Writ Large: Faculty Books

Charles Fried

Keeping It Simple

How Constitutional Law Shapes Our Lives

Children, according to Professor Charles Fried, are natural lawyers. Continue Reading

Alumni Notes & Newsmakers

  • Walter Seward wearing Harvard hat

    Survival of the Fittest

    Some honors take longer to attain than others. More than 75 years after graduating from law school, 108-year-old Walter Seward '24 ('27) has earned distinction as Harvard's oldest living graduate.

  • Frederick P. Hitz

    I Spy

    In his recent book, "The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage," Frederick P. Hitz '64 gives credence to the saying that truth can be stranger than fiction.

  • Steven Wax

    Defending One, for All

    Last spring, an Oregon attorney named Brandon Mayfield was arrested by the FBI and jailed for two weeks. He was suspected of being linked to the Madrid train bombings, thanks to the FBI's mistaken match of a fingerprint to a print found on a bag of detonators near the scene.

  • Col. Will Gunn in uniform

    Honor Bound

    In a nondescript building in suburban Virginia, two subway stops from the Pentagon, a team of a half dozen or so defense lawyers works on what is perhaps the toughest--and most controversial--legal assignment in America.

  • Charles Hieken

    Patently Supportive

    A principal at Fish & Richardson in Boston, Charles Hieken '57 has practiced all aspects of intellectual property law for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Donna, recently made a gift to the school to establish the Hieken Professorship in Patent Law.

  • Katherine Locker '98

    The Squeaky Wheel

    Katherine Locker '98 knows that children with disabilities who are in the foster care system are some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.