Linda Chatman Thomsen ’79

Leading a Movement 1

The first woman to serve as the director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Linda Chatman Thomsen ’79 led the Enron investigation and expanded enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She is now a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department.

‘Quid Ita?’: Hal Scott’s Questions and Answers

‘Quid Ita?’: Hal Scott’s Questions and Answers

Harvard Law Professor Hal S. Scott was in his element, thundering up and down the aisles of a classroom in Wasserstein Hall and challenging each of his 70 Capital Markets Regulation students to match his enthusiasm and curiosity. After 43 years on the HLS faculty, Scott taught his final class at the school before retiring last spring. What is the best process, he asked, for ensuring that regulations for the financial system achieve their intended effect?

Bebchuk’s study of index funds wins IRRC Institute prize

Bebchuk’s Study of Index Funds Wins IRRC Institute Prize

The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute awarded its 2018 investor research prize to “Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy,” a study by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84, co-authored with Scott Hirst LL.M. ’01 S.J.D. ’16, Research Director, Program on Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law.

Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

Harvard Association for Law and Business leads student delegation to Europe

A student delegation from the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) visited business, legal, and government leaders in London and Brussels, Belgium, in late August, as part of HALB’s second-annual International Trek.

On the Bookshelf: HLS Library Book Talks, Spring 2018

On the Bookshelf: HLS Library Book Talks, Spring 2018 2

The Harvard Law School Library hosted a series of book talks by HLS authors, with topics including Authoritarianism in America, the Supreme Court of India, and Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict. As part of this ongoing series, faculty authors from various disciplines shared their research and discussed their recently published books with a panel of colleagues and the Harvard Law community.

Value Innovation

Value Innovation 1

During his nearly 10 years on the Harvard Law faculty, Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 has always enjoyed teaching corporate finance, but he’s also found it challenging. Some students have worked as traders at hedge funds or in private equity and others have been newly minted English majors who haven’t thought much about business concepts.