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.
For several years now, Eizenstat has been deeply involved in what he calls “the unfinished business of the twentieth century.” For him that business is accounting for the astonishing array of assets looted by the Nazis, and securing some long-delayed justice for Holocaust survivors and victims’ families.
When he’s not working on major real estate transactions, Boise Ding ’93 can often be spotted perfecting his double axel at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center in Pasadena, California.
New faculty member Lani Guinier talks about her decision to come to HLS, her commitment to experimenting in the classroom, law school “gamesmanship,” and the importance of creating a “learning community.”
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.