The 2013 Ames Moot Court competition was held at Harvard Law School on Oct. 23. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’56-’58 presided at the Ames final round. She was joined by Judge Merrick B. Garland ’77 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
For Celebration 60, over 600 alumnae reunite A year after Christopher Columbus Langdell assumed the deanship of Harvard Law School in 1870 with the promise of making the school competitive and meritocratic, the first woman applied for admission. Helen Sawyer, a 27-year-old New Hampshire resident, wrote: “I trust that under the present liberal tone of […]
When you next have a free moment online, visit the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Digital Suite, launched by the Harvard Law School Library early this year. Panels, like stained glass on a cloudy day, open, to reveal chapters in the life of the famed Supreme Court justice (1841-1935). They grant access to images, documents and […]
A beautiful September day, and the latest crop of Harvard Law students begins to get the lay of the land. This year’s students include entrepreneurs, veterans and active-duty members of the military, a former police officer, professional actors, musicians, reporters, athletes, community organizers and business owners.
Since January, when the Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing Building opened its doors, it’s become Harvard Law School’s hub. Its state-of-the-art learning and living spaces range from the lofty to the intimate. This photo essay captures a glimpse of the activity, the quiet, the light—from dawn to dusk.
The HLS Library’s recent acquisition and digitization of “Summa de Legibus Normanniae” (Summary of the [Customary] Laws of Normandy) has the attention of legal history scholars, particularly HLS Professor Charles Donahue, author of “Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages: Arguments about Marriage in Five Courts.”
Daniel Coquillette ’71, the Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor at Boston College Law School, is writing a new history of HLS, to be published in time for the school’s bicentennial—2017. This fall, he gave students an introduction, highlighting ways the school has transformed legal education, but also covering “the rough times and great challenges.” Here are some highlights from his talk, in quiz format.
The offices of HLS professors vary widely. Some are sanctuaries while others are hives of hubbub. Styles range from cluttered to clean-lined—from Bauhaus minimalism to Holmesian homes-away-from-home. The Bulletin visited one dweller of Hauser Hall recently. Even when he isn’t in, he’s there. The room tells a story of a long, distinguished career, world travels […]