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102 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1996)

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Volume 102, No. 1                Cambridge 02138  ,           Friday, January 12, 1996
Areeda Succumbs to Leukemia, Dead at 65

By Craig Buckser

While many students were
wrapping gifts at home with
their families on Christmas
Eve, HLS suffered an enormous
loss. Prof. Phillip Areeda '54
died of leukemia early in the
morning on Dec. 24 at Stillman
Phil Areeda was a very
devoted member of the Law
School, Prof. Clark Byse said.
Areeda, who began teaching at
HLS in 1961, was the nation's
foremost expert on antitrust
law. He wrote a case book and
a treatise on the subject. He
was also a well-respected pro-
A memorial service will be
held this. winter, but the exact
date has not been scheduled.
I am profoundly saddened
about his passing, Dean Clark
'72 said. He was a truly great
teacher and a great friend.
It's very painful, said
Prof. Andrew Kaufman '54, who
was Areeda's colleague, law
school classmate and former
roommate. I really don't know
what to say. He was a close
friend who died. It leaves a hole
in my life.
He will be sorely missed,
Lisa Choi '96 said. He was a

true asset to the Law
Suffered from       i
Areeda learned that
he was suffering from
leukemia three years
ago. The original prog-
nosis was that Areeda
would have five to 10
years to live.
Phil was so opti-
mistic, he expected to
live for 10, said Herb
Hovenkamp,        the
University of Iowa Law
School professor who
has co-authored part of
the antitrust law trea-
tise. Sadly, each time
he went to the doctor,
things got worse. The
prognosis became short-
I don't think anybody could
have lived the last three years
as bravely as he did, Kaufman
said. He was absolutely splen-
did in the way he lived his life
when he knew that he was
dying. He didn't make anybody
feel sorry for him.
Areeda informed the public
about his terminal illness last
April, when he expected to live
for an additional two years.
His death came very sud-

denly and was a surprise to all
of us, Choi said. We never
thought it would be so quick.
You could see the light on in his
office through last semester. It
didn't occur to me that his ill-
ness had progressed that far
and that he was so sick. It was
just a shock.
I saw him a few times this
semester, said Karen Johnson
Shimp '96. I could tell that he
had lost a lot of weight, but.I
was still surprised. I thought

he still had several more
A Wonderful Teacher
The greatest loss [to
HLSI is that he was an
experienced and wonder-
ful teacher, Clark said.
He taught thousands of
Harvard Law School stu-
dents and changed them
for the better. I know -
I had him.     Areeda
taught Clark contracts
and antitrust law.
Professor  Areeda's
dedication to Harvard
Law School and to giving
students the best possi-
ble   education   were
unsurpassed,    Clark
added. The school and
generations of students
have benefited enormous-
ly from his wisdom and devo-
In 1994, Areeda won the
Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund
Award for Teaching Excellence.
He was one of the best pro-
fessors I have had in my whole
life, said Linn Brady '96. He
was a master of the Socratic
method. He used it not to
humiliate, but to encourage and
provoke you to think. He want-
ed you to get the right answer,
and he would lead you there.

I thought 1-e was actually
less harsh [than other profes-
sors] on his students, Gary
Porter '96 said. There was a
certain twinkle in his eye,
which I much appreciated.
I have not had a professor
who could do what he didwith
the Socratic method, Choi said.
He had an amazing memory.
He knew everything there was
to know.
Within days, he knew the
name of everyone in the class,
Michael Oblon '96 said. He
was actually able to recall com-
ments made by students toward
the beginning of the fall and
compare them to remarks at
the end of the spring to prove
the students' progress.
Brady, Porter, Choi, Oblon,
and Shimp took contracts from
Areeda two years ago. He had
a huge impact on the section,
Shimp said. He was our most
inspiring professor.
He changed my life in the
way that any great teacher
did, Brady said. He made my
first year experience rewarding.
He was the best thing about it.
Areeda last taught con-
tracts two years ago. I'm very
fortunate I was in his last con-
tracts class, Shimp said.
please see AREEDA, page 2

Assoc. Registrar Retires
Bombard Ends
33 Years at HLS

By Josh Strathman

Annie Bombard, long a pillar
in the Registrar's Office, has
retired from service as assistant
registrar at HLS.
Although her resignation
became effective on Dec. 31,
1995, Bombard said she will be
staying on as a casual employee
through spring to help smooth
the transition and to nake sure
this class graduates all rfht.
Discussing her reasoais for
retirement, Bombard simply not-
ed, It's time, understating her
33 years at HLS. Registrar Sue
Robinson said Bombard was eli-
gible for retirement some years
ago but was nice enough to stay.
Robinson was quick to add
that  Bombard's   retirement
should not be a cause of worry for
3Ls. Bombard, she said, is com-
mitted to seeing the Class of '96
depart without incident and is
watching its records like a
Mary Cronin, head of the
Personnel Department, said
that, pursuant to standard hir-
ing procedures, the opening had
been posted in the Harvard
Gazette for two weeks starting
Dec. 21. Crcnin indicated that
the department was still accept-
ing resumes.
Cronin said that it was a
general University policy to give
weight to qualified staff current-
ly employed by Harvard but that
this did not amount to an
absolute preference.

Bombard has agreed to stay
on through the spring, giving the
Personnel Department time to
select a successor and aiding the
transition, said Cronin. Those
little shoes are going to be hard
to fill, said Cronin.
Once she does leave, Bom-
bard said she plans to become
more involved in church work
and to visit the elderly in nursing
homes - activities she presently
pursues but to which she would
like to devote more time. She
said she also wants to spend
time with her grandchildren.
Bombard indicated that the
prospect   of' leaving   the
Registrar's Office was not with-
out its downside. I'll miss the
people. [HLS] is a great place to
work; everybody is very helpful.
Judging from the remarks of
others within the Registrar's
Office, the feeling is mutual.
We're all going to miss her
terribly, said Staff Assistant
Kuen   Yu.    Yu   described
Bombard as truly professional.
She always knows whatshe is
doing. I don't think anybody can
replace her, Yu continued.
Yu described how Bombard
would frequently work from 8:30
in the morning straight through
lunch to 5:30 - most of that time
dealing directly with students -
and never lose her cool. With
regard to this ability to work
under pressure and Bombard's
commitment to her work, Yu
said the Registrar's Office would
please see BOMBARD, page 3

Tribe Takes on Tobacco Industry

By Katrina C. Randolph
Massachusetts is the latest
state to take on the tobacco
industry, with Prof. Laurence
Tribe '66 leading the way in
I felt committed to do what I
could to combat the rather deep
pockets and dangerous activities
of this industry, said Tribe on
Monday. He was appointed a
special assistant attorney gener-
al for Massachusetts by state
Attorney     General    Scott
Harshbarger '68 in December.
and is providing his services for
In the Dec. 19, 1995 lawsuit
filed   in     state   court,
Massachusetts v. Philip Morris,

Inc., et al., Massachusetts alleges
that cigarette manufacturers
and their trade associations have
engaged in a conspiracy to mis-
lead,  deceive  and   confuse
[Massachusetts citizens] regard-
'ing the overwhelming evidence
that cigarette smoking causes
fatal diseas3e - and that the nico-
tine in cigarettes is a powerfully
addictive substance.
The state charges that cer-
tain defendants have developed
sophisticated  techniques  to
manipulate the nicotine delivery
of cigarettes so as to create and
sustain addiction in smokers.
It  also  maintains   that
Massachusetts must spend mil-
lions of dollars to purchase or
provide medical and related ser-
vices for Massachusetts citizens

suffering from diseases caused by
cigarette smoking.
The state is requesting that
the companies pay past and
future health care costs resulting
from tobacco use. It also wants
the court to require defendants to
disclose their research on smok-
ing, addiction and health, to fund
a remedial public education cam-
paign about smoking and to fund
smoking cessation programs.
In November, five tobacco
companies filed a preemptive
lawsuit in federal district court
in Massachusetts, seeking to pre-
vent the state from filing its law-
suit in state court. It charged
that the then-planned lawsuit
singl[es] out a category of exclu-
please see TRIBE, page 3

Just AotherDAy.'in Paradise

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Students attempt  tbMake their way to class through Monday's snowstorm. Harvard may
have been the only school in thearea to remain open through the storm. See story on page
3 about how Ls dealt with making it to their first law school exams.

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