Sullivan on public counsel committee
The Massachusetts Senate appointed Clinical Professor Ronald Sullivan ’94, director of Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, to the Committee for Public Counsel Services, a 15-member body appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that oversees the provision of legal representation to indigent people in criminal and civil court cases and administrative proceedings. He joins Professor Carol Steiker ‘86 on the committee.
Students testify on health care, renewable energy
On Nov. 8, Emily Savner ‘13 of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation testified at a regional listening session convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the health services that should be included as part of a federally mandated set of health services for uninsured Americans.
Rachel Heron ’12, an Environmental Law and Policy Clinic student, presented a three-hour oral argument on a motion for summary judgment in a precedent-setting administrative proceeding concerning the right of renewable energy companies to conduct business and install solar energy systems in Massachusetts
Anderson named to trust commission
Visiting Professor Robert Anderson, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, was named to a national commission that will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Department of the Interior’s trust management of nearly $4 billion in Native American trust funds. Anderson worked at the Interior Department from 1995 to 2001 as associate solicitor for Indian Affairs and as counselor to the secretary of the Interior on Indian law and natural resource issues.
Exemplars of good legal writing for 2011
The Green Bag Almanac & Reader recently recognized the writing of several HLS faculty members and alumni for 2011. Books: William T. Coleman Jr. ’43 (’46), “Counsel for the Situation,” and the late William Stuntz, “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice”; Long articles: Richard Pildes ‘83, “Is the Supreme Court a ‘Majoritarian’ Institution?”; Short articles: Adam White ‘04, “The Burkean Justice,” The Weekly Standard, July 18; Dissent: Elena Kagan ’86, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn; Opinion: Richard A. Posner ‘62, Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co., and John G. Roberts Jr. ’79, FCC v. AT&T Inc.; News: Jed Rubenfeld ‘86, “His Killing Was Lawful,” L.A. Times, May 16; and Misc.: Kimba M. Wood ‘69, Order on Application in Limine for a Brief Recess, United States v. Lacey.
Kennedy receives honorary doctorate
In December, Professor Duncan Kennedy received an honorary doctorate from Sciences Po in Paris. Kennedy, whose scholarship has focused on juridical thought and economic analysis of the law, was recognized as one of the founding members of the Critical Legal Studies movement in the United States. Past recipients include Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti; Edmund S. Phelps, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics; the late Vaclav Havel, former Czech president; and former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Building the 21st Century Financial System
HLS’s Program on International Financial Systems co-hosted the 14th annual “Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Japan and the United States,” on Nov. 4 t0 6, with the International House of Japan.
Prize-winning faculty book
The Education Law Association awarded the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law to Dean Martha Minow’s most recent book, “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark.” In the book, Minow explores the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education and argues that the case resulted in a number of positive transformations that reverberated well beyond school systems.