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Tag Archives: forum
News / February 8, 2012
Fein and Nader Bruce Fein, ’72, and Ralph Nader, ’58, spoke Wednesday at noon at this year’s Forum entitled “America’s Lawless Empire: The Constitutional Crimes of Bush and Obama.” In his address, Nader called for law students to act to protect the Constitution. “You speak with moral authority to working lawyers and faculty and judges,” he said to attending law students, “You may not know that. But when, in the past, law students put up petitions and proclamations, the rest of the profession knew that those were heartfelt expressions of idealism. They knew that the law students did not have a commericial retainer to motivate them. They knew the law students did not have an axe to grind. And that’s why they knew the law students had moral authority. And you can communicate with tens of thousands of law students, free, over the Internet, which we did not have. And you can mount a … Continue reading
Opinion / February 6, 2012
Among my indelible memories of the Law School in the “conforming Fifties” were two events. One was an address by Robert Hutchins (Dean of Yale Law School at age 29, then President of the University of Chicago) at a packed Austin Hall where he asked us “What is the purpose of the Harvard Law School?” There was a wave of smiles and snickers for what many thought was either an off-the-wall Socratic sally or just Hutchins being Hutchins asking an impossibly provocative question? Why, didn’t he know that Harvard Law School had no collective purpose beyond assembling scholarly faculty and motivated students?