Sir John Popham Restored to His Former Glory


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

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.