Draft Charlie Nesson for Harvard Law School Dean.

As previously noted, HLS is taking over the government world. And it is going to need a new dean.

As HLS’s least wealthy and influential alumnus, possibly in the history of wealthy and influential alumni, I have to suggest HLS’s own visionary, a man who is in a hopeless six-way tie for favorite professor from my time there,* namely Charlie Nesson.

He’s good at building organizations (and getting money to do so): witness the fabulous success of the Berkman Center, which he founded. He’s very well-known and popular. Everyone knows he’s a an extremely-short-short-list candidate for smartest guy ever to set foot in HLS. And my agents have recently informed me that he’s appeared on Colbert.

He’s not afraid to stand up and get into fisticuffs with corporate America on the side of good, over and over. Of course, he is also always ready to stand up to the government on the side of the angels. He’s one of the most feared discussion moderators out there (many, many fools have fallen stammering to the black turtleneck and measured voice), and could probably keep the legendary herd of cats that is the HLS faculty from clawing the drapery completely to shreds as well as could anyone. He is unquestionably independent, not in anyone’s pay or committed to anyone’s ideology. Finally, he knows the difference between “an important issue” and “an issue of immense triviality,” something that can’t be said of 99.9% of academics or lawyers.

Charlie Nesson for HLS dean.

*With Jon Hanson, Larry Lessig, Gerry Frug, Jim Vorenberg, and Gary Bellow. What can I say, I liked my professors! The last two sadly both died in very close proximity during my 3L year, and I still mourn them.


3 Responses to “Draft Charlie Nesson for Harvard Law School Dean.”

  1. A Curreny Nesson Student Says:

    This would be awesome.

    How can we change Nesson’s mind. He said if nominated, he would not serve.

    Check out his latest battle at: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7PD1coO8aZ80SpII4xyp6gERMvQD95IAEP80

  2. Paul Gowder Says:

    Did he say why he would not serve?

  3. wayneandwax.com » Draft Charlie Says:

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