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72 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1981)

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0 1981 BY THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL RECORD CORPORATION
VOL. 72, NO. 1                         FEBRUARY 13, 1981                     TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
Vorenberg Law Review Acts to Admit
Named                       Minority Group Members
By a vote of 45 to 39, the Harvard  If no minority student is in this
Law Review last week adopted an  group, the top woman in positions
N ex                affirmative action plan which gives five through 29 will be offered
minorities and women a greater membership. Should no woman be
S  ean           chance of becoming members of the eligible, the person ranking num-
Review. Several Law Review mem- ber five on the basis of grades then
Prof. James Vorenberg has ac-   bers resigned as a result of the qualifies for Review membership.
cepted the Deanship of Harvard    vote, and a reconsideration of the
Law School, effective July 1, 1981. decision is scheduled for Wednes-  Proposal From Committee
Harvard President Derek Bok of- day, Feb. 18.                       The affirmative action proposal
fered the position to Vorenberg on  Currently, Law Review member- came from the work of a Review
Feb. 9, and his acceptance was an- ship is offered to the five ILs with
nounced Wednesday, Feb. 11 at a   the top grades in each section. The  This story was written by
news conference.                  new plan still offers membership Steve Friedland and Mary Tar-
Vorenberg, presently an Associ. to the top four students, but re- duno, with the assistance of Carl
ate Dean of the Law School, will serves the fifth slot for the highest- Oppedahl and Gretchen Rule.
succeed Dean Albert Sacks. Sacks  ranking minority student in posi-
(Continued on Page 5)       tions five through 29 in the section. committee formed to address the
problem of under-representation
on the Review of minorities and
women and to consider means of
redressing the situation, said Law
Review President Stuart Singer,
3L. Presently, the 89 Review mem-
bers include 11 women, no blacks,
and one Asian-American.
The Registrar would determine
which students qualify for Review
membership under the new plan
and would be guided by the Ad-
missions Office definition of a
minority. The Registrar would
then release the names to the Law
Review. The faculty must approve
this release. Even if the faculty
chooses not to do so, however, the
affirmative action plan could be
implemented through voluntary
P       xhab ,i release of grades by students.
Laura Hodges, 2L, adorns the desk of AB. Ewing, alias Prof. Arthur  The new plan does not affect the
Miller, during Erie Day festivities held on Feb. 4. See story and more writing competition. The Review
pictures, page 8.                                                 did pass a proposal, however, that
(Continued on Page 16)

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