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[JURIST] The Oneida Indian Nation's recent $3 million gift to establish a Professorship in Indian Law at Harvard Law School [official website] is causing dissension among tribe members who say they weren't consulted. Friday's Harvard Crimson has more.

It's old news to many "law blawgers", but also at HLS: Dave Winer of Scripting News fame has taken up a new fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society [official website]. His mission: to harness the power of weblogs to enhance communication and education at Harvard and beyond. Check out Weblogs at Harvard and see for yourself. Again, the Crimson has more.

Speaking at Catholic University School of Law [official website] on February 26, SEC Commissioner Roel Compos [official biography] said that in the wake of the Enron, MCI and WorldCom scandals, the time has come for the Securities and Exchange Commission to rewrite the rules of the corporate boardroom. CUA School of Law has this report on his speech.

On February 26 Catholic Law also hosted a panel discussion of racial profiling led by Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose who spearheaded the investigation of the DC sniper shootings last fall. "When we look at racial profiling traffic data and search data, the one consistent thing is that the police don’t have high rates of success when making search decisions based upon the race of the driver," Moose said. Read more.

Florida State University College of Law [official website] is celebrating the American Bar Association's approval of its first graduate-level law program - an LL.M. for foreign lawyers. Read the FSU press release.

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