Talking About a Revolution

A pop quiz with some surprising answers

What’s going on in this picture, and what does it have to do with Harvard Law School?

Coquillette was a 2L in 1970, and he remembers the Harvard Square riots: Some 3,000 demonstrators, protesting the war in Southeast Asia, marched on the Square, leaving “cars wrecked, trash bins on fire, windows smashed.” Harvard itself, he said, like campuses across the country, was periodically shut down by strikes. “At times you had to break a picket line to get into the library, and classes were canceled because the students wanted to talk about Cambodia.”

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