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Constitutional expert and Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe ’66 testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties today regarding the future of the First Amendment and campaign finance reform in the wake of the Citizens United case.
Robert Greenwald, lecturer on law and director of the health law clinic and the LGBT family law clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center, was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
Harvard Law School Professor Hal Scott testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on February 4 regarding the Volcker Rules, which aim to address some failings in the financial regulatory structure brought to light by the recent financial crisis.
Zachary Schauf ’11 was elected the 124th president of the Harvard Law Review on January 30. He succeeds Joanna Huey ’10.
HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig wrote about Google, copyright and our future in an op-ed “For the Love of Culture” that appeared in the Jan. 26, 2010, edition of The New Republic. He is faculty director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. His latest book, “Remix,” was published in paperback in 2008.
David H. Souter ’66, a native New Englander and Harvard alumnus who served nearly two decades on the U.S. Supreme Court before stepping down in 2009, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 359th Commencement.
In an op-ed, “Wall Street’s race to the bottom,” that appeared in the Feb. 9, 2010, edition of the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren makes the case for the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Warren is the chair of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel.
Harvard Law School today announced the creation of the Public Service Venture Fund, which will start by awarding $1 million in grants every year to help graduating J.D. students pursue careers in public service.
In an essay in the Feb. 1, 2010, edition of The New Republic, “The accountable presidency,” HLS Professor Jack Goldsmith reviews two recent books on the presidency of George W. Bush: “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush,” by John Yoo, and “Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State,” by Garry Wills. Goldsmith, who served as an assistant attorney general in the Bush administration, is the author of “The Terror Presidency.”
In January, two teams of Harvard Law School students won first place and second place at the Northeastern Regional BLSA Trial Advocacy Competition. The prestigious competition was held over three days, in Syracuse, N.Y. This is Harvard’s second consecutive year winning first place at the competition.
The HLS International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), under the direction of Clinical Director Tyler Giannini and Lecturer on Law Susan Farbstein, recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf.
He survived repeat imprisonment, a car bombing that resulted in the loss of his arm, and vision in one eye, but through it all, Albie Sachs counts himself lucky to have played a pivotal role in his country’s history.
In an essay, “How to get our democracy back,” that appeared in the Feb. 3, 2010, edition of in The Nation, Professor Lawrence Lessig argues that if Americans want to change, they have to change Congress.
Robert Anderson, associate professor of law and Director of the University of Washington School of Law’s Native American Law Center, will be the Oneida Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for five years, a term that begins in the fall of 2010.
“Localization of Immigration Law” was the subject of a Feb. 5 HLS symposium featuring speakers who took divergent views on the current American immigration enforcement scheme and its reliance on state and local law enforcement.
Professor Jody Freeman will return to the Harvard Law School faculty in March 2010, after serving in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change since January, 2009.
Harvard Law School Professor Hal Scott has been named co-chair of the newly-organized Council on Global Financial Regulation.
For five years, Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch, has advocated for the development and implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. On Feb. 16, ratifications of the Convention by Burkina Faso and Moldova triggered the treaty’s entry into force.
Professor Laurence Tribe ’66 has been named Senior Counselor for Access to Justice in the Department of Justice, and he will lead a newly launched initiative aimed at improving access to civil and criminal legal services.
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