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67 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1978)

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America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

Administrative   BALSA: Boyc
Structure of
HLS Revamped      By Charles Johnson

By Michael Smith
A major revision of the Law
School administrative staff oc-
curred during the summer. The net
results of the changes were five de-
partures, four new staff members
and numerous rearrangements and
new titles. The reasons for such a
large number of changes were
partly the result of decisions by
some people to go on to other jobs,
and partly my sense that we might
improve our organizational struc-
ture, according to Dean Albert
Sacks said that his intent with
many of these positions was to
provide someone with an assign-
ment and let them develop the job.
Sacks also indicated that the per-
sonnel involved were a mix of both
persons familiar with the system
and outsiders who will bring in
new perspectives. Consultants will
be utilized in several areas to pro-
vide an outside perspective without
having to keep someone in a per-
manent relationship.
Sacks identified three results of
the new administrative structure.
First, he says that the administra-
tion will now have a greater capac-
ity to carry out changes if and
when they are desirable and neces-
sary. He indicated that a smoother
transition into a 4-1-4 system was
one of the changes which benefited
from the new structure. A second
result will be a clearer structure to
the administration with responsi-
(Continued on Page 4)

The Harvard Black Law Student
Association (BALSA) plans to
stage a demonstration Monday to
protest the interviewing appear-
ance at the Law School of a Wash.
ington law firm which has three
partners who serve as lobbyists and
counsel for the Republic of South
Last year the firm, Collier,
Shannon, Rill, Edwards & Scott,
cancelled its scheduled interviews
after BALSA engineered a boycott
and threatened a protest which
reduced the number of students
signed up to interview with the
firm from 30 to three.
Profs Pit Law
Against Media
- And Both Win
By Tammy Jacobs
Imagine this: you're an inves-
tigative newspaper reporter. You
receive information that Heinrich
Schweinhund, a prominent corpo.
rate lawyer in your town who has
just been nominated for the city
school board, is a former Nazi. He
served at one of the concentration
camps in Eastern Europe during
the Second World War and re-
turned to Germany in 1956 for
what may have been a meeting
with other former Nazis.
Schweinhund is active in civic
organizations, has been extremely
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VOL. 67, NO. I


ott Lobbyists
But this year approximately 40
students have signed up for inter-
views with Collier, Shannon, and
the firm plans to come to Cam-
bridge despite the threatened pro-
In the event that Collier, Shan-
non ultimately comes to the Law
School on the 25th, we will have a
protest demonstration in order to
allow students the opportunity to
know exactly who Collier, Shannon
is, said Michael W. Tyler, BAL-
SA's vice president, The demon-
stration will consist of a peaceful
picket line and the distribution of
leaflets, he added.
Tyler said BALSA would halt the
protest only if Collier, Shannon
were prohibited from using Place-
ment Office facilities to recruit
HLS students.
Fight for Freedom
In a resolution adopted last
week, BALSA stated: We ...
reaffirm our commitment to the
ongoing struggle of the people of
South Africa for full equality, free.
dom and human dignity. We con-
demn the present South African
government for being racially op-
pressive and violative of the most
basic human rights of the over.
whelming majority of the people of
South Africa.
BALSA went on to indict what it
called HLS's indirect support to the
South African government by al-
lowing Collier, Shannon to use its
placement services.
A statement released Monday by
Stephen M. Bernardi, assistant
(Continued on Page 7)

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