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74 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1982)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec74 and id is 1 raw text is: HARVARD LA                       REOD
America's Oldest Law School Newspaper

FEBRUARY 12, 1982


Shots Exchanged During
Everett Street Chase
By Michael Medina            Witnesses told the RECORD that
Cambridge   Police  exchanged  the Cambridge Police reported at
gunfire with a fleeing car thief in the scene that they had been chas-
an alley-way behind the Harvard- ing a reported stolen car when the
owned apartment complex Terry car turned up Everett St. from
Terrace on Everett St., startling  Massachusetts Ave. The suspect
residents, many of them HLS stu- abandoned the car on Jarvis St.,
dents, and shattering a window in (the short street from Everett to
a house on adjoining Wendell Street. the HLS parking structure) re-
The incident, which took place Jan. portedly ramming a police cruiser
27, was the climactic conclusion to in the process, and fled on foot up
a chase which led to the arrest of the alley which separates Terry
the alleged thief.                    (Continued on Page 3)
1 HLS's Private Pow Wows I

By Mary Tarduno
Have you ever heard of the Su-
perior Court of the Pow Wow? Be-
lieve it or not, the Pow Wow is one
of the Law School's oldest and most
prestigious organizations, at least
in terms of past membership. While
changing its activities and pur-
poses with the times, the Pow Wow
has been active since its inception
in 1870.
According to the Court's clerk,
Angus West, 3L, the Pow Wow is
not a secret society, although some
people who have joined in recent
years got the impression that it
was a secret society. He refused,
however, to grant the RECORD ac-
cess to the Pow Wow's records for
fear of breaching the trust and con-
fidentiality of Pow Wow members.
The RECORD pieced together the
organization's history from an in-
terview with West and from Pow
Wow records the paper obtained
from Illinois.
Back in the 1860s and 1870s, no

formal Ames competition or other
oral arguments existed at HLS. In-
stead, bright young law students,
such as James Barr Ames, gath-
ered spontaneously to discuss the
law. The Pow Wow was created by
some of those students, Ames in-
cluded, to formalize the meetings
and give students practice in ar-
guing points of law.
Once formed, the Pow Wow be-
came very serious business for its
members. An 1882 constitution
mandated that Pow Wow sessions
shall be devoted exclusively to the
argument of points of law. At-
tendance at meetings and argu-
ments was mandatory, with fines
exacted from absent or tardy mem-
bers. Most stringent, however, is
Article XII of the 1882 constitu-
tion: No wines or spirituous li-
quors of any kind shall ever be al-
lowed at any of the sessions of the
In its early years, the Pow Wow
consisted of three courts. Eight men
(Continued on Page 6)

to Judge
Ames Final
U.S. Supreme Court Justice San-
dra Day O'Connor will sit as Chief
Justice of the Ames Moot Court for
the final round this November,
Dean Vorenberg told the RECORD
Tuesday night. O'Connor accepted
the School's invitation several
weeks ago, Vorenberg said. She
will hear the arguments on Mon-
day, Nov 22.
Vorenberg said he wants the jus-
tice to spend a day or two at the
Law School. Our hope is that she'll
come early enough that there can
be formal and informal meetings
with faculty and students, he said.
The announcement of the chief
justice's identity is usually not made
this early in the year, but Voren-
berg said that efforts to find ajudge
with the time to sit are usually
underway now. Sometimes ar-
rangements are not made final un-
til much later, especially when a
judge is not able to make an early
commitment. Vorenberg added that
he is now trying to fill the other
two seats on the bench.
We are very pleased that [Jus-
tice O'Connor] will come this early
in her tenure on the Court, A num-
ber of students and faculty mem-
bers expressed the hope that she
would be willing to sit on the Ames
Court, Vorenberg concluded.
In a related story, the Board  f
Student Advisors has announced
the names of the judges who will
preside at the semi-final round of
the Ames Competition this spring.
(Continued on Page 14)


VOL. 74, NO. 1

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