Students protest presence of Supreme Court Chief Justice Burger at Ames Moot Court competition

  • Back cover of Critical perspectives on the Burger court, [Cambridge, Mass. : s.n., 1977]

    Critical perspectives on the Burger court, [Cambridge, Mass. : s.n., 1977]

    Written and published by 17 HLS student organizations, this publication exemplifies students’ collaborative social justice work.

  • Front page of the Harvard Law Record, vol. 65, no. 6 (November 4, 1977)

    Harvard Law Record, vol. 65, no. 6 (November 4, 1977)

    “Protest of Court Decisions to Mark Burger Ames Visit”

  • Front page of the Harvard Law Record, vol. 65, no. 7 (November 23, 1977)

    Harvard Law Record, vol. 65, no. 7 (November 23, 1977)

    “Law Guild Leads Protest Against Burger Decisions”

Critical perspectives on the Burger court

[Cambridge, Mass.: s.n., 1977]
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Critical Perspectives on the Burger Court was published jointly by more than fifteen student groups in 1977, who shared concerns regarding judicial decision making around social justice issues. This publication was released in conjunction with a demonstration against the policies of the Burger court that took place on November 17, 1977, outside of Austin Hall. The demonstration had been scheduled to coincide with Chief Justice Burger’s presence at the Ames Moot Court competition. Burger did not attend due to health problems but the demonstration proceeded as planned.

The planned demonstration was covered in Harvard Law School’s student newspaper, the Harvard Law Record, both before the Ames Moot Court competition and after it.