Laurence Tribe, renowned legal scholar, returns to Harvard
The Boston Globe
November 29, 2010
Laurence H. Tribe, a renowned constitutional scholar and outspoken champion of liberal causes, spent four decades teaching students who occupy some of the most powerful posts in Washington — Barack Obama among them. His own foray into government service, however, has been short-lived and, according to some supporters, too low-key.
Tribe, 69, is unexpectedly returning to Harvard Law School after a nine-month stint in the administration of his former research assistant. Tribe said the recurrence of a benign brain tumor, which causes facial seizures, is the sole reason for his return to Massachusetts, where he will be treated at Massachusetts General Hospital and then resume teaching next fall.