Panelists at an HLS in the World seminar called “No Justice for Most: Brainstorming New and Old Ideas for Government, Professional, and Technological Solutions,” discussed the disparity in legal services available in urban and rural areas and other barriers to access to justice.
On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 braved the rain to pick up their diplomas and officially become HLS graduates. Here’s a look at their day of celebration with family, friends and a steady supply of rain ponchos.
This year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award was presented to Chad Baker, honored for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services to disadvantaged communities. Baker contributed over 2000 pro bono hours working with the Tenant Advocacy Project, the Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
Two graduating students who each contributed more than 2,500 hours of free legal services while at Harvard Law School will share this year’s Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, while the Class of 2010 surpassed the HLS record for pro bono hours, performing a total of 329,934 hours, an average of 553 hours per student.
In a Wall Street Journal article titled “Has the Supreme Court Already Had a Hispanic Justice?,” HLS Professor Andy Kaufman ’54, author of “Cardozo,” a biography of Supreme Court Justice Cardozo, shared his research concerning Justice Cardozo’s ethnic heritage with WSJ Reporter Ashby Jones.
Harvard Law School Professor Andrew Kaufman ’54 has been appointed to an ad hoc committee that will advise the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on whether to adopt changes to ethical rules disfavoring public comment by judges.
“Excessive pay isn’t the only cost of flawed compensation arrangements. Executives’ influence over their boards has produced pay arrangements that dilute and sometimes pervert incentives. Though the need to provide executives with adequate incentives is often given as the reason for the escalation of pay levels during the past decade, pay is much less linked […]
Justice Antonin Scalia ’60 went duck hunting with Vice President Dick Cheney three weeks after the Supreme Court agreed to hear Cheney’s appeal of a lower court order that he turn over records of the closed energy task force meetings he held in 2001.
Professor William Alford ’77 has been named an honorary fellow of the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, honorary professor of Zhejiang University, and an honorary professor of the People’s University of China. Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. […]
Professors Gary Bellow, Abram Chayes, and James Vorenberg Harvard Law School lost three of its great citizens during one week in April. Though we mourn their loss, we also rejoice in the privileged opportunity to continue their work. Gary Bellow, Abe Chayes, and Jim Vorenberg had much in common. All of them provided long-term devoted service to Harvard Law […]