In a speech today on changes to the financial regulatory system, President Barack Obama ’91 proposed the creation of a new government agency, the Financial Product Safety Commission, to help consumers obtain financial products and services without being subjected to predatory or deceptive financial practices. The proposed watchdog agency is the brainchild of Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren.
On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Professor Charles Ogletree ’78 moderated a panel discussion entitled “Forecasting President Obama’s Impact on America’s Political and Economic Agenda” as part of the weekend’s HLS Reunion program.
Barack Obama ’91 has won the general election for the presidency of the United States. Michelle Obama ’88 will become the first HLS alumna to serve as First Lady.
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 the campaign season heats up, Democrats and Republicans are giving their party leaders the spotlight at the presidential nominating conventions. Several Harvard Law School alumni are playing key roles in the Democratic convention, which is taking place this week, and at least one HLS alum will be at the forefront of the Republican convention next week.
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.