Twenty law students take their seats in a third-floor seminar room of Wasserstein Hall, and their professors get right down to business. How do we evaluate claims made in the literature about the impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on U.S. businesses and U.S. leadership around the world? Instantly, a student ventures that broad anti-corruption efforts might help the U.S. economy, even if the benefits to particular firms are unclear. For the next two hours, the air crackles with refutations, clarifications, elaborations, insights and reality checks. The break that’s scheduled at the one-hour mark comes 15 minutes late because the students are too engaged to stop. Continue Reading »
Harvard Law School, the World Over
The Harvard Law School LL.M. Class of 2014 hosted the International Party on Feb. 15. An annual event at the law school for more than a decade, the international party is an opportunity for graduate students to share their culture with the entire HLS community. This year’s event featured music from around the world, an array of traditional garb, from kimonos to sombreros, and a variety of international food, from Icelandic ‘volcano cake’ to Chinese spring rolls.