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41 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1965)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec41 and id is 1 raw text is: Negro Students' Summer Study A Success

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VOL. 41 NO. 1            FIFTEEN CENTS
CAMBRIDGE. MASS.         SEPT. 30, 1965
F Jorenberg to Crime Post
On August 20, 1965, Professor James
Vorenberg was named by President Johnson
to serve as Executive Secretary of the Presi-
dent's Commission on Law Enforcement and
the Administration of Justice, known un-
officially as the national crime commission.
Prof. Vorenberg now holds two high govern-
(Continued on page 6)

By John Spitzer
If you were a Southern Negro, and you
were brought up under a regime in which
law often means oppression, would the legal
profession be a likely career choice? Prob-
ably not.
It was this dilemma that led a group of
Harvard law professors to organize a Spec-
ial Summer Program to acquaint Southern
Negro students with the study and practice
of law. The program was financed by an
$87,500 grant from the Rockefeller Founda-
Just all of a sudden we were discussing
cases, stated Reginald Lewis, one of the 40
students from 27 colleges to attend the eight-
week session, which began July 6. It was
the probing nature of the questions that was
exciting; the searching for answers that
weren't readily there. Most often you'd come
out with a response that would surprise even
With only minor reservations, the profes-
sors were as enthusiastic as their students.
I was soon impressed with the immediacy
of their interest and participation, stated
Professor David R. Herwitz who, along with
(Continued on page 4)

Changes Decreed In Job-Hunt!'Rules
By Paul M. Branzburg
The annual stampede of lean and hungry third- and  F 'T ...
second-year students seeking jobs and summer clerk-
ships has already broken loose at the Placement Office.
All participants, however, will play the job-hunting
game according to a new set of rules promulgated by
Placement Director Eleanor R. Appel.
There are two principal changes. One is that firms
using the Placement Office facilities in the fall have
agreed that job offers to third-year students will re-
main open until at least December 1. Autumn offers of
summer clerkships to second-year students will remain
open until January 1. Students will  still be free, of
course, to accept or reject offers at anytime before the
deadline set by the prospective employer.
The other change is that only those firms who have
conducted interviews at the Placement Office in the
fall of both 1963 and 1964 will be invited to interview
during the 1965 fall interviewing season - October 4
(Continued on following page)                  Placemont Director Appel

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