Glendon Wins Inaugural Bradley Prize
In October, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation awarded Professor Mary Ann Glendon the inaugural Bradley Prize. The $250,000 prize is given to individuals who support “the promotion of liberal democracy, democratic capitalism and a vigorous defense of American institutions,” according to Michael W. Grebe, president and CEO of the Bradley Foundation. “I was quite overwhelmed by this news, and grateful to be honored in such company as Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell and my University of Chicago college classmate Leon Kass,” said Glendon, referring to the three other winners of the prize.
Fisher Named Hale and Dorr Professor
Professor William Fisher III ’82 has been named the Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law. To celebrate the appointment, Fisher delivered a lecture last fall to the HLS community titled “The Disaggregation of Intellectual Property.” During his remarks, he examined the enormous growth in the three fields of intellectual property–copyright, patent and trademark–over the past 200 years, and addressed the pros and cons of developing specific intellectual property regimes for different industries. Fisher’s forthcoming book is titled “Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment.”
Ogletree Honored by Charter School
A Cambridge charter school committed to teaching math and science to minority students has named its new library and media center after Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ‘ 78 and his wife, Pamela. In its announcement, officials from the Benjamin Banneker Charter School said they hope that the Charles and Pamela Ogletree Library and Media Center will serve students as an information source about African-American figures and careers in the sciences. The Ogletrees have been supporters of the Banneker school since its inception in 1992. The school’s namesake is an 18th-century African-American science and math scholar.
Mack Delivers Hugo Black Lecture
Assistant Professor Kenneth Mack ’91 gave the Hugo Black Lecture last fall at the University of Alabama School of Law, an annual event named for the late Supreme Court justice. The talk, titled “The Relationship Between the Legal Realist and Civil Rights Movements,” outlined the differences–and the surprising commonalities–in each movement’s advocacy of the 14th Amendment to advance civil rights in the era of racial segregation. “The pragmatic legal method of the realists had more in common with the legal consciousness of the nation’s civil rights lawyers than is generally presumed,” said Mack.
Corporate Law Professor Convenes Scholars, SEC Officials
Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 organized, and other HLS corporate law professors participated in, a conference at HLS in early October to discuss shareholder nomination of directors to corporate boards. The SEC proposed a new rule on this subject later in the month. Attendees included the leading corporate scholars in the nation, an SEC commissioner and SEC staff, corporate directors and CEOs, institutional and other investors, shareholder activists, lawyers and judges. Dean Elena Kagan ’86 called the event “a perfect example of how we can both improve our work and enhance our influence by building stronger connections to practitioners.”
Giving Opinion on Taking of Land
A recent article by Professor Emeritus Charles Haar ’48 has been selected for publication in Land Use & Environment Law Review 2003. Haar’s article, “Euclid Lives: The Survival of Progressive Jurisprudence,” argues that the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on land takings have taken the wrong approach. An expert in land use, Haar chaired the task force that created the Department of Housing and Urban Development.