December 6, 1998 |
It's only a half-hour subway ride from gritty, crowded Chinatown to the upper Manhattan campus of Columbia University, where earnest law students hustle purposefully from classroom to library. But Lawrence Wu, editor in chief of the Columbia Law Review, has come a lot farther than that since he wore his hair spiked and bleached and quit high school to join a Chinese gang. As a teenager, he patrolled his gang's turf on East Broadway and shook down shopkeepers for protection money.
March 23, 2012 |
A friend of mine had his name in the paper the other day. It was in an article speculating about who might inherit a prestigious post in the literary world when the current grandee retires. The article said that my friend would have led the list 10 years ago. Ouch! The obvious though unstated implication is that now he's too old. He just turned 60. He says he already has his dream job and didn't mind the idea that, because he is 60, some career opportunities have moved beyond his reach.
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August 15, 2001 |
The embattled dean of a Santa Ana law school, accused of plagiarizing other works in a fall 2000 law review article about human rights, denied any wrongdoing Tuesday even as new questions arose about another, unpublished manuscript he wrote in 1996 on the same subject. Winston L.
January 27, 2007 |
Barack Obama's entry into politics came on a winter morning at the white-columned Harvard Law Review building when, about 2 a.m., a deeply divided editorial staff chose him as the first African American to lead the prestigious publication. It was no small accomplishment. Obama, who at nearly 30 was older and more world-wise than most of his classmates, had to navigate among sharply drawn factions of conservatives and liberals to beat 18 other candidates for the job.
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October 18, 2001
Harry M. Cross, 88, a former National Collegiate Athletic Assn. president and law professor expert on property division in divorce cases, died Oct. 10 in Kirkland, Wash., of complications from knee surgery. A prominent member of the law faculty of the University of Washington from 1943 to 1984, Cross became the university's representative to the NCAA because of his passion for sports and playing by the rules.
December 18, 1994
Richard Lee Rykoff, 75, a Los Angeles attorney who defended film stars in the anti-communism McCarthy era. He was educated at UCLA and Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Law Review. After studying Japanese, Rykoff served as an interpreter and translator for Adm. Chester Nimitz during World War II. During the 1950s, the lifelong liberal lawyer defended Van Heflin, Lloyd Gough and other members of the film industry who were questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee.