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54 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1972)

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VOL. 54, NO. 1

America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
JANUARY 28. 1972


Owens to Be Named First
Tenured Woman Professor

By Daniel Taubman
Elisabeth  Ann   Owens, lec-
turer on law and research di-
rector of the International Tax
Program, is expected to receive
a faculty appointment which
would make her the first tenured
woman professor at the Law
School. It is believed that the
faculty voted to appoint her dur-
ing a closed session of its meet-
ing Tuesday, January 18,
Owens has been named to teach
a first-year small group course on

Clinical Crisis Intensifies;
Bellow Appointment Near

Following a December decision
by the Cambridge and Somerville
Legal Services (CASLS) to cut
its caseload next year from 1500
to 500 cases, the resulting de-
crease in the number of law
students participating in that
program has precipitated a sense
of crisis concerning the future of
clinical legal education at Har-
These events have occurred
since that time:
-More than 130 law students
signed a petition drawn up by the
Ad Hoe Committee for Clinical
Legal Education demanding that
the Law School act immediately
to insure that each student inter-
ested in clinical education and in
serving the community be given

that opportunity, whatever the
- The faculty-student Com-
mittee on Clinical Legal Educa-
tion has planned a survey which
will be conducted next week to de-
termine the extent of first- and
second-year student interest in
clinical legal education.
-Two teams of approximately
five students each have been or-
ganized to work this spring on
an experimental basis with the
Boston Legal Assistance Pro-
gram in Roxbury and East Bos-
- Visiting Professor Gary Bel.
low, is expected to accept a per-
manent tenured position on the
faculty, subject to ratification by
(Continued on Page 4)

Legal Aspects of Sex-based Dis.
crimination In place of Visiting
Lecturer Ruth Ginsburg, who de-
cided not to teach at Harvard
this spring after having received
a tenured professorship from Co-
lumbia Law School.
Asked to confirm or deny the
offer to Owens, Professor Phillip
E. Areeda, chairman of the fac-
ulty Appointments Committee,
said he regretted the proprieties
of the situation prevented him
from making any comment on
the question. Owens also de-
clined to comment.
Owens has been associated
with the Law School since 1956
when she was appointed research
assistant in law. She has been
continuously associated with the
Law School since that time and
(Continued on Page 2)
Classroom Scuffle
Breeds Complaint
By Bob Hernandez
Four students at the Law
School have lodged a complaint
with Dean Albert M. Sacks in
connection with another student's'
allegedly violent behavior during
a Business Planning class last
According to witnesses in the
class taught by Professor David
R, Herwitz, Edward L. Morris,
3L, pulled a non-student to the
(Continued on Page 12)

Elisabeth A. Owens

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