Harvard Law School

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Harvard Law School

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Category: Sciences

Founded in 1817.

Countries: United States (85%), (6%), United Kingdom (2%)

Main connections: Massachusetts, Harvard University, Princeton University

Linked to: Columbia Law School, Harvard University, Yale Law School, Austin Hall

 

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1817

Harvard Law School was established in 1817, making it the oldest continuously-operating law school in the nation add something


1826

Timothy Walker (judge) - From 1826 to 1829 he taught mathematics, and he studied law at Harvard Law School 1829 and 1830


1827

By 1827, the school, which was down to one faculty member, was struggling add something


1831

Andrew Gordon Magrath - Born in Charleston, Magrath graduated from South Carolina College with an A.B. in 1831 and afterwards attended Harvard Law School for legal training


1838

Charles Devens - Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Devens graduated from Boston Latin School and eventually Harvard College in 1838, and from the Harvard Law School in 1840

 

James Russell Lowell - Lowell graduated from Harvard College in 1838, despite his reputation as a troublemaker, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School


1843

Rutherford B. Hayes - After briefly reading law in Columbus, Ohio, Hayes moved east once more to attend Harvard Law School in 1843.


1845

Manning Force - He attended Harvard College until 1845, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1848


1849

From 1849 to 1855, the Harvard Branch Railroad terminated within what would become the present Law School campus, close to its southwest edge add something


1850

John Ordronaux (doctor) - He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1850, from Harvard Law School in 1852, and from the National Medical School in 1859

 

Benjamin Vaughan Abbott - He was born in Boston , Massachusetts, and graduated from New York University in 1850, and Harvard Law School in 1851

 

Charles L. Flint - Towards the end of 1850 he enrolled in the Dane Law School at Cambridge to prepare for a career in court law over the next two years


1852

Joseph Hodges Choate - After graduating from Harvard College in 1852 and Harvard Law School in 1854, he was admitted first to the Massachusetts and to the New York bar, and entered the law office of Scudder & Carter in New York City


1855

Melville Fuller - He spent six months at Harvard Law School, leaving without graduating in 1855


1863

George Gray (senator) - After studying law with his father, Andrew C. Gray, he attended Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1863


1874

Henry Cabot Lodge - In 1874, he graduated from Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1875, practicing at the Boston firm now known as Ropes & Gray


1875

Edward O. Wolcott - In 1875, he graduated from Harvard Law School and moved to Colorado where he set up a law practice


1884

Austin Hall, the law school's oldest dedicated structure, designed by architect H. H. Richardson, was completed in that vicinity in 1884 add something


1887

The "Harvard Law Review" was first published in 1887 and has been staffed and edited by some of the school's most notable alumni add something

 

George Hutchins Bingham - A native of Littleton, New Hampshire, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1887 and Harvard Law School in 1891


1894

A "New York Times" article from 1894 described in-class moot courts at Harvard as "co-operative add something


1895

Israel Moore Foster - After graduating from the Ohio University in 1895, he studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1895 and 1896 before graduating from the in 1898


1898

William Woodward, Sr. - He studied at Groton and at Harvard, graduating in 1898, and Harvard Law School in 1901


1901

Smith Hickenlooper - Hickenlooper received a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1901 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1904


1902

Joseph B. Ely - Born in Westfield, Massachusetts, Joseph B. Ely graduated from Williams College in 1902, before earning a degree from Harvard Law School in 1905


1906

John O. Bailey - After graduation in 1906 he attended and graduated from Harvard Law School

 

Richard Washburn Child - Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Child went to Harvard University and Law School where he graduated in 1906 to become a business lawyer


1908

Howard Landis Bevis - Bevis received a bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1908, a degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1910 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1920

 

Norman S. Case - He attended Brown University, graduating in 1908, and went on to Harvard Law School


1910

Henry White Edgerton - Born in Rush Center, Kansas, Edgerton received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1910, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1914


1911

William Clark (judge) - He earned successive degrees at Harvard University, starting with a B.A. at the age of 20 in 1911, followed by an M.A. a year later, and finally an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1915


1913

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is the oldest student-run legal services office in the country, founded in 1913 add something


1914

William Christian Bullitt, Jr. - He briefly attended Harvard Law School but dropped out on the death of his father in 1914

 

Richard M. Russell - He graduated from Harvard University in 1914 and from Harvard Law School in 1917

 

Bruce Bromley - He graduated from Michigan University in 1914, and entered Harvard Law School, but left to serve in the U. S. Navy during World War I


1915

Basil O'Connor - Basil O'Connor did his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and graduated from Harvard Law School, was admitted to the bar to practice law in 1915


1923

Henry Friendly - Judge Friendly graduated from Harvard College in 1923 and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1927


1926

Edward Dumbauld - Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Dumbauld received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1926, an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1929, and an LL.M., from Harvard Law School, in 1930


1927

Dudley Baldwin Bonsal - Born in Bedford, New York, Bonsal received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1927 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1930


1930

Ben Clarkson Connally - Born in Marlin, Texas, Texas, Connally received a B.A. from University of Texas in 1930, an LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1933, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1934


1934

Perkins Bass - Bass attended Milton Academy, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1934, and from Harvard Law School

 

Alfred Dennis Sieminski - He graduated from Princeton University in 1934 and was a student at Harvard Law School in 1935 and 1936


1935

Malcolm Muir (judge) - Born in Englewood, New Jersey, New Jersey, Muir received a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1935 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1938


1937

Wilbur Frank Pell, Jr. - Born in Shelbyville, Indiana, Indiana, Pell received an A.B. from Indiana University in 1937 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1940

 

Frank Albert Kaufman - Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Kaufman received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1937 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1940

 

John Jarman - Jarman was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and graduated from Yale University in 1937 and from Harvard Law School in 1941


1940

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 add something


1943

Richard Kleindienst - He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, and attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, graduating from the latter in 1950


1946

Paul Allen Simmons - Born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Simmons received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1946 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1949


1948

Chalmers Wylie - He earned his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1948


1950

I. Beverly Lake, Sr. - A graduate of Wake Forest, North Carolina College and Harvard Law School, Lake joined the staff of North Carolina Attorney General Harry McMullan in 1950

 

Richard Ottinger - He received a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University in 1950 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1953


1952

Sander M. Levin - He graduated from Central High School in Detroit , received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1952, a Master's degree in international relations from Columbia University in 1954, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1957.


1953

Rya Weickert Zobel - Born in Zwickau, Germany, Zobel received an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1953 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1956


1954

Phillip E. Areeda - Born in Detroit, Michigan of Lebanese ancestry, he received his LL.B. from the Harvard Law School in 1954, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review


1958

Marvin J. Garbis - Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Garbis received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1958, a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1961, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1962


1960

Barbara Jacobs Rothstein - Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rothstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1960 and an Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1966

 

Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. - He served as assistant dean and instructor at Vanderbilt University Law School from 1960 to 1961, and earned an LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1962


1962

Joseph Eron Irenas - Born in Newark, New Jersey, Irenas received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1962 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965, where he graduated "cum laude"


1964

David H. Coar - Born in Birmingham, Alabama , Alabama, Coar received a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1964, a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1969, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1970


1966

Lewis A. Kaplan - Born in Staten Island, New York, Kaplan received an A.B. from the University of Rochester in 1966 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1969


1967

Reginald C. Lindsay - Born in Birmingham, Alabama , Alabama, Lindsay received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1967 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1970

 

Allyne R. Ross - Born in New York, New York, Ross received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1967 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1970

 

William C. Powers - Powers obtained his B.A. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley as a Sigma Chi in 1967 and his juris doctor from Harvard Law School


1969

Mike Crapo - Crapo graduated from Idaho Falls, Idaho High School in 1969, earned a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977

 

Jane Harman - Harman continued her studies at Harvard Law School, earning her law degree in 1969.


1970

Mary Arden (judge) - She read law at Girton College, Cambridge, and took an LLM degree at Harvard Law School in 1970 as a Kennedy Scholar


1971

Jeremy Fogel - Born in San Francisco, California, Fogel received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1971 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974, entered private practice in San Jose, California until 1978


1972

Catherine C. Blake - After receiving an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1972, she enrolled in Harvard Law School, where she received a J.D. in 1975

 

Ricardo Hinojosa - Born in Rio Grande City, Texas, Hinojosa received a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin in 1972, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975

 

Susan L. Carney - Caplan earned an A.B. from Harvard College in 1972, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1976

 

Jim Doyle - In 1972, Doyle earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University.

 

Nadine Strossen - Strossen graduated from Harvard College in 1972, Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975, "magna cum laude"

 

Patricia J. Williams - Williams received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College in 1972, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1975


1973

Colleen McMahon - Born in Columbus, Ohio, McMahon received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1976

 

Kenneth Chenault - He received B.A. in history from Bowdoin College in 1973, and juris doctor from Harvard Law School in 1976

 

Michael K. Young - Michael K. Young received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1973 and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1976, after which he clerked for Supreme Court Associate Justice William Rehnquist

 

Susan L. Carney - She earned an A.B. from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1973, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1977


1974

Susan Estrich - Estrich graduated from Wellesley College in 1974, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977

 

Joel Seligman - He received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1974


1975

Chuck Schumer - A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980

 

Erwin Chemerinsky - He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Northwestern University in 1975 where he competed as a debater and attended Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, graduating in 1978


1977

John A. Mendez - Born in Oakland, California, California, Mendez received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1977, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980, where he was a member of the Board of Student Advisers

 

Dale S. Fischer - Born in Orange, New Jersey, New Jersey, Fischer received her B.A. from the University of South Florida in 1977, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980

 

F. Dennis Saylor IV - Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, Saylor received a B.S. from Northwestern University in 1977 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981

 

Barney Frank - Frank later graduated from Harvard Law School, in 1977, where he was once a student of Henry Kissinger, while serving as Massachusetts State Representative.


1979

Philip Ray Martinez - Born in El Paso, Texas, Martinez received a B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982

 

Deval Patrick - In 1979, Patrick returned to the United States and enrolled at Harvard Law School.

 

Jamie Raskin - Raskin graduated from Georgetown Day School in 1979, magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1983, and from Harvard Law School in 1987


1980

In addition, 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 add something

 

Jim Cooper - In 1980, he received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


1981

Paul Attanasio - He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984


1982

Harvard Law School co-founded CALI in 1982 with University of Minnesota Law School add something


1983

Paul A. Engelmayer - Born in New York, New York, Engelmayer earned an A.B. "summa cum laude" in 1983 from Harvard College and a J.D. "magna cum laude" in 1987 from Harvard Law School

 

Lis Wiehl - Wiehl graduated from West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington, Wa, received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1983, a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987


1984

Ruth Marcus (journalist) - After completing her Yale degree, Marcus wrote for the "National Law Journal", before attending Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 1984

 

Hill Harper - Harper graduated from Bella Vista High School in 1984, graduated "magna cum laude" from Brown University and graduated with a J.D., "cum laude", from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


1985

Richard Appel - After graduation in 1985 with a degree in history and literature, Appel attended Harvard Law School rather than moving into comedy, because the idea of following his mother and grandfathers into the legal profession "appealed" to him


1988

Barack Obama - In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School.


1989

Nawaf Salam - He was a visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School from 1989 to 1990, and a foreign legal consultant at Edwards & Angell LLP from 1989 to 1992


1992

Robert Granfield and Thomas Koenig's 1992 study of Harvard Law students that appeared in "The Sociological Quarterly" found that students "learn to cooperate with rather than compete against classmates," and that contrary to "less eminent" law schools, students "learn that professional success is available for all who attend, and that therefore, only neurotic 'gunners' try to outdo peers add something

 

Terri Sewell - Sewell attended Harvard Law School with the help of an NAACP Legal Defense Fund scholarship, graduating in 1992.


1997

Lawrence Lessig - From 1997 to 2000, he was at Harvard Law School, holding for a year the chair of Berkman Professor of Law, affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society


2000

The second half of the 2000s saw Harvard Law School's most dramatic academic changes since the implementation of the Langdell curriculum add something


2003

Above all, many of the school's shortcomings were addressed by the administration of Dean Elena Kagan after 2003 add something

 

Elena Kagan sought to reverse many of the persistent stereotypes about the school when she assumed its deanship in 2003, promising reforms add something

 

Six of the current nine members of the court attended HLS: Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, who served as the Dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009 add something

 

Crystal McKellar - She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003 and became an associate attorney at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell


2004

In 2004 he earned a S.J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and was a recipient of the 2004 Yong K. Kim' 95 Prize of excellence for his dissertation Democracy in Distress: Is Exile Polity a Remedy- A Case Study of Tibet's Government-in-exile add something

 

Andrew Orlowski - In December 2004, Orlowski was invited to a discussion panel on techno-utopianism at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society


2005

Established in the fall of 2005 by Professor Charles Ogletree, the ://www add something

 

Michael Fertik - Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005


2006

In 2006, the faculty voted unanimously to approve a new first-year curriculum, placing greater emphasis on problem-solving, administrative law, and international law add something

 

Since 2006, the clinic has continued to grow add something

 

The Berkman Center was a co-sponsor of Wikimania 2006 add something


2007

Yochai Benkler - In 2007, Benkler joined Harvard Law School, where he teaches and is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

 

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry - In the wake of the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan, on 14 November 2007, the Harvard Law School decided to award its highest honour, the Medal of Freedom, to Justice Chaudhry, following the military crackdown the previous week


2008

It is in the process of relocating to a larger site on the campus' perimeter after being elevated to the status of an interfaculty center for all of Harvard University in 2008 add something

 

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry - Chief Justice Chaudhry formally received the Harvard Law School Medal of Freedom during his visit to the United States in November, 2008

 

Deval Patrick - Patrick with-Dean Elena Kagan at his alma mater, Harvard Law School, in 2008.


2009

In June 2009, Harvard Law School eliminated at least three staff positions at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center add something

 

On June 11, 2009, Faust announced that Martha Minow would become the dean, and she assumed the position on July 1, 2009 add something

 

The current Dean of Harvard Law School is Martha Minow, who assumed the role on July 1, 2009 add something


2010

The system applies to half the courses taken by students in the Class of 2010 and fully starting with the Class of 2011 add something

 

The new curriculum was implemented in stages over the next several years, with the last new course, a first year practice-oriented problem solving workshop, being instituted in January 2010 add something


2011

For example, the school introduced a program beginning with the J.D. Class of 2011, allowing students who pledged 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 add something

 

Jim Cooper - Cooper spoke with Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig about the subject of reforming Congress.


2012

Harvard Law School has produced a large number of luminaries in law and politics including current President Barack Obama as well as 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney add something

 

In addition, a vast new complex underwent construction on the northwest part of the law school campus, and opened on January 3, 2012 add something


2014

In 2014 US News and World Report ranked Harvard second in their overall law school rankings for the 2013-2014 academic year add something


2016

In March 2016, following requests by students, the school decided to remove the emblem because of its association with slavery add something

 

Their recommendation was ultimately adopted by the Harvard Corporation and on March 15, 2016, the shield was ordered retired add something


2017

On January 3, 2017, Minow announced that she would conclude her tenure as dean at the end of the academic year add something

 

On January 31, 2017, Neil Gorsuch, a graduate of Harvard $Law (Category:Harvard_University) School, was nominated to the Court add something

 

In June 2017, John F. Manning was named as the new dean, effective as of July 1, 2017 add something

 

The current dean of Harvard $Law (Category:Harvard_University) School is John F. Manning, who assumed the role on July 1, 2017 add something

 

In September 2017, the school unveiled a plaque acknowledging the indirect role played by slavery in its history: add something


2018

In its inaugural subject rankings for law, Times Higher Education ranked HLS ninth in the world in 2018 add something