HLS Brief

February 2012

Last month the new Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, and Clinical Wing building (WCC) opened to faculty and students. This new centerpiece for the Law School campus is already transforming the student experience. I hope that you will have the opportunity to come back to campus during one of the upcoming Reunion Weekend celebrations or just for a visit soon.

Have you ever thought of volunteering to judge the 1L Ames Moot Court Competition (April 9-12)? If you have, now is your opportunity to do so. For more information please see the article below. You can also register through the following link, the deadline to register is March 23. Harvard Ames Moot Court Judge Sign-Up Form

We had a very successful Winter Term, featuring significant international experience for our students. This coupled with the growing curricular emphasis on both international and comparative law has engaged more than 300 HLS students who are studying, working, or conducting research in countries outside the United States through programs at HLS. I hope you will have the opportunity to read some of the stories about the remarkable experiences of our students and their work around the globe. Their originality, passion and dedication can be seen through all of their tireless efforts.

Steven Oliveira

Steven Oliveira
Associate Dean and Dean for
Development and Alumni Relations

February

JANUARY TERM
Piloting
Piloting Justice in Chile
This past January, three students from Harvard Law School’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program traveled to Chile to investigate the Ministry of Justice’s neighborhood multi-door courthouse pilot program. Read More
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Guantanamo
Students Travel to Washington to Present Plan on Guantanamo
A team of negotiators presented a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, a goal President Obama outlined at the beginning of his presidency. But just as the president has faced opposition, so too did the members of this team. Read More
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Schoenfeld
From Assisting Larry Summers to Assisting Abused Children, an HLS Student Organizes Support
Since Matthew Schoenfeld ’12 became president of the Harvard Association for Law and Business last year, it has attracted an impressive array of alumni mentors for students interested in business-related careers. This year, he launched an initiative to raise funds to mentor another group—abused children. Read More

NEWS
Alford
Professor William Alford on 'The Takeaway:' The Future of U.S.-China Relations (Audio)
Harvard Law School Professor William Alford ’77 recently appeared on the radio program ‘The Takeaway’ to discuss the future of U.S.-China relations, specifically with regard to trade and Chinese intellectual property law, which Alford describes as “a work in progress.” Read More | Listen to Audio
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Tax Expenditures
Reforming Tax Expenditures Alone Won't Fix the Deficit
In recent debates over reducing the budget deficit, even politicians adamant about not raising taxes have been discussing the elimination of tax loopholes, or “tax expenditures.” We turned to Professor of Practice Stephen Shay, who recently joined the law school faculty after extensive experience developing and overseeing implementation of U.S. international tax policy. We asked the former deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Treasury: What are tax expenditures, and should they be repealed as a means to lower tax rates, reduce the deficit or both? Read More
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Deans
Law School Deans From Around the World Discuss Globalizing Law Education (Video)
Deans representing law schools in China, Brazil, Canada, and France gathered at Harvard Law School to discuss the pressures facing law schools to reform curricula in response to globalization. The deans also focused on how the changing relationship between common and civil law will figure into the future of legal education. Read More
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Theory and Practice
Bridging Theory and Practice in Corporate Law
For the last several years, former HLS Dean Robert C. Clark ’72 has broken with tradition in teaching his mergers and acquisitions course. It isn’t enough to read leading cases, he realized; students still may leave the classroom without any real understanding of how to structure a deal, identify and avoid pitfalls, and recognize why personalities matter—in short, how M&As work in the real world. Read More
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Three-Strikes
Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree Speaks Out on the Three-Strikes Bill
Several key legislators said they are holding fast on a controversial three-strikes anticrime bill even as critics stepped up their campaign to press state lawmakers to change course on the measure. Read More
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Nuremberg
Professor Jack Goldsmith in The Washington Post: Legitimization of Counterterrorism Policies
A Washington Post/ABC News poll this month revealed extraordinary bipartisan support for President Obama’s counterterrorism policies. Seventy percent of respondents (including a majority of self-identified liberal Democrats) said they approve of keeping open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and 83 percent (including 77 percent of liberal Democrats) said they approve of Obama’s use of armed drone aircraft against terror suspects overseas. “It’s hard to imagine that Dems and liberals would approve of such policies in quite these numbers if they had been authored by George W. Bush,” noted The Post’s Greg Sargent. These amazing poll numbers no doubt reflect the fact that some Americans trust Barack Obama more than they did George W. Bush to execute aggressive counterterrorism policies. Read More
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Suk
Professor Jeannie Suk in The New York Times: Little Red (Litigious) Shoes
CAN you trademark the color red? A federal appellate court will hear arguments in a case involving this very question. The issue arises in connection with shoes, specifically, the vivid red soles beneath Christian Louboutin shoes. The high-end designer says four separate styles of Yves Saint Laurent shoes infringe its trademarked sole. All four shoes are red all over — including the soles. Read More
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Vermeule
Vermeule's Systems Analysis of Constitutional Order is Focus of Event at University College in London
HLS Professor Adrian Vermeule ’93, one of the leading scholars of public law and constitutional theory, participated in a program focused on his new book “The System of the Constitution” (Oxford University Press, 2011) at University College in London. Read More
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SSRN
Bebchuk, Shavell, Kaplow, Fried, and Cohen Make SSRN's Top Ten List
Harvard Law School’s faculty and fellows earned the top ranking for the total number of citations of their work on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), according to cumulative statistics released for 2011. HLS faculty members captured five out of the top 10 slots – including the number one slot – among law school faculty in all legal areas. Read More
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Bordone
Professor Robert Bordone: Grading the Negotiation Skills of Congress
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, dared the Senate to not return to Washington and negotiate with House Republicans over the payroll-tax holiday, unemployment-insurance benefits, and the Medicare “doc fix.” It was a change of heart that began hours after senators left the District, when a faction of House Republicans expressed their dismay with the two-month deal leadership had struck. To get more perspective on this brinkmanship and the way Hill leaders may be backstabbing each other behind closed doors, National Journal spoke with Robert C. Bordone, a Harvard law professor and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Program. He talked about the way both parties can find compromise, the Republicans’ superior negotiating skills, and what he calls Congress’s childlike antics. Read More
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Wilkins
Professor David Wilkins: Keep the Method, Not the Focus
Of all the important changes that ought to be made to legal education in the coming years -- and let me be clear, I believe that there are many -- eliminating the Socratic method is not one of them. Read More
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Kennedy
Professor Duncan Kennedy Receives Honorary Degree from Sciences Po (Video)
Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, has received an honorary degree from Sciences Po in Paris. Kennedy, whose scholarship has focused on juridical thought, economic analysis of the law, the links between law and literary theory, and legal globalization—among many other topics—is the first law professor to receive an honorary doctorate from Sciences Po. Read More | Watch Video
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Marshall
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall Will Join HLS Faculty
Margaret H. Marshall, who served over a decade as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will join the faculty at Harvard Law School this spring as a senior research fellow and lecturer. A national spokesperson on the importance of independent state courts, she will teach a reading group on “Judicial Independence, Judicial Ethics and the First Amendment.” Read More

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Nariman

Rohinton Nariman LLM '81
Appointed Solicitor
General of India

Murthy

Sheela Murthy LLM '87
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Reappoints Sheela Murthy as Chair of Its Board of Directors


Buckler

Carol Buckler '82
Named Interim Dean of
New York Law School


VIDEO
Bebchuk
Professor Lucian Bebchuk Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee (Video)
On February 15, Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection at a hearing entitled “Pay for Performance: Incentive Compensation at Large Financial Institutions.”
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader at HLS: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama
Ralph Nader ’58 and Bruce Fein ’72 visited Harvard Law School for a talk sponsored by the HLS Forum and the Harvard Law Record. At the event, “America's Lawless Empire: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama,” both men discussed what they called lawless, violent practices by the White House and its agencies that have become institutionalized by both political parties. Read More
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Daily Show
Professor Lawrence Lessig on 'The Daily Show'
Harvard Law School's Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Lawrence Lessig was a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Dec. 13. Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, discussed his new book “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It.” In a two-part interview, he addressed the corrupting influence of special interest money in Congress and a proposal for a voucher system to fund Congressional campaigns. Read More | Watch Video
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Lazarus
Harvard Thinks Green: Professor Richard Lazarus
The United States is experiencing “an environmental law-making crisis,” said Harvard Law School Professor Richard Lazarus at an environmental sustainability event held at Harvard earlier this winter. Read More | Watch Video
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Khattar
HLS Alumni Story: Najib Khattar LL.M. '07
"You cannot forget people who help you so much..." 

Watch Video


HAPPENINGS ON CAMPUS
Basketball
'We're All in it Together': Paul Pierce Discusses the Business of Basketball
Harvard Law School students enjoyed behind-the-scenes tidbits from the world of professional athlete representation in a recent two-hour Q&A hosted by HLS Lecturer Peter Carfagna ’79 for his class, “Sports and the Law: Representing the Professional Athlete.” The panel included nine-time NBA all-star Paul Pierce; Jeff Schwartz, founder and CEO of the Excel Sports Management agency; and Mike Zarren ’04, Celtics assistant general manager and team counsel. Read More
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Corporate Limited Liability
The End of Corporate Limited Liability in Brazil
Whether owners of limited liability companies should be subject to personal liability has been the subject of much controversy lately, in the U.S. and around the world. As a general rule, the personal property of members of a corporation is beyond the reach of the company’s creditors. However, the evolution of corporate law has paved way for a multitude of exceptions where the courts have “pierced the veil of incorporation.”  Bruno Salama, a professor of law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, was joined by HLS Professors Reinier Kraakman and Mark Roe ’75 at an event in January organized by the Harvard Law School Brazilian Studies Association. Salama spoke to an HLS audience on the topic in the context of his research project and book “The End of Limited Liability in Brazil” tracing the status of corporate limited liability and veil piercing in Brazil. Read More
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HLS and Stanford
HLS and Stanford Law Host Fourth Annual International Junior Faculty Forum
Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School co-hosted the fourth annual Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum (IJFF) this fall, bringing 11 of the world’s most innovative junior legal scholars from around the world to present their work. This year’s forum was held at HLS. Read More
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TDASS

Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
Established in 1996 to foster interaction between students and alumni, the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series (TDASS) invites Law School alumni back to campus to speak informally with students about their careers.  Schedule subject to change.

Friday, March 2
Alan G. Quasha J.D. ’76/M.B.A. ’74, President, Quadrant Management Inc

Monday, March 5
Lester Glenn (Ruff) Fant ’66
Founder & Chairman, Towpath Partners, LLC
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Dean's Office
Campus Events

Ames Semi-Final Round Competition
Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21
6 pm, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Overflow seating will be offered in Austin West Classroom, Room 111.

HLS Events Calendar
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Public Interest Auction
Save the Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Harvard Law School Public Interest Auction
Carnival on the Charles - Bids for Beads

Silent Auction 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Live Auction: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tentative)

Questions: auction@mail.law.harvard.edu
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Ames
The Harvard Law School Board of Student Advisers Invites You to Judge the 2011 First-Year Ames Moot Court
The first-year Ames Moot Court is a required part of the 1L experience at Harvard Law School. In their second semester of Legal Research and Writing, first-year students write appellate briefs and participate in oral arguments in support of their briefs. Each oral argument is judged by a three member panel, ideally comprised of one practitioner, one faculty member, and one upper-level student. This year’s oral arguments will be held on April 9-12 at 7:15 pm and 8:45 pm. Volunteers can judge as few as one evening or for all evenings depending on your schedule.  If you are interested in judging, please register by completing the Harvard Ames Moot Court Judge Sign-Up Form by Wednesday March 23. Learn More
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PON
Learn Negotiation Skills at Harvard Law School this June
The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School offers popular five-day and two-day summer negotiation workshops for lawyers and non-lawyers, taught by leading Harvard faculty and experts in the field of negotiation, mediation and conflict management. For over 25 years PON has taught people from around the world how to improve their skills as negotiators and how to create deals, solve problems and build strong relationships. Join participants from around the world from June 4-8 and/or June 11-15 to learn negotiation skills and practical theory on Harvard Law School’s campus. Read More


FACULTY/ALUMNI BOOKS
Scorpions
Christian Science Monitor - 13 Best 2011 Author Interviews: Professor Noah Feldman
A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Christian Science Monitor interviews this year. Noah Feldman, "Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices," discusses William O. Douglas. Read More
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Lonely at the Top
Christina Lewis Halpern Discusses the Struggles Following the Passing of her Father, Reginald F. Lewis '68, in "Lonely at the Top"
Anxiety, fear of failure, self-consciousness: these are not the qualities you imagine when you hear the word “heiress." But in this powerful account, Christina Lewis Halpern applies a journalist's eye to her own struggles following the passing of her father, the late entrepreneur Reginald F. Lewis, when she was 12. As Lewis Halpern follows the past to seek the secrets of her father’s success, focusing on his time at Harvard Law School, we learn the story of an American legend, but also the complexities of living with his legacy. Read More
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Rosenthal
Lesley Rosenthal '89, "Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits"
Read a short interview with Lesley Rosenthal '89 as she discusses her job as General Counsel to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and her new book, "Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits". Read More
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Alexander
Susan Alexander '67, "Jealous Mistress"
Alison Ross has chosen to temporarily abandon her career as a lawyer so she can stay at home with her two young children. She'd like to find a part-time job, but because “the law is a jealous mistress,” requiring a full-time commitment, her search for part-time work has led nowhere. Early one morning, Alison stumbles across a dead body at her daughter’s nursery school. Because she saw the school janitor making a hasty exit, she reluctantly becomes enmeshed in the police investigation. When the police charge the janitor with the murder, Alison has doubts about his guilt and decides to find out what really happened. Could this be the part-time job she's been looking for? Pursuing the real killer while she juggles life at home with her husband and kids, Alison uncovers a host of shocking secrets in the quiet suburb of East Winnette. Read More

SPOTLIGHTS
  FACULTY
Gertner
Professor Nancy Gertner Submits Brief to Supreme Court on Application of Fair Sentencing Act
Nancy Gertner, HLS professor of practice and former judge of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, was counsel of record in an amicus brief (PDF) submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in Dorsey v. U.S. and Corey Hill v. U.S.  The Court’s decision will determine whether the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which redressed some of the inequities in the sentencing of defendants in crack-cocaine cases, applies to defendants who were sentenced after the law was enacted, but whose crimes were committed beforehand. Read More
 
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Citizens United
In the Run-Up to the Election, Experts Assess the Impact of Citizens United
Few recent Supreme Court cases have received as much attention – and drawn as much ire – as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political purposes by corporations and unions. To proponents of campaign finance reform, Citizens United had the detrimental effect of inundating an already-broken campaign finance system with corporate influence. At an event sponsored by the Harvard Law School American Constitution Society on January 31, Harvard Law School's Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Lawrence Lessig, author of "Republic Lost,” and Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” reviewed the impact that Citizens United has had on the political process. Read More
 
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Tribe
In Daedalus: Professor Laurence Tribe '66 Discusses 'America's Constitutional Narrative'
Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe '66 is among the leading scholars and writers featured in the latest volume of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ journal Daedalus, entitled "On the American Narrative." Read More
 
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Fried
Professor Charles Fried is Lead Counsel in Amicus Brief Defending Affordable Care Act
HLS Professor Charles Fried was counsel of record in an amicus brief filed on January 13 with the Supreme Court on behalf of 104 health law professors supporting the constitutionality of the insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will be challenged before the Supreme Court in Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida in March. The mandate requires certain uninsured persons to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty. Read More
 
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Kennedy
Professor Randall Kennedy Argues that a 'Racial Predicament' Still Dominates Despite the Election of the Nation's First Black President
On the night Barack Obama ’91 was elected president of the United States, many people cried tears of joy. For many black people the tears held a special significance: They couldn’t believe they had lived to see this milestone. Yet their happiness also signified something sad about the moment, about the history of the country and about the problem of race in America that did not end with the election of the nation’s first black president, says Randall Kennedy. Read More
 
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Feldman
Casino Owner’s Gingrich Gift Shreds Court’s Logic: Professor Noah Feldman
For purely parochial reasons, I like to keep tabs on Jewish boys from around Boston who have made good. Stephen Greenblatt, the Shakespeare scholar and award-winning author; Bobby Sager, the global philanthropist with a TV show based on his adventures; Mike Bloomberg (you may have heard of him); and now … Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who is bankrolling the Newt Gingrich campaign in South Carolina. Read More
 
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Neuman
From Truth to Justice: Giving Human Rights Scholarship Real-World Impact
Thirty-five years ago, after majoring in mathematics at Harvard and receiving a Ph.D. in the same subject from MIT, HLS Professor Gerald Neuman ’80 switched from the field of math to the field of law—from “truth to justice,” he said in an interview in his office in Griswold Hall. That decision has led to a career of teaching and writing on international human rights law and comparative constitutional law, and to his election last fall to the U.N.’s Human Rights Committee, a body of 18 independent experts who assess and critique countries’ records on civil and political rights. Read More
 
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Better Internet
Professors Jonathan Zittrain '95 and John Palfrey '01 in Science Magazine: Better Data for a Better Internet
In a recent paper published in the December issue of Science magazine, Harvard Law School Professors Jonathan Zittrain ‘95 and John Palfrey ’01 examine how better forms of measurement of the Internet and the Web can inform Internet policy and regulations. Their paper, titled “Better Data for a Better Internet,” is available on the journal's website. Read More
 
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Roe
Professor Mark Roe in Project Syndicate: Reforming Repo Rules
Sometimes, we just don’t learn. After the financial crisis, the United States enacted the Dodd-Frank Act to overhaul American financial regulation, with the aim of reducing the risk of another financial meltdown. But it did nothing to reform “repo” lending – arguably the weakest link in the financial chain. And we have just seen another major financial firm collapse as a result. Read More
 
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Hat Trick
Hat Trick: Cohen on Flynn v. Holder, Guatemalan Reparations, and the ACA
Harvard Law School Assistant Professor of Law I. Glenn Cohen, co-director of HLS’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, is the author of three recently published articles on health law topics. Read More
 
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Elhauge
Professor Einer Elhauge '86 in NEJM: 'Broccoli Argument' is Irrelevant Against Insurance Mandate
HLS Professor Einer Elhauge ’86, the founding director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, wrote “The Irrelevance of the Broccoli Argument against the Insurance Mandate,” which was published online December 21 by the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
 
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  ALUMNI
Clement
'Defending Unpopular Positions is What Lawyers Do' Says Paul Clement '92
There are two things Paul Clement ’92 won’t do: Tell you where he stands on same-sex marriage, and grouse about the controversy that enveloped him last spring when he resigned from his law firm in order to continue defending U.S. House of Representatives Republicans in litigation over the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More
 
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Green Bag
HLS Faculty and Alumni Selected "Exemplars of Good Legal Writing" by The Green Bag
The Green Bag, a quarterly journal devoted to readable, concise, and entertaining legal scholarship, has named a number of current and former Harvard Law School faculty members and alumni to its “Exemplary Legal Writing 2011” list. They will appear in the 2012 Almanac & Reader. Read More
 
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  STUDENTS
LIPP
Low Income Protection Plan and Summer Funding
Given the significant educational debt burden of today’s graduates, through the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP) Harvard Law School is committed to preserving freedom of career choice within the legal profession for its graduates. Over the past five years there has been a 63% increase in the number of graduates awarded LIPP, while the average award per graduate has increased 49%. During that same period of time the average education debt accrued by each participant has increased by 36% and the total annual funding awarded to HLS graduates through LIPP has increased 144%. Read More
 
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Tochilin
Tochilin Elected 126th President of the Harvard Law Review
The Harvard Law Review has elected Conor Tochilin ’13 as its 126th president. Tochilin succeeds Mitchell Reich ’12. “The Law Review is terrifically fortunate to have Conor as its president,” said Reich.  “Kind, brilliant, and a natural leader, Conor has impressed us all from his first days at Gannett House.  I am looking forward to his outstanding work in the year ahead.” Read More
 
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HLEP
Free Legal Services through the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project
The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project is a student practice organization that provides free legal services to student entrepreneurs throughout the Harvard community. Each HLEP team consists of 3-4 Harvard Law students who are supervised by licensed attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer, Wilmer Hale and Cooley (three of the top Emerging Companies law firms in the country). Founders meet with their HLEP team, agree on a scope of work, and generally get answers to their legal questions within 4-6 weeks (accelerated timelines are possible for priority questions). At the end of the six week period, founders are provided with an exit interview and a written document outlining research results and legal solutions. They are accepting applications RIGHT NOW through their site. Applicants can expect to hear whether their project has been accepted within approximately one week. Read More
 
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Perkins
Deafblind Harvard Law Student Encourages Perkins Student on MLK Day
Haben Girma, a Harvard Law student who is deafblind, encouraged students at Perkins School for the Blind to become advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. Speaking to more than 200 students and staff at the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly, Girma said, “We need more disability rights advocates. We need more Helen Kellers. When you assert your dreams, your needs, and your rights, opportunities will become limitless.” Read More
 
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  CLINICS
clinical voices
Harvard Law School Clinical Voices: Students Talk about Clinical Education
Harvard Law School is fortunate to have the most extensive clinical legal education program in the world, offering students unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning under the supervision and mentorship of our highly experienced clinical faculty. We have in-house clinics on-site at HLS in more than 28 areas of the law, as well as 300 externships at outside organizations and the option to create your own clinical opportunities in new areas of the law.Learn more about Clinical Programs at HLS. Read More
 
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HLS
HLS’ International Human Rights Clinic Assists in Effort to Prevent the Weakening of Cluster Munitions Ban
It was a short, simple statement, and the chair of the Fourth Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons made it without fanfare: he could find no consensus on the proposed treaty language. The matter would be dropped. Read More
 
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Amicus Curiae Brief
Clinic Files Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Legal Historians and Scholars
In December, Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic submitted an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in a major Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) case, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. The brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. argues that corporations can be held liable for violations of the law of nations under the ATS. Read More

NETWORKING
HLS Connect
Become an Alumni Advisor in HLS Connect
If you have already registered for HLS Connect, but are not sure if you are an active advisor, login to www.hlsconnect.com/advisor and make sure your advising status is set to 'active' so that our students can benefit from your wonderful career and life experiences.

To register for HLS Connect visit www.hlsconnect.com/register

 ALUMNI EVENTS
Spring Reunion
Spring Reunion 2012: April 20-22
Classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007

Learn more about the upcoming Spring Reunion and view photos and videos from previous Reunion Weekend celebrations.

Spring Reunion 2012 Website

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Planned Giving
Planned Giving Luncheon - Sarasota, FL
Harvard Law School hosted a small lunch at the Bird Key Yacht Club in Sarasota, Florida for graduates and friends. The successful event was hosted by Ruth Kreindler, friend of HLS and widow of Lee Kreindler ’49, and will hopefully become an annual event for HLS alumni in the area.  All enjoyed a festive afternoon of food and drink. Read More

UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
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February 25, 2012
Chicago

HLS Women's Alliance of Chicago Afternoon Tea
2:30 p.m.
The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL
Join the HLS Women's Alliance of Chicago for afternoon tea at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel.  Indulge in a variety of finger sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and, of course, tea and good company.
Cost: $45 per person
RSVP
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March 4, 2012
Boston

Externships6 Conference:
Preparing Lawyers: The Role of Field Placement
Join Harvard Law School and Northeastern University School of Law as we continue the national discourse on the critical role of field placements in preparing new lawyers.
Event Details

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A CALL TO READERS
HLS
Information on Graduates or Students who have Died in Military Action since World War II
David Warrington, librarian for special collections at Harvard Law School, is seeking information on graduates or students who have died in military action since World War II.

HLS plans to honor those veterans by adding their names to a plaque in Langdell Library outside the Caspersen Room, where others who have died in past wars are commemorated.
Warrington is aware of five alumni who have died in military conflict over the past six decades:

Warrington is aware of five alumni who have died in military conflict over the past six decades:

John G. Sheehan ’48-’49, killed in Korea in 1950
Bigelow Watts Jr. ’51, killed in Korea on June 17, 1951
Nelson Ramon Morales ’64-’65, killed in Vietnam on Dec. 26, 1967
Helge P. Boes ’97, killed in Afghanistan on Feb. 5, 2003
Michael Weston ’97, killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 26, 2009

If you have information on others, please send it to warringt@law.harvard.edu or call 617-496-2115.

IN MEMORIAM
Lazareff
Serge Lazareff, LL.M ’49
Serge Lazareff, LL.M ’49, passed away on January 21 at his home in Paris after a brief illness. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he became a legal advisor at NATO and the personal interpreter of General Eisenhower at the NATO headquarters in Fontainebleau, France. Following a distinguished career in industry as International General Counsel and Vice President Asia-Pacific of Pechiney, the aluminum company, Serge Lazareff began a career in arbitration and undisputedly became one of the top international arbitrators in Europe. He served from 1974 to 1977 as President of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe. Read More
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Haar
Charles M. Haar '48
Professor Emeritus Charles M. Haar ‘48, a pioneer in land-use law whose scholarship focused on laws and institutions of city planning, urban development and environmental issues, died on January 10. He was 91. Read More
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Cohn
Albert Cohn '51
Albert L. Cohn, a prominent and prolific New Jersey litigator for almost 60 years who exemplified the old-fashioned generalist in an age of legal specialization, died December 27, 2011. He was 83 and lived in West Orange, N.J., and Chilmark. Cohn served as a trustee of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey since 1988, also serving as its treasurer, secretary and president. In 2010 he became the first recipient of the Irwin Markowitz Award for “Decades of exemplary service to HLSA/NJ and the community of Harvard Law School Alumni in New Jersey.”  Read More

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