Despite the tragedies that followed it, the Arab Spring provided lessons and hope for a better future, Noah Feldman argues in a new book
In “The Arab Winter: A Tragedy,” Feldman writes: “People whose political lives had been determined and shaped from the outside tried politics for themselves, and for a time succeeded. That this did not lead to constitutional democracy or even to a more decent life for most of those affected is not a reason to believe that the effort was meaningless.” Continue Reading
In a new book, Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer analyze the Trump administration and propose the first major reform agenda for the nation’s highest office since Watergate
Jack Goldsmith speaks with the Bulletin about the most effective approach to regulating the executive branch, “the absolute low point” of presidential relations with the press, and the one issue on which he, an independent, and his co-author, a Democrat, could not agree. Continue Reading
Alumni Notes and Newsmakers
By March 17, just two weeks after Texas reported its first case of COVID-19, Judge Emily Miskel ’08 was back on the figurative bench, presiding over a one-hour virtual temporary restraining order hearing from home.
For Duckenfield, it was about learning about the past but also connecting it to the present. The people buried in these cemeteries deserve respect and attention, he says—no different from African Americans living now whose stories are often unknown and unseen by the larger population.
Alumni books that shed light on what formed a president, a vice-presidential candidate, and a barrier-breaking empire builder, among other topics.
James Friedlander ’66 writes: “Retirement is not what it used to be. Have taken on two part-time general counsel roles this year. One is with a new cannabis company involved in the cultivation, processing, and sale and distribution of CBD oil and other cannabis products. The other is general counsel with a new company treating mentally ill patients in the U.K. with drugs and therapies. In addition to many hours of walking each week.” Continue Reading
Christopher A. Edwards ’98 has been promoted from counsel to the New Jersey attorney general to executive assistant attorney general (for the state of New Jersey). He advises the attorney general on the office’s most sensitive and significant legal matters, and oversees the state’s defensive litigation docket. Continue Reading
Grace Nosek ’14 is the author of “American voters in Canada could hold the key to our climate future, and many don’t even know it,” an op-ed published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on September 25, 2020. The piece explores how inextricably linked the U.S. and Canada are when it comes to the climate crisis and the profound gap between the climate plans of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Continue Reading
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harvard Law: A 64-year journey
The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was enrolled at HLS from 1956 to 1958. In the years since, Ginsburg returned to Harvard Law School many times. See the full gallery of photos.
The first lesson Larry Tribe taught me in his Constitutional Law fall 1975 class at the start of my second year at HLS concerned pigeons and corn pellets. Continue Reading
Julia Hanna’s article about the new Law School Rappaport Forum (“Coming Full Circle”) awakened some nice memories. Continue Reading
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-58, whose lifelong fight for equal rights helped pave the way for women to take on high-profile roles in business, government, the military, and the Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18. She was 87. Continue Reading
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants ’80, a tireless advocate for access to justice, died on Sept. 14. Renowned for his intelligence and his integrity, Gants used his leadership role in the commonwealth’s court system to press for fairness, equality under the law, and justice for all. Continue Reading
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