Summer 2011

In this Issue

A Dose of Optimism
The new CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, Kenneth Frazier ’78 is driven by high hopes for the company and what it can do.

Law on the Home Front
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and two HLS clinics help staunch the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.

Able Lawyering
A Harvard Law School program with 675 million clients

New Dawn on the Lost Horizon
Lobsang Sangay LL.M. ’96 S.J.D. ’04 wins the confidence of his people as the political successor to the Dalai Lama.

The Lawyerpreneurs
From social ventures to new-energy startups, HLS is helping students get their ideas off the ground.


From the Dean
Office Hours: Committee on Capital Markets Regulation offers students the chance to whisper in the Treasury secretary’s ear; Goldberg and students provide analysis to Kenneth Feinberg; Students spearhead project proposing constitutional reforms for Bahrain.
Accessing Justice: A clinical course puts students in chambers; Tribe on expanding access to the courts
Outside the Classroom: Collaboration between HLS and local organizations seeks to transform the Mississippi Delta region.
On the Bookshelves: Benkler makes the case for “prosocial” systems design; Vermeule and Posner are bullish on executive power; Glendon looks to history to inspire graduates considering a career in public life; Gordon-Reed on Andrew Johnson’s historic failure
Summer Reading: Faculty share their picks.
Now Online: Zittrain explores the case for a new kind of casebook.
Billboard: Former client of HLS clinic wins Grammy.
Class Notes: A Supreme reunion; Defense’s joys and Joy’s defenses; The first woman elected to the Harvard Law Review; Where his convictions have led him; Analyzing an advocacy movement
Authors and Auteurs
Tributes: Professor William Stuntz, 1958-2011; Joseph H. Flom ’48, 1923-2011
In Memoriam
Leadership Profile: Robert J. Katz ’72
Gallery: Innovative classrooms and wide-open spaces