It was as a law student that Obama first made history—and national headlines—when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of 1990. And as a law student, Obama met many professors and classmates who would prove helpful in his meteoric political rise from state senator to president […]
In law school, Barack Obama ’91 already looked—and led—like a future president.
As presidential candidates Barack Obama ’91 and John McCain prepare for their parties’ nominating conventions, rumors are swirling around two Harvard Law graduates as likely vice presidential candidates.
Some say the Clinton-Obama fight reflects a historical tension between blacks and women in the struggle for equality. A legal historian says the truth is not so simple—and far more interesting.
The following op-ed, Even at Harvard, Obama had a knack for bonding with diverse people, written by Harvard Law School Professor Kenneth Mack ’91 , was published in the Harrisburg Patriot-News on February 17, 2008.
HLS hosts A Celebration of Black Alumni to honor the more than 1,600 black students who have graduated from the School.