A Royall Find


An HLS treasure has found its way home. The iron seal, once used by Isaac Royall, who funded the University’s first chair in the law, recently resurfaced when a University facilities management director discovered it in a long-forgotten steel vault located inside a Widener Library closet. Royall used the seal in the mid-18th century to […]

Harvard Schools Host First JD/MBA Reunion

They called themselves orphans, pearls without a string, and the lost graduates. But on April 5 and 6, these wayward souls found a home, when graduates of the JD/MBA joint program gathered at the Charles Hotel for their first reunion. The fact that it was at a central location between the schools was a relief […]

LIPP Program Expands

Beginning in July, Harvard Law School graduates will have a greater opportunity for loan forgiveness due to recently announced changes in the Low Income Protection Plan (LIPP). The program–the first of its kind in the country–will be expanded to include a greater number of employment areas and a larger range of salaries. “When combined with […]

In the Money


Many alumni have made a fortune for their clients and themselves in the investment world. Five of them talk about how they do it–and why stock market fluctuations don’t keep them up at night.

Naming Rights…and Wrongs


Certain lawyers might say that it depends on what the definition of “at” is. Technically, the National College for DUI Defense was held “at” Harvard Law School. The college, a professional, nonprofit corporation dedicated to the dissemination of information on drunk driving litigation, has rented space at the Law School to conduct seminars. But when […]

A Lodge Out West


In the land of the bean and the cod (that’s Boston for those of you who have forgotten), it was once said that the Cabots speak only to the Lodges. The Lodges apparently got around a little bit more. Or at least one of them did, according to a new biography of John Lodge ’29, […]

Power to the People


Matthew Freedman ’99 is all charged up. Just ask him about the deregulation of California’s utilities. He’ll tell you in passionate detail the tortuous story of a market-based disaster underwritten by the state’s consumers while others reap the profit. A staff attorney at the Utility Reform Network (TURN), Freedman came to the organization with years […]

The Times According to William Proctor

William Proctor ’66 recognizes the New York Times’s preeminence as the country’s newspaper of record. That’s why he reads it every morning, and why he’s written a book lambasting it. In The Gospel According to the New York Times, Proctor contends that the paper blurs the lines that should divide straight news from editorial content. […]