Feldman in NYT: Midterm Maneuvers

In an op-ed in the New York Times, HLS Professor Noah Feldman discusses the challenges and opportunities President Barack Obama faces, after the midterm elections, to have an impact internationally.  He writes: “To achieve more tangible foreign-policy results will require focusing on a familiar, thorny problem: the Middle East, where the Obama administration has already begun to engage.” Feldman’s op-ed, “Midterm Maneuvers,” appeared in the Nov. 21, 2010 edition of the New York Times Magazine.

Statement of President Barack Obama ’91 on the life of Paul Miller ’86

The White House released a statement from the President on Thursday, October 21 on the life of Paul Miller ’86, who advised Presidents Obama and Clinton on disability and equal opportunity matters. Miller, a lawyer who was born with achondroplasia “dwarfism” and became a leader in the disability rights movement, died Tuesday at his home on Mercer Island, Wash. He was 49.

Goldsmith in the Washington Post: Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system

Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith wrote an op-ed for the Oct. 21, 2010 edition of the Washington Post titled “Our nation’s secrets, stuck in a broken system.” The piece addresses Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama Wars,” in which ostensibly classified information – presumably obtained from senior White House officials – is disclosed regardless of the “grave damage” that could result from its release.  

In the echo of Gekko, a rebuttal: Scaramucci explains why ‘greed is bad’

Anthony Scaramucci ’89—author of “Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul” and adviser to the movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps—shared career advice with Harvard Law School students at an event cosponsored by the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series and the Office of Career Services on September 29.

Minow in the Boston Globe: Lessons from literature

HLS Dean Martha Minow was interviewed on August 22 for the ‘Bibliophiles’ column in the Boston Globe. In the Q&A, Minow talks about her own summer reading list, book groups with the President, and the relevance of fiction and poetry in advancing our national dialogue on ethnic and religious conflict.

VIDEO: Barack Obama ’91 honors Elena Kagan ’86

President Barack Obama ’91 hosted a White House reception in honor of Elena Kagan ’86, who was confirmed to be the next Justice on the United States Supreme Court on August 5, 2010. The Senate confirmed the former Harvard Law School Dean and Solicitor General by a vote of 63-37. With her confirmation, Kagan becomes the 20th Harvard Law School alumnus to serve on the Court. 

Fried in Boston Globe: Obama should give Warren a recess appointment

In a Boston Globe op-ed, “Obama should give Warren a recess appointment,” HLS Professor Charles Fried supports an interim appointment for Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Fried served as solicitor general in the second Reagan administration and as a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. His op-ed appeared in the July 29, 2010, edition of the Boston Globe.