Learning from the Past to Appreciate the Present

Photo:  Martha Stewart

On the occasion of his appointment as the inaugural Jerome A. and Joan L. Cohen Professor of East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, Professor William Alford ’77, the vice dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, the director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, and chair of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, delivered a chair lecture entitled “Learn from the Past to Appreciate the Present, That is What Makes One a Teacher 温故而知新,可以為師矣: Confucius, Cohen(s) and Contemporary China” to an overflow audience of close to 200.

Read more and listen to the chair lecture on Harvard Law Today.