Harvard Law Bulletin

Remebering RBG

Ames Alumni Pay Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the history of Harvard Law School’s renowned Ames Moot Court Competition, eight teams of advocates have had the unique privilege of making arguments before the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58. After her passing on Sept. 18, 2020, several Harvard Law School Ames alumni reflected on the experience of arguing before one of the most influential advocates in American history.

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‘The scholar, teacher, and colleague we should all hope to be’: Anne Fleming ’05 (1979-2020)

Anne Fleming ’05, a former HLS Climenko Fellow, a legal historian and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, died suddenly Aug. 26 from an embolism. Her research interests included contract and commercial law, consumer finance, and American legal history, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty. Continue Reading

Sumner Redstone ’47

Sumner M. Redstone ’47, the billionaire entrepreneur who saw business as combat and his advancing years as no obstacle in building a media empire that encompassed CBS and Viacom, died at age 97. Continue Reading at New York Times »

Walter C. Carrington ’55

The U.S. ambassador and lifelong civil rights activist passed away on August 11, 2020. He was one of only four Black students in his class at HLS. His work in Africa became his most enduring legacy – notably as ambassador to Senegal at the end of President Carter’s administration and, more dramatically, as President Clinton’s ambassador to Nigeria. Continue Reading at Boston Globe »