Credit: Beardsley Rummel II

First Year Dilemma

Scarcely two months after Registration, every entering student is thrust into the ordeal of his first Ames argument. Suddenly he must play the role of a lawyer with an appellate case to handle. Faced with a record from a trial court, he must write a brief and compose the oral argument he will soon present. For many a first year student, even with a member of the Board of Student Advisers to coach and advise him, the experience resembles seeing a lake for the first time and, after a few hints on technique, being thrown in and told to swim.

Judge Isaac Parker

3 stories

Margaret Montoya '78

Versatile and Nimble

Thought for Food: Contemplating New Regulations in a Global Economy

In Crimmigration Clinic victory, Supreme Judicial Court rules state law enforcement lacks ‘detainer’ authority

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau at 100

The New Age of Surveillance

I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.

Steven Kerns ’20: “Leading people toward a better world required me to trade in my rifle for books”

Mr. Special Prosecutor

By Julia Collins. Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 1997

A generation has passed since Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre catapulted Archibald Cox '37 to the center of national attention. After Watergate Professor Cox resumed quieter legal pursuits: teaching at the Law School, chairing the national citizens' lobbying group Common Cause, handling pro bono cases, recommending court reforms in Massachusetts, and writing articles and books.