The Los Angeles Times | February 20, 2007
CHICAGO — Attorney Judson Miner called Harvard to offer a job to a graduating student named Barack Obama and didn’t expect to be showered with gratitude. Still, he wasn’t expecting the reception he got.”You can leave your name and take a number,” the woman who answered the phone at the Harvard Law Review said breezily. “You’re No. 647.”That was 1991 and even then Obama — the Illinois senator now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination — was a hot commodity.
As the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama had his pick of top law firms. He chose Miner’s Chicago civil rights firm, where he represented community organizers, discrimination victims and black voters trying to force a redrawing of city ward boundaries…
Obama Got Start in Civil Rights Practice
February 21, 2007 by Akin Salawu