Post date: November 8, 2002 — 10 a.m.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the Harvard Law Review will hold its annual Supreme Court Forum, a discussion by prominent constitutional law scholars that coincides with the release of the Review’s Supreme Court issue, published each November. This year’s Forum will feature President Aharon Barak, the chief justice of the Israel Supreme Court, who will discuss his foreword to the November issue, entitled “A Judge on Judging: The Role of A Supreme Court in a Democracy.”
Harvard Law School Professor Charles Fried, the former Solicitor General of the United States and a former associate justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will present his faculty comment, “Five to Four: Reflections on the School Voucher Case,” which examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the use of school vouchers in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris. The discussion will be moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Elena Kagan. The panelists will be available to answer audience questions following their presentation.
Founded in 1887, the Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review publishes eight issues annually, from November through June, and has a circulation of approximately 8,000. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of four, carry out day-to-day operations.
The November issue of the Harvard Law Review contains the Supreme Court foreword, usually by a prominent constitutional scholar, the faculty case comment, and 25 case notes—analyses by third-year students of the most important decisions of the previous Supreme Court Term—as well as a compilation of Court statistics.