June 5, 2001

Students Reprimanded For Protest

By JULIE FLAHERTY, The New York Times

Four Harvard Law School students will receive letters of reprimand for their part in a campus sit-in last month, when students demanding a "living wage" for university employees occupied the university president's office. John D. Fitzpatrick, a Boston lawyer who defended the students at a six-hour hearing before the school's administrative board, said he was surprised that the students were given a reprimand -- considered stronger than a warning but short of suspension -- while students from other Harvard schools were treated more leniently. Officials at the law school declined to comment.