“Carly” Anderson ’12 wrote on Dec. 4 to report that Mitch Reich ’12 had argued Rodriguez v. FDIC before the Supreme Court just the day before. Among those listening to the argument in the courtroom were Anderson and four other HLS classmates—Stephanie Simon, Matthew Greenfield, Stephen Pezzi and Noah Weiss—who, along with Reich, had all been members of the 2011 winning Ames Moot Court Competition team.
William Zabel’s, longtime advocacy to end anti-miscegenation laws sprung from his time as an HLS student arguing a moot court case on the subject. By 1965, he had published an article in the Atlantic, “Interracial Marriage and The Law,” arguing against the constitutionality of U.S. miscegenation laws. He went on to write the lead brief for the ACLU in the Loving v. Virginia case—one of his proudest achievements.
HLS sectionmates Phil Caruso ’19 and Gareth Rhodes ’19 unexpectedly found themselves working to address the COVID-19 crisis in their home state of New York less than a year after graduation. Caruso became a Department of Defense liaison to the New York City Emergency Management Department and Rhodes was a member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 task force.
No one in legal academia has ever combined the roles of constitutional teacher, scholar, advocate, adviser, and commentator with the dazzling breadth, depth, and eloquence of Larry Tribe ’66. And no constitutional law professor has ever so seamlessly integrated all these roles for his students’ benefit.