Lecture series draws top practitioners in international finance

Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems is announcing the establishment of the Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton Guest Lectures in International Finance. The series will serve as a cornerstone of the International Finance (IF) Concentration of the LL.M. degree program, which combines international finance and law.

Strangers at the fence

Gerald L. Neuman ’80

Neuman, formerly at Columbia, joined the Harvard Law faculty this summer as the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law. He is the author of “Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders, and Fundamental Law” (Princeton University Press, 1996).

Who lives and who dies?

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“Stay in role!” exhorts Professor Carol Steiker ’86, as some 90 students in her upper-level course Capital Punishment in America split into groups for an exercise in which they’ll argue whether a death sentence should be reversed due to ineffective assistance of counsel. “Don’t say, ‘If I were the lawyer, I would … ’”