Tribe returns to Harvard Law School
Carl M. Loeb University Professor Laurence H. Tribe ’66, who most recently served as the first senior counselor for access to justice in the Justice Department, returned to the Harvard Law School faculty in January. He will resume teaching in the 2011-12 academic year. Recurring symptoms of a benign brain tumor first diagnosed and treated in 2008 led Tribe to inform HLS and the Justice Department in mid-September that he would cut short the two-year leave he took to serve in the Obama administration, in order to resume a treatment regimen at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Fellowship of trust (and estate)
HLS Professor Robert H. Sitkoff was elected an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national professional organization of lawyers who specialize in trusts and estates. Sitkoff, co-author of “Wills, Trusts, and Estates,” the leading American casebook on the subject, was recognized for his outstanding contributions in scholarship, teaching, lecturing and professional activities.
Freeman selected as ACUS member
This fall, Jody Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95, the Archibald Cox Professor of Law at HLS, was selected as a public member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent agency of the U.S. government tasked with improving the efficiency and fairness of federal agencies. Freeman most recently served as White House counselor for energy and climate change.
Repercussions of robo-signing
At a hearing on the TARP Foreclosure Mitigation Programs, Visiting Professor Katherine Porter ’01 testified on how the allegations of legal errors in the foreclosure process may impact housing markets. Porter argued for an increase in legal requirements for foreclosures, given widespread allegations of paperwork problems and procedural irregularities.