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Here’s the scorecard: Bush $3.4 billion; Clinton $14 billion; Obama $91.3 billion. These numbers represent the net monetary benefits of final federal agency regulations issued through the third fiscal year of each of these administrations. They were presented to HLS students and faculty on March 26 by Cass R. Sunstein ’78.
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III was at the law school on March 29 to receive the 2012 Great Negotiator Award and to talk about some of the notable challenges he faced during his tenure at the State Department, including the reunification of Germany within NATO, the Gulf War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Harvard Law School’s S.J.D. Program celebrated its 100th anniversary the weekend of March 23 by hosting a Global Legal Education Forum that drew hundreds of attendees and participants from around the world.
Barron appointed to higher-ed board; Halley: Lifetime achievement award; Holder named 2012 Class Day speaker; WTO team wins North American regional; Gertner briefs on fair sentencing; Tie compensation to long-term results; and Martins delivered a major address at HLS
More than 300 judges, attorneys and academics attended the National Association of Women Judges’ leadership conference at Harvard Law School on March 9 to 11.
Paul Volcker, former chair of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan, and former chair of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, was on campus in early April to discuss financial reform legislation and the banking system crash.
Former Governor of Virginia Tim Kaine ‘83 and First Lady Anne Holton ‘83 discussed work-life balance at a March 6 event sponsored by the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising.
Ralph Nader ’58 and Bruce Fein ’72 discussed “America’s Lawless Empire: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama” at HLS on Feb. 8.
During the third week in March, a number of Harvard Law students traveled around the world and to remote areas in the U.S. to offer their legal services. With funding from the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, teams of students worked with farmers in the Mississippi Delta, immigrants in Alabama and patients living with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans.
Director of the Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School, Professor Jon Hanson has long combined social psychology, economics, history and law in his scholarship. After PLMS hosted several conferences featuring leading mind scientists and legal scholars, Hanson collected the work of many of the contributors in a book he edited, “Ideology, Psychology, and Law” (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Channeling Shakespeare, the new pub in the Caspersen Student Center encourages students to “strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.”
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