced presidents, senators, knights, CEOs, professors, attorneys general, and Supreme Court justices. But only now can the…

  • A better world for fans

    July 18, 2000

    Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. '65 scores one for sports fans in his new book Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better for Fans (Harvard University Press, 2000).

  • Brennemans on the Bench

    June 18, 2000

    Juvenile court Judge Frederica Brenneman '53 serves as inspirations and adviser for the hit television drama Judging Amy, starring her daughter, Amy Brenneman.

  • Hanson and Co. Go Hollywood

    July 26, 1999

    The first and last annual report from Class Action CEO Heather Thompson ’00, “the hardest-working and lowest-paid CEO in the country,” according to Professor Jon Hanson.

  • Champion Associate

    June 17, 1999

    When he’s not working on major real estate transactions, Boise Ding ’93 can often be spotted perfecting his double axel at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center in Pasadena, California.

  • From the ballpark to the box office

    April 26, 1998

    More than a dozen years ago, student and alumni interest in the role law plays in sports prompted Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. '65 to introduce an HLS seminar called Sports and the Law. Since then, matters such as labor disputes between players and team owners and the impact of rules requiring equivalent college athletics programs for men and women students have been regular fare in Weiler's classroom.