On a Mission

Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 wants to help vulnerable communities—starting at home in Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico in September 2017, crippling the island where Natalie Trigo Reyes ’19 grew up and where much of her family still lives, she felt “completely overwhelmed.” Within days, however, she put together an event that raised about $40,000 for relief efforts, collected enough emergency goods to fill three large trucks, and joined Harvard Law Assistant Professor Andrew Manuel Crespo ’08 and Lee Branson Mestre of the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to plan the school’s response to the disaster.Continue Reading »

Celebrating Lani

Paying tribute to a scholar and mentor—in the spirit she’s inspired

Celebrating Lani

At an event at Harvard Law School honoring Lani Guinier earlier this year, Susan Sturm invoked a phrase that was familiar to most of the attendees, a mix of Guinier’s family, colleagues, collaborators, friends and students. It was a line that Guinier often used when prodding her students into pushing harder and thinking deeper: “My problem is, if you stop there … ”Continue Reading »

Value Innovation

Holger Spamann brings new thinking to the structure of his class and casebook

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During his nearly 10 years on the Harvard Law faculty, Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 has always enjoyed teaching corporate finance, but he’s also found it challenging. Some students have worked as traders at hedge funds or in private equity and others have been newly minted English majors who haven’t thought much about business concepts. Continue Reading »

‘I go way back with Professor Ogletree’

Hundreds pay tribute to a man known around the world as a leading force for racial equality and social justice

‘I go way back with Professor Ogletree’

On the HLS campus this past fall, eminent friends, students, and colleagues gathered to celebrate a man the world knows as a leading force for racial equality and social justice, and the Harvard community knows affectionately as Tree.Continue Reading »

Hats Off!

Celebration, kudos and a little advice for the school's newest alumni

Hats Off!

Members of the Class of 2018 gathered in May with family and friends for Commencement festivities, which featured an address from U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.); the presentation of awards to students, staff, and faculty; and a send-off from Dean John F. Manning ’85.Continue Reading »

Honoring ‘a Towering Intellect’ and ‘a Good Man’

Sunstein accepts Holberg Prize

Honoring “a Towering Intellectual” and a “Good Man”

Cass Sunstein ’78, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard University and renowned legal scholar and behavioral economist, received the prestigious Holberg Prize at the University of Bergen, Norway, on June 6. Continue Reading »