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97 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1993)

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Harvard Law RECORD3z'
Volume 97, No. 1                Cambridge 02138          Friday, September 17..1993

Changes in Store
for HIS Faculty
New Profs Arrive as Others Depart

A group of ILs at the alLaw School Reception last Friday.
Several Students Claim That

By Lia Zornberl
'Me Ilarklmx Caf
only part of ILS that
it major fare hIM thi.
the Law School's fa
looks differntt this
year. With several
new appointnents,
three rettrementst,
two leaves to the
Clinton administra-
tioni, and one perma-
nent departure. sht-
dents can expect to
soe some unfamiliar
faces before their
classrooms.    And
there will bi a few
familiar faces miss-

the past 12 years. *Mnookin',
g           primary area of interest ti dis,
pute resoltution. with a wptialt
ve is not the  in family Iaw. and thus fall he is
underwent   leading  an  interdisciplinary
sumtn r -,- researrh semiriar on negot ;aion
iculty also and dispute resolution.
Asked why he
decided to join the'
lI S    flcilty.
MNlrcokin hstid '
hilve, I gwal f-tr the
m, xt ten years to
really help train the
next generat    for
young   academics
nd  profi, 4.siona I
who can make a
con tribution to dis-
Prof. Robert Mnookin  pute relution a a
field. What I con-

ing.                         cluded Was that hpcaule of the
The newest face on the    size of Harvard Law School, I
tenured  faculty  is  Robert  would have the best chance of
turned  up   missing.  said  belongings.                 M1nookin '68. Appointed in the  doing that here.
By Greg Stohr                Harvard Police Detective Dick    In an exclusive interview  spring of 1992. he recently    Mnookin is just fabulous.
Estes. who is investigating the  with the RECORD, Thompson  arrived  from  Stanford  Law
More than a dozen Harvard  allegations. Hfe said approxi-  denied the charges, claiming the  School. where he has taught for  please see FACULTY, page 15
students -- many of them here  mately 15 people have filed  garage in which he stored the
at 11 -- say the owner of a  reports alleging that Thompson  items was broken into over the

miving andstorag ecom,pany
stole thousnds of dollars worth
of IbongXI ihe was'ummadto
have returned to them this fall
The students allege that All
Pro Moving and Storage Co.
owner Walter rhompson stole
computers, televisions, VCRs,
stereos and other valuable items
he was to have stored during the
summer,
Any big electrical stuff has

By RECORD Staff
Months of negotiations this
summer between the Law School
Council and University officials
have rxtuced concrete improve-
ments in the facilities that law
students return to this fall.
Most notably, Hemenway Gym
is scheduled  to reopen  on
September 20 with a host of
equipment upgrades: two stair-
masters, one rowing machine,
additional benches and free
weights, and a complete refur-
bishing of the basketball court
that includes new rims, padding,
and a repainted floor.
According to LSC President
Enu Mainigi '94, negotiations
were complicated, but at last
bore fruit. Because Hemenway
Gym is run by the College of
Arts and Sciences, not the Law
School. all facility improvements
require  College   approval.
Working closely with Director of
Building  Operations  Frank
Lamentea and Administrative
Dean Sandra Coleman, LSC
finally succeeded in convincing
the College to make the much
needed renovations, Mainigi
said.
HLS has agreed to pay for
the rowing machine and stair-
masters, and the College will

Inas, motoll- er weir U eilC .1,1I ~in
ings.
m .....,,:la ftepar te*eat~L kast a
half-dozen HILS students are try-
ing to track down items stored
over the summer by another
company, Castle Moving Co.
That company apparently has
gone out of business, and stu-
dents have been rummaging
through a storage facility in
Brookline in search of their

finance the remaining equip-
ment.
Arm Machine Expected
Soon
Summer negotiations also
produced a tentative agreement
between the Law School and
BayBank that would bring an
ATM machine to the Harkness
Commons this fall. That agree-
ment is now being reviewed by
Harvard University lawyers.
'Hopefully, it will go through
by November, if there are no
glitches, Mainigi said.
The major negotiating obsta-
cle to having an ATM machine in
Harkness Commons stems from
the fact that it would not be used
very much during the summer
months.    Generally, ATM
machines are installed only
where they will be used consis-
tently.
To solve this problem, the
Law School has agrmed to subsi-
dize an ATM machine during the
summer months if it falls short
of the required cash turnover.
Directing Focus to 1LA
The LSC also opened the
year with a stepped-up effort to
embrace first-year students. On
September 2, the ILC sponsored
please see LSC, page 12

suieLI.
Thompson said he did not
know tlhe X'onth in which the
garage, which he said was locat-
ed in Somerville, was burglar-
ized. He claimed he did not
learn of the break-in until after
he had been contacted by stu-
dents seeking their belongings.
lie said he filed a police report
not to long ago.
Estes said police had not
questioned Thompson, as of
Tuesday   lie  said  that
Thompson twice told Cambridge
police over the phone he would
come to the station for question-
ing but that Thompson did not
show up either time.
'I think he knows what's
going on and Lhe fact that lie
might be arrested if we do talk to
him, Estes said, adding that
please see MOVER, page 15

$5 Million for Islamic
Legal Studies Center

By Jeff Bucholtz
The Law School received a
gift of $5 million this summer
from King Flahd of Saudi Arabia
toward the establishment of a
Center for Islamic Legal Studies.
The donation will pay for ai$3
million endowed professorship
and for $2 million of program
support.
Professor  Frank   Vogel.
HLS's resident expert on Islamic
legal studies, will ovor-,e the
creation of the center. Vogel said
he envisions the center as per-
manent and    comprehensive,

with scholars in residence, fel.
lowships for visiting professors
and students, and a world.class
research facility.
As part of its campaign to
raise S150 million. IHLS is cur-
rently seeking additional fund-
ing of $5 million to complete, the
endowment of the center. Vogel
predicted that we'll have the
rest of the money and announce
the whole center within a year.
While  evoking  the  Law
School's extensive historic ties
with the Arab world, including
visiting scholars and a previous
please ser ISLAMIC, page 14

New Dean of Students Revamps
Orientation Programs for Its

By April Rockstead
If HI S seems more student friendly - at
least for I Li - this year, it's due neither to coin-
cidence nor to any good-behavior
seasonings conjured up in the fac-
ultystaff cafeteria.
The credit goes at least in
large part to the efforts of new
Dean   of Students   Suzanne
Richardson. whose innovations
this fall range from map- and
information-providing welcome
tents to the all-Law-School party
last Friday.
The goal is to very strongly
welcome the new students here,
as well as to Harvard and
Cambridge, Richardson said,      Suzanne I
Wand provide more points of con-
tact in their first few weeks in the study of law -
which we know can be a little bit confusing.
Dean   Clark  offered  the  position  to
Richardson and she accepted effective June of

this year. Richardson succeeds Sarah Wald, who
served as dean of students until September 1993,
when she resigned to take a position as special
assistant to two Harvard University vice-presi-
dents. Richardson served as acting dean of stu-
dents during most of the lengthy
selection process that followed
Wald's resignation.
Richardson, who began her
tenure with HLS about 16 years
ago and whose previous positions
here include associate director of
clinical programs and director of
student activities, holds a bache-
lor's degree in fine arts and a
master's degree in educational
planning and social policy from
the Harvard Graduate School of
Education.
ichardson      As part of the    new  and
improved IL orientation this fall.
entering students arrived two days before Labor
Day weekend, received a new health services ori-
p...eae see ORIENTATION, page 13

Law School Council
Off to a Quick Start

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