In his book “Barack O’Liberal: The Education of President Obama,” author Alan R. Lockwood identified the size of the Harvard Law Review under Obama’s leadership.
“During the period that Obama was president of the HLR, there were 81 members of the HLR, including 44 third-year students and 37 second-year students,” Lockwood wrote
Lockwood also noted that Genachowski’s first two years and Obama’s first and final two years at Columbia University overlapped, but could not confirm whether the two men knew each other during those days.
He did say that all Columbia students — including students like Obama who transferred from other schools — were required to complete the same core curriculum during those days, regardless of their eventual major or when they entered.
“Since Obama began at Columbia as a junior in September 1981, the same time Genachowski began as a freshman, they both took the core curriculum during the same two academic years of 1981-83,” said Lockwood.
“The odds are decent that they took classes together even though Obama was a political science major and Genachowski was pre-med,” he said.
Neither the FCC or the Obama campaign returned The Daily Caller’s request for comment over Obama and Genachowski developed a friendship beginning at Columbia.
This article was updated after publication to include additional comments from Carol Platt Liebau.