In dispatches from Iraq, Erik Swabb ’09 describes dramatic changes in security situation

Erik Swabb ’09

Iraq war veteran Erik Swabb ’09 recently returned to Iraq and was embedded with a U.S. combat unit, hoping to gain an informed assessment of the security and political situation in the country. The trip was organized by the non-partisan group Vets for Freedom, which is aimed at educating the American public about the importance […]

Exit Interview

They took different paths to get here and are headed in different directions as they leave. Here, a look at six graduates in the Harvard Law School Class of 2008.

HLS students who served in Iraq give their perspectives on the war


Last week, five current Harvard Law School students who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces spoke to a packed audience about their experiences in Iraq. Panelists Robert Merrill ’08, Geoff Orazem ’09, Erik Swabb ’09, Hagan Scotten ’10, and Kurt White ’10 each drew upon their varied military posts during the invasion, the Second Battle of Fallujah, and counterinsurgency operations, to explain what it is like to serve as a junior officer in Iraq.

Students participate in historic apartheid litigation

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case that nearly 20 Harvard Law School Human Rights Program clinical students have worked on over the last three years. The students assisted with the case on behalf of a group of South African apartheid victims, who brought claims against over 50 top multinational corporations for doing buisiness with the apartheid regime.