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98 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1994)

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Law School

Volume 98, No. 1                              Cambridge 02138                        Fray,-Jappar 21, 1994
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New Guards
Patrol HLS
By Greg Stohr
The Law School has ended
its longstanding relationship
with the security guard unit of
the Harvard University Police
and has hired an outside compa-
ny to patrol the HLS campus.
The new guards assumed
responsibility January 10 after a
panel chaired by HLS Buildings
Operations  Director  Frank
Lamentea recommended that
the HUP guards be dumped in
favor of Security Systems, Inc.
(SSI). Lamentea said he was not
dissatisfied with the work of the
HUP guards, but wanted more
localized control of the security
We thought they could
respond better to our needs,
Lamentea said. They report
directly to our office.
Lamentea said the new
agency would be less expensive
than the HUP guards but that
the changeover wasn't motivat-
ed by money. He said SSI
would devote more hours to on-
campus patrol than its predeces-
sors did and would implement a
new electronic system to monitor -
the patrols of the guards.
We're saving a few dollars,
but we're getting more for our
money too, Lamentea said.
SSI already patrols the
Medical School, the School of
Public Health, and parts of the
Business School. Dana Milne,
the new on-site supervisor for
the Law School, said the job here
would be similar to the duties
performed by SSI at other
Harvard schools.
It's basically the same, only
on a smaller scale, said Milne.
Milne said that right now
three guards are patrolling the
HLS campus, a number that she
expects eventually to increase to
please see GUARDS, page 15

RECORDhot Io / MatheW IIUnI,,S
Prof. Alan Dershowitz talks with Justfce Antonin, Scalia '60.
Scalia Drops -in on
Criminal Law Class
By Matthew Huggins-          of Saurabh. Shah '96, who
drafted a letter,'signed by. 121
and David Weiss.: :I* students,andsentttcalia
-  7                     * --,', . ~.Thn~tationjenticed-thie con-
Professor Alan Dershowitz ' tentious justice 'with -the
picked up his office phone late  promise of a good debate: Prof.
last November to hear the    Dershowitz has on numerous
voice on the other end say:  occasions in our class men-
Professor Dershowitz? This is tioned you and commented on
Justice Scalia.             your judicial opinions.. We
After he overcame his ini-  would like to invite you to visit
tial shock, Dershowitz learned  the school and address our
the reason for the call: his stu-  class sometime this semester.
dents had invited Supreme        Scalia insisted that his
Court Justice Antonin Scalia  comments in the classroom be
'60 to debate Dershowitz in  off the record. He said he just
class,                       wanted to get back in the class-
Scalia was calling to accept  room and address a group of
the   invitation,  and   on  Harvard law students with the
December 15, the last day of chutzpah to write him such a
the fall semester class, the  crazyletter, as he described
Supreme     Court   justice  it to Dershowitz.
addressed      Dershowitz's     Dershowitz solicited writ-
Criminal Law class.
The invitation was the idea  please see SCALIA, page 14

New Building Nears Completion
to Spring Break but won't cause  January move-in, but according
By April Rockstead            any serious administrative diffi-  to Administrative Dean Sandra
culties this semester, according  Coleman, substantial completion
A three-month delay in the  to an administration official,  is now expected in mid-to-late
construction of the Holmes Field  The building was originally  February - after which it will
building has pushed back the  scheduled for substantial com-  take about a month to put on the
earliest projected move-in date  pletion in late November and a  finishing touches and ready the
building for use.
A late design decision and
delayed delivery of material such
as stone for lobby flooring were
among factors that contributed
to the delay, Coleman said.
Nobody in the construction
business thinks it's a big deal,
Coleman said of the delay. It's
not like we got some unexpected
The delay is not expected to
increase the building's $13 mil-
-lion pric& tag, ofwhich about $10
million is construction cost.
.Since the administration
knew about the potential delays
early enough to avoid assigning
spring term classes to the new
*building, there won't be any

Entrance to the Holmes Field Building..

- lease see BUILDING, page 14

L Qualityof
Life Worst. in U.S.,
Claims New Book

ByJeff Bucholtz
Life at HLS may not have
improved much since the unla-
mented old days.of The Paper
Chase, according to the recently
published Princeton Review
Student Access Guide to the
Best Law Schools.
Author Ian van Tuyl con-
structed the guide on the basis of
more than 11,000 surveys of stu-
dents-at 140 law ,'jchools, rank-
ing and compiling information
about the schools on a variety of
subjects, from the traditional
(admissions index) to the sur-
prising (students' political orien-
tation). But the ranking sure to
provoke the most indignantreac-
tion on the banks of the Charles
deals with quality of life.
HLS   students might be
accustomed to sniping .about
ben gnumber twb,behindIYalei
but the Law School now faces
the novel experience-of seeing
itself ranked dead last in a
natinn1'snxvv.An U ORJCOA

Cynthia Brantley, Princeton
Review's director of publishing,
-said the rankings were derived
from surveys of approximately
100 HLS students, posing 70
questions on a computer form
and requiring five minutes. to
complete. Most questions used
a strongly agree-to-strongly dis-
agree or one-to-five rating sys-
tem, said Brantley, and it cov-
ered everything from range of
course offerings to hours spent
studying per day.
Student reaction to HLS's
ignominious ranking tended
toward incredulity. Oh, come
on! It's not bad at all here,
opined  Jennie .Thelen   '96.
Patrick O'Connor '95 was less
charitable, terming HLS's last-
place finish a complete crock.
I'm. having  a  good   time.
Michelle Kisloff '96 wondered
-loWjanyone could have a higher
qualty:'of life in New Haven
t.i6n in Cambridge.
Brantley said, however, that.
the surv'y' employd apartic lar

reported their:quality of life as  phrase's ordinary meaning. As
the'lowest of all 140 law schools  the guide explains, the quality-
analyzed. More glamorously     of-life rankings were based on
than we ever could have hoped,  student answers to questions
.observes the Guide with barely  about three items: the degree of
concealed glee, Yale owns num-  competitiveness among stu-
ber one, so the twin titans of  dents, the sense of community
* American legal education . . . among students, and the quality
anchor the top and bottom of our


please see BOOK, page 12

Dean Returns From
Saudi Arabia, Hails
Trip as a Success

Some people's vacations are
be', ;r and longer than others.
While most of us endured sub-
freezing temperatures last week,
others - namely Dean Clark
and an HLS    entourage
enjoyed the warm, sunny cli-
mate of the Middle East.
Dean Clark '72 and other
members of the HLS community
traveled to Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates, Kuwait,
and Egypt for 13 days over the
December holidays, in part to
thank the Saudi royal family for
its $5 million gift to the Law
School last summer.    The
entourage also secured addition-
al donation commitments and
worked  to strengthen   ties
between Middle Eastern univer-
sities and the Islamic legal stud-
ies program that will soon be
established at the Law School
through the Saudi gift.
I think we succeeded on all
three dimensions, said Clark.
It was a marvelous trip, he
added. It was fabulous, fasci-
nating, and fruitful.
Development Dean. Scott

Nichols, Professors Frank Vogel
and Arthur Von Mehren, and
HLS     Capital   Campaign
Chairman Jack Cogan '52 joined
Clark on the trip. They engaged
in  meetings, presentations,
sightseeing, and social events -
and even found time to snorkel
in the Red Sea. The group did
not visit with Saudi King Fahd
but did meet with most of his top
ministers, including the king's
son and brother.
The trip was a very con-
crete step toward the interna-
tionalization of the Law School,
Vogel said. We went abroad to
underline our seriousness.
Clark also returned from the
trip with two large donations to
announce. SaudiArabian busi-
nessman Bakr Binladin, who
:escorted the group on part of the
trip, pledged $1 million, and
Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani,
LL.M. '56 made public a previ-
ous pledge of $1 million. Both
donations will be devoted to the
Islamic studies program. Clark
hinted that the' Law, School had
secured some additional dona-
tions but would not specify  any
please see'SAUDI, page 13


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