Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard : NPR: Obama went on to work for Laurence Tribe on articles and books, including one called Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes. Tribe recalls that his research assistant tried to find a way out of deeply entrenched lines of the abortion debate, focusing instead on education and access to birth control. "It's as though he was looking not just for a point in the middle of a spectrum, but for a line that was perpendicular, so that one could get outside the tragic choice." The two have remained close, with Tribe serving as a mentor and informal adviser to the president over the years.
Editor: Indeed, President Obama received special thanks in the acknowledgments, among other students.
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