The American College of Bankruptcy recently announced that Harvard Law School Professor Mark Roe ’75 will be inducted as a fellow of the College. The ceremony will take place on March 14, 2014, in Washington, D.C., will be presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, chair of the College.
In recent weeks, a number of HLS faculty have weighed in on issues surrounding the fiscal cliff negotiations.
A group of senior corporate managers, finance practitioners, and academics from Europe and the U.S. gathered at HLS on Sept. 14-15 for a conference on the role of corporate governance in encouraging long-term value in public corporations.
In October 1962, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Harvard Law School on “The Future of Integration.” It was six months before he would be imprisoned in a Birmingham jail, 10 months before the March on Washington, almost two years before the signing of the Civil Rights Act and almost six years before his assassination. “It may be that the law cannot make a man love me,” he said, “but it can keep him from lynching me.”
Eight Harvard Law School faculty members were recently ranked among the top 100 corporate governance scholars in the world, in all corporate areas, including management, law, economics, and finance. Included on the American Academy of Management’s list of 100 “high-impact scholars” were HLS Professors Lucian Bebchuk, John Coates, Reiner Kraakman, Mark Roe ’75, Steven Shavell and Cass Sunstein ’78. Former HLS Dean and current Visiting Professor Elena Kagan ’86 and HLS Lecturer on Law Leo Strine also were featured on the list.
In a Feb. 20 opinion piece for the online journal Project Syndicate, Harvard Law School Professor Mark Roe ’75 addresses European leaders’ support for imposing a “Tobin tax” on financial transactions.