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The Year of the Copyright
The Supreme Court heard a challenge to the constitutionality of a law extending copyright by 20 years. But the question posed by the case, says Assistant Professor Jonathan Zittrain '95, is whether copyright can last forever.

Visa Not American Express
A Harvard Law School student works a few weeks in a London firm over the summer and can't get back to the United States in time for his fall semester.

Corporate Prophet
For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate governance and increase management accountability.

Day For Knight
Years ago, when Wes Williams' children attended their first knighting ceremony, they asked, "Is there going to be a beheading?"

Both Sides Now
By the time Guhan Subramanian J.D./M.B.A. '98 left the Harvard Business School faculty for the HLS faculty last summer, Harvard Law School had transformed the 1L experience from when he was a student. But the smaller classes and focus on more student-faculty interaction came as no surprise to him.

A Firm Cause
Ask most Harvard Law School students, and they are likely to tell you that social causes and law firms don't mix.

All Access
Designers of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., debated whether to depict the 32nd president in the wheelchair he hid from the nation. But according to Charles Gamer '66, they should have thought a little more about people in wheelchairs today.

Spreading the Wealth
The job was supposed to last only six months, so Joshua Gotbaum ' 76 (' 78) didn't even bother bringing his family with him to New York from Washington, D.C. But it was no ordinary job--Gotbaum was still at the helm of the September 11 Fund a full year after he started.

Second Love Story
It was December 1992, and Virginia Tuthill sat by the bedside of her husband of 57 years, Stedman Tuthill '33 ('34). Stedman was in the final stages of Parkinson's disease.

Here She Comes?
Erika Harold should not be confused with Elle Woods.


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