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48 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1969)

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VOL. 48 NO. I

JANUARY 30. 1969


Photo* by David Wflsk and Michae L urtlc
Professors Vorenberg (left) and Ohlin were named
to head new criminal justice center.
$1 Million Grant Given
For Criminal Law Study
By Robert Patterson
A Ford Foundation grant of $1 million will en-
able Harvard Law School to establish a Center for
the Advancement of Criminal Justice.
The program now being developed includes two
closely related aspects: (1) research relating to
crime and the administration of criminal justice;
(2) up to 10 fellowships each year for advanced
study by key officials of criminal justice agencies.
James Vorenberg, professor of law at Harvard
since 1962, will be director of the center; and Lloyd
E. Ohlin, professor of criminology at Harvard since
1967, will be director of research.
Law students will be offered opportunities to
participate in the research program of the center,
to collaborate with criminal justice fellows who
come here as part of the fellowship program, and
to serve internships in criminal justice agencies,
Professor Vorenberg said.
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Meeting Debates
Student Power
By Kevin Kane
Participatory democracy versus representative
democracy was the main topic of discussion at an
open meeting of the Joint Student-Faculty Com-
mittee December 13, Highlights of the three-hour
meeting included comments and speeches by Pro-
fessors Sacks, Mundheim, Turner, Byse, Michel-
man, Hart, and Dawson, as well as several students.
All spoke about student participation in Law
School decision-making.
The committee plans to hold another open meet-
ing soon.
Committee chairman John P. Dawson called the
meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. He began by indicat-
ing that the primary mission of the committee this
year is to determine methods of student represen-
tation on Law School problems.
Associate Dean Albert M. Sacks gave an expla-
nation of how the present committee system works
and listed the major committees now considering
various problems.
He pointed out that past student contributions
have been on an informal, often haphazard basis
and that this may account for a student sense of
Prof. Dawson feels that students should have
a voice in matters that rather clearly and directly
affect their present and future lives, He indicated
that he would like to see a limited number of stu-
dents work either as regular members of the exist-
ing committees or as members of a parallel
committee with liaison contact.
Prof. Robert H. Mundheim supported a similar
idea of Ymited student participation through selec-
tion of representatives from class sections. He
suggested a committee on committees to procure,
recruit, or entice students to serve on other com-
mittees. For Prof. Mundheim, however, the main
objective isn't to enhance student power but to
bring about legal education in a humane atmos-
Prof. Frank 1. Michelman supported a signifi-
cant student presence on a representative basis.
He denounced participatory democracy in which
all students have the power to vote at all committee
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