A Catalyst for Change


This summer a group of Baltimore inner-city residents got technical jobs at an Internet company, thanks to their own determination but also to an idea Michael Rosenbaum ’98 developed while a student at HLS. “I saw there were technology companies whose growth was being slowed by the fact that they couldn’t find good workers,” said […]

One-L of a Good Time

Although Vaughn Carney’s new novel is about Harvard Law School students, his characters are not chasing paper. That’s not, after all, what most people go to the Combat Zone to find. Scenes of debauchery in Boston’s Combat Zone–a thriving red-light district during the era Carney ’71 attended HLS–help differentiate Straw Man: A Profane Fable of […]

An Independent Woman


Jennifer Braceras ’94 doesn’t object to being called a feminist. Just don’t forget to call her a conservative also. “I think that any woman who has a career in this day and age would have to consider herself a feminist and certainly appreciate the contributions of the feminist movement of yesteryear,” said Braceras, an advisory […]

I’ve Got a Secret


What better person to consider George W. Bush’s drunk driving arrest than Jim Koch ’78, founder of and pitchman for Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams beer? That, at least, was the perspective of a Boston drive-time radio show, which invited Koch to be a guest soon after the revelation was aired at the […]

Alumni Bid for Congress

While Ralph Nader ’58 grabbed the spotlight in the presidential race, several other HLS alumni also sought elective office in the fall. Perhaps the most watched congressional race centered on a district near Los Angeles, where Democrat Adam Schiff ’85 defeated incumbent Republican James Rogan for a U.S. House seat. The combined campaigns spent an […]

California Dreamin’


Students Go West for New Careers Sitting in the Charles Hotel’s lobby before yet another job interview, Norm Cappell ’02 imagines the dream job that may await him in San Francisco. “It’s an exciting place to be,” Cappell said. For HLS students looking for an entry into the new economy, Silicon Valley and San Francisco […]

Class Mates


For Carolyn Cochran Clark ’68 and L. David Clark Jr. ’68, the seating chart in their 1966 commercial transactions class proved to be prescient. Professor Robert Braucher’s alphabetical arrangement placed the two students next to each other. They remain attached to this day. “It’s like having a two-person study group that continues over the years,” […]

A Matter of Principle

Avery Dulles-HLB Fall 2000

Avery Dulles ’40–’41 knows that the law is important. But throughout his life he has focused on something even more important to him.

Profile – Bennet Boskey ’39: Not Shy, Not Retiring

As a student at HLS, Bennett Boskey ’39 took the name of one of his courses literally. In Conflict of Laws, with Professor Erwin Griswold ’28 S.J.D. ’29, Boskey aired his own conflict with the man who would later serve as dean of HLS for 21 years. In a final exam, Griswold allowed students to […]