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Martha Minow, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, became the new dean of the Faculty of Law on July 1.
Two professors will join the HLS full-time faculty in the fall: David Kennedy ’80, a renowned expert in international law, and Jesse Fried ’92, a leading expert in executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy and venture capital.
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On June 23, in the wake of a significant decline in the value of its endowment, Harvard announced a universitywide reduction of its workforce. Cost-saving measures—including some staff cuts—were announced by most of the university’s graduate schools, including HLS.
Last year, Matthew F. Wells ’09 traveled through Sierra Leone visiting more than two dozen artisanal diamond mines, under the auspices of the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School.
In June, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society announced a major research release from its Internet & Democracy project: “Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture and Dissent.” The study, presented at the United States Institute of Peace on June 17, is part of a series of studies by the Internet & Democracy project investigating the Internet’s influence on democracy.
In a diploma ceremony on June 4, 731 members of the Class of 2009 received degrees from Harvard Law School: 567 J.D.s, 151 LL.M.s and 13 S.J.D.s. While the new graduates now all share a common alma mater, the diversity of experiences that brought them to law school and the opportunities they took advantage of while at HLS were very different.
Professors Mark Roe ’75 and Michael Klarman were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April. This year the academy, an honorary society of scholars and an independent policy research center, selected 210 new members for “pre-eminent
This spring, two faculty members, Bruce Mann, the Carl F. Schipper, Jr. Professor of Law, and Robert Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law, gave lectures to commemorate their appointments to endowed chairs.
On June 3, General David Petraeus, the current head of U.S. Central Command, was on hand for the recommissioning ceremony of two military officers who were being promoted to the rank of captain—one in the Army and the other in the Air Force.
On June 3 and 4, the Harvard Law School Class of 2009 celebrated Class Day and Commencement ceremonies.
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