HLS Awards Edith Fine Public Interest Fellowship

Sophie Bryan (HLS ’00), who will be a Skadden Fellow at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, Boston, is the 2000 Edith Fine Public Interest Fellow. Sophie has been a strong presence at Harvard Law School, as Co-Chair of the Student Public Interest Auction and founding member of the Project on Law and Organizing. She has served on the Legal Services Center Student Advisory Board and as a Peer Counselor for the Office of Public Interest Advising. Sophie is on the Executive Board of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

James Vorenberg [1928-2000]

Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 72, the ninth dean of Harvard Law School, former Watergate associate special prosecutor, and first chair of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, died on April 12, 2000, of cardiac arrest.

Letter to a Recent Graduate


Among the Law School’s collection of letters, manuscripts, and published works of Justice Joseph Story, Dane Professor of Law from 1829 to 1845, is a letter written March 26, 1832, from Story to Charles C. Convers, who graduated the year before.

A Day in the Pupils’ Court


Thirteen-year-old Queen Pleasant can’t graduate from law school until at least 2011, but she got a head start on her legal education in April as she cross-examined witnesses in the Ames Courtroom.