This fall, 26 students moved into the three newly renovated 19th-century houses that were moved from the HLS campus last year to make room for the law school's Northwest Corner Project. The wood-frame structures were converted into 13 shiny new housing units and now reside two blocks away from campus, up Massachusetts Avenue.
Goldstone receives MacArthur Award
Justice Richard J. Goldstone, the Learned Hand Visiting Professor of Law at HLS, was honored with the prestigious MacArthur Award for International Justice in October. A former justice of South Africa's Constitutional Court and also a former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, Goldstone was recognized for his role in the development of the modern era of international justice. Goldstone, who also served as chairman of South Africa's Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation in the aftermath of apartheid, is co-teaching a course on the South African Constitution with Professor Frank Michelman '60.
Directing corporate players
Four members of the HLS community were named to Directorship Magazine's second annual Directorship 100 for their influence on corporate governance. Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. '80 S.J.D. '84 was cited for his work convincing companies to adopt the "Bebchuk Bylaw," which gives more power to shareholders through the use of the poison pill. Visiting Professor Leo Strine Jr., a vice chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery, was included in the regulators and rule-makers category, and Andrew Tuch LL.M. '99 S.J.D. '08 and Jim Naughton '10, co-editors of the HLS Corporate Governance Blog, were recognized in the media category, with top business reporters, for providing "informed viewpoints."
In July, Dean Elena Kagan '86 received the National Association of Women Lawyers' highest award, the Arabella Babb Mansfield Award, for her professional achievements, positive influence and valuable contributions to women in the law. She also was named this year's winner of the John R. Kramer Outstanding Law School Dean Award from Equal Justice Works in recognition of her extensive efforts to promote and support public service.
Four individuals with Harvard Law School connections have been named to Esquire magazine's list of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century: Professor Noah Feldman; President Barack Obama '91; Kennedy School of Government Professor Samantha Power '99; and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts '79. The list, compiled in honor of the magazine's 75th anniversary, includes individuals from "every field of endeavor" who are "bending history right now."
Supreme Court clerks
Ten Harvard Law graduates are serving as U.S. Supreme Court clerks for the 2008-2009 term:
|Andrew Oldham '05||Justice Alito|
|Aileen McGrath '07||Justice Breyer|
|Matthew Price '06||Justice Breyer|
|Miriam Seifter '07||Justice Ginsburg|
|Jeffrey Harris '06||Chief Justice Roberts|
|Yaakov Roth '07||Justice Scalia|
|Moshe Spinowitz '06||Justice Scalia|
|Warren Postman '07||Justice Souter|
|Noah Purcell '07||Justice Souter|
|Isaac Lidsky '04||Ret. Justice O'Connor|