Friends of Henry Hubschman, HLS 1972 M.P.P. 1973, have set up a fellowship in his memory at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Law School (HLS). Established shortly after Hubschman’s death in February 2011, the fellowship has received more than $550,000 in contributions and is now permanently endowed. It will provide financial assistance to students beginning in the academic year 2012–13.

HKS and HLS created the Joint Degree Program in Law and Government because many public problems have a legal component and many legal issues affect the policy arena. The program permits students to pursue a J.D. at HLS and either a master in public policy (MPP) or in public administration in international development (M.P.A./I.D.) at the Kennedy School in an integrated way in a reduced time period. The program has been a formal joint degree program since 2006.

“Educating students about the issues at the intersection of law and public policy is key to the Kennedy School’s mission of training exceptional public leaders,” said David Ellwood, dean of HKS and Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy. “This gift will help us attract and engage the very best students to Harvard.”

“The solutions to critical problems increasingly demand knowledge of institutions, law, policy, and politics, so it is terrific to see this wonderful gift offer talented students the chance to pursue learning across all these fields,” said Martha Minow, dean and Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor at Harvard Law School. “We are enormously grateful that this fellowship honors an individual whose own studies and career so effectively united law and policy.”

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