Baseball Crank
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June 7, 2003
WAR/LAW: War Profits For HLS?

I meant to blog about this when I got it a couple of months ago: of all the examples I've seen of shameless attempts to profit from the war in Iraq, few of them irritated me more than a letter I received that used the war as an excuse to ask for money for Harvard Law School. Of course, just asking for money's not enough; HLS has to use the occasion to ask for $1000 donation. The text of the letter is scanned below:

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Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:16 PM | Law 2002-04 • | War 2002-03 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Hi Baseball Crank,

What is the context of the letter and who signed it?

Posted by: Matt Evans at June 8, 2003 11:24 AM

The letter is dated April 10, 2003, on Harvard Law School Fund letterhead, from the Chair of the Harvard Law School Fund.

I don't doubt that the author had the best of intentions, but the letter is just an absurdly ham-handed effort to squeeze some pro-HLS sentiment out of the war.

Posted by: The Crank at June 8, 2003 12:11 PM
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