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64 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1977)

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(C IV77 BY IHE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL. RE   COORA[ION

JANUARY 28, 1977

TWENTY CENTS

Rumored Cheating   Suit Against Cravath
Unsupported, Exam                       T
Advantage Denied   Clears Major Hurdle
By Susan Gillette  N Q221  NW I! ,  By Terry Keeney

Unable to substantiate rumors
and hearsay reports of cheating on
the January Securities Regulation
exam, the Administrative Board of
the Law School has refused to yield
to student pressure to issue grades
of pass or fail, instead of letter
grades, in the course.
Louis Loss, the Securities Regu-
lation professor, and Assistant
Dean Stephen M. Bernardi, secre-
tary to the Administrative Board,
indicated early this week that they
doubt the truth of reports made to
Bernardi that one or more students
left the examination room to read
an opinion cited as the source of
the exam before answering Loss's   The
questions.                      Street.
On Tuesday the Administra.
tive Board released a statement
indicating that it will not issue
pass/fail grades or take other
action designed to neutralize
any advantage students might
have gained by cheating unless
the reports of cheating can be
confirmed.
The Board's position means that
students have until Feb. 22, the
deadline for submission of fall
semester grades by professors, to
provide the Board with the infor-
mation required to substantiate
cheating charges.
So far, no student who witnessed
cheating has talked with Bernardi.
He has been contacted by two stu-  Victi
dents from the Securities Regula- slanti
tion class who say they know     nowfu
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A Federal District Courtjudge in
the Southern District of New York
has denied a motion by Cravath,
Swaine & Moore to dismiss a suit
against the New York law firm by
a former associate alleging that he
was denied the opportunity to be-
come a partner because of his re-
ligion and national origin.
U.S. District Judge Lee P. Gag-
liardi, in denying the motion to
dismiss January 12, noted that the
plaintiff John A. Lucido had stated
a cause of action against his former
employer and rejected Cravath's
arguments that law partnerships
are not covered by Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act.
(Continued on Page 6)

m to the round of snow storms during the exam period, the legendary
ng tree in the southwest corner of the yard fronting Langdell Hall is
elfor Cambridge fireplaces. The tree, bent by a rare hurricane in its
y, bit the tundra on January 8.

VOL 64, NO. I

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