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Convicted Insider Trading Asks Judge To Delay Sentencing So He Can Enjoy The Pageantry Of B-School Graduation

In the spring of 2001, though he didn’t know it at the time, Mathew Martoma made a horrible mistake. After being expelled from Harvard Law School for falsifying his transcripts, Martoma (né Thomas) applied, was accepted to, and ultimately chose to attend Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Show More Summary

Harvard Law School's "Human Skin" Book Isn't Really Made of People

An old story recently resurfaced that Harvard University's library had discovered a trio of books in its collection were bound with human skin, including skin from a man who was flayed alive in the 17th century. But the most famous skin-covered book in the Ivy League isn't what seems, says Harvard's Law Library. Read more...

Harvard Law School Exhibit: Women Inspiring Change

Harvard Law School, Women Inspiring Change: In honor of International Women’s Day, [the Harvard Women's Law Association and Harvard Law and International Development Society] are hosting a two-week long photo exhibit featuring inspiring women in law and policy nominated by members of the HLS community. To view the portraits and...

Bobby Jindal at CPAC: We have long said this president is a smart man. It may be time to revisit that assumption.

"We’ve got a constitutional scholar as president.... If I were him, I’d consider suing Harvard Law School to get his money back because I’m not sure what he learned in three years."

Big Hole in Big-Oil Lawsuit

The story starts with a former journalist and Harvard Law School graduate who wanted to improve conditions for Ecuadorean people living in the Amazon rain forest, polluted by a big oil company. In 2011, attorney Steven Donziger won a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. Show More Summary

Harvard Policy Initiative Makes the Case for End-Use Energy Efficiency in EPA's Upcoming Rule on Existing Power Plants

Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative has published a paper that argues for inclusion of end-use energy efficiency (EE) in the Environmental Protection Agency’s upcoming proposal to curb GHG emissions from existing power plants. read more

Mathew Martoma Has Issues With His Insider Trading Conviction

1. He’s not convinced the government proved he committed securities fraud. 2. He feels pretty strongly that the revelation he created fake Harvard Law School transcripts that were accidentally sent to judges, with whom he was seeking prestigious clerkships, made him look bad. Show More Summary

Want to Excel in BigLaw? Master The Balance Sheet

Law students who want to succeed at big law firms should brush up on their accounting and financial analysis skills, according to a Harvard Law School survey released this week.

Comcast-TW Merger Bad for Broadband, Google Fiber to the Rescue?

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Cabletown... er... Comcast is doing a stock swap with TimeWarner cable to create the nation’s largest ISP. But the deal is fundamentally bad for consumers. This point has been eloquently made by Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford and others. The companies see a national footprint, more reach and […]

The Next Questions For Indicted SAC Trader Mathew Martoma: Did He Defraud Stanford And Will Stanford Revoke His MBA?

It was recently uncovered that former SAC portfolio manager Mathew Martoma, who is currently fighting insider trading charges in a New York courtroom, was kicked out of Harvard Law School for forging his transcript and then forging documents...Show More Summary

Dershowitz, legal experts say vindictive D’Souza indictment came from higher up

Famed liberal Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz joined other legal experts in slamming the Obama administration for targeting conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for campaign finance law violations. “This is clearly a case...Show More Summary

Harvard Law Review Symposium on Freedom of the Press

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Copied from Balkinization.Harvard Law Review Symposium 2014: Freedom of the Press A conference in celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964). February 15, 2014 Harvard Law School Austin...Show More Summary

Call for Speakers: CALI Conference -- The Next Wave

CALI has issued a call for speakers for law faculty, librarians, and IT staff (April 4 deadline)at its 24th Annual Conference for Law School Computing to be held Thursday, June 19 through Saturday June 21 in at Harvard Law School. The theme of this year's conference is "The Next Wave":...

Heymann, Stein & Moreno's New Book: Disability and Equity at Work

Michael Ashley Stein (Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability) writes to tell us of the new disability workplace law book he has co-edited with Jody Heymann and Gonzalo Moreno. From the press release by Oxford University...

Exclusive Preview: Harvard Law School Class Notes

“1999: ARLO DEVLIN-BROWN Law ’99 writes that you never know where you’ll run into a classmate. He is prosecuting MATHEW MARTOMA (nee Thomas) ’99 on insider trading charges in Lower Manhattan. Devlin-Brown has asked U.S. District Judge...Show More Summary

Insider Trading Trial Reveals Case of Harvard Law Student Who Altered His Transcript for Clerkship Applications

The insider trading trial of Mathew Martoma has revealed an interesting episode of his earlier life thanks to Rule 404(b), and specifically the time he was kicked out of Harvard Law School for falsifying his transcript when he applied for appellate clerkships. Show More Summary

Behold The Dazzling Array Of Lies Mathew Martoma (née Thomas) Told Before Getting Expelled From Harvard Law School

Yesterday we learned that Mathew Martoma, on trial for orchestrating “the largest insider trading scheme in history,” got himself expelled from Harvard Law School 15 years ago for creating fake transcripts to boost his grades. Obviously,...Show More Summary

Here’s Why Former SAC Trader Martoma Was Booted From Harvard

More than a decade before he was charged in what federal prosecutors call the most lucrative insider trading case in U.S. history, Mathew Martoma was expelled from Harvard Law School for fabricating his academic transcript and then trying to cover his tracks by concocting “evidence” from a phony computer forensics firm. Show More Summary

SAC Defendant Was Booted From Harvard Law: A Look at the Details

Earlier Thursday, news broke that Mathew Martoma, the former SAC Capital portfolio manager currently on trial for charges relating to insider-trading, had been expelled from Harvard Law School in 1999 for falsifying his grade transcripts. Law Blog looks at the details.

Dershowitz: Christie Should ‘Lawyer Up,’ Prepare for Criminal Prosecution over Bridgegate

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Lawyer and Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on CNN on Thursday where he insisted that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be held criminally liable for the death of a 91-year-old woman who passed away after being caught in traffic resulting from the closure of two lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Show More Summary

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