Hill Harper ’92 heard the same questions again and again. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an actor currently starring on the hit TV show “CSI: NY,” Harper frequently visited schools to talk to black youths, many of whom told him how difficult and often hopeless it seemed to stay in school or pursue a career.
Last spring, HLS hosted a conference to examine why a majority of women students at law schools across the nation receive lower grades, participate less in class and are less satisfied with their law school experience than male classmates.
A passion for teaching Professor David Westfall ’50, as beloved by generations of students for his warmth and humor as he was respected for his legal acumen and teaching skills, died of cancer Dec. 7, surrounded by family. He was 78. Westfall’s teaching career at the law school spanned 50 years and continued through October, […]
Zia Mody LL.M. ’79 blazes a trail for women When Zia Mody LL.M. ’79 started her own law practice in India in the mid-1980s, clients had a hard time believing she would be as good as a male attorney, so she set out to prove she was better. “India’s a society which is traditionally male-dominated, […]