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88 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1989)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec88 and id is 1 raw text is: Volume 88, No. 1                     America's Oldest Law School Newspaper                 February 17, 1989

Dissatisfied Students Push
For Improved Course Lottery
an~m j         choices are denied. Ifa student's  Whllenotlngsomeotthebene-
first choice is unavailable, for fits of the proposed system,
emmple, the system would at- R      SueRolInaonsid that
'r.  mi         semmid- tempt to give the student his or ittooas tsunfavorable coe
Fya prpaoednew p-regis- her second choice, or If that quences. First she noted. under
l courseIiled, hisorherthird theproposedaystemastudents
that t may nt be Implemented cheewoudbefllled.Onb'a/ter second or third choice could
unless students expres the every student has received one becomethestudent'sfirAtround
suppOforhr It. T  syslte. de-  seewouldtheseoa dround  choice. As a result. It would be
ve=o   b'trLaw      Coun- b,&*,. Studetswould beable to possible for that student to get
c (LSO) Legal ducatin Cam- list as many as 23 dibrent nto a course ahead of another
mitteelicmmitteel over the Domcorse    p    m           s tudent who listed the same
two and haf              6-   Another problem  students course- aafirst chie but was
poned in  r        ttuenit find with the current system, lower on the randomized list.
disjifaction with the present Savae sid, is that it does not  Second Robinson empresaed
allow students to isot courses concern that students might
Sthe proslh       whose scheduled meeting times receiveanumberofeoumes they
discussed with AdmnstraIve enoafletwithotherhstedcoures. listed near the bottom of their
Dean:m     ea    . Registrar nor nmy students list diffenmt form  Thus,. thIr scheduls
Sue R          and Asistant sections of the same course. might consist mostly of -pd-
Rellostrsrdarklwsu atpra-Thus wben studerts are denied ding and nat redset   r true
ent it is not da whtlhre r a r articulr course seetion,  -  P-11101- Moreen-
when the I opIo    system wi they cnnot be placed in an al- alny son *ate tat -tere
be Implemented. According to terate course.             w   always be trade-ohfli. There
RabInsonZtecn     ltbedse-    m new sysim would alow is no such thing - a perfet
sean] Isuptothedeas,'butsbe stihtes to sign up for multiple su..
added that I think the deans sectiorsofaeoursesswellaefor  adese ofthepsent .ys-
would fel better Isbout appe- courses with tme conflicts. so if term Robinson stated that the
ing the proposall If there ws their first choices are denied, great majority of students do
snm  more student feedbek.  they can be registered in one of gettheirfirstchoices, and. al-
BonniefSavage. SL a member their 'bak-up' couses.   thougth   urvafr yflry
oflheCommittee~descrbedwtiat  Under the proposed system, to year. studentsgenerallywin
she ee s the benefts of the Savage said, students am more up with complete or nery
proposed system Under the kelytoend upwithafullisched-  -lete     Siirt-l~hd
curent pe-reglatratlonsyteM.n ule since they can list back-up ules. She further explained that
she said, students who ae de- courses. Although  students less than full schedules 'ae not
ried class apaeuso  r their fis would still have to think are- really a problem. because at
coedstno peority ar stn- fully as they fill out their pre- Harvard we shop fr courses.
etwho     oet   thei firt- regstration ns she saidthe Students who need to add
choices, rTi means that sme need hr strate  n and sec- courses in the fall have the op-
studentscanwinateverylevelof ond-guesn( ofotherstudents portunity to sit In on various
choew     eoterstudentsmywould be reduced,              classes and hence to make truly
lose at every level.         As under the present system, Informed choices about which
The propod system. Savage 21A5 would continue to receive one they would like to add.
aid was developed to address preference forsecond-year bask According to Savage. the pro-
thspreblemrh system priorit- courses and 1 wouldcontnue =e Is fialyundrseiu
tises stu.dents' subsequent to receive preference for upper- onlertonaer   a
choees when   their higbher level courses.                 (continued on back pge)
Bok Delays Minority President, Superv,
Dean       ChoiceeditoCrysMr. 2L also
Dean  hoice         %=j=                 a Princeton graduate. may be
the first black ever on the mast-
Depte=petoui that     ~The 1981191orarodlawu,  head. According to Cart Cole-
H        PresidentDerek   view  masthead includes the man, 2L. the other supervising
Bok 54would announce his publication's second minority editor. 'the 10 year memoy ol
selection forthe newdeanof  president and the first black the buinesoolcecan'treiem-
HL3when he returned fn   wmanevr.Theeightnewsaff er anyone else, andl the rumor
a working vacation In early  heads were approved unani- here at the oflice is that Crystal
February, there hasbeenno  mously by Revlew member in is the first.
word yet on is choice,   an election on Feb. 5 and Feb. 9.  'Our class [class of V0 was
Bot Indicated to the fac-  The new president, Peter Yu, more diverse to begin with. rm
ulty last fall that the deci-  21. from Annandale, Virginia. is glad to be a part of the greater
sion would likely be made  agraduateofPrincetnUniver- diversity on the Law Review.'
befee Chroitmas. but there aiy and is working toward a Nix said of her ground-breaking
has been no ofcial expla- Ph.D. in Harvard's Government status.
nstion for either delay, and  Department. He described the  Taeeoftheelghtmembersol
Boks administrative as-  new masthead as a diverse and the new masthead are women, a
tant refused to comment.  broad-ranging group. Yu. an proportion roughly equivalent to
A number of professors  Asia-American. is only the the forty percent female compo-
famillarwlththedeansearch  second minority to head the Law  sition at HIS. One ofthe women.
said they had only heard  Review. The first was Raj Mar- Caroline Brown. 2L a Harvard
speculation about the de-  phatia '88. who is of Indian graduate, was next in line to Yu
layed selection by Bok.  descent.                     In the election for president and
One of the two new supervis- will be the new treasurer - a po-

FBE Directo Wiliam Sessforts

FBI Chief Defends
Investigative Methods
By Patick 111111    our society which values its
Staf rter      fteedom.
C Cvil liberties are very
The use of sensitive nvesti- prominent on  everybody's
gaive tc.hnique, while at- mind. As Americans. most of
tthe rights us are offended by any intru-
ofsocietywlthindviduarlights sion into our private lives. On
was the top of     chgiven the otherhand., we a  angered
by Federa Bureau of Investi- thatofsodetyIsnotproteced
gallon FB) Director Wllam frrm those who want to do us
Sessions to the HIS Forum on harm.
Feb. 8.                      -lnrough the lawful use of
Sessions, a former United sensitive Investigative tech-
States District Court Judge niques. w can ucceafulyt-
Texas. believes the balance is lsckcrimnaconductn ash-
both possible and beneficial to  feontinued on back page
sing Editor Elected To Review

sltion considered to be second to
the presidency. Theotherwoman
member of the masthead.
Christina Uhlrich, 21. a Dart-
mouth graduate, is to be one of
the three executive editom.
The Review is more than race
and gender-diverse, however.
since the new mathead reflects
a diversity of academic and oc-
cuptional backgrounds. Execu-
Uve editor Tom Krause, 21., for
instance, was a lieutenant on
the U.S.S. Sturgeon, a fast-at-
tack nuclear submarine, before
coming to HLS. Scott Collins.
2L, managing editor, was cap-
tain of the Harvard football team.
Coleman. a Georgetown gradu-
ate, is ean.;ng a masters degree
at the East Asian Studies De-
partment and has spent a vear
studying in China. Brown also
studied for a year in China be-
fore attending HIS. and Nix has

been a reporter for the New York
Tmes.
Most of the candidates and
other members of the Review
were pleased with the diversity
ofnextyear's masthead. Nixsaid
the masthead is one of the most
diverse boards the Law Review
has had.rhe members also plan
to extend the diversity of the
Review in the future, according
to NIx. who said that at a recent
candidates' forum, all but one
candidate supported' the Low
Review's new afirmative action
policy. The policy. Implemented
for the first tine this year. is an
attempt to increase the number
of minority editors on the Re-
view, but does not extend to
positions on the masthead or
the presidency.
Outgoing president Dan
Kahan. 31.. described the presi-
(continued on back page)

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