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Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. In Academic administration, a dean is a person with significant authority over a specific academic unit or over a specific area of concern or both Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is the dean of Harvard Law School and the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law at Harvard University Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" Doctor of Laws ( Latin: Legum Doctor, LLD) is a Doctorate -level Academic degree in Law. Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, It is the United States' oldest law school in continuous operation. Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is home to the largest academic law library in the world. A library is a collection of information sources resources and services and the structure in which it is housed it is organized for use and maintained by a public body an institution 
Harvard Law introduced what became the standard first-year curriculum for American law schools — including classes in contracts, property, torts, criminal law, and civil procedure — in the 1870s, under Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell. In formal education a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their content offered at a School or University. A contract is an exchange of promises between two or more parties to do or refrain from doing an act which is enforceable in a court of law Property is any physical or virtual entity that is owned by an individual Tort law is the name given to a body of law that creates and provides remedies for civil wrongs that do not arise out of Contractual duties The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different Jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential Civil procedure is the body of law that sets out the process that Courts will follow when hearing cases of a civil nature (a " Civil action " as opposed to Christopher Columbus Langdell ( May 22, 1826 - July 6, 1906) American Jurist, was born in the town of New Boston At Harvard, Langdell also developed the case method of teaching law, which became the dominant model for U. The casebook method, also known as the case method, is the primary method of teaching Law in law schools in the United States. S. law schools.
The current dean of Harvard Law School is Elena Kagan, who succeeded Robert C. Clark in 2003. Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is the dean of Harvard Law School and the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law at Harvard University For the Alberta politician see Robert Curtis Clark Robert C Clark is currently Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of the Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
The size of each cohort in the J.D. program numbers approximately 550 students and the first-year (1L) class is broken into seven small sections of approximately 80 students, who take all first-year classes (with the exception of one distribution requirement and one elective) together. Juris Doctor (abbreviated JD or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a first professional graduate degree and Professional Harvard Law has 246 faculty members. 
Admission to Harvard Law is highly selective: For the class beginning in 2007-2008, 11. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 7% of 6984 applicants were admitted, and 67. 9% of those admitted enrolled. The median half of the class that entered in 2007 had a GPA between 3. In Probability theory and Statistics, a median is described as the number separating the higher half of a sample a population or a Probability distribution Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 75 and 3. 95 (out of 4. 00) and an LSAT score between 170 and 175 (out of 180). The Law School Admission Test ( LSAT) is an examination administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC that attempts to measure logical and verbal reasoning  Harvard Law's admissions process includes the unusual feature of telephone interviews conducted amongst students likely to be accepted.
Harvard Law School has produced numerous leaders such as Barack Obama in American law and politics, including many more U.S. Supreme Court justices and U.S. Senators than any other law school. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives In part because of its large size, it is consistently the best represented law school among the faculty at the U. S. law schools and among the attorneys at the top law firms in the U. S.
Harvard Law School's campus is located just north of Harvard Yard, the historic center of Harvard University, and contains several architecturally significant buildings. Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about twenty-five acres (01 km² adjacent to Harvard Square in Cambridge Massachusetts, which constitutes the oldest part
Austin Hall, the law school's oldest dedicated structure, was completed in 1884 by architect H. H. Richardson. Austin Hall is a classroom building of the Harvard Law School designed by noted American architect H Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Henry Hobson Richardson ( September 29, 1838 &ndash April 27, 1886) was a prominent American Architect of the 19th The law school's student center, Harkness Commons, was designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, along with several law school dormitories. ("House of Building" or "Building School" is the common term for the, a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts and was famous Walter Adolph Georg Gropius ( May 18, 1883 &ndash July 5, 1969) was a German Architect and founder of Bauhaus Together, they make up the Harvard Graduate Center complex. The Harvard Graduate Center, also known as Harkness Commons, was commissioned of The Architects Collaborative by Harvard University in 1948. Langdell Hall, the largest building on the law school campus, contains the Harvard Law Library, the most extensive academic law library in the world. Langdell Hall is the largest building on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts.
As of 2006, a new complex is scheduled to rise on the northwest corner of the law school campus, to be designed by traditionalist architect Robert A. M. Stern. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Robert Arthur Morton Stern, usually credited as Robert A M Stern, (born May 23 1939) is an American Architect and Dean of the  The complex is set to marry the architectural themes present in Austin and Langdell Halls, as well as the Gropius buildings.
Harvard Law School was established in 1817, making it the oldest continuously-operating law school in the nation. Year 1817 ( MDCCCXVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common (The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at The College of William & Mary opened in 1779, but was forced to close at the outset of the American Civil War, and did not reopen until 1920. The Marshall-Wythe School of Law, now more commonly known as William & Mary Law School (W&M Law located in Williamsburg, Virginia is the oldest Law school The College of William and Mary (officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia, also known as William & Mary or W&M) is a Public university Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar )
Its origins can be traced to the estate of Isaac Royall, who sold most of his Caribbean slaves and plantations to move to Medford, Massachusetts. The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, on the Mystic River, just a few miles north of Boston. His Medford estate, the Isaac Royall House, is now a museum, and includes the only remaining slave quarters in the northeast United States. The Isaac Royall House is a Historic house located at 15 George Street Medford Massachusetts. The estate was passed down to Royall's son, Isaac Royall, Jr., who fled Massachusetts as the American Revolution broke out. Isaac Royall Jr (1719 - 1781 was a colonial American slaveholder who played an important role in the creation of Harvard Law School. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" Just prior to his death in 1781, Royall, Jr. left land to Harvard, the sale of which was intended for the "endowing of a Professor of Laws at said college, or a Professor of Physics and Anatomy". Harvard took the opportunity to fund its first chair of law. The Royall chair remains today. It traditionally was held by the Dean of the law school, but the current Dean, Elena Kagan, declined the Royall chair, instead giving herself the Charles Hamilton Houston Professorship. Charles Hamilton Houston ( September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was an African American Lawyer, Dean of Howard University
In 1806, the Royall estate in Medford was returned to Royall, Jr. 's heirs, who sold it and donated the proceeds for the formal foundation of Harvard Law School. The Royall family coat-of-arms was adopted as the school crest, which shows three stacked wheat sheaves beneath the university motto (Veritas, Latin "truth"). 
While the law school had previously been located on Harvard Yard, the new curriculum that Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell developed in the 1870s demanded lecture halls suited to the case law and interrogatory Socratic method of teaching. Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about twenty-five acres (01 km² adjacent to Harvard Square in Cambridge Massachusetts, which constitutes the oldest part The Socratic Method (or Method of Elenchus or Socratic Debate) named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of
H. H. Richardson would later design the law school's first independent home, the Romanesque Austin Hall, to the north of the Yard, with these needs in mind. Henry Hobson Richardson ( September 29, 1838 &ndash April 27, 1886) was a prominent American Architect of the 19th Austin Hall is a classroom building of the Harvard Law School designed by noted American architect H This would come to form the nucleus of the current law school campus.
As the 20th century dawned, Dean Langdell's innovations became standard in law school curricula across the country, and Harvard's approach to legal scholarship began to stagnate. New theories, such as legal realism, blossomed at Yale and Columbia, while Harvard faculty members were generally known for their conservative approach. Legal realism is a family of theories about the nature of Law developed in the first half of the 20th century in the United States ( American Legal Realism Yale Law School, or YLS, is the Law school of Yale University in New Haven Connecticut. Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League.
In the second half of the 20th century, the school began to develop a reputation for being a cold and unfeeling place for students. Books and films such as John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s The Paper Chase and Scott Turow's One L cast the student experience at the school in a particularly harsh light. John Jay Osborn Jr is the author of the bestselling novel The Paper Chase, a fictional account of one Harvard Law School student's battles with the imperious The Paper Chase is a 1970 Novel, as well as a 1973 film based on the novel and a Television series based on the movie For Polish place names see Turów. Scott Turow (born April 12, 1949) is an American Author as well as a practicing One L The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School is an autobiographical narrative by Scott Turow.
Criticism was not limited to the student experience, however. Eleanor Kerlow's book Poisoned Ivy: How Egos, Ideology, and Power Politics Almost Ruined Harvard Law School criticized the school for a 1980s political dispute between newer and older faculty members over accusations of insensitivity to minority and feminist issues. Divisiveness over such issues as political correctness lent the school the title "Beirut on the Charles". Political correctness (adjectivally politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term applied to Language, ideas policies or behavior Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 The Charles River is a small relatively short River in Massachusetts, USA, that separates Boston from Cambridge and 
Elena Kagan sought to reverse these stereotypes when she assumed the deanship of the school in 2003, promising reforms. Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is the dean of Harvard Law School and the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law at Harvard University She has been given credit for a host of quality-of-life improvements at the law school, including an ice-skating rink (during the winter) and beach volleyball court (the rest of the year) on campus, free coffee in classroom buildings, free tampons in campus public restrooms, and the renovation of several of the school's aging facilities.  She has also managed to boost the school's involvement in international and public interest law, and has hired a number of new faculty members with a variety of political beliefs. 
In 2006, the faculty voted unanimously to approve a new first-year curriculum, placing greater emphasis on problem-solving, administrative law, and international law. The new curriculum is being implemented in stages over the next several years. 
In addition, a vast new complex under construction on the northwest part of the law school campus is intended to expand classroom space for additional courses and create more space for an expanding clinical program.  Several dormitories are also set to be renovated.
The hyper-competitiveness once present at the school has also dissipated in recent years. Institutional changes that may have played a part in reducing competition are reduced class sizes in the first year courses, a reduced student-to-faculty ratio, and the introduction of interviews as a part of the admissions process.
The school may also have attracted a different mix of students over time. The number of students interested in public interest law positions has expanded as Harvard has begun to offer summer funding for public interest internships and low income loan reduction plans for alumni who take on careers in the public interest and academia. For example, beginning with the J. D. Class of 2011, students who pledge to spend five years working for nonprofit organizations or the government after graduation will receive a grant in the full amount of their tuition during their third year, and are entitled to keep the grant if they remain in such positions for the five-year period.  Tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year is $41,900. 
In addition, the growth of large law firms over the latter part of the 20th century and a rough parity in salaries for entry-level positions at those firms has meant that even students in the bottom third of the class can find jobs paying $160,000 and up. Nevertheless, even among the most prestigious firms there are still disparities in bonuses, leverage (associate-to-partner ratio), partnership opportunities, exit opportunities, and so on. These firms typically hire based on first year grades, so some incentives to compete in the first year remain for those students interested only in the most exclusive firms.
There is still a heavy degree of competition among second and third year students interested in the most exclusive appellate clerkships (especially U. S. Supreme Court clerkships). Obtaining one of these clerkships typically requires an exemplary law school record and a masthead position on a law journal.
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is the oldest (and perhaps only) student-run legal services office in the country, founded in 1913.  The Bureau's mission is to provide an important community service while giving student attorneys the opportunity to develop professional skills as part of the clinical programs of Harvard Law School.
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is a student-run law firm. The Bureau serves clients in housing law (landlord-tenant relations, public housing, subsidized housing), family law (divorce, custody, paternity, child support), government benefits (Social Security, unemployment benefits, Veterans' benefits, welfare), and wage and hour cases (including unpaid or underpaid wages, benefits, and overtime). The Bureau employs seven supervising attorneys and elects approximately twenty student members annually. Students at the Bureau practice under the supervision of admitted attorneys; however, students are primarily casehandlers on all matters. As a result, students gain firsthand experience appearing in court, negotiating with opposing attorneys, and working directly with clients. Students receive both classroom and clinical credits for their work at the Bureau.
Unlike most clinical programs at Harvard (or other schools), the Bureau is a two-year commitment. This gives clients a chance to have a much more sustained and in-depth academic experience. In addition to the substantive legal experience, students gain practical experience managing a law firm. The student board of directors makes all decisions regarding case intake, budget management, and office administration.
Famous alumni include Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, activist Michelle Obama, and professors Erwin Chemerinsky and Laurence Tribe. William Joseph Brennan Jr ( April 25, 1906 &ndash July 24, 1997) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17 1964 is an American Lawyer and the wife of Illinois Senator Barack Obama, the Erwin Chemerinsky (born May 14, 1953) is an American lawyer and Law professor. Laurence Henry Tribe (born October 10, 1941) is a professor of Constitutional law at Harvard Law School and the Carl M 
The Harvard Law School is home to the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, which focuses on the study and construction of cyberspace. The Berkman Center for Internet and Society is a research center founded at Harvard Law School that focuses on the legal study of Cyberspace. Cyberspace &mdash from the Greek el Κυβερνήτης (el kybernētēs steersman governor pilot or rudder &mdash is the global domain of electro-magnetics accessed The Center sponsors conferences, courses, visiting lecturers, and residential fellows. Members of the Center do research and write books, articles, and weblogs with RSS 2.0 feeds, for which the Center holds the specification. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as Blog entries news headlines audio and video – in a standardized The Center's present location is a small Victorian wood-frame building which sits next to the larger-scale buildings of the Harvard Law School campus. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. It is in the process of relocating to a larger site on the campus' perimeter. Its newsletter, "The Filter", is on the Web and available by e-mail, and it hosts a blog community of Harvard faculty, students and Berkman Center affiliates. The Berkman Center is funding the Openlaw project. Openlaw is a project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School aimed at releasing case arguments under a Copyleft license in order to encourage One of the major initiatives of the Berkman Center is the OpenNet Initiative, which is a joint worldwide study of the filtering of the web, along with the Universities of Toronto and Cambridge (UK). The Berkman Center was a co-sponsor of Wikimania 2006. Wikimania is a conference for users of the Wiki projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Charles Nesson, Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Zittrain, John Palfrey, William W. Fisher, and Yochai Benkler hold appointments at the Berkman Center. Charles Rothwell Nesson (born February 11, 1939) is the William F Lawrence Lessig (born June 3 1961) is an American academic and political activist Jonathan L Zittrain (born 1969 is an American professor of Internet law at Harvard Law School and a faculty co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center John Palfrey (born 1972) is Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, vice dean for library and information resources and a tenured professor William "Terry" W Fisher III is the Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School and director of the Berkman Center for Internet Yochai Benkler is Jack N and Lillian R Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and the author of The Wealth of Networks
Established in the fall of 2005 at Harvard Law School, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice seeks to honor the contributions of Charles Hamilton Houston, who dedicated his life to using law as a tool to reverse the unjust consequences of racial discrimination. Charles Hamilton Houston ( September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was an African American Lawyer, Dean of Howard University The Institute carries forth Houston's legacy by serving as a hub for scholarship, legal education, policy analysis, and public forums on issues central to current civil rights struggles.
see also Charles Ogletree
The Labor and Worklife Program (LWP) is Harvard University’s forum for research and teaching on the world of work and its implications for society. Charles Ogletree (born December 31, 1952 in Merced California) is a law professor at Harvard Law School and the author of numerous books on Located at the Harvard Law School, the LWP brings together scholars and policy experts from a variety of disciplines to analyze critical labor issues in the law, economy, and society. The LWP also provides unique education for labor leaders throughout the world via the oldest executive training program at Harvard University, the Harvard Trade Union Program, founded in 1942. As a multidisciplinary research and policy network, the LWP organizes projects and programs that seek to understand critical changes in labor markets and labor law, and to analyze the role of unions, business, and government as they affect the world of work. By engaging scholars, students, and members of the labor community, the program coordinates legal, educational, and cultural activities designed to improve the quality of work life.
The faculty, staff, and research associates of the Program include some of the nation’s premier scholars of labor studies and an array of internationally renowned intellectuals. The executive training program (HTUP) works closely with trade unions around the world to bring excellence in labor education to trade union leadership. The LWP regularly holds forums, conferences, and discussion groups on labor issues of concern to business, unions, and the government. Housed at the LWP are the Paywizard.org and ElMundoLaboral.org websites, the latter providing the only Spanish-language wage-checker available for the American workplace.
The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (formerly known as the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center) is Harvard Law School’s oldest and largest clinical teaching facility. The Legal Services Center is a general practice law firm that provides legal counsel to over 1,200 clients annually. It offers students an opportunity to gain practical legal experience and earn academic credit by handling real cases for real clients under the supervision of clinical instructors who are experienced practitioners and mentors. The Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center sponsors up to 70 students each semester through several clinical courses offered at Harvard Law School and, during the summer, sponsors a program for volunteer law students from across the country.
Students working at the Center are placed in one of its clinics housed in five substantive practice groups and work with clinical instructors, experienced practitioners and mentors, who supervise student work and provide guidance as students build and manage their own caseload. The Center provides substantive training in each practice area and also offers general instruction on topics such as client interviewing and intake, case management, legal investigation and discovery, creative legal analysis, research and drafting.
The WilmerHale Legal Services Center is located in Boston’s culturally diverse Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Jamaica Plain, commonly known as JP, is a historic neighborhood of 4
There are two additional programs affiliated with Harvard Law School, the Ames Foundation and the Selden Society. The Harvard Law School Public Interest Auction began in 1994 as a student-run fundraising event to support Harvard Law students working in full-time Public interest
Students of the Juris Doctor (JD) program are involved in preparing and publishing the Harvard Law Review, one of the most renowned university law reviews, as well as a number of other law journals and an independent student newspaper. The Harvard Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship published by an independent student group at Harvard Law School. A law review is a scholarly journal focusing on legal issues normally published by an organization of students at a Law school or through a Bar association. The Harvard Law Review was first published in 1887 and has been staffed and edited by some of the school's most notable alumni. The student newspaper, the Harvard Law Record, has been published continuously since the 1940s, making it one of the oldest law school newspapers in the country, and has included the exploits of fictional law student Fenno for decades. The Harvard Law Record is the independent newspaper of Harvard Law School.
The law journals are:
Fourteen of the school's graduates have served on the Supreme Court of the United States, more than any other law school, and another four justices attended the school without graduating. The Harvard Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship published by an independent student group at Harvard Law School. The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, also known by the Acronym JOLT, is a semi-annual student publication of Harvard Law School established This a list of notable alumni of Harvard Law School. For a list of notable Harvard University graduates see Harvard University people. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Six of the current nine members of the court attended HLS: Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the U John Glover Roberts Jr (born January 27 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States. Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are the members of the Supreme Court of the United States other than the Chief Justice of the United States (born March 11, 1936) is an American Jurist and the second most senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Anthony McLeod Kennedy (born July 23, 1936) has been an Associate Justice of the U For the Australian artist see David Henry Souter. David Hackett Souter (ˈsutɚ born September 17, 1939) has been an Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15 1933 Brooklyn New York) is an Associate Justice on the U Stephen Gerald Breyer (born August 15 1938 is an American Attorney and Jurist. Ginsburg transferred to and graduated from Columbia Law School. Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Past Supreme Court justices from Harvard Law School include Harry Blackmun, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, Lewis Powell (LLM), and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States, graduated from HLS, as did U. Harry Andrew Blackmun ( November 12, 1908 &ndash March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Louis Dembitz Brandeis ( November 13, 1856 – October 5, 1941) was an American litigator, Supreme Court Justice, advocate Felix Frankfurter ( November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Notable people with the name Lewis Powell include Lewis Franklin Powell Jr Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr ( March 8, 1841 &ndash March 6, 1935) was an American Jurist who served on the Supreme Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4 1822 January 17 1893 was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the nineteenth S. attorneys general Alberto Gonzales and Janet Reno, among others, and noted federal judge Richard Posner and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge A. Wallace Tashima. Alberto R Gonzales (born August 4 1955) was the 80th Attorney General of the United States. Janet Reno (born July 21, 1938) was the Attorney General of the United States ( 1993 &ndash 2001) Richard Allen Posner (born January 11 1939 in New York City) is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with Appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts Atsushi Wallace Tashima (born 1934 is the third Asian American and first Japanese American in the history of the United States to be appointed to a United States
Famous legal academics who graduated from Harvard Law include Erwin Chemerinsky, Ronald Dworkin, Susan Estrich, Arthur R. Miller, William L. Prosser, John Sexton, Kathleen Sullivan, Cass Sunstein, and Laurence Tribe. Erwin Chemerinsky (born May 14, 1953) is an American lawyer and Law professor. Ronald Dworkin, QC, FBA (born December 11, 1931) is an American Legal philosopher, currently professor of Jurisprudence Susan Estrich (born December 16 1952) is a Lawyer, Professor, Author, political operative Feminist Advocate Arthur R Miller (born 1934 is this nation’s leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and is coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure the legendary William Lloyd Prosser (born March 15, 1898, New Albany Indiana; died 1972 was the Dean of the College of Law at UC Berkeley John Edward Sexton (born 1942) is the fifteenth President of New York University, having held this position since 2001 Kathleen Marie Sullivan (born August 20, 1955) one of America's leading scholars in Constitutional law, is a professor at the Stanford Law School Cass R Sunstein (born 1954 is an American preeminent legal scholar particularly in the fields of constitutional law administrative law environmental law and Laurence Henry Tribe (born October 10, 1941) is a professor of Constitutional law at Harvard Law School and the Carl M
Past or current presidential candidates who are HLS graduates include Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Michael Dukakis and Ralph Nader. Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician former Governor of Massachusetts, and was the Democratic Ralph Nader (born February 27 1934 is an American Attorney, Author, Lecturer, political activist, and independent candidate for President Obama was also the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
In addition to their achievements in law and politics, Harvard Law alumni have also excelled in other fields. Many have gone on to become influential journalists, writers, media and business leaders and even professional athletes.
The Paper Chase is a novel set amid a student's first ("One L") year at the school. Joseph Story ( September 18, 1779 &ndash September 10, 1845) was an American Lawyer and Jurist who served on Robert H Sitkoff (born 1974 is the John L Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is the only faculty member specializing in Trusts and estates ("T&E" Cass R Sunstein (born 1954 is an American preeminent legal scholar particularly in the fields of constitutional law administrative law environmental law and Laurence Henry Tribe (born October 10, 1941) is a professor of Constitutional law at Harvard Law School and the Carl M Roberto Mangabeira Unger (b 1947 Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian contemporary social theorist politician and Law professor at Harvard Law School Elizabeth Warren is the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches Contract law, Bankruptcy, and Commercial law. Jonathan L Zittrain (born 1969 is an American professor of Internet law at Harvard Law School and a faculty co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center The Paper Chase is a 1970 Novel, as well as a 1973 film based on the novel and a Television series based on the movie It was written by John Jay Osborn, Jr., who studied at the school. John Jay Osborn Jr is the author of the bestselling novel The Paper Chase, a fictional account of one Harvard Law School student's battles with the imperious The book was later turned into a film and a television series (see below).
Scott Turow, a novelist, also wrote a book about his experience as a first-year law student at Harvard, One L. For Polish place names see Turów. Scott Turow (born April 12, 1949) is an American Author as well as a practicing One L The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School is an autobiographical narrative by Scott Turow.
Less notable is Richard Kahlenberg's account of his experiences at the school, Broken Contract: A Memoir of Harvard Law School. Kahlenberg breaks from the other two authors and describes the experience of the final two years at the school, claiming that the environment drives students away from their public interest aspirations and toward work in high-paying law firms.
Several movies and television shows take place at least in part at the school. Most of them have scenes filmed on location at or around Harvard University. They include:
Many popular movies and television shows also feature characters introduced as Harvard Law graduates. Legally Blonde is a 2001 Comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Marc E This article is about the 1993 film For the 1988 film of the same name see The Firm (1988 film The Firm is a Legal thriller film Soul Man is a Comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes Racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American only The Paper Chase is a 1970 Novel, as well as a 1973 film based on the novel and a Television series based on the movie Love Story is a 1970 Romantic drama film written by Erich Segal coordinated with his 1970 best-selling novel. "Love Story in Harvard" should not be confused with the film " Love Story " also set at Harvard University Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Some of these include: