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Harvard Law School announced in February the creation of the Public Service Venture Fund, which will start by awarding $1 million in grants every year to help graduating students pursue careers in public service.
This January, in a seminar taught by Dean Martha Minow and Associate Clinical Professor Alex Whiting, 15 students at Harvard Law School discussed the policies and strategies of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Also in the classroom: the man most directly connected to those policies, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the ICC’s first prosecutor.
Presidential adviser on health care; Lessons from ancient Athens; Souter to speak at Harvard; and New president of the Harvard Law Review
Tribe now senior counselor for access to justice in the Department of Justice; and After serving in the White House, Freeman returns to Harvard Law School
A recent study by HLS Professor Carol Steiker ’86 and her brother, Jordan Steiker ’88, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law, has led the American Law Institute to vote to withdraw the capital punishment section of its Model Penal Code.
Harvard Law professors weigh in with reactions to the Supreme Court’s Jan. 21 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In the 5-4 ruling, justices rejected corporate spending limits on political campaigns. Former HLS Dean Elena Kagan ’86 argued the case, her first oral argument as solicitor general of the United States.
Lecturer on Law Peter Carfagna ’79 has been a practicing sports law attorney for nearly 30 years. Senior counsel at Calfee, Halter & Griswold in Cleveland and an owner of two minor league baseball teams, Carfagna has built the sports law program at HLS into a series of courses and clinical externship opportunities for students.
At the southwestern tip of the Amazon, in Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil, stands Urso Branco, a prison notorious for deadly human rights violations. It’s nowhere anyone would choose to be. But it was into this dank, dark and volatile world that Clara Long ’11, Fernando Delgado ’08, and James Cavallaro insisted on going.
HLS Professors Hal Scott and Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 tesitfy
The women’s law association at HLS hosted “Women for Women: Advocating for Change,” on Feb. 19, a conference showcasing the contributions of women in the courtroom, workplace and community.
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