Friday, April 29, 2016

In the News

Robert MnookinWe send our warmest congratulations out to our colleague here at Harvard Law School, Prof. Robert H. Mnookin ’68, who received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. The award honors individuals whose scholarship has contributed significantly to the field.

Read the full article at the HLS news site.



Lyndsey Whyte teachingCongratulations to ADR student and Real Talk facilitator Lindsey Whyte ’16, who is one of two J.D. recipients of the Gary Bellow Public Service Award. Before coming to law school, Lindsey spent five years working to connect low-income communities with legal and public resources, first in rural Montana, where she helped create a pro se legal advocacy program for survivors of domestic violence, and then in Seattle, where she advocated for individuals facing denial and termination from public assistance programs and helped administer an emergency eviction defense legal clinic. During law school, Lindsey has been a member of Harvard Defenders, serving on the board for the past two years, and the Tenant Advocacy Project, where she primarily assisted clients facing denial of subsidized housing as the result of alleged criminal activity. As a student attorney and member of the board of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Lindsey has had the immense privilege of working with and learning from some of the most talented and inspiring clients, colleagues, and clinical instructors she could possibly imagine, and has had the opportunity to carry forward her commitment to fighting the collateral consequences of alleged criminal activity as a member of the Bureau’s Housing Practice, arguing the case of one of her former TAP clients before the state Court of Appeals in the fall of 2015. At HLS, Lindsey has also participated in the negotiation and mediation communities, in part as a Facilitator in the Real Talk program, a semester-long series of dialogues on race and pedagogy at the law school with an amazing group of 1L and upper-level students. In her summers, Lindsey has worked at the Bronx Defenders and the King County Department of Public Defense, and will pursue a career in public defense after clerking on the State Supreme Court of Washington.