Summer 2010

In this Issue

Remixing Langdell
A new library for the 21st century

Hard Hats Required
The risky business of repairing the U.S. financial system

A Prescription for Change
Rebecca Onie ’03 created a program that takes a holistic approach to treating low-income patients; one “genius grant” later, she’s determined to change the health care system.

A Most Disarming Warrior
A U.N. advocate is fighting to protect children from armed conflict.


From the Dean
Inside the Classroom: A first-of-its-kind problem-solving workshop prepares 1Ls for the reality of law practice.
Abstract: Stephenson uses a Legal Realist lens to look at judicial decision-making; Alstott defends the inheritance tax as family friendly.
Student Snapshot: Three LL.M. students recall their experiences in Afghanistan and share their hopes for its future.
On the Bookshelves: Mnookin on bargaining with the devil; It’s politics, says Tushnet, that drives constitutional change; State control of the Web is on the rise, and it’s not just the usual suspects.
Outside the Classroom: HLS clinic helps secure access to health care for some of society’s most vulnerable.
Now Online: HLS clinical students and law firms provide assistance to online journalists.
The Teaching Track: Olin Fellowships pave the way for HLS grads who want to teach law.
History Makers: Poland’s first foreign minister after the fall of communism deftly straddled the divide between East and West.
Class Notes: Bruce Ramer ’58 splits his time between entertainment giants and pro bono causes; Dan Chill ’70 travels the world to bring back a forgotten genre; Paul Butler ’86 spins a hip-hop theory of justice; Raj Kumar LL.M. ’00 starts a global law school; Ory Okolloh ’05 co-founds a site that crowd-sources crisis information.
In Memoriam
=1,000 words: A white tern and a life’s turns
Leadership Profile: John F. “Jack” Cogan Jr. ’52
Gallery: Night vision: A new building emerges.