Beantown Buzz

People have many reasons for wanting to interview in Boston. For some, it’s because they grew up here. For others, it is the fact that Boston has a vibrant legal community in an exciting, yet manageable, urban area. And for some, it is simply that Boston is not New York.

Summer lunches, Baghdad style

So when the JAG threatened HLS, the school just backed down? GREG LIPPER asks why when students aren’t being recruited to defend the nation against Osama Bin Laden; they are being recruited to defend pot smokers against court marshals.

In the Navy

People in the Navy JAG corps like to describe it as a world-wide law firm. As a JAG officer, you build attorney skills, exercise leadership and serve your country. You experience many areas of legal practice, form professional relationships with mentors and enjoy new friendships with colleagues.

A gag order hits the (almost) all-male Review

“Of the 88 members of the Harvard Law Review, only 28 are women. This year’s incoming class of 43 contained only 11 women. So how is the Review addressing the situation? Well, I’d tell you, but then I’d be violating the Review’s Rule of Confidentiality,” GREG LIPPER writes.

HLS allows military to use OCI

Responding to a threat by the federal government to withhold $328 million in funds from Harvard University, Dean Robert Clark decided in late August to allow military recruiters to participate in the on campus recruiting process. Clark’s decision reversed a policy that had prevented JAG recruiters from using the Office of Career Services (OCS).

Fenno

Fenno instinctively trusted Mark Weber’s comforting words about the U.S. economic downturn not affecting Harvard nearly as badly as it would, say, other law schools, or, say, Iraq. Little did he know at the time that in a secret ceremony just before last Wednesday’s introduction to On-Campus Interviewing in a packed Ames Courtroom, Weber had laid off 10 percent of his staff in a gruesome decimation requiring biohazard suits and high-pressure hoses to clean the carpet on the third floor of Pound.

One year later, still waiting for transformation

A year ago today, Lower Manhattan was covered with a layer of ash. Ash that filled the lungs of its residents, ash that stung the eyes and smelled of death and filth. A year ago today, Lower Manhattan and the United States awoke as places changed forever. Yet that morning at HLS was tranquil as ever.

Harvard commemorates September 11th

On a somber, breezy afternoon yesterday, over ten thousand students from around the University gathered to participate in a memorial service commemorating the September 11 attacks. Held in front of the Tercentenary Theater in Harvard Yard, the service featured devotional readings from many of the world’s religious traditions.