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“I don’t believe in retirement, I believe in changing careers,” former Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz tells me over the phone on his way to Logan Airport, where he will board a plane to Paris. He officially retired from the Law School this December, but he intends his retired life to be far from relaxing. “My retirement from Harvard reflects the fact that I’ve been doing this for 50 consecutive years and at age 75, I wanted to try something different,” he says. “My plans are to be even more active than I’ve ever been before.”
Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow hosted an early screening of “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the appeal of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Last month, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau student attorney Carolina Kupferman ’11 secured a $250,000 judgement for her client in a divorce case.
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau student attorneys Nicholas O. Pastan and Breana M. Ware presented their closing argument last Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, where they argued a case involving the Hague Convention.
Northwestern University law professor and Islamic law expert Kristen A. Stilt will join the Harvard Law School faculty this fall, according to a Law School press release.
Eight years ago, on February 2, 2006, The Harvard Crimson published an unreasonably long, rather boring but cleverly titled article, “The Skinny on Harvard’s Rare Book Collection.” The exposé revealed the identities of three rare books covered in human skin. Get it? Skinny. Skin-ny. HA. I almost chuckled a little.
Members of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights are still investigating a complaint against the Law School filed in 2010, which alleges that the school wrongly handled cases of sexual assault.
Entertainment lawyer, author, and Harvard Law School graduate Bertram Fields has donated $5 million to the Law School to endow a professorship in his name, the school announced last week.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha J. Power will address 2014 graduates of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at the school’s Class Day on May 28.
According to a press release, the analysis serves to identify “those critical moments when planning, preparation and coordination paid off—as well as those occasions when performance left room for improvement.”
Berkman-Nieman Fellow Jeff Young speaks at the Harvard Law School regarding the future of massive open online courses (MOOCS).
Pluto Mail, a free service created by two Law School students, allows users to unsend, edit, and auto-expire emails after pressing send.
A sign in Milstein East of HLS leads students and members of the Harvard Community to the event "Charles Munger ’48: A Conversation with the Dean" on March 31. Munger, The Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, spoke with Dean Martha Minow during the talk.