When Hillary Rodham arrived at Yale Law School in the fall of 1969, the long-awaited Revolution seemed to be at hand. Students declared a â€œliberated zoneâ€ on the main quadrangle and erected tents for endless teach-ins. The university was forced to adopt pass-fail grading. And the pungent scent of sweet-smelling marijuana was redolent in the autumn air.
Within months of her arrival, Hillary signed on to the board of editors of the newly-established Yale Review of Law and Social Action. The Reviewâ€™s purpose was â€œto present forms of legal scholarship and journalism which focus on programmatic solutions to social problems.â€ The cover photo of the first issue depicted police brandishing weapons to illustrate an article on â€œUniversity and the Police: Force and Freedom on Campus