Summer 2008

In this Issue

Special Section:
Focus on Environmental Law

Startup for an Ailing Planet
Harvard Law School’s new program, and its faculty director, aim to change the way we think about environmental law.

Jacobs’ Ladder
A new clinic lets students step up to environmental challenges—and onto the first rungs of their careers.

Visionary of the Visayan Sea
For the sake of the planet, winning the right to sue on behalf of future generations

Mercury Rising
To save a culture of cold, lawyers turn up the heat.

What Will It Take?
Eleven leaders in environmental law and policy consider what can be done to slow global warming.


From the Dean
Outside the Classroom: War crimes through the looking glass
Student Snapshot: Using law to preserve a country’s art and culture
Ask the Professor: The Clinton-Obama face-off, in historical perspective
On the Bookshelves: Randall Kennedy on racial betrayal; Einer Elhauge ’86 on how judges should interpret unclear legislation; Charles Donahue on marriage law in the Middle Ages; Noah Feldman on the fall and rise of the Islamic state
Hearsay: Faculty short takes
In the Classroom: Training litigators to get the most from number crunchers
Intermission: In the past five years, a lot has changed at HLS including the curriculum, the number of faculty and the campus; we put five questions to a very busy dean and trace the school’s transformation in a very long timeline.
Class Notes: Why aren’t there more women judges? Cheyenne River Sioux advocates; modernizing war-torn legal systems; reconstructing NOLA
Letter from Port-au-Prince: Can human rights law feed Haiti?
In Memoriam: Harold Berman
In Focus: H. Marshall Sonenshine ’85
Gallery: The greening of the Northwest Corner