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  • Snow on top of one of the heads carved into Austin Hall

    The Snow-cratic Method …

    February 13, 2014

    A look at HLS in wintertime, through the years. View full gallery (17 images)…

  • An Old Manuscript, A New Page

    January 1, 2012

    The HLS Library’s recent acquisition and digitization of “Summa de Legibus Normanniae” (Summary of the [Customary] Laws of Normandy) has the attention of legal history scholars, particularly HLS Professor Charles Donahue, author of “Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages: Arguments about Marriage in Five Courts.”

  • Smart About Art—Even When It’s Naïve

    July 1, 2010

    When you’re standing in the middle of GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, you feel the way you would in a flower garden on a perfect day.

  • Winter 2008

    Where Every Day Is Gospel Season

    December 1, 2008

    For Paul Butler ’94, it’s been gospel music 24/7—ever since he joined the Gospel Music Channel in 2006, as vice president of business affairs and development.

  • 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.

  • After Story

    April 1, 2007

    Bill Clendaniel ’75 likes what he does for the living. And the dead.

  • Dean Roscoe Pound at Beijing-Hubei prison

    China Connection

    July 1, 2006

    Unfinished business: Roscoe Pound in China Roscoe Pound, HLS dean from 1916 to 1936, was ready for a new challenge in 1946 when the Kuomintang…

  • Illustrations from a 16th century book

    Exhibit highlights the first international war crimes tribunal

    April 1, 2006

    Included in a recent HLS library exhibit, these illustrations from a 16th-century book show instruments of torture and a criminal on the way to…

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1914-1915

    90 Years at the Bureau

    April 1, 2005

    Since 1914, when a group of Harvard Law students formed an organization to provide legal aid to the poor, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau has served as a bridge to the legal profession for nearly 2,000 students. The first year, from rented office space in Central Square, students took on 191 cases and won $4,268.13 for their clients.

  • Wesley Fastiff

    Keep on Truckin’

    July 1, 2002

    With an office overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Wesley Fastiff '59 has one of the country's most spectacular views.

  • 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.

  • Judge Deborah Batts with portrait

    A Portrait of Diversity

    April 1, 2002

    Sometimes a painting is not just a work of art. That's the case with the most recent addition to the HLS collection, praised not only for its style but for all it represents.

  • Man in paint studio

    Art Link

    October 1, 2001

    It's never too late to start a new career. Just ask Lou Kaplan '54. Twenty-eight years after graduating from HLS, Kaplan put down his briefcase and picked up a paintbrush. He's been fulfilling a lifelong desire ever since.

  • Mandated by Law

    September 28, 2000

    Researchers exploring life under the Tsars of Russia from 1649 to 1913 will soon have access to an English language inventory of nearly 2,000 rare and little known illustrated etchings, engravings, and lithographs which were issued as supplements to Polonoe sobranie zakanov [Complete Collection of Laws]—recognized as the richest single source of materials for the legal, political, economic, administrative, and cultural development for this period.

  • A Renaissance Man

    September 28, 2000

    Philip Lader ’71 jokes that he has “spent 25 years doing almost anything to avoid practicing law.” And everyone from Australian university students to the president of the United States has benefited from his alternative choices.

  • A Matter of Principle

    September 28, 2000

    Avery Dulles ’40–’41 knows that the law is important. But throughout his life he has focused on something even more important to him.

  • Chronicle of a Forgotten War

    September 28, 2000

    When Kenneth Cain graduated from HLS in 1991, he understood how powerful law can be when it is applied fairly and obeyed. Seven years later, he made it his mission to illustrate what happens when it is not.

  • A Connection to the Lockerbie Trial

    September 28, 2000

    Donna Arzt ’79 remembers exactly where she was in 1988 when she heard that Pan Am Flight 103 had exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. It was Arzt’s first year as a law professor at Syracuse University, and with 35 Syracuse undergraduates on board Flight 103 the knowledge that the blast left no survivors cast a pall over the campus.

  • The Perfect Blend

    September 28, 2000

    Jim Paras, the founder of Jade Mountain Winery, has been both a wine producer and lawyer since 1988, when he began to demonstrate that wines comparable to the best offered by France’s Rhône Valley could be produced in California.

  • Professor David A. Charny
    David Berg Professor of Law 1955–2000

    August 28, 2000

    Employment and corporate law specialist David A. Charny, the David Berg Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, died unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on…

  • Food Obsession

    August 28, 2000

    “The inability to enjoy every type of food is as debilitating as the inability to enjoy sex,” says Jeffrey Steingarten ’68, who has written a food column for Vogue magazine since 1988.