Abram Chayes, 77

International Law Professor Abram Chayes, 77, who served as the Kennedy Administration’s chief international lawyer at the height of the Cold War and who taught at Harvard Law School for over four decades, died on Sunday, April 16 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Professor Gary Bellow, 64

Pioneering public interest Harvard Law School Professor Gary Bellow, founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School¹s Clinical Programs, died on April 13, 2000, of cardiac arrest at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was a resident of Boston.

Zittrain Testimony on Internet Taxation

My name is Jonathan Zittrain, and I am the executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where I also teach on Internet-related subjects as a lecturer on law. Among my research interests is the taxation of Internet commerce, and last year I wrote an article (attached) for the National Tax Journal on the subject with Prof. Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago.

Professor James Vorenberg, Ninth Dean of HLS

Roscoe Pound Professor of Law James Vorenberg, 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.

Hearsay: Summer 1999

“Outside of this context of shared assumptions, e-mail functions like bad poetry where any meaning can be put into the e-mail depending on what you’re trying to see. And that makes it a very dangerous type of document outside of context that people can control.” -Professor Lawrence Lessig, during March 11 interview about e-mail as […]

87th Ames Explores How Far Media Can Go


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Laurence H. Silberman ’61 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit presided over the 87th Annual Ames Moot Court Competition in the case of Ride-A-Long Productions, Inc. and Ames Broadcasting Co., Inc. v. Suzanne Rogers and Michelle Rogers.

An Active Lawyer’s Life

Tom O’Donnell, former managing partner of Ropes & Gray, has forged a remarkable career that combines lawyering with civic leadership, charitable endeavors, and hard work for Harvard.

A New Kind of Legal Aid Office

Joel Feldman’s four-attorney private legal aid office in Springfeld, Mass., recently sued a rental agency that was coding its listing sheets to identify landlords who didn’t want to rent to Blacks and Hispanics.

Competent to Testify?

Many young children who understand the difference between truth and lies are nonetheless deemed incompetent to testify in court, according to developmental psychologist Tom Lyon ’87, “because lawyers ask them questions that are too abstract for their stage of development.”