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    Supreme Advocate

    December 20, 2023

    As solicitor general, Elizabeth Prelogar ’08 faces long odds before a skeptical court

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    Pioneering Path

    December 20, 2023

    Joyeeta Gupta LL.M. ’88's multidisciplinary career leads to national science honor and funding for ‘justice lab’

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    Justice for All

    December 20, 2023

    After serving as a law professor and dean, Verna Williams ’88 now advocates for public service and seeks to expand legal representation

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    All the World

    December 20, 2023

    Claudia Salomon ’94 on her work as the first woman elected president of the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration — the culmination of a career in international arbitration

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    Power for Good

    December 14, 2023

    USAID Administrator Samantha Power ’99 discusses the role and impact of the agency around the world

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    A Century of Helping Students Master the Law

    December 5, 2023

    On the 100th anniversary of Harvard’s Master of Laws, or LL.M., program, students and faculty reflect on its evolution and global impact

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    The Fixer

    December 4, 2023

    For Cam Findlay ’87, no-drama fundamentals mark a career in corporate legal reform

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    Samuel Levine ’12: ‘Even my most stressful days are deeply fulfilling’

    November 15, 2023

    Every work day is unique for Samuel Levine ’12, who serves as director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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    A Sailor, A Lawyer, A Leader

    November 7, 2023

    100-year-old WWII veteran Edward T. Matheny Jr. ’49 returns to Harvard Law School for a visit

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    Keeping faith in time of political, social backlash

    October 6, 2023

    In a Martin Luther King address at Sanders Theatre, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’84 argued the arc of moral universe may bend toward justice, but it requires devotion to progress.

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    Imani Perry ’00 lands MacArthur ‘genius grant’

    October 5, 2023

    Imani Perry ’00 was awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s 2023 “genius grant” for her work on interdisciplinary interpretations on history, and culture of Black America

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    A renowned international arbitrator, New Zealand attorney Sir David Williams LL.M. ’66, looks back at his Harvard Law roots 

    August 30, 2023

    Sir David A.R. Williams LL.M. ’66, One of the first practitioners of international arbitration in New Zealand, recently retired after more than five decades as a litigator, environmental advocate, author, law professor, judge, and international arbitrator.

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    Freedom Writer

    June 27, 2023

    Author and professor Imani Perry ’00 strives ‘to dig deep enough for the truth to flood in.’

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    High Gear

    June 27, 2023

    Tammy Albarrán ’99, an expert changemaker, is chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Peloton.

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    An Appealing Place

    June 27, 2023

    Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod ’92 has long gravitated toward the courtroom.

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    Working for the People

    June 27, 2023

    Students in the Semester in Washington Clinic spend a spring semester in the nation’s capital, working full time at a government agency and attending classes on policymaking

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    Working for the People: David Ryan ’17

    June 27, 2023

    David Ryan can’t get too specific about his work at the U.S. Department of Justice. And that’s probably a good thing,

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    Working for the People: Elizabeth Arkell ’17 

    June 27, 2023

    Like a detective, Elizabeth Arkell enjoys sifting through information, painstakingly piecing together facts, and then applying them to the law.