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HLS Makes Its Mark on Presidential Contest
In the dispute over the results of the 2000 presidential election, political affiliation could almost uniformly predict one's position. While Laurence Tribe '66, a constitutional law professor at HLS, backed Al Gore in the election, he said partisanship did not propel him in front of the Supreme Court to argue the vice president's case.

Alumni Bid for Congress
While Ralph Nader '58 grabbed the spotlight in the presidential race, several other HLS alumni also sought elective office in the fall.

Adopting a Cause
Frederick F. Greenman Jr. '61 LL.M. '63 fights for a right almost everyone takes for granted. All people, he believes, should be able to find out the identity of those responsible for their birth.

In Defense of Blondes
Can a Southern California sorority queen survive the rigors of Harvard Law School, overcome virulent anti-blondeism, triumph in class and in the courtroom, and get the cute, sensitive, brainy guy in the end?

I've Got a Secret
What better person to consider George W. Bush's drunk driving arrest than Jim Koch '78, founder of and pitchman for Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams beer?

Guilty, by Reason of HLS Degree
A Harvard law degree is not always advantageous. In fact, for Nguyen Ngoc Bich LL.M. '73, it was downright dangerous.

An Independent Woman
Jennifer Braceras '94 doesn't object to being called a feminist. Just don't forget to call her a conservative also.

One-L of a Good Time
Although Vaughn Carney's new novel is about Harvard Law School students, his characters are not chasing paper. That's not, after all, what most people go to the Combat Zone to find.

A Catalyst for Change
This summer a group of Baltimore inner-city residents got technical jobs at an Internet company, thanks to their own determination but also to an idea Michael Rosenbaum '98 developed while a student at HLS.

A Stamp of Honor
It didn't take long for the U.S. Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to deliver Claude Pepper '24 to the top of its list.


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