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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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Second-Year Law School Student Wins $250,000 Judgment

Last month, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau student attorney Carolina Kupferman ’11 secured a $250,000 judgement for her client in a divorce case.

Student Groups

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Student Attorneys Take Case to Federal Court

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.

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Leading Expert on Islamic Law To Join HLS Faculty

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.

Practicarum Book
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The Real Skinny: Harvard Books Not Bound in Human Flesh

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.

College Life

Law School Remains Under Investigation for 2010 Title IX Complaint

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.

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Entertainment Attorney Donates $5 Million to Harvard Law School

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.

Commencement

Samantha Power Will Return to Kennedy School To Give Class Day Address

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.

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New Report Explains Successes and Failures of Response to Bombing, Manhunt

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.”

Future of Online Education
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Future of Online Education

Berkman-Nieman Fellow Jeff Young speaks at the Harvard Law School regarding the future of massive open online courses (MOOCS).

Plutoapp
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Law School Duo Create Start-Up to "Unsend" Emails

Pluto Mail, a free service created by two Law School students, allows users to unsend, edit, and auto-expire emails after pressing send.

Charles Munger '48
On Campus

Charles Munger '48

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.

Herbie Hancock: The Last Lecture
On Campus

Today in Photos (04/01/2014)

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Munger Reflects on Poker, Business, and Buffett

Charles T. Munger, vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, joined Law School Dean Martha L. Minow in a conversation about law, poker, and his business partner Warren E. Buffett Monday in Wasserstein Hall.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance