Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the second longest-serving justice in the Court’s history, died July 16, at the age of 99. With the passing of Justice Stevens has come an outpouring of remembrances and testaments to his influential presence during his thirty-five years on the Court.
Maureen E. “Molly” Brady, an expert in property law, land use law, local government law, legal history and intellectual property law, has joined the Harvard Law School faculty as assistant professor of law.
Diplomat, academic, and human rights advocate Ambassador Samantha Power ’99 has been appointed William D. Zabel ’61 Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She has served as Professor of Practice at HLS since 2017.
Benjamin Eidelson, a scholar of constitutional law and legal theory, has joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor, effective July 1. Trained in both law and philosophy, Eidelson specializes in questions at the intersection of the two disciplines.
Andrew Manuel Crespo ’08 has been promoted to full professor of law at Harvard Law School, effective July 1, 2019. Crespo, who joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2015, is the first Latino to be promoted to a tenured position on the HLS faculty.
Laura Weinrib ’03, a leading scholar of legal history and constitutional law, will join the Harvard Law School faculty as professor of law, effective July 1, 2019.
Crystal Yang ’13, a law and economics scholar who focuses her teaching and research on empirical law and economics, was promoted to full professor at Harvard Law School effective July 1, 2019.
Zero-L, a new online course, is meant to help all incoming students, including those who don’t have any pre-law background. Featuring an array of Harvard Law School professors, it covers topics ranging from the separation of powers to how to speak in class in response to a cold call.
Through a sweeping array of new, hands-on courses, Harvard Law School’s January Experiential Term, or JET, gives 1L students a chance, early in their time on campus, to learn by doing, to work in teams, and to explore—or discover—what inspires their passion in the law.
In his second commencement address, Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’85 shared his “three simple rules for a long and happy life as a lawyer” with the 801 graduates of the Class of 2019.