Photographs by Bob O’Connor, Christopher Harting
The offices of HLS professors vary widely. Some are sanctuaries while others are hives of hubbub. Styles range from cluttered to clean-lined—from Bauhaus minimalism to Holmesian homes-away-from-home. The Bulletin visited one dweller of Hauser Hall recently. Even when he isn’t in, he’s there. The room tells a story of a long, distinguished career, world travels and love of family. Whose office is it? A hint: He hasn’t been attorney general, but he’s an attorney and a generalist who has worked closely with several AGs, from Robert Kennedy to Janet Reno ’63. If you’re in his neighborhood, stop by and say, “Hey … ”
- From a trip to Mexico, an iguana that keeps its tail.
- A commemorative desk clock given with “esteem and respect” by colleagues in the FBI.
- A mousepad with the insignia of the CIA.
- A trademark bow tie of “much-admired” Professor and Dean Albert Sacks ’48, given by Del Sacks after her husband’s death.
- Model police cruiser, a gift from students.
- Award from the Drug Enforcement Agency to a departing deputy attorney general.
- Another memento of a trip to Mexico.
- The official flag of the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Framed portrait of Archibald Cox ’37; also on the wall: a photo of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Harlan, inscribed to his former law clerk.
- Late-20th-century objet d’art, tossed back and forth while tossing around ideas with students.
- A trip to Japan led him to this artifact, several hundred years old.
- A reproduction of a work by Raphael, purchased at the Louvre on a trip to Paris.