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In November, Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren was appointed to a five-member Congressional Oversight Panel to monitor the Treasury’s economic rescue plan.
On March 19, 2009, Dean Elena Kagan ’86 was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 45th solicitor general of the United States—and the first woman solicitor general in U.S. history.
Two more renowned scholars head to HLS.
Enhancing child safety; Sander CLEO award; Glendon honored with Laetare Medal; Best books of the year; Student participates in Leaders Summit; Immigration work honored; and Urs Gasser joins Berkman Center
In November, two HLS students landed a $54,000 verdict against the Bank of New York for cutting off the water and heat of a man it was trying to force out of the home he rented.
Professor Anne L. Alstott, a tax and social welfare policy expert, joined the faculty in 2008 as the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and director of the Fund for Tax and Fiscal Policy Research.
Upon Elena Kagan’s departure for the Solicitor General’s Office in mid-March, HLS Professor Howell Jackson ’82 became acting dean of Harvard Law School.
Since his election as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama ’91 has been tapping Harvard Law School alumni and faculty members in filling key jobs and judgeships.
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58 was a student at HLS, she was one of nine women in a class of more than 500. As the featured speaker at a gender and law conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study co-sponsored by HLS, Ginsburg recalled her HLS years.
For 35 years, Robert B. Barnett has been one of the nation’s most sought-after lawyers, representing major corporations including General Electric.
Harvard Law School’s Project on Law and Mind Sciences held its third annual conference, “The Free Market Mindset: History, Psychology, and Consequences,” on March 7.
In a new collection, the HLS Library is providing a rare glimpse into the life and mind of the most widely cited U.S. Supreme Court justice in history.
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