The Law of Their Land

portrait (Summer 1999)

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.

Celebration 45

HLB spring-1999-Cover

Since the first alumnae of 1953, more than 5,000 women have claimed their place at HLS. Hundreds came back to the School in November to applaud Attorney General Janet Reno ’63 as she accepted the Celebration 45 Award, and to connect with the other remarkable women of Harvard Law.

From the ballpark to the box office

More than a dozen years ago, student and alumni interest in the role law plays in sports prompted Professor Paul Weiler LL.M. ’65 to introduce an HLS seminar called Sports and the Law. Since then, matters such as labor disputes between players and team owners and the impact of rules requiring equivalent college athletics programs for men and women students have been regular fare in Weiler’s classroom.