Sharon E. Jones ’82, the new president of the HLSA, on her goals for the association

Sharon E. Jones ’82

The focus of the Harvard Law School Association over the next two years will be building awareness and engagement among alumni on a global basis. My mantra is “One World, One HLSA.”Continue Reading »

“You can use your experiences to educate the next generation”

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A self-proclaimed “political junkie,” Bryson Morgan ’11 worked after college for the Utah Democratic Party and saw firsthand the influence special interest groups and lobbyists can have on the political process.Continue Reading »

Marshaling Brennan

Justice Brennan Liberal Champion

The reaction from Harvard Law School was decidedly cool 54 years ago when President Eisenhower appointed its alumnus William J. Brennan Jr. ’31 to serve on the Supreme Court.Continue Reading »

Two from HLS Serve on Intelligence Advisory Board

Rita Hauser ’58

Since early 2010, Rita Hauser ’58 and Roel Campos ’79 have been serving on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, appointed by President Barack Obama ’91. Continue Reading »

Making A Case Against Warrantless Surveillance

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Standing on principles shaped at HLS, Steven Goldberg ’72 wins a landmark ruling in a case involving one of the most controversial initiatives surrounding the War on Terror. For Goldberg the case exemplifies overreach at the highest level of government.Continue Reading »

A Life Devoted to Proving ‘You Can’

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Paul S. Miller ’86, a leader in the disability rights movement, died Oct. 19, at age 49. Miller was on the faculty of the University of Washington and was also an adviser to President Barack Obama ’91.Continue Reading »

Stepping Up: Lucy Koh ’93

Lucy Koh

On June 7, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of the first Korean-American in U.S. history to serve as a federal district court judge.Continue Reading »

Rachel Anderson

Connecting Law and Faith

Rachel Anderson ’03 enlists religious organizations to fight predatory lending.Continue Reading »

Daron Roberts ’07

How Daron Roberts ’07 went from HLS to the NFL

In the spring of 2007, HLS Professor David Wilkins ’80 asked the members of his seminar to envision their futures. One student foresaw a federal judicial appointment. Another wanted to make partner at a prominent law firm. Also in the class was Daron Roberts ’07, who had a different sort of answer. He wanted to be head coach at a national football powerhouse.Continue Reading »

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Authors and Auteurs: Books and movies by HLS alumni

“War Don Don” by Rebecca Richman Cohen ’07. Winner of the Special Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, this film explores the trial of Issa Sesay, a former rebel leader accused of war crimes in Sierra Leone. The trial highlights the challenge of creating justice in a country torn by civil war. […]Continue Reading »

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Robert Haas ’72 spent three years photographing the Arctic from a bird’s-eye view. “Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands” (National Geographic Press, 2010) is the glimmering result and Haas’ third book of aerial photography.Continue Reading »

Kenneth I. Chenault ’76

Leadership Profile: A Conversation with Kenneth I. Chenault ’76

Kenneth I. Chenault ’76, chairman and CEO of American Express, is widely considered one of the most successful and talented business strategists of our time. Joining AmEx in 1981 as director of strategic planning, he was named president and COO in 1997, and CEO and chairman in 2001. Chenault is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Business Roundtable.Continue Reading »