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  • How It All Adds Up

    July 1, 2013

    Stephanie Atwood ’13 started her 3L year several days early in a basement classroom of Wasserstein Hall in a new intensive “boot camp” on accounting and finance. In just three days, Atwood and 44 classmates learned a credit’s worth of previously foreign-sounding concepts such as internal rate of return and the cost of capital.

  • On the Court: The ‘10th justice’ becomes the 9th

    December 6, 2011

    As Harvard Law School’s first female dean and the first woman ever to serve as U.S. solicitor general, Elena Kagan ’86 has made a habit of making history. On Oct. 1, Kagan sat on the far right-hand side of the Supreme Court’s courtroom in a chair first used by Chief Justice John Marshall, poised to make history once again at her formal investiture ceremony.

  • Great minds that did not think alike

    December 6, 2011

    In “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices,” Feldman focuses on four men with remarkably diverse resumes, who, despite shared links to Roosevelt, often found themselves at odds once they joined the Court.

  • Summer 2011

    John Kroger ’96: Where His Convictions Have Led Him

    July 1, 2011

    Kroger went from being a Marine reconnaissance scout to a Yale undergraduate to an aide for then-Rep. Charles Schumer ’74 and then for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, before he enrolled at Harvard Law School. After clerking for a year, he landed a job in 1997 as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he quickly racked up a list of high-profile convictions against drug dealers and mobsters.

  • New Dawn on the Lost Horizon

    July 1, 2011

    Lobsang Sangay LL.M. ’96 S.J.D. ’04 is the first to admit he has rather big shoes to fill as he prepares to take office as prime minister, or Kalon Tripa, of Tibet’s government-in-exile.

  • Justice Brennan Liberal Champion

    Marshaling Brennan

    January 1, 2011

    The reaction from Harvard Law School was decidedly cool 54 years ago when President Eisenhower appointed its alumnus William J. Brennan Jr. ’31 to serve on the Supreme Court.

  • The Olin Advantage

    August 16, 2010

    Lisa Bernstein ’90 knew from her first day of law school that she wanted to be a professor, though as time went on, she wondered whether that would be possible without top grades or law review credentials. What helped to set her apart from other applicants, she says, was the paper she wrote—and mentoring she received—as an Olin Fellow during law school.

  • Barron, Cohen, Meltzer

    Executive Counsel

    July 1, 2009

    Meet the President’s new lawyers—and their new laywers

  • Liliana Obregon, Helena Alviar Garcia and Isabel Jaramillo Sierra sitting under a tree

    Exporting Curriculum Reform

    December 1, 2008

    High in the Andes mountains, five Harvard Law School alumni are changing the way law professors in Colombia are trained—and they are using HLS as a model.

  • Barack Obama poses near Austin Hall.

    Obama first made history at Harvard Law

    November 1, 2008

    It was as a law student that Obama first made history—and national headlines—when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review…

  • Susan Lytle Lipton LL.M. ’71

    A Fundamental Advantage

    September 1, 2008

    From new alumni to retirees, broad-based giving is the lifeblood of HLS.

  • A Commander in Chief

    September 1, 2008

    In law school, Barack Obama ’91 already looked—and led—like a future president.

  • “Here, Have a Seat”

    July 1, 2008

    Often, there’s a bond between the donor of a new chair and the scholar who occupies it.

  • Sharia as Backlash

    April 2, 2008

    Professor Noah Feldman has done plenty of thinking about the intersection of religion and law, particularly in the Arab World.

  • In legal scholarship, what defines staying power?

    April 1, 2007

    What does it mean to 'think like a lawyer' - in particular, an American lawyer? After wrestling with that question for years, Harvard Law Professors David Kennedy '80 and William W. Fisher III '82 have given us an anthology of the law review articles they believe yield the answer.

  • “Oyez! Oyez!—Oy Vey…”

    April 1, 2007

    Professor Carol Steiker ’86 helped persuade the Court to overturn a trio of Texas death sentences in April, convincing the justices that jurors weren’t given the opportunity to take mitigating evidence into account.

  • Sarbanes

    In D.C., no rush to roll back “sox”

    April 1, 2007

    A year ago, it looked as if the Sarbanes-Oxley Act might face a serious overhaul after its two principal authors, Rep. Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) and Sen. Paul Sarbanes ’60 (D-Md.), retired from Congress at the end of 2006.

  • Early warning signs

    September 1, 2006

    Last spring, HLS hosted a conference to examine why a majority of women students at law schools across the nation receive lower grades, participate less in class and are less satisfied with their law school experience than male classmates.

  • Traffic on the off-ramp

    Traffic on the off-ramp

    September 1, 2006

    Women are still second-class citizens in the legal profession. What can be done about it?

  • Adam McCauley Illustration

    Engineering Lawyers

    July 23, 2006

    Once known for producing more engineers than lawyers, Japan is embarking on a journey of legal expansion.

  • Professor J. Mark Ramseyer

    And now, the paper chase, Japanese-style

    July 23, 2006

    It’s no coincidence that Japan’s new three-year graduate law schools look a lot like the model of legal education Harvard Law School helped craft over the last century.