Archive for HLS Alumni
Inaugural Public Service Venture Fund Grant Recipients Announced
This year I had the pleasure of serving as an interviewer for the Public Service Venture Fund. The PSVF will award up to $1 million each year to HLS grads to help them obtain their ideal jobs in public service. The recipients of the fund identified unmet legal needs and are developing new initiatives to [...]
An Alumni Perspective on the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
A recent HLS alum wrote the following note to Dean Minow. After hearing about it, I reached out to Nick to see if I could share his thoughts with you. He graciously agreed, so today I turn my blog over to Nick! My name is Nick McDaniel, and I’m a 2011 HLS graduate and a current Environmental Law [...]
When the phone rings…
…answer it. Professionally, if possible. And not while washing your hands at work. These are some lessons I’ve learned from HLS and my legal career thus far. As I write this, I am still reeling from having received my Army JAG duty assignment a few hours ago. With advice from several extremely gracious HLS alumni [...]
Taking Risks at HLS
As budding lawyers, none of us are comfortable with failure. When I was thirteen, I ran for Student Government Vice President of Welsh Valley Middle School. After a hard-fought campaign, I came in last place and decided to never again run for elected office. And when I was accepted to HLS, I felt like I [...]
Entrepreneurial HLS Alum Wins MacArthur “Genius Grant”
Rebecca Onie, HLS ’03, embodies the entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary spirit the new Public Service Venture Fund (see previous post) is hoping to support and foster in our students. Rebecca started with a seemingly simple concept – that health outcomes could be bolstered by improving access to basic resources such as food and housing – and [...]
- Whadya know? Justice Garza is an HLS alum! Check it out at 2:11! In the premiere of the new Jimmy Smits show “Outlaw” tonight, we learn that Justice Garza is an HLS alum. I guess our most recent tabulation of Supreme Court Justices could have used some tweaking!
So They’ve Graduated…Now What?
The HLS Class of 2010 graduated on May 27, but what are the newly minted alums doing now? Many of them are still hanging around Cambridge taking bar review courses. (In fact, we can hear the class in the Ames Courtroom as we type!) But take a look at what some other HLS 2010 alums [...]
HLS Class of 2010 Breaks Pro Bono Record!
The Class of 2010 broke previous pro bono service records by performing an astounding 329,934 hours of pro bono service, an average of 553 hours per student! In fact, 105 students performed more than 1,000 hours of pro bono service each during their three years. Only 23 students performed the minimum of 40 hours. Seventy-five [...]
Alum Profile: Jacob Howard ’09
One of Harvard Law School’s Class of 2009 alums, Jacob Howard, has committed himself to legal service in the American South. This may seem unique for someone who grew up in Minnesota and Michigan. But his commitment to the South couldn’t be more sincere. And it stems from his dedication to prisoners and criminal defendants [...]