Blind Ambition for Universal Accessibility: A screening and discussion with Kristin Fleschner

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In October, Kristin Fleschner ’14 returned to the Harvard Law campus to share with current students her work in disability rights and her experiences as a blind lawyer. Her talk was followed by a showing of “Blind Ambition,” a documentary that she produced as a 2L with the support of the Dean of Students Office.

The 2016 Election: Issues and answers with David Gergen

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During Harvard Law School’s Fall Reunion weekend, David R. Gergen ’67, professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and senior political analyst for CNN, delivered a keynote address on the 2016 presidential election, sharing his thoughts about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the state of the presidential election.

The Wordsmith

HLB Fall 2016 Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz has quietly helped craft some of first lady Michelle Obama’s most memorable speeches–first working with her on her speech to the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver, and eventually going on to work with the first lady almost exclusively for nearly six years.

Making History

HLB Fall 2016 William Weld

Harvard Law School has produced plenty of senators, Supreme Court justices and two presidents, but no graduate has ever served as vice president. This election has presented the first opportunity in decades to end that drought with both Democrat Tim Kaine ’83 and Libertarian William Weld ’70 on the ballot as vice presidential candidates.

Major gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang will support the Negotiation Workshop

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Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that a $1 million gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang through their family’s YangTse Foundation will expand and enhance the Law School’s signature Negotiation Workshop, an intensive course that combines theory and practice to improve students’ understanding of negotiation and their effectiveness as negotiators.

A Mother’s Voice

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Even when he was 5, Joel Motley ’78 knew his late mother was doing important work; now, he has co-produced “The Trials of Constance Baker Motley,” a short film about the woman who the first black female Manhattan borough president, New York state senator, and federal judge.

Collegial Counselor

HLB Fall 2016 James Bass

Throughout his career, James O. Bass Sr. ’34 has engendered confidence in leadership circles as the ultimate counselor.