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95 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1992)

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Volume 95, No. I

Cambridge 02138-

Friday, September 18, 1992

CCR Suit Dismissed

Early model of the new Holmes Field building.
What's Happening, Holmes?
Construction on New Building Continues

By Glennis Gill
For construction crews
around    campus,    Frank
Lamentea, Director of Building
Operations told the RECORD,
it was a busy summer. Upon
returning to campus this year,
students found several changes
and improvements in the facili-
ties and grounds.
The most obvious work is,
currenly* in pk~gre§s6 n**tn6
Holmes Field Building, the infa-
mous hole in the ground. Much
of the summer was spent blast-
ing a tunnel underneath
Langdell North to connect the
new building and the main
building. This accounts for the
boarding up of the women's
room in the tunnel under
Langdell North. Lamentea pro-
jects that both the passage on

the Holmes Field side of
Langdell and the women's room
in the tunnel will be open by the
beginning of December.
The    Holmes     Field
Construction News, describing
the work for the coming week,
particularly the noisy construc-
tion, is posted around campus
for members of the HLS commu-
nity. One of the unfortunate
results of the construction is the
'imination'of the pangle sit-
ing'area outside of the Hark.
Lamentea was worried when he
knew the triangles, a major stu-
dent hang-out and center of
campus activity, were going to
disappear. He said that all
Spring I was looking around for
a place in the sun, in a path
where people walk. The area in
front of Pound Hall seemed to fit
the bill.
Student reaction to the new

Dersh in With Mia

By Lisa Zornberg
In the latest episode of
Legal Cr'ses of the Rich and
Famous,   Professor   Alan
Dershowitz has reemerged in
the national spotlight, this time
as a player in the controversy
surrounding Woody
Allen and Mia
Farrow. Allen, a
leading film person-
ality, is suing for
custody of the one
natural child and
two adopted chil-
dren he now shares
with Farrow, a long-
time companion who
has acted in many of
his films. Allen also Prof. Alan
faces charges from
Farrow that he sexually abused
their younger daughter. The
greatest publicity of all has
focused on Allen's acknowledge-
ment that he is' currently
involved with Soon-Yi Farrow
Previn, Farrow's college-aged
adopted daughter.
To many, it comes as little
surprise to find Harvard's own
campus luminary involved in
this latest drama. In recent
years, Dershowitz has repre-
sented many of the controversial

figures of our time, including
Michael    Milken,    Leona
Helmsley, Mike Tyson, and
Klaus Van Bulow. Public scan-
dal just wouldn't be the same
without him, cornmmented Jeff
Bucholtz '95.
Yet Dershowitz's current
role as Farrow's legal consultant
and advisor is one
that he himself did
not    anticipate.
Initially, he expect-
ed to act as a neu-
tral party: I was
called on August
tenth   by    Mia
Farrow, who told
me the story, before
it went public,
about      Woody
)ershowitz. Allen's relationship
with   her   older
daughter, and the allegations
concerning her younger daugh-
ter. She asked me to help nego-
tiate a resolution of this situa-
tion, not to act as a courtroom
Dershowitz, who knew both
parties at the start, agreed to
intercede only after experienc-
ing serious reluctance. Woody
Allen has always been a cultural
hero of mine, Dershowitz
please see DERSH, page 14

Pound Plaza has generally
been positive, although some tri-
angle devotees don't view the
new plaza as a replacement.
One 3L who often spent time at
the triangles doesn't like the
new plaza because it's out of
the way and it doesn't have the
same ambiance. She comment-
ed that I used to spend my life
there and now I spend about five
minutes a week. However, she
does feel: that it's dedniaitely bet-
ter than if they hadn't done any-
Other students are more
enthusiastic about the new area;
Jeanine Grachuk '95 thinks its'
a great place to hang out or do
some light studying. It's really
nice to be outdoors and it's the
only location that feels really
In addition to the Plaza, the
interior of Pound received a new
look with reupholstered furni-
ture and cozier arrangements in
the lounge areas.
All over campus recycling
has become much easier and
much more visible. Lamentea
placed recycling stations, like
the one put in the Hark last
year, in the Pound and ILS tun-
nels. In addition, recycling bins
were put in the classrooms, the
hallways, and anywhere else
that made sense, including the
please see BUILDING, page 14

By Todd Hartman '93
While most of the controver-
sy surrounding Harvard Law
School lay dormant for the sum-
mer, the struggle for faculty
diversity continued unabated in
the Massachusetts Supreme
Court., On July 9, 1992, the
state's highest court affirmed
the dismissal of the HLS
Coalition for Civil Rights' law-
suit against the fellows of
Harvard College. The court
upheld a 1991 Superior Court
.decision, ruling that the stu-
dents lacked legal standing to
sue Harvard University for
alleged employment discrimina-
tion against prospective minori-
ty and women faculty members
in violation of Massachusetts
state law.
The opinion fully upholds
the dismissal of the students'
lawsuit, said Allan A. Ryan Jr.,
attorney for Harvard. We
regard the lawsuit now as com-
pletely over.
While the lower court did

By David Baker
While   most    students
explored various career opportu-
nities over the summer, the
Harvard Law School faculty
experienced some dramatic
changes. David Wilkins '80,
director of the HLS Program on
the Legal Profession, was voted
tenure and begins this academ-
ic year as a full professor.
Dean Robert C. Clark
expressed enthusiasm for the
appointment.    He  praised
Wilkins as a talented scholar
and a fabulously gifted teacher.
Clark added, His expertise in
civil procedure and legal ethics
will help the school provide a
solid legal foundation for the
next generation of lawyers.
Wilkins, who has been an
Assistant Professor at HLS

not judge the ase on its merits,
the Supreme Judicial Court
found in favor of Harvard on the
student's substantive claims, in
addition to the procedural
standing issue, making further
legal options scarce.
In our view, the students'
suit wai an effort to convert a
number of issues being actively
debated on campus into legal
issues fit for resolution by the
courts, Ryan added. We do not
believe that this debate belongs
in the courtroom, and we are
pleased that the highest court in
Massachusetts      evidently
agrees. Despite the strong lan-
guage of the court, CCR mem-
bers remain optimistic.
Certainly CCR is thinking
about taking further legal
action, said Julie Su '94, presi-
dent of the Asian American Law
Students Association. A lot of
things happened over the sum-
mer which tried to undo what
we did last spring to which we
have to respond.
please see CCR, page 14

since 1986, has taught courses
on civil procedure and legal pro-
fession, an area in which he has
pioneered the country's first
four-credit course.
I am pleased and honored
by the faculty's decision, said
Wilkins. In the coming years, I
look forward to contributing to
the school's effort to understand
and improve the practice of law,
to develop innovative approach-
es to teaching and research in
the area of civil procedure, and
to encourage interdisciplinary
work by students and faculty.
In addition to the tenuring
of Wilkins, professors Robert
Mnookin, Joseph Singer and
Joseph Weiler recently accepted
the Law School's offers of
tenure. These men comprise
three-fourths of the infamous '4
please see FACULTY, page 15

Dean Wald Leaving Law School

By Lisa Zornberg

came to th

Dean of Students Sarah Wald has resigned  hold admi
her post at Harvard Law School to take a newly  constituen
created position as Special Assistant to two  pie's lives
University Vice-Presidents, John
Shattuck and Sally Zeckhauser.
During her five-year stay, she devel-
oped a unique rapport with both stu-
dents and faculty, on a campus often
fraught with political tension.
Dean Wald joined HLS in 1987,
leaving a diverse background of gov-
ernment and legal involvement. After
receiving her J.D. from Yale Law
School, she clerked on the Second
Circuit, worked for one year in
employment discrimination   law,   Dean Sarah Wald.
spent   three   years   at   the
Massachusetts Attorney General's office, and
served four years as a cabinet officer in the

usetts Office for Consumer Affairs. I
he Law School, Wald reflected, with a
nt perspective - that it is important to
inistrative bodies accountable to their
.ts, and that issues of importance to peo-
should be communicated in a way that
makes the system work better.
As Dean of Students, Wald often
translated this perspective into policy.
Working with law students, she reor-
ganized student groups, which more
than redoubled to eighty-seven in her
time here, and erected i, budget guide-
lines system and the Student Funding
Board. She codified the Law School's
exam deferment policy, and estab-
lished regular meetings with the head
of the Law School Council and student
To many, Dean Wald's greatest
please see WALD, page 3

Profs Come and Go
Wilkins Gets Tenure; 3 of 4 'White
Men' Accept; 2 Women and 2 Men
Added; Bell's Appeal Dehtied


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