News Briefs


Bob Allen Elected 122th Law Review President

The Harvard Law Review has elected 2L Bob Allen as its new president, replacing outgoing president Andrew Crespo. “Bob is a warm and caring leader who is deeply respected by all of our editors,” said Crespo. Through his dedication to the Law Review and his insightful approach to legal scholarship, he will make a real contribution to our organization and to the pieces we publish.” Allen may be “only” a regular white guy president, coming after the Review elected its first-ever Latino president last year and a rare woman president the year before, but he’s still plenty impressive: He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and highest honors from Emory and won the Sears Prize last year.

HLS Grad Charged With Assaulting Teen

Carl S. McGee ’98, assistant secretary for policy and planning in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, was arrested and charged last week with sexual battery for acts performed on a minor in a Florida hotel in December. McGee is a Rhodes scholar and former attorney at WilmerHale. He was placed on administrative leave without pay.

Nussbaum Says No to Harvard, Brown 0

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum has turned down senior offers to join the faculty at Harvard University and Brown University. Nussbaum, a well-regarded interdisciplinary scholar, has appointments at the University of Chicago in the Law School, Divinity School, and philosophy departments. The “no thanks” comes as a disappointment given Harvard Law’s recent successes hiring senior employees from top law schools, including Chicago, which gave us Prof. Adrian Vermuele recently and Dean Ellen Cosgrove several years ago.

HLS Takes 2nd at Asylum Moot Court

1Ls Adriana Lafaille and Nicole Flores reached the finals of the UC Davis Asylum and Refugee Moot Court January 25-26 in Davis, CA. Lafaille and Flores competed in brief-writing and oral argument, taking honors even though they had not even participated in their LRW moot court exercises and wrote the brief while studying for 1L finals.

It was the first-ever year for the Davis competition, and establishes HLS as an immigration moot court force after a finals appearance at the NYU immigration competition last year. While other schools have formal moot court teams and coaches, the HLS students were mooted by friends and lawyers through the Harvard Immigration Project, and traveled and competed by themselves.

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