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46 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1968)

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VOL 46 NO. 1        CAMBRIDGE. MASS.. FEBRUARY 1. 1968            FIFTEEN CENTS
Derek Bok Selected as New Deani
His face made unnaturally bright and white by the glare of photo strobe lights,;
his composure threatened by a dozen reporters and photographers, Derek Curtis Bok,
newly appointed Harvard Law School Dean, sat at a small table in the Wheeler Room of
Holmes Hall January 24 and held the first press conference of his life.
Only the day before, President Nathan M.:
Pusey had announced his appointment, and
now Professor Bok, with an easy-going,
articulate style, answered the reporters'
wide-ranging questions with precise, bal-
anced sentences indicative of the thought he
had given the problems raised.
Although he will not officially take office
until July 1, Prof. Bok, who is an authority
on labor law, made very clear that he sup-
ports and will further encourage the trends
at the law school toward involvement of the
faculty and the students in interdisciplinary
studies and toward enrichment of the case-
Dean Derek Bok                book method of instruction.

Plan Competition
To Staff Review'
The Harvard Law Review Association at
a recent meeting approved a firm, tentative
plan to hold the first competition for mem-
bership in the organization's 80-year history.
The competition, to be held for one or two
weeks close to the beginning of school next
year, will be participated in by members of
the Class of 1970.
George Crawford, president of the Review,
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Though pointing out that he does not ally
himself with any faculty faction (because
there are no factions), he did indicate
approval of the New Wave of law school
professors who are particularly concerned
with helping the poor in American society
and with other related problems.
Prof. Bok, chairman of the Continuing
Committee on Legal Education for the last
three years, made a large contribution to the
reforms which swept the school last year,
including abolition of second-year curriculum
requirements and institution of a one-week

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