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61 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1975)

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America' s Oldest Low School Newspaper

SEPTEMBER 19. 1975


Review Quashes
Of 2L Members
By Susan Gillette
Officially, no one outside Gan-
nett House knows the identities of
18 2Ls who have been slaving
over Law Review tasks since early
August, reaping their reward for
receiving the highest grades in
their first year sections.
In about four weeks these 18
will be joined by the 2Ls who win
coveted membership in the Law
Review through the writing com-
petition. At that time the Law Re-
view will announce the names of
all its 2L members.
For the time being, though,
none of the Law Review editors
(Continued on Page 2)

Tougher J.D. Requirements
Confront Entering Students

By Ann T. Bailen
First year students must con-
tend with a new set of require-
ments for the J.D. degree. The
new standards will not apply to
second and third year students,
but will apply to students re-
entering the Law School in Sep-
tember, 1975.
Major changes are outlined in
materials contained in registra-
tion packets. They include the ad-
dition of a Professional Respon-
sibility Requirement, the altera-
tion of semester minimum and
maximum credits, and the es-
tablishment of new minimum

Goldfarb Signals Change
In Law 'Business'-Sacks,
By Frank E. Sisson
Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar
Association, the Supreme Court
case decided on July 16 holding
minimum lawyers' fee schedules
to violate the Sherman Antitrust
Act, may signal important changes
in some of the practices of the
profession, according to Albeit M.
Sacks, Dean of the Law School;
Sacks, in an interview with the
REcoSo, stated that Goldfarb is
significant in exposing various
practices of the legal profession to
scrutiny under the unreasonabl e-                        0b
restraint of trade test of the
Sherman Act. Such practices had
been exempted from examination
(Continued on Page 13)             Dean Albert M. Sacks

academic standards, including a
minimum grade of B- for the
Written Work Requirement.
The   Professional   Respon-
sibility Requirement may be
satisfied in the first year by
taking the first year elective
Legal Profession or later by
taking Legal Profession or In-
troduction to Trial Advocacy.
The requirement is the product
of a   growing   concern   ex-
pressed by bar associations
since the Watergate era about
the ethical irresponsibility of
members of the legal profes-
Registrar Mary D. Upton and
Assistant Dean Stephen M. Ber-
nardi stressed that the faculty was
not compelled to adopt the re-
quirement by new conditions for
entry to state bars. The Faculty
acted out of a recognition that
most HLS graduates do become
practicing attorneys and a belief
that a course in professional ethics
is an important aspect of a legal
The faculty has abolished the
different minimum and maximum
credit restrictions applicable to
the first and second semesters of
the second and third years. Al-
though students still must earn a
total of 52 credits in the last two
years of law school, they may
choose to distribute these credits
between the first and second
semesters in any manner.
The old system arose at a
time when the Law School of-
fered more year-long courses
(Continued on Page 4)

VOL. 61, NO. I

SEPTEMBER 19 1975                                   TWENTY CENTS

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