Harvard Law School related articles

Guide Names Its Choices of the Best Law Schools for Blacks

Guide Names Its Choices of the Best Law Schools for Blacks

The Black Student’s Guide To Law Schools lists Harvard Law School as the top law school for Blacks. Stanford University and the University of Chicago rank second and third. In fourth place is the law school at historically Black Howard University.

Christopher Edley Is Stepping Down as Dean of the Boalt Hall Law School at Berkeley

Christopher Edley Is Stepping Down as Dean of the Boalt Hall Law School at Berkeley

Professor Edley is taking immediate medical leave and will step down as dean at the end of 2013. Professor Edley had surgery for prostate cancer last May and is in need of further treatment. He will remain on the faculty of the law school.

Ten African Americans Named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ten African Americans Named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 10 of the 220 new members are Black. Thus, African Americans make up 4.5 percent of the new members.

In Memoriam: John A. Payton (1946-2012)

In Memoriam: John A. Payton (1946-2012)

Upon hearing of Payton’s death, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous stated, “John Payton was one of the greatest civil rights lawyers our nation has ever had and our world has ever known.”

In Memoriam: Derrick Albert Bell Jr. (1930-2011)

In Memoriam: Derrick Albert Bell Jr. (1930-2011)

He was Harvard Law School’s first tenured black professor and a pioneer of critical race theory.