Napolitano at Harvard
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was the featured speaker at the 11th annual Police Union Leadership Seminar at HLS. The forum for academics and police union leaders from the 50 largest cities in the U.S. was hosted by HLS’s Labor and Worklife Program. Last year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the conference.
Minow, Levi to lead LSC board
Dean Martha Minow and John Levi ’72 LL.M. ’73 were elected as vice chairman and chairman, respectively, of the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation, the largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. They were administered the oath of office by Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ’61 during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in April.
Committed to social justice
Three from HLS received the Gary Bellow Public Service Award for their commitment to public interest and social justice work: Cori Crider ’06, the legal director for Reprieve, a legal services organization assisting individuals facing the death penalty or indefinite detention; Jacob Howard ’09, who served as president of HLS’s Prison Legal Assistance Project and participated in the school’s Criminal Justice Institute clinical program; and Michael Admirand ’10, who worked on civil rights cases and criminal defense, notably for one of the Jena Six.
Neuman, Goldsmith elected to AAAS
Professors Gerald L. Neuman ’80 and Jack Goldsmith were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Neuman, the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, is the author of “Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders, and Fundamental Law.” Goldsmith, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, previously headed the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and is the author of several books, including “The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration.” The academy elected 299 new members this year, including Roger W. Ferguson Jr. ’79, Eric Posner ’91, William Leete Rawn III ’69, Loren Rothschild ’63 and Seana Shiffrin ’96.
2L publishes in two legal journals
Jason Iuliano ’11 has written two articles scheduled to be published in legal journals. His article “Killing Us Sweetly: How to Take Industry Out of the FDA,” which describes how corporations prioritize profits over consumer safety in approving artificial sweeteners, will be published in the Journal of Food Law and Policy. His second article, “Eliminating Earmarks: Why the Congressional Line Item Vote Can Succeed Where the Presidential Line Item Veto Failed,” which proposes the congressional line item vote as a corrective measure to congressional earmarking, is forthcoming in the West Virginia Law Review.
Promoting useful knowledge
Professors Cass R. Sunstein ’78 and Laurence Tribe ’66 and Dean Martha Minow were elected to the American Philosophical Society. The society, founded in 1745 by Benjamin Franklin, is dedicated to the promotion of useful knowledge. Members include top scholars in the fields of mathematical and physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts, as well as leaders in the professions and in public and private affairs. Michael Boudin ’64, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, is also now a member.
HLS holds sway in corporate governance
Thirty-four individuals associated with Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance are among the most influential leaders in the study of corporate governance, according to a review by Directorship magazine. The 34 Harvard Law School affiliates made the list of the 100 most influential directors, professors, regulators, politicians, and advisers, including Professors Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 and Elizabeth Warren; Leo Strine Jr., a senior fellow of the program; and William Ackman, a member of the program’s advisory board.