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75 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1982)

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America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
SEPTEMBER 10, 1982

Three 1Ls chat along the railing at the stern of the cruise boat which
carried them and 500 classmates across the Boston Harbor waters on
Saturday night. More 1L pictures on pages 8 and 9.
Army Threatens Siege Over
Gays, School Responds

By Michael Medina
The United States Army has
threatened to withdraw all defense
contracts from Harvard University
because Harvard Law School will
not allow the army to recruit here.
An HLS non-discrimination policy
prohibits organizations that dis-
criminate against applicants on the
basis of age, handicap or sexual
orientation from recruiting at the
Law School.
In a letter addressed last May to
HIS Dean James Vorenberg, Judge

Advocate General (JAG) Major
General Hugh J. Clausen wrote
that he is considering recom-
mending that no further defense
contracts be awarded to Harvard
because of the policy. The JAG, the
top United States Army lawyer,
also addressed similar letters to
law schools at Yale, NYU, Colum-
bia, UCLA and Wayne State Uni-
versity, which have comparable anti-
discrimination policies.
If followed through, the with-
(Continued on Page 12)


VOL. 75, NO, 1


Course Boycott
By Dave Horn
Following several weeks of harsh
criticism from the national press,
the leader of the Harvard Black
Law Students Association returned
to Cambridge this week and claimed
that BLSA's boycott of the winter-
term course on Racial Discrimi-
nation and Civil Rights has been
badly misunderstood. He labeled as
demagoguery Dean Vorenberg's
charge that BLSA was boycotting
the course because one of its in-
structors, Jack Greenberg, is white.
Muhammad Kenyatta, president
of BLSA, told the RECOaD that the
dean has dealt with us in bad faith.
By injecting the charge of anti-
white bias and reverse racism, the
dean has played into the hands of
the most reactionary and racist ele-
ments of our society.
Dean Vorenberg denied that he
had done anything to focus atten-
tion on the reverse racism issue
and declined to comment on the
accusation that he had tried to por-
tray Kenyatta or BLSA in a bad
Kenyatta was referring to a let-
ter Vorenberg wrote to all return-
ing students in July. In that letter,
Vorenherg announced his opposi-
tion to BLSA's boycott of the course
and referred to an earlier letter in
which Kenyatta allegedly stated
that one reason for the boycott was
that the course was being taught
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