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  • Deborah Williams ’87, photographed near Anchorage

    Mercury Rising

    July 28, 2008

    To save a culture of cold, lawyers turn up the heat

  • Jody Freeman

    Everything … and Right Now

    July 1, 2008

    The founding director of Harvard’s new Environmental Law Program wastes no time—and says there’s no time to waste. Professor Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95

  • Cass Sunstein ’78

    Assumed Risks and Other Dangers

    July 1, 2008

    Consider the two most challenging environmental problems of our time—the depletion of the earth’s protective ozone layer, and global climate change. The first one, writes Cass Sunstein ’78, “has been essentially solved, whereas very little progress has been made on the second.”

  • The Baykeeper’s Legacy

    July 1, 2008

    When Dan A. Emmett attended Harvard Law School in the early 1960s, there was no such thing as an environmental movement, let alone an environmental law class or clinic. But five years after his 1964 graduation, an ecological disaster awakened Emmett and many of his fellow Californians to the cause of environmental protection.

  • Wendy B. Jacobs ’81

    “Nontraditional, multifaceted and creative”

    July 1, 2008

    After public service and private practice, Wendy B. Jacobs ’81 brings worlds of experience to a new clinic

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    Legally Green

    July 1, 2008

    Coming soon, a big building with a small carbon footprint

  • Malone and Jacobs appointed clinical professors of law

    May 13, 2008

    Phil Malone and Wendy Jacobs ’81 have been appointed clinical professors of law, Dean Elena Kagan ’86 announced today.

  • Senator John Kerry

    Kerry at HLS: U.S. must act now on global climate change

    January 16, 2008

    In a Harvard Law School classroom today, Senator John Kerry (D - Mass.) stressed the urgency of the climate change problem, arguing that the federal government needs to take action immediately to combat global warming.

  • Professor Robert Mnookin and Susan Hackley

    Online and on the road

    September 1, 2005

    A quarter-century after "Getting to Yes," Harvard's Program on Negotiation is refining the art and sharing it with the world.

  • Professor Jody Freeman

    Cooling Off the Planet

    September 1, 2005

    Which works better--regulation or market-based initiatives? We ask Jody Freeman, who joined the HLS faculty this year.

  • Douglas Foy '73

    A New Development

    April 1, 2004

    For 25 years, Douglas Foy ' 73 served as head of the Conservation Law Foundation, a New England-based environmental advocacy group whose frequent lawsuits changed the landscape of the region, literally. But now Foy has jumped from the courthouse to the State House, named by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ' 75 as the first chief of Commonwealth Development.

  • Bern Johnson '87

    Law of the Land … and the Water and the Air

    April 1, 2004

    Growing up in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, Bern Johnson '87 saw wild rivers dammed and forests denuded by clear-cut logging. As a camper and fisherman, he quickly understood the need for protecting the resources he was enjoying.

  • Ed Norton and wife with mountain backdrop

    A Common Good

    April 1, 2002

    Cynics call them do-gooders, hopelessly naïve people disconnected from the real world. These days, the cynical view could easily prevail.

  • Dick Roy

    Earth First

    October 1, 2001

    In 1993 Dick Roy '70 walked away from his position as a high-powered attorney, intent on never again collecting a paycheck. Roy had decided, after more than 20 years practicing law, to cash in his six-figure salary to save the earth.

  • At Loggerheads

    September 28, 2000

    For Minneapolis-based lawyer Stephen Young ’74, a tree is just a tree. Yet for others, he contends, trees are sacred objects. Last October, Young brought…

  • Intern Sent To Outskirts

    September 28, 2000

    Henry Stern ’57 said no to Monica Lewinsky. The New York City parks commissioner recently ruled that the infamous White House intern could not swing…