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The members of the Harvard Law School Association, consisting of the alumni of the school, will have their quinquennial meeting and dinner in Cambridge next June. Langdell Hall, the new Harvard Law School building, is now completely finished, and the greater part of the large collection of engravings of judges and lawyers which the school has gathered together has been transferred from Austin Hall to the new building. Samuel Williston, one of the most popular of the Harvard professors, has been engag. ed to teach the Law of Contracts at the summer session of the University of California during the ensuing summer.
A large share of the promotions made at Stanford University this spring fell to the Law School. Associate Professors Cathcart and Hohfeld were made Professors, and Assistant Professors Huston and Bingham Associate Professors. Governor Gillett recently signed a bill, passed by the State Legislature of California, admitting graduates of the Law School of Stanford and the Department of Jurisprudence of the University of California to practice before any of the State Courts without taking the examination hitherto required. This privilege is now possessed by the Hastings College of Law of San Francisco and the Law School of the University of Southern California, as well as by the two universities above named.
The burly prisoner stood unabashed before the judge.
“Prisoner at the bar," asked the clerk of the arraigned, “do you wish to challenge any of the jury?"
The prisoner looked them over carefully.
"Well," he replied, “I'm not exactly wot you'd call in training, but I wouldn't mind a round or two with that there fat old josser in the corner."
A story is told by the New York Sun about a justice of the peace in Minnesota who was very proud of his knowledge of common law. If he was called on to decide a lawsuit involving the ownership of a pig he never omitted to mention in his opinion the "Magny Charty,” the Bill of Rights, the "palladium of liberty," the papers of the Federalist, and the speeches of Daniel Wel)the Constitution of the United States' at Columbia University. The lectures, given under the auspices of the Columbia Law School, were open to the public.
ster. Two young lawyers, now famous men, were trying a case before him. When it was done, the squire closed his eyes and began to deliberate. He rambled all over the world in delivering his opinion, his eyes still closed. One of the lawyers became exasperated, and when something the squire said made him think the case was going against him, he exclaimed: “Cut it short, squire; decide the case and I'll appeal it." The squire opened his eyes, sat up straight, looked at the presumptuous limb of the law, and yelled: "Durn ye, I was goin' to decide this case in yer favor, but owin' to yer impudence I now decide it the other way."
Mr. E. D. Ellison, a member of the Kansas City Bar, who has been the Secretary and Treasurer of the Kansas City Law School, has recently been elected to the position of Dean of that school, taking the place of Mr. Borland resigned.
The Law Department of the University of Louisville in October last increased its faculty to seven members by the addition of the following four new professors: George Du Relle, Arthur Bensinger, Percy Booth, and Leon P. Lewis. The two last named have introduced the case method of instruction in their respective departments.
In the fall of 1907 a law department was established at Epworth University, Oklahoma, and the first and second year courses have now been set in motion successfully. The school offers a three-year course. During the current school year several important additions to the faculty have been made as follows: Frank Wells (President of the Oklahoma Bar Association), as Professor of Law of Real Property; W. A. Lybrand, as Professor of Bills and Notes, Bailments, and Carriers; F. B. Owen, as Professor of Sales, Agency, and Pleading.
Mr. Frank B, Gilbert has been appointed Chief of the Law Division of the Educational Department of the State of New York. The appointment took effect in October last, at which time he resigned his position as Librarian of the State Library at Albany. Mr. Gilbert retains his connection with the Albany Law School, where he still lectures on the Law of Real Property.
Dean W. E. Walz, of the University of Maine College of Law, Bangor, Maine, is on a Mediterranean and European trip. He will be back again in September. Health, recuperation, and the observation and study of Continental Law as administered in the courts, are the principal objects of the trip.
G. D. Shands, Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, has offered his resignation, which has been accepted. It will take effect at the end of the present school year. Professor Shands plans permanently to abandon teaching and to re-enter the active practice of the law at Gulfport, Mississippi.
Not long ago, in Washington, Colonel Wood met Judge Stone walking up l'ennsylvania avenue arm in arm with Congressman Clay. Just then a pretty girl passed. She was really unusually pretty. Wood turned to Stone, and Stone turned to Clay, and Clay turned to Wood. Then they all turned "to rubber.”
Raleigh C. Minor, Professor of Law in the University of Virginia Law School, has just published his new book, "Minor on Real Property.” The work is based on volume 2 of "Minor's Institutes,” but is enlarged, expanded, and revised. It is in two large volumes.
The Library of the St. Louis University Institute of Law has recently been increased by the addition of about 1,000 volumes. During the Christmas vacation period the National Reporter System and a complete set of the American Digest System were installed, as were also a set of "Cyc." and a large number of the latest text-books. These, together with the separate State and United States Reports, already on the shelves, places the library on a good working basis.
The Law Department of the University of North Dakota has lately left the ranks of the two-year schools and joined those of the colleges which require a three-year law course with a high school entrance 'requirement.
William D. Guthrie, of New York, has recently given a course of eight lectures on
subject of "The Judicial Power under
A lawyer once asked a man who had at various times sat on several juries, "Who influenced you most—the lawyers, the witnesses, or the judge?" He expected to get some useful and interesting information from so experienced a juryman. This was the man's reply: “I'll tell yer, sir, 'ow I makes up my mind. I'm a plain man, and a reasonin' man, and I ain't influenced by anything the lawyers say, nor by what the witnesses say, no, nor by what the judge says. I just looks at the man in the docks, and I says, 'If he ain't done nothing, why's he there?' And I brings 'em all in guilty.”
"What property has he that I could attach?" was one of the questions asked.
The lawyer's reply was to the point.
"The person to whom you refer," he wrote, "died a year ago. He left nothing subject to attachment except a widow."—Harper's Weekly.
Father-Why do you allow that fellow who's calling here to remain so long?
Girl Law Student-Merely practicing for my court practice, father,
Girl Law Student-Well, I was prepared to dismiss his suit, but, of course, I had to listen to his argument for a stay.–Baltimore American.
Patrick O'Rouke, a familiar character who was known to practically every one in his town, had occasion to appear before a police magistrate to answer a charge of larceny. After hearing the testimony of two witnesses, who said they saw Pat take the goods, the magistrate said:
"Well, Pat, I think you are guilty.”
“And phat makes you think that?" asked Pat.
"These two men, who say they saw you take the goods.”.
"And is that all?" asked Pat, in surprise. "Why, mon, I can bring two hundred min who will swear they didn't see me take them."
James M. Ogden, lecturer in the Indiana Law School on Negotiable Instruments, has written a book on that subject, which will be printed during the coming summer.
A Kansas City man recently wrote to a lawyer in another town of the state asking for information touching the standing of a person there who had owed the Kansas City individual a considerable sum of money for a long time.
Peter Newe tells a story of a little Southern boy who sat reading while his colored "mammy” was doing the mending. The child looked up and asked: “Mammy, what does 'lapse of justice' mean?".
"For de Lawd, honey, I sutinly doan know. All de justices what visits yo' pa am so fat dey aint got no laps.”—Chicago Law Journal.
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