The Green Bag recognizes HLS faculty, alums for ‘Exemplary Legal Writing’

Randall Kennedy

Credit: Jim Harrison Randall Kennedy

A number of Harvard Law School faculty and alumni were included on Green Bag’s 2013 list of “Exemplary Legal Writing.” The list, which recognizes outstanding legal writing in the categories of opinions for the court, concurrences and dissents, books, short articles, long articles, news and editorials, and miscellany, was compiled from a list of nominees based on the votes of the journal’s Board of Advisers. The board includes distinguished members of the state and federal judiciaries, private law firms, the news media and academia.

Faculty on this year’s list are: Randall Kennedy for his book, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (Pantheon Books, 2013); Kenneth Mack, for his book Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press); and Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law Daniel Epps, co-author of the Brief of Professor Stephan E. Sachs as Amicus Curiae, Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court, 134 S. Ct. 568 (2013).

In the concurrences, dissents category, former HLS dean and current Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’86 was recognized for her dissent in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013).

Under the Long Articles category, Yale Law School Professor John H. Langbein ‘68 was recognized for his article, The Disappearance of Civil Trial in the United States, 122 Yale Law Journal 522.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ‘79 was selected for the 2012 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Supreme Court of the United States, Public Information Office.

The Green Bag is a quarterly journal of short, readable, useful, and sometimes entertaining legal scholarship. Annually it publishes “Almanac & Reader” to showcase the year’s best legal writing. The journal, inspired by the original Green Bag produced between 1889 and 1914, was re-established in 1997, billing itself as “an entertaining journal of law.”