Rakoff Named First Dean of the J.D. Program

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Todd Rakoff '75, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law since 1996 and a member of the faculty since 1979, will begin in July in the new position of dean of the J.D. program.

HLS Expands Loan Forgiveness Program

Dean Robert Clark '72 announced this spring an extensive expansion of Harvard Law School's loan forgiveness program, making it one of the most generous programs of its kind in the country.

Stuntz Brings Criminal Justice Focus to HLS

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In what Dean Robert Clark '72 called a "stunning addition" to the criminal law faculty, University of Virginia Law School Professor William Stuntz will move north to Harvard in July.

Panel Examines Influence of Popular Culture on Criminal Defense

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A panel that included many former members of the Harvard Defenders marked the 50th anniversary of the group by examining the widely misunderstood role of the defender in the courtroom and in society.

The Original Defenders

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The Harvard Defenders celebrated 50 years of serving indigent criminal defendants with a tribute to the original members of the group from the Class of 1950.

A Day in the Pupils’ Court

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Thirteen-year-old Queen Pleasant can't graduate from law school until at least 2011, but she got a head start on her legal education in April as she cross-examined witnesses in the Ames Courtroom.

Hemenway Gym Gets in Shape

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Just in time to help relieve the stress of finals, students celebrated the reopening of Hemenway Gymnasium on April 5. The renovated gym features $100,000 of new fitness equipment, a larger weight room and an improved aerobics area.

Auction 2000 Breaks Fund-raising Record

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As the crowd cheers him on, Kyle Cauthron '02 (center) vies for a fly-fishing trip to Montana, one of the most coveted items up for bid at this year's public interest auction.

21 Equals $1.12M for HLS Student

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Even with law firm salaries skyrocketing, graduating Harvard Law School students will have trouble matching fellow 3L Rahim Oberholtzer's $1.12 million earnings from two hours of work in January.

Letter to a Recent Graduate

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Among the Law School’s collection of letters, manuscripts, and published works of Justice Joseph Story, Dane Professor of Law from 1829 to 1845, is a letter written March 26, 1832, from Story to Charles C. Convers, who graduated the year before.