Lessons of the Heart

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Eugene Wade graduated from Morehouse College, Harvard Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. But he almost flunked out of high school. And that experience drove him to start his own charter school company, helping kids like himself–poor minority children in inner cities.

Balancing Acts

Joan Williams

After an editor at Oxford University Press read Unbending Gender, a book her own company published, she quit her job. In a way, it was the ultimate compliment for the author, Joan Williams ’80, a professor at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Adopting a Cause

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Frederick F. Greenman Jr. ’61 LL.M. ’63 fights for a right almost everyone takes for granted. All people, he believes, should be able to find out the identity of those responsible for their birth. As a pro bono legal adviser to the American Adoption Congress (AAC), the attorney in New York City has assisted with […]

An Independent Woman

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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 […]

Stanford’s Halley Named Professor at HLS

Janet Halley, an authority on legal issues surrounding gender, identity, and sexual orientation, has been appointed professor of law at HLS. “Janet Halley is one of the nation’s leading scholars of the law, politics, and theory of sexual orientation and group identity,” said Dean Robert Clark ’72. “She is renowned for her work in family […]

Competent to Testify?

Many young children who understand the difference between truth and lies are nonetheless deemed incompetent to testify in court, according to developmental psychologist Tom Lyon ’87, “because lawyers ask them questions that are too abstract for their stage of development.”