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  • HLS Crew team

    HLS Crew breaks team record at 44th Head of the Charles Regatta

    October 21, 2008

    On Saturday, October 18th, the Harvard Law School crew raced in the 44th Head of the Charles Regatta, competing against over 60 club eights from around the country.

  • Jane Willis and Kate Bosworth

    How One Lawyer Went From Being a Shark at the Blackjack Table to a Shark In the Courtroom

    October 1, 2008

    Although she is now a partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Jane Willis ’94 credits much of her success as a litigator to a simple strategy she learned outside the law firm and the courtroom—at the blackjack table.

  • Tonya Harding

    During the Cold War, Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 Learned to Skate on Thin Ice

    October 1, 2008

    Gerhardt Bubník LL.M. ’69 still likes the ice. The former competitive skater hung up his skates years ago but has kept his edge, as a skating judge and then a legal adviser to the International Skating Union—all while building a law practice that spanned three political regimes.

  • A Free Town Captured

    July 1, 2007

    How should societies deal with the aftermath of cataclysmic war and mass atrocities? It’s a question documentary filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen ’07 has asked former Nuremberg prosecutors.

  • 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 connection between law and mind sciences: A Q&A with Jon Hanson

    Hanson examines downsides of athlete worship

    August 28, 2006

    An op-ed co-written by Professor Jon Hanson: To sports fans, it probably wasn't a surprise to learn that former Ohio State University football star Maurice Clarett was arrested again the other week. The evasive running back who had carried the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship was unsuccessful in evading the police in a car chase that occurred near the home of a witness in his upcoming robbery trial.

  • Honorable Richard Owen ’50

    Courtrooms and Dramas: Richard Owen ’50 has a noteworthy career in both

    July 23, 2006

    The Honorable Richard Owen ’50 once penned an order for a “cursed Quaker” woman to be tied to a cart and driven through several towns where she was to be whipped “10 stripes.”

  • Diana Daniels ’74

    A Lawyer at her Post

    July 23, 2006

    Diana Daniels ’74 was a Cravath, Swaine & Moore associate doing project finance in 1978 when she heard The Washington Post needed a lawyer.

  • Professor Guhan Subramanian

    Designing the deal

    September 1, 2005

    Some of the biggest deal makers put the world on hold while they teach in a class led by Professor Guhan Subramanian '98. But they're also there to learn a thing or two about negotiation.

  • Hands in handcuffs, treble cleffs dropping out of the hands

    When Sharing Is a Crime

    April 1, 2004

    Imagine a world without copyrights on songs or movies. Instead, government tax revenue would compensate entertainers in proportion to how much consumers listened to or watched their products.

  • June Grasso '77

    The Sound of Money

    April 1, 2004

    When Court TV went on the air in 1991, June Grasso ' 77 anchored one of the first reports live from the field: a negligence case in Massachusetts involving the manufacturer of an all-terrain vehicle.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio holding up papers, pretending to be a lawyer

    The Great Pretender

    July 1, 2003

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Harvard Law School should be honored. For when Frank Abagnale decided to be a lawyer--in addition to an airline pilot, doctor and professor--he knew exactly which degree would open the door.

  • Dean Blackwood with records

    Aural Fixation

    July 1, 2003

    Rest assured, Dean Blackwood '95 is not demanding a 45-foot trailer filled with cardamom incense sticks and candy bowls with all the green M&M's removed.

  • This Story Brought to You by the Letters HLS

    April 24, 2003

    Daniel Victor ' 79 and Valerie Mitchell '93 are in the entertainment industry. They work around actors, rock musicians, larger-than-life characters, grouches, monsters and even one guy who speaks incessantly in the third person.

  • Smile and the World Smiles with You

    April 24, 2003

    Of course, working for a toy company doesn't mean that you play "Heart and Soul" on a huge floor piano at FAO Schwarz, like Tom Hanks did in the movie "Big."

  • The Old Man and the Mountain

    April 1, 2003

    With persistence, passion and a little bit of luck, Alex Cushing '39 created a ski resort for the ages. But he's not going to rest until it's the best it can be.

  • Colorful dragapella performers

    A Night at the Dragapella

    September 24, 2002

    They say you can be anything you want with a Harvard Law degree.

  • 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.