Drum Major for Justice

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Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr. ’78 will complete several major writing projects begun by his late friend and mentor, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, who died in December.

Abram Chayes Honored at Reunions

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Professor Abram Chayes ’49 received the HLSA Award, the association’s highest honor, for his service as an “inspirational teacher and distinguished scholar, advocate for the rights of sovereign nations and the protection of the global environment, [and] beloved mentor to generations of Harvard Law students.”

Sir John Popham Restored to His Former Glory

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The portrait of Sir John Popham, chief justice of the King’s Bench during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, returned to the HLS Art Collection this spring after extensive restoration, his scarlet robe redder than it has been in years. Popham, whose likeness now hangs in the Caspersen Room in Langdell Hall, presided over some […]

The Law of Their Land

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In February, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court came to HLS to hear a real and momentous case, Navajo v. Russell Means. The central issues: the jurisdiction of Navajo courts, equal protection under the Constitution, and the power of Congress to regulate Indian affairs. Chief Justice Robert Yazzie and HLS experts weigh in.