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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 5235194

Records of the Emergency Coalition


Records related to the Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement, formed after the elimination of public interest career counseling at Harvard Law School in August 1989.


  • 1989-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish is required.


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This collection contains materials collected and produced by the Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement during 1989 and 1990. The records are largely composed of memoranda and photocopied newspaper clippings, as well as press releases, agendas, correspondence and other similar miscellany.

The papers were organized into topical groups by their donor, Lori M. Wallach, a leader of ECPIP, before their donation in July 1990, and this organization has been retained.

Historical/Biographical Information

The Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement was formed in reaction to new Harvard Law School dean Robert C. Clark's elimination of public interest counseling staff in August 1989, a month after assuming office. This decision met with widespread protests from students as well as coverage from mainstream media outlets. The formation of the ECPIP at the beginning of the 1989-1990 academic year served to mobilize student protest, eventually leading to the opening of the Office of Public Interest Advising (now the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising).

Physical Location

Small Manuscripts Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lori M. Wallach, July 1990.

General note

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
  1. Austin, Regina
  2. Bullwinkel, Dana
  3. DeBroff, Stacey
  4. Clark, Robert Charles
  5. Fox, Ron
  6. Green, Jennie
  7. Gordon, Julia.
  8. Harvard Law School
  9. Nader, Ralph
  10. Public interest law -- Massachusetts.
  11. Wallach, Lori M.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Fenning, February 2006
Link to catalog
Records of the Emergency Coalition, 1989-1990: Finding Aid
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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