Glendon joins commission on religious freedom
Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law and former ambassador to the Holy See, was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on May 23 by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Comprising nine members, the commission is an independent, bipartisan federal body that is responsible for reviewing the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and making policy recommendations to the president, secretary of state and Congress.
Student pens one of the top securities articles
An article by Andrew Tuch S.J.D. ‘12 has been voted by the nation’s corporate and securities law professors as one of the top 10 corporate and securities law papers of 2011. The article, “Multiple Gatekeepers,” was originally published in the Virginia Law Review. The Corporate Practice Commentator, a quarterly journal, polls corporate and securities law faculty to select the 10 best articles published during the prior year. Professors chose Tuch’s article out of 580 articles on this year’s list.
Academy fellows: Wilkins and Vermeule
Harvard Law Professors David Wilkins ’80 and Adrian Vermeule ’93 have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, is director of the Program on the Legal Profession and vice dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession. Vermeule is a leading scholar of administrative law and constitutional law and theory. Several HLS alumni were also named 2012 fellows: Rita Hauser ’58, president of the Hauser Foundation; Kenneth Frazier ’78, president and CEO of Merck & Co.; and David Weisbach ’89, the Walter J. Blum Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.
Cohen named a fellow for medical tourism
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Assistant Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03 as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year. The co-director of HLS’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Cohen will focus his fellowship on medical tourism and the legal and ethical issues related to travel by patients who are residents of one country to another country for medical treatment.
Students recognized for community work
Crystal Redd ’13 and Angela Chuang ’13 were among 10 students chosen as 2012 Harvard University Presidential Fellows for their commitment to public service initiatives. The university-wide fellowship program, designed to promote public service across Harvard’s schools, provides grants to undergraduates and graduate students to fund summer projects. Redd will work at the Advancement Project and with the Southern Center for Human Rights, working with defendants facing the death penalty. Chuang will intern at New York County Defender Services’ newly created Immigration Unit, helping to represent indigent clients.
A family of honorary degrees
HLS Dean Martha Minow and her parents and siblings received honorary degrees from Dominican University in May. Minow’s father, Newton, delivered the commencement speech. (L-R, front): Josephine and Newton Minow; (L-R, back): Dominican University President Donna Carroll; Nell Minow, an expert in corporate governance; Dean Martha Minow; Mary Minow, an expert in legal issues for libraries at Dominican University; and Susan Roman, dean of Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science.