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Dean Martha Minow recently announced three new appointments to the faculty: Tomiko Brown-Nagin as a tenured professor of law, Daniel Nagin as a clinical professor of law and Chief Justice Margaret Marshall as a senior research fellow and lecturer. Boston entrepreneur John Williams ’79 was named the law school’s inaugural Expert in Residence.
In the showdown round of the Ames Moot Court Competition on Nov. 17, two teams of 3L students presented arguments before a distinguished panel of judges headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
At HLS Reunions Weekend, Justices Stephen Breyer ’64 and David Souter ’66 exchanged good-humored banter and insights about their service on the nation's highest court. The event, “A Conversation with the Justices,” was moderated by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow.
Sullivan on public counsel committee; Students testify on health care, renewable energy; Anderson named to trust commission; Kennedy receives honorary doctorate; Exemplars of good legal writing for 2011; Building the 21st Century Financial System; and Prize-winning faculty book.
Professor John Coates presented testimony at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment on Dec. 14, in an open session hearing titled “Examining Investor Risks in Capital Raising.”
Professor Charles Ogletree ’78 kicked off the Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research in November with a discussion of the childhood, schooling and early career of President Barack Obama ’91.
Professor William Alford ’77, who serves on the board of the International Special Olympics, met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in November to discuss disability issues.
How do modern dietary patterns lead to disease? What should we eat? Those were some of the questions raised on Oct. 21 when the Harvard Food Law Society co-sponsored a “TEDxHarvardLaw” event.
In November, Lady Gaga, the Grammy Award-winning artist, partnered with HLS’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society (and the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the California Endowment) to launch the Born This Way Foundation.
As the groundbreaking anti-foreclosure work by Harvard Law School students continues to land significant victories for homeowners in Massachusetts, a recent conference to spread the Harvard model drew more than 150 lawyers, law students and community organizers from around the country who want to halt foreclosures in their own communities.
Appearing at Harvard Law School a year and a half after being released from federal prison, Jack Abramoff expressed a desire to thwart the political corruption he once infamously practiced. The Dec. 6 event was sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, whose director, HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig, interviewed Abramoff.
Ten U.S. Marines and Army soldiers, all of whom served in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan—some in both—are among this year’s entering class at Harvard Law School.
The Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, and Clinical Wing building opened on Jan. 3, 2012.
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