When I was an undergraduate student at Boston University, my mother urged me on a regular basis to go study at the Harvard Law library in the hopes of meeting Mr. Right. Not only was I denied access to the library, but it turns out my future husband would be a finance guru, not another lawyer like yours truly. Now, Harvard Law is in the news, and not for any outstanding achievements. A recent AboveTheLaw.com article correctly chastises a current Harvard Law student for calling Tzipi Livni, former Israeli Foreign Minister and current Israeli Parliament member “smelly.”
At a panel discussion run by Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and co-sponsored by the Jewish Law Students Association and Harvard Hillel, the student asked Livni: “how is it that you are so smelly?” In response to curious looks all around him, the student attempted to clarify his statement by assuring everyone “oh, it’s a question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, very smelly, and I was just wondering.”
The Jerusalem Post, The Harvard Law Record and other news agencies are not releasing the name of this Harvard Law School student, fortunate for him, as it may kill any future job prospects. He has released a statement apologizing for his crude remarks.
Lawyer and legal writer, Julie worked primarily in real estate law before focusing her career on the social media and marketing aspects of the legal industry.