Loretta Lynch ’84 appeared at her January confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee only days after a new Republican majority openly hostile to her predecessor assumed control of the panel. Halfway through the daylong hearing, John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s second-ranked Republican, asked Lynch: “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Lynch, known as an unflappable prosecutor of drug dealers, corrupt politicians and terrorists, calmly replied that no, in fact, she wasn’t. “If confirmed as attorney general, I will be myself,” she said. “I will be Loretta Lynch.”Continue Reading »
During the 2015 winter term, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program, which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants. The following are snapshots of 12 student experiences.