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June 6, 2011

A Dissenting Note on the Auto Recovery--Skeel

Enthusiasts for the Chrysler and General Motors bailouts have been congratulating themselves as the car companies' prospects have improved in recent months.  As won't surprise anyone who has followed this blog, I worry that the wrong lessons will be drawn from the resurgence.  Some of the costs of the bailouts, at least as I see them, are outlined in this op-ed.

William J. Stuntz Award

As a tribute to Bill, Harvard Law School has established a wonderful new award in his honor.  The award is called the William J. Stuntz Memorial Award for Justice, Human Dignity and Compassion, to be given to one graduating student each year.  Here is a description of the award and this year's recipient.

June 12, 2011

Recent Tributes

Peter Conti-Brown has written a lovely tribute to Bill's mode of scholarship using illustrations from a discipline dear to my own heart: corporate law.  It can be accessed here.

The Harvard Law Review's June issue will have a series of short tributes to Bill.  As soon as it's available, I will post a link.



June 21, 2011

Harvard Law Review Tributes

Harvard Law Review has now posted the short tributes (by Pam Karlan, Mike Klarman,
Martha Minow, Dan Richman, Bob Scott, Carol Steiker and me) and its dedication to Bill here (click "download pdf").  There are a number of lovely (and funny) memories. 

June 23, 2011

Every Riven Thing--Skeel

Here is a short review of Christian Wiman's new book of poems, Every Riven Thing.  Wiman is the editor of Poetry, the leading poetry magazine, and is a terrific poet.  If you're thinking about reading one book of contemporary poems this summer, Every Riven Thing is worth a look.