Writ Large: Faculty Books

Professor David Kennedy

Darkness Visible

The Costs of International Humanitarianism

In his more than 20 years working and teaching in the field of international law, Professor David Kennedy '80 observed something he thought no one was talking about--the negative consequences of good intentions. Kennedy discusses his book on the topic, "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism," published by Princeton University Press this spring. Continue Reading

Alumni Notes & Newsmakers

  • Marina Volanakis '99

    Life Lessons

    Sometimes making the greatest impact on a student's life is as simple as changing his fifth-grade homeroom. That's what Marina Volanakis '99 did for 10-year-old Gabriel, and it was enough to turn him from a disrespectful troublemaker into a dedicated student.

  • The Case for the President

    Ken Mehlman talking into microphone

    Ken Mehlman '91 was a Republican before law school. But HLS helped make him the Republican he is today. His predominantly liberal fellow students in fact made him "more Republican, more conservative," spurred by his view that rampant elitism drove their ideology, he said.

  • Paul Steven Miller '86

    Equal Signs

    A restaurant employee is fired. He didn't violate company policy. In fact, he's a good employee, according to his manager. But he is fired because, as the regional manager put it, he is one of "those people."

  • Terry Lenzner '64

    Corporate Sleuth

    Attorney Terry Lenzner '64 has made investigation his business.

  • M. Bernard Aidinoff

    A Conversation with M. Bernard Aidinoff ’53

    M. Bernard Aidinoff '53 is senior counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, where he has practiced for nearly 50 years.


Archibald Cox in his office at HLS

Lessons in Courage

Professor Archibald Cox, 1912-2004, taught the nation what it means to be true to one's principles. Professor Emeritus Archibald Cox '37 died on May 29 at age 92. Tenured at Harvard Law School in 1946, he taught generations of students torts, administrative and constitutional law. Continue Reading