Post date: November 26, 2001 -- 11:30 a.m.
Harvard Law School has named three distinguished scholars as its 2001-2002 Lewis, Houston, and Kramer Fellows. Cristina Rodriguez has been selected as the Reginald F. Lewis Fellow; Eric Miller has been named the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow; and Phillip Malone has been chosen as the Victor H. Kramer Fellow.
Rodriguez, a 2000 graduate of Yale Law School, recently completed a clerkship with Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will begin a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2002. During her fellowship at Harvard Law School, Rodriguez will conduct comparative research on language law in the United States, Canada, and Spain. This research will build upon her article, "Accommodating Linguistic Difference: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Language Rights in the United States," that will be published in the Winter volume of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
Miller, a 1993 graduate of Harvard Law School, has a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University where he completed his thesis entitled "Practical Reason and Judicial Decision-Making." He is also the author of "Sympathetic Exchange: Adam Smith and Punishment."
Malone is a 17-year veteran of the antitrust division of the United States Department of Justice where he has served as the lead attorney on many civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions. A 1981 graduate of Harvard College, Malone holds a law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.
The Kramer Fellowship is awarded to professional employees of the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. The Fellowship provides the opportunity for recipients to combine their practical professional experience with a rigorous academic program.
The Lewis and Houston Fellowships are awarded to promising candidates for law teaching who have demonstrated strong interest in scholarship and teaching. The Lewis Fellowship is named in honor of Reginald F. Lewis, a 1968 graduate of Harvard Law School, who served as CEO of TLC Beatrice Foods and was the author of Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? The Houston Fellowship honors Charles Hamilton Houston who received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1922 and an S.J.D degree in 1923. The first African American to serve on the Harvard Law Review, Houston is considered the leader and mentor of the group of attorneys who were at the fore of the civil rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s.