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128 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (2009)

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January 22, 2009      www.hrecord.org              Vol. CXaX, No. 1
AMIDST GATHERING CLOUDS AND RAGING STORMS . *'   Kagan to
AMERICA HAS CARRIED ON ... BECAUSE WE THE PEOPLE, ,!gaLt

HAVE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO THE IDEALS OF OUR
FOREBEARS, AND TRUE TO OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS.

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OBAMA TAKES OFFICE Deanship
44th President is the First African-American and Second HLS Alum in the White House  for D.C.
Howell Jackson
to be Acting
Dean if Kagan
Confirmed as
Solicitor General
ALUMS DOMINATE
JUSTICE DEPT.

HLS students, faculty, and staff celebrated the inauguration ofPresident Barack Obama '91 at a party hosted by the Dean ofStudents
in Harkness Commons South on Tuesday, January 20th. More photos of the inauguralfestivities on page 7.

Lessig Rejoining Faculty
Changing Focus From IP to Political Corruption

BY CHRIs SZABLA

Lawrence
Lessig, renowned
scholar of internet
law and professor
at Stanford Law
School, will rejoin
the Harvard fac-
ulty in summer
2009, taking up a
joint appointment     Photo by FlicA
as a professor at
Harvard Law School and as director of
Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra
Foundation Center for Ethics. Lessig
previously taught at Harvard as the
Berkman Professor of Law. With the
reacquisition of Lessig, the hiring spree
begun by Dean Elena Kagan '86 has
now succeeded in bringing nearly all
the United States' foremost experts on
internet law to HLS - although the
move is actually an opportunity for
Lessig to shift away from his focus on

copyright to his
new scholarly in-
terest in political
corruption.
Lessig's public
profile has been on
the rise in recent
years. In 2002, ar-
guing the Eldred v.
Ashcroft case be-
fore the Supreme
user eschipul     Court, he and HLS
Professor Jonathan
Zittrain '95 attempted to overturn the
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension
Act. In February of this year, HLS Pro-
fessor John Palfrey '01 began an effort
to draft Lessig to run for Congress.
Lessig explored the option, but ulti-
mately decided not to run for the seat. A
supporter of open source code, he
founded the free culture movement.
He has also been a columnist for Wired
magazine.
Lessig, continued on p. 3

COMPILED BY RECORD STAFF
Dean Elena Kagan '86 broke the news
to the Harvard Law School community
Monday, January 5, that then President-
elect Barack Obama '91 would nomi-
nate her for the post of Solicitor
General of the United States. If con-
firmed by the Senate, Dean Kagan
would resign the deanship and take a
leave of absence from the faculty.
Harvard University President Drew
Gilpin Faust acted quickly to name an
acting dean; on Thursday, January 15,
she announced that she had selected
Professor Howell Jackson '82 to fill
Kagan's shoes, becoming Acting Dean
if the she were confirmed.
Earlier, Faust had congratulated
Kagan and announced that she was ini-
tiating a search for Kagan's ultimate
successor. Among the names of possi-
ble successors obtained by the Boston
Globe were Jackson and current faculty
members Martha Minow and David
Wilkins '80. Anne-Marie Slaughter '85,
currently Dean of Princeton's Woodrow
Kagan, continued on p. 2
SUNSTEIN NAMED
REGULATION CZAR
Recent faculty
addition Cass
Sunstein '78
will also be
heading    to
Washington to
assist the in-
coming    ad-
ministration. Sunstein will serve as
President Obama's regulation czar.
The prolific scholar was also named
the world's third most influential
public intellectual. See p. 2.

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