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38 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1964)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec38 and id is 1 raw text is: Percentage Failing Bar Exams Rises

VOL. 38 NO. 1
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

FIFTEEN CENTS
JAN. 30 1964

An alarming increase in bar exam failures
of Law School graduates is a source of grow-
ing concern to the Administration, Dean
Erwin N. Griswold disclosed this week.
Only 73% of the Law School graduates
who took the New York bar exam in July
passed it, Dean Griswold said. And in 1962
the figure was a hardly more impressive
- 75%. Traditionally the figure of passes
has run close to 90%, the Dean said.
Of 73 persons who took the Massachusetts
bar exam for the first time in June, ten
failed it. The Dean said that the number of
failures was at least twice what is normal.
(Continuted on page 12)

Georgia Alumni Charge Unfairness

The Harvard Law School Association of
Georgia has sharply criticized the RECORD
for its irresponsible disregard of basic
standards of factual accuracy and fairness
in publishing an article headlined Albany,
Ga., Called 'Police State' , last fall.
The article, published October 3,1963, was
an interview with Elizabeth Holtzman, 2L,
who worked in Albany last summer with
Negro attorney C. B. King. She made a
series of charges about police brutality and

repression of demonstrations which she said
were based on sworn affidavits filed with the
FBI,
In addition to deploring the RECORD's lack
of  airness and objectivity, the Association
submitted a series of answers to Miss Holtz-
man's accusations. The findings were based
on an investigation by Holcombe H. Perry,
Jr., an Albany attorney who is immediate
past president of the Georgia Bar Associa-
(Continued on page 4)

Wins Special Election by 2 to 1
Student Storms State House
By Michael Hampden
Despite an early write-off by political forecasters in his
race for the Massachusetts State Legislature, Charles W.
Long, 2L, a Republican won a decisive two-to-one victory over
Peter J. Cloherty, a political pro, in the heavily Democratic
Allston-Brighton ward of Boston.
How did he do it? The answer seems to be that with a
great deal of political skill and determination, Long took
advantage of a situation ripe for such an upset.
First, this was a special election to replace Rep. William
F. Joyce, a Democrat, who was killed in an automobile acci-
dent last fall. The very light vote characteristic of a special
election can work to the advantage of a political outsider:
more hinges on the organizational effectiveness of the indivi-
dual campaign than on the district's sheer number of regis-
(Continued on page 6)

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