News and Views from the HLS Community
The Year of the Copyright
The Supreme Court heard a challenge to the constitutionality of a
law extending copyright by 20 years. But the question posed by the case, says
Assistant Professor Jonathan Zittrain '95, is whether copyright can last
Visa Not American Express
A Harvard Law School student works a few weeks in a London firm over the summer
and can't get back to the United States in time for his fall semester.
For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate
governance and increase management accountability.
Day For Knight
Years ago, when Wes Williams' children attended their first knighting ceremony,
they asked, "Is there going to be a beheading?"
Both Sides Now
By the time Guhan Subramanian J.D./M.B.A. '98 left the Harvard Business School
faculty for the HLS faculty last summer, Harvard Law School had transformed the
1L experience from when he was a student. But the smaller classes and focus on
more student-faculty interaction came as no surprise to him.
A Firm Cause
Ask most Harvard Law School students, and they are likely to tell you that social
causes and law firms don't mix.
Designers of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., debated whether to depict
the 32nd president in the wheelchair he hid from the nation. But according to
Charles Gamer '66, they should have thought a little more about people in wheelchairs today.
Spreading the Wealth
The job was supposed to last only six months, so Joshua Gotbaum ' 76 (' 78) didn't even bother
bringing his family with him to New York from Washington, D.C. But it was no ordinary
job--Gotbaum was still at the helm of the September 11 Fund a full year after he started.
Second Love Story
It was December 1992, and Virginia Tuthill sat by the bedside of her husband of 57 years,
Stedman Tuthill '33 ('34). Stedman was in the final stages of Parkinson's disease.
Here She Comes?
Erika Harold should not be confused with Elle Woods.