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80 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1985)

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VOL 80, NO. 1                 FEBRUARY 8, 1985                     25 CENTS

By W. Burlette Carter
At its meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 30, the HLS faculty approved
a teaching program for the 1985-
86 academic year. Approximately
60 faculty members attended the
meeting, including visiting and as-
sistant professors.
The meeting was also open to a
limited number of students. Five
spots were made available to in-
terested students.
The new program was coordinated
by Dean James Vorenberg working
with Profs. Frank Michelman and
Richard Stewart, both acting in
their capacities as Associate Deans.
Faculty members submitted their
teaching preferences, also indicating
any new courses they would like to
teach, as well as desired leaves of
Speaking with the RECORD, Vor-
enberg called the task of putting
the program together complicated,
but indicated that the faculty was
very cooperative.
New Experiments on 1Ls
The teaching program approved
for next year is essentially the same
as that of recent years. There are,
however, a few new developments,
most of the substantive changes in-
volving first year students.
In recent years, for example, one
first year section, dubbed the ex-
perimental section, has been used
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Panel members, l-r: Caron Chess, Charley Richardson, moderator Steve
Kelinan, Harty Fatkin, Nicholas Ash ford.
Conference Explores Toxic Problems

By Russell Marsh
The Harvard Environmental Law
Review [HELR] sponsored a sym-
posium on Controlling Chemical
Contamination In The Workplace
on Saturday, February 2, 1985, in
the Ames Courtroom.
Among the topics for presentation
and discussion were toxic torts,
right to know legislation, worker's
compensation, and the Agent Or-
ange settlement.
The symposium began with a
morning session in which papers
were presented which will be pub-
lished in an upcoming edition of
the HELR. This was followed by a
panel discussion in the afternoon.
Attorney Norman Landau of New
York City, author of the book Toxic
Torts, spoke on litigation strategies
in the environmental tort field, in-

eluding the importance of estab-
lishing a prima facie case, and
methods of presenting a case to jury.
In a highlight of his presentation,
a student walked into the Ames
Courtroom covered from head to toe
by a green protective suit. Landau
said that when a jury sees that this
is what workers wear when they
produce the chemicals involved in
a lawsuit, they realize that those
chemicals are probably dangerous
to handle.
Landau pleaded that lawyers be
more receptive to handling toxic tort
cases: Don't just out of hand turn
them down.
Landau was followed by Boston
lawyer Laurence Locke, editor of
the Mass. Practice Series on Work-
er's Compensation, who discussed
problems with workers' compen-
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