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Crime

Former Law Student Sentenced to Nine Years for Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, was sentenced to nine years in prison and required to forfeit his $9.4 million in earnings.

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Law School CFO To Leave for Bates College

The Law School’s chief financial officer, Geoffrey S. Swift, has been named vice president for finance and administration and treasurer of Bates College, the school announced.

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HLS Alum Elected MLB's Next Commissioner

After a sustained holdout by a contingent of Major League Baseball owners, Harvard Law School graduate Rob Manfred, J.D. ’83 was unanimously elected the tenth MLB commissioner on Aug. 14.

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Commencement

Justice Stephen G. Breyer, HLS '64: Supreme Court Justice and Former Law Professor

"Law requires both a heart and a head," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, a member of the Harvard Law School class of 1964 said during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1994.

Traditional Law Contemporary vs. Today's Law Contemporary
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The Changing Face of the Law Professor

As law schools look for faculty with fuller resumes and more diverse academic backgrounds, the road to professorship has fractured into many, lesser-traveled pathways.

HLS Dean and Bloomberg
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HLS Dean and Bloomberg

Former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg talks with Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, right, at the start of the Commencement Morning Exercises on Thursday.

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College

Faust HAA

University President Drew G. Faust addresses graduates, alumni, and honorees during the Afternoon Exercises of the 2014 Commencement services.

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Mindy Kaling and Preet Bharara Speak at Law School Class Day

Laughter filled Holmes Field outside Langdell Hall as comedian Mindy Kaling and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ’90 addressed Law School graduates Wednesday afternoon.

David Barron
Politics

Barron Narrowly Confirmed by Senate Despite Drone Memo

Harvard Law School professor David J. Barron ’89 was confirmed by the full Senate for a seat on the bench of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday afternoon in a narrow vote of 53 to 45.

David J. Barron
Politics

David J. Barron

Law School professor David J. Barron ’89 was nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Policy Concerns
On Campus

Today in Photos (05/14/2014)

David Barron
Politics

Barron Confirmation Remains Uncertain

A vocal group of senators have called for the public release of memos allegedly written by Harvard Law School professor David J. Barron ’89 that established the legal justification for the controversial drone policy.

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Law School Appoints Two Clinical Professors

Harvard Law School appointed Esme Caramello ’94 and Christopher T. Bavitz to the position of clinical professor of law.

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Fifty Years of Alan Dershowitz

“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.”

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Law School Dean Hosts Early Screening of HBO Documentary on Same-Sex Marriage

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.

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out