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92 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1991)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec92 and id is 1 raw text is: Volume 92, No. 1                            America's Oldest Law School Newspaper                             February 8, 1991

Liebman Named Columbia Dean

By George Paul
Professor Lance Liet man '67,
law professor and former associate
dean, will leave Harvard Law
School to become the eleventh
dean of the Columbia Univer-
sity School of Law.
Liebman, who has taught at
HLS for the past twenty years,
will begin his deanship July 1.
He replaces Barbara Aronstein
Black who steps down after five
and one half years as dean to
return to teaching and  re-
search at Columbia.
Liebman said of his appoint-
ment, I am delighted to have
the opportunity to participate
with Columbia's outstanding
faculty and students in adapt-
ing legal scholarship and legal
education to new realities.
Dean Clark '72 announced
Liebman's acceptance to the
faculty, and offered a collegial
salute. I know that all of you
will, as I do, receive this news
with a profound sense of loss
as well as happiness for Lance
and respect forColumbia's good
judgment, he said.
Professor Charles Haar '48,
who co-authored a property
casebook with Liebman, ech-
oed the Dean's sentiment.. He
said, It is a great loss of
colleagueship for me. Not only
is he an extraordinary person
with respect to property law,
but also to exchange ideas with.
He's made a tremendous con-
tribution here.
Professor Philip Heymann'60,
co-author of an ethics textbook
with Liebman, said, We'll miss
him at Harvard. Students will

Professor Lance Liebman, '67 will leave to become
Dean of Columbia's Law School.

miss him and the faculty will
miss him as well. He's been, for
a long time, a faculty leader
here at Harvard.
He added that, It 's a nice
way to miss somebody-by
having then become dean of
another great law school. He
will be a great dean. Columbia
will enjoy a golden age with him
there.
Columbia University President,
Michael Sovern, said that
Liebman would bring vision and
energy to Columbia. I am de-
lighted that we have persuaded
Lance Liebman to return to New
York, he said, By tempera-
ment, by talent and by interest

he belongs here... Brilliant and
energetic, a popular teacher and
a widely read author, Dan
Liebman is the right leader to
help us continue to build on
Columbia's tradition of excel-
lence.
Liebman is renowned for his
scholarship in employment
law, Japanese law, and most
recently, on legal ethics. He
has written extensively on
property law, comparative law,
employment law, and ethics,
including seven books. His
property casebook is used
across the country. His book
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War Splits Campus
By Henry Kerner

Opinions Clash
At Open Forum
If the Bush administration
had hoped to prevent linkage
between the Allied effort to de-
feat Saddam Hussein and lib-
erate  Kuwait,   and   the
Arab-Israeli conflict, that at-
tempt was noticeably and cer-
tainly fruitless at the Open
Forum on the war in the Gulf
on Friday. Feb. 1.
Although the organizers say
they attempted to present a
balanced view of the war issue,
the crowd of about 90 law
students seemed largely against
the war. Reasons for opposi-
tion ranged from the immoral-
ityof allwars to the unjustness
or unnecessariness of this
particular war.
The forum was not designed
to present expert opinions on
the conflict, but rather to allow
students to voice their views in
a non-confrontational setting,
rccordingto PeterCicchino, 2L,
the forum moderator. To this
end, the organizers invited four
student panelists togivea short
summation of their opinions.
The first speaker, Anthony
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Call-Up Rumors
As Yet Unfounded
Rumors that HLS students in
the Armed Forces had been
activated are not true, accord-
ing to the Registrar's office.
Annie Bombard, Registrar, says
that no student has had to
withdraw because he or she
has been called by the Armed
Services. She said that if that
were to happen in the future,
she would anticipate no
problem with them returning.
Margaret Stock, 2L, and a
reservist in the Army added
that if somebody had to leave
school during the semester that
person would get a tuition re-
fund. Neither Margaret Stock
nor Carolyn Langer, 2L, an M.D.
and National Guardsman, have
been called, even though re-
ports on television have indi-
cated  that doctors   are
particularly in demand. Neither
anticipate being called up, but
reaffirm their willingness to go
if called. I made a commit-
ment, says Dr. Langer, and if
called upon I would feel an
obligation to fulfill my service.
Ms. Stock expressed similar
sentiments.

Dean Cuisine
Former Dean Co-authors Cookbook

Students Intervene in CCR Suit

By George Paul
Fifty students calling them-
selves Students for Construc-
tive Diversity (SCD) have filed a
motion to intervene pro se in
the Coalition for Civil Right's
(CCR) employment discrimina-
tion lawsuit against Harvard.
The intervenors contend that
the suit is meritless and brought
only to attract media attention
to the group and to harass the
Law School administration.
SCD, which includes minor-
ity members, seeks an end to
the lawsuit. They also counter-
claimed against CCR for $200,000
in damages for abuse of pro-
cess, tortious Interference with
contractual relations, and in-
tentional interference with
advantageous relations.
The group claims that the CCR
suit hampers students'abilities
to obtain quality legal education
and will hurt the Law School's
ongoing effort to attract mi-
nority professors.
SCD member Mike Guzman,
3L, said the group hopes to
accomplish two goals. First.
[we hopel the judge, by seeing
our papers and signatures will
see that CCR is not in any way
representative of the student

body of Harvard. Second, on
campus, we hope to open the
dialogue on appropriate ways
to foster diversity, he said.
An SCD spokesman Insisted
that CCR is a fringe group of
HLS students who have pushed
their political agenda of forcing
the Law School to hire profes-
sors without regard to tradi-
tional merit-based criteria such
as professional credentials and
scholarly publications to un-
palatable extremes.
Boykin countered that CCR's
lawsuit was brought to focus
attention on the legitimate need
for faculty diversity. He added,
We never claimed to represent
every student at Harvard. But
the same issues are still important
and still need to be addressed.
According to SCD, the CCR
suit goes too far and will politicize
the hiring process and polarize
the faculty and student body.
Guzman noted that What re-
ally galvanized the group is the
feeling that the CCR lawsuit is
an inappropriate way to achieve
the goal of diversity.
Intervention is necessary, the
SCD motion states, because
Harvard has not properly rep-
resented student interests and
because Harvard employees
and CCR are colluding. SCD

argues that Harvard in its pa-
ternalistic role ofeducator, does
not share the SCD's interest in
deterring the plaintiffs from
filing future vexations and ha-
rassing lawsuits.
CCR is undeterred. Spokesman
Keith Boykin, 2L, downplayed
any cifect that the intervenors
might have on their effort. I
think the motion will have no
effect on the case whatsoever,
he said. We are confident that
the judge will dismiss this
inotion.
Boykin says the intervenor's
are on shaky legal ground.
They ISCD] rely on a misrep-
resentation of [Mass. Gen. Law
ch.) 151(b). Plaintiffs action
was brought under Mass. R.
Civ. P. 24 and ch. 151 s. 5,
which in . Ime cases grants an
unconditional right to intervene.
Massachusetts Rules of Civil
Procedure provide a right of
intervention when a statute of
the Commonwealth confers an
unconditional right to intervene.
To support the intervention,
SCD's Memorandum quotes
Ch. 151B s. 5 to indicate any
complainant may intervene as
of right insaid civil action.
13oykin said the quoted pas-

By Sharon Stone
Old HLS Deans never die, they
just go on to write cookbooks.
Or so it seems with James
Vorenberg'51, whose cookbook
has gotten rave reviews from
Julia Child.
Vorenberg. Roscoe Pound
Professor of law and former
Dean of HLS (1981-1989) co-
wrote with Jack Greenberg,
iormer vice-dean of Columbia
Law School, Dean Cuisine. or
The Liberated Man's Guide To
Fine Cooking to be published
next month.

The co-authors have different
specialities, Dean Greenberg
oversees the stuffed vegetables
and pastas while Dean
Vorenberg concentrates on
desserts. The result is a book of
fine recipes that can usually be
prepared in an hour.
Child, who reviewed the book
for the Harvard Law Bulletin
wrote, I very much like this no
nonsense collection of recipes
with a minimumoflbothersome
detail but enough for the en-
thusiast to follow. A running
commentary and personal re-
marks make the recipes a good
read, and the authors' relaxed
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Dean Vorenterg, lefi, with Dean Greenberg, right, and meal, center.

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