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84 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1987)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec84 and id is 1 raw text is: America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
FEBRUARY 13, 1987

Review Elects Hea
By Hillary Richard
Although there was no whi
smoke billowing from the roof
Gannett House early Monda
morning, on the 9th of Februar
to signal that the Harvard Law R
view's seventeen hour election pr
cedure had ended, the new Preside
of the Review's 101st volume ha
indeed been elected: Raj Marphati
The election proceedings begin
mid.January, when the candidat
announced their intent, after whi
pool work committees revie
and evaluate the candidates' wor
of the last 3-4 months. Meanwhil
the Review holds a forum for
editors where the candidates fie
questions and respond to comment
On the actual election day
comprehensive reports are deliver
to the body by various pool wo
committees, at which time the vo
ing editors can comment on tI
candidates. The candidates are ke
outside of the proceedings, bu
cooking breakfast, lunch and dinn
for the eighty or so members d
ciding their fate. (Rumour has
that the jambalaya was exquisite
Candidates were eliminated
three separate rounds of ballotin
until only the final two candidat
remained: Nicholas Kourtis and P
Review member Patricia Borg
2L, commented that, Everyone fe
it was a no-lose situation, becau
any of them would have been grea
We are all real happy about h
it turned out.
Commenting on his upcomi
tenure, Marphatia emphasized h
class' commitment to enlarging tI
(Continued on Page 16)


Newly elected President of the Harvard Law Review, Raj Marphatia

all Ward And Schwartzbaum Resign
a.        By Hillary Richard          of his disappointment in the Council,
primarily the failure of a by-law
od    Both the President and the Vice-  that he sponsored last year, which
rk  President of the Law School Council  would have required all Council
t- resigned from their positions this  members to be involved in a project
he week, citing burn-out and a desire  at all times. Ward felt this was an
pt to facilitate the effectiveness of the  important requirement, as a lot of
sy new officers by leaving at the be- members just come to meetings, and
er ginning, rather than the middle, of  don't fulfill their responsibility to
.e- the semester,                     the class that elected them, which
it   Jay Ward (3L), President, and   is to work in the interest of the
e.) David Schwartzbaum    (3L), Vice  student body. His proposal was
in  President, were scheduled to serve  shot down, according to Ward,
,g, the Council until mid-April. The  because Council members com-
es Council will, however, now elect   plained that the Council would be-
aj their successors at a Council meet-  come too formal.
ing on Tuesday, February 17,        Ward stated that in his two years
a,    Ward explained that he had been  as president of the Council only one
elt leading the Council, effectively, all or two other members had brought
se through last year. While the Council legislation to the Council. Both of
at. had tried to maintain a rotation  these situations contributed, Ward
ow  schedule last year, with members  said, to the prevailing criticism of
taking turns at the leadership helm, the student body that the Council
ng  the system was constantly in dis- doesn't do anything.
is array and Ward wound up the          Although he noted that the first
[e  Council's only president,        year representatives had done a
Ward pointed to a number of     hell of a lot this year, Ward
failed initiatives as the main source  (Continued on Page 6)

VOL. 84, NO. 1


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