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85 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1987)

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SEPTEMBER 18, 1987


Bok Vetoes Trubek, Reviews Dalton Bid

By David Snouffer
Harvard President Derek Bok last
spring overruled the HLS faculty's
plans to offer a full professorship
to David Trubek, a visiting professor
at HLS in 1986-87, and during the
summer Bok began a reexamination
of the faculty's divided vote to deny
tenure to Assistant Professor Clare
Dalton, LL.M, '73. In May, Bok
blocked Trubek's appointment after
Trubek reportedly had received the
support of 80 percent of the full-
time HLS faculty, as well as the
required approval of two-thirds of
the school's full professors. The
tenured faculty had voted 29 to 20

in May to support Dalton's pro-
motion to a tenured professorship,
four votes short of the two-thirds
needed for approval.
Dalton's failure to gain tenure
spurred a protest rally in May, stu-
dent petitions to Bok and calls by
several of Dalton's student sup-
porters for students not to speak in
class for a day. The faculty vote
also evoked spirited public criticism
from Professors Gerald Frug '63,
Morton Horwitz'67, David Kennedy
'80 and Duncan Kennedy, all CLS
adherents, and also three faculty
members who are not associated
with CLS: Professors Derrick Bell,
Lewis Sargentich '70 and Laurence
Tribe '66. Bell said last week that

he remained in his office for 80
hours during the Commencement
period last June to protest the Dal-
ton and Trubek actions.
Dalton and her supporters charge
that she was a victim of gender and
political discrimination, and during
the summer Dalton threatened to
sue Harvard if Bok does not offer
her a tenured position.
The faculty's vote in favor of Tru-
bek evoked little public comment
at the time, but his bid had received
sometimes intense opposition from
about a dozen tenured professors,
Horwitz said. Professors said Bok
consulted a number of faculty
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Curl Combines Admissions And Financial Aid
By Jeffrey Gershowitz
Joyce Curll has been named
assistant dean for admissions and
financial aid at RLS, This is a move
to strengthen the relationship be-
tween those two separate offices,
and Curll will be the first person
to head both Admissions and Fi-
nancial Aid simultaneously.
Curll comes to HLS from New
i-  York University Law School, where
she served for 16 years, including
12 years as assistant dean of ad-
Sal Ca ente
New Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Joyce Curll     (Continued on Page 5)


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