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53 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1971)

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VOL. 53, NO. 1

:America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
SEPTEMBER 24, 1971


Albert M. Sacks Named New Dean
By Jerry Snow           students, alumni and faculty of  School Committee on Governance
the Law School.' Dean Sacks, who  which had conducted open meet
On July 1, 1971, Albert M. was named acting dean upon         ings at the Law. School on th
Sacks, acting Law School dean   Bok's resignation, was among    selection of a new dean. The corn
since last January, officially be- those prominently considered for  mittee submitted the names o
came the eighth dean of Harvard  the deanship from the outset.  44 individuals as candidates fo
Law School since Christopher
Columbus Langdell (see Table),
succeeding Derek C. Bok, who re-
signed the post to become presi-
dent of Harvard University.
Dean Sacks' appointment was
announced on May 10 following
its confirmation at a meeting of
the Board of Overseers. The
choice of Sacks, though formally
that of outgoing President Nath-
an M. Pusey, was widely assumed
to have been made by then Presi-
dent-designate Bok, to whom
Dean Sacks served As right-hand
man at the Law School for the
past two and a half years.
Sacks comes to the Law School
helm having previously served as
associate dean and as the Dane                                     •                     8
Professor of Law. His selection           Dean Albert M. Sacks at home in his new office.
marked the end of a four-month    During   the  course  of  the  dean, including several from out
search for a successor to Bok   search, both President-designate  side the School. However, as il
which involved extensive consul- Bok and President Pusey met the past - with the exception o1
tation and correspondence with with student members of the Law Dean Ezra Ripley Thayer - th

Writing Competitors, Top Graders
Perform on Par on Law Review
By Greg Ward

Students admitted to the Law
Review last fall as a result of
their performance in writing com-
:petition have proven to be just
as good at Review work as those
who came in on grades, according
'to Rei'ew President Jonathan B.
Marks.                     .
Half of the Review's 16 officers

this year were originally named
to the organization because of
their performance in the competi
tion, said Marks. Marks himself
made the Review on the basis of
his writing competition scores.
While a greater number of Re-
view editors were selected on the
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new dean of Harvard Law School
was drawn from the ranks of the
Explaining his choice of Sacks,
Bok said in a statement issued at
the time of appointment that on
the basis of my knowledge of law-
yers and teachers outside Har-
vard, I do not know of any indi-
vidual who has the ability, the
breadth of experience and the
proven dedication of Professor
Sacks to meet the particular chal-
lenges facing Harvard Law School
at this, time, '
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