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Arts and in Law, and, while still quite young, has had a successful experience in teaching law as an instructor at Harvard.
as being a necessary adjunct, tending toward the elevation of the race, and that it will also receive the hearty co-operation and patronage of all.
"Some may argue that it is useless for a negro to spend time and money acquiring knowledge of the law, claiming that the future offers no inducement or reward as a result therefor. This position and contention may be met and off-set as follows:
“Both state and national statistics conclusively show that the race, numerically, is rapidly multiplying. Along industrial lines it is steadily progressing-producing gratifying results, while, on the other hand, it is not without its criminal element, like other races, both classes of whom need the advice and service of lawyers or those who have been thus trained. Each of these classes is annually spending thousands of dollars with lawyers and the like, not of the race, who are well benefited. Therefore why not prepare and encourage the negro in the field of the law ?”
Marquette University has completed its plans for the new building for the College of Law. The plan provides for four classrooms, a library with a capacity for twentyeight thousand volumes, a reading-room, lecture hall, and several smaller rooms. The building will be Romanesque in style, in keeping with the general architectural de signs of the other buildings of the University. It has a frontage of one hundred and ten feet and a depth of fifty feet. The largest class-room will have desks for one hundred and twenty-five students; but it will have a capacity of two hundred and fifty, and will be used for special lectures.
Lawton Parker, one of the most noted American portrait painters, recently painted the picture of Hon. James G. Jenkins, the Dean of the College of Law. The picture has been on exhibition in Milwaukee for some time, and has attracted considerable attention. The work is a fine example of artistic portraiture. It is nearly life size, representing the distinguished jurist in his official robes sitting in a large chair, in a posture of exceeding lifelikeness and ease.
Emmet Field, after completing his twentyfifth year of service as a Professor in the University of Louisville Law School, departed this life June 21, 1909, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. As a judge of the Jefferson Circuit Court and as a professor of law he will long be held in grateful remembrance. He had an almost unerring sense of justice, undisturbed by any other motive or suggestion; a sufficient technical knowledge of the law, and a breadth and largeness of mind which enabled him to discern the good in all men with whom he came in contact. His students for a period of a quarter of a century, now scattered over a large part of our country, will mourn to learn that an eminent teacher, a kind friend, and a good man is no more.
Prof. Eugene Wambaugh, Langdell Professor of Law of Harvard University, gave a course on Insurance during the Summer Session of the School of Law of the University of Wisconsin. An exchange of professorships between the School of Law of the University of Wisconsin and the Law Department of Stanford University has been arranged for the coming year. Prof. Charles H. Hube rich of the latter school will exchange places with Prof. Howard L. Smith of the former. Prof. Huberich will offer courses in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Conflict of Laws, and Roman Law, while Prof. Smith will offer similar courses at Stanford University.
During the session 1909–10 the faculty of West Virginia University College of Law will consist of Charles E. Hogg, LL. D., Dean, Professors W. P. Willey and J. R. Trotter, and Uriah Barnes, Assistant Professor. Charles H. Hogg, who last year was Assistant Professor of Law, tendered his resignation, which took effect at the close of the school year.
This year the entrance requirements for the College of Law are the same as for the Academic Department of the University, consisting of a standard high school education. Admission as a special student is also on the same terms as in the Academic Department. The Law degree requires either three full years of law study, or one or more years of collegiate work and two of law.
The school has opened the year under most favorable auspices, and the registration will amount to about 100 students.
The Randolph School of Law has been established in Lynchburg, Va. The following is reprinted from the Announcement of the school:
“For many good and plausible reasons the state of Virginia has long felt the need of a Law School in which the young men and women of the negro race can have an opportunity of pursuing the study of law, in order that they may acquire such thorough and practical knowl. edge of the subject as will enable them to qualify for admission to the bar of any state or territory in the Union, or to fill with credit and ability any position which may be offered them wherein such training may be required.
"It is sincerely hoped that this project will be welcomed by the people throughout the state
The Blackstone School of Business Law has been established in Chicago for the purpose of giving instruction in the principles and much of the success it has met with is due to his untiring efforts.
of Business Law. The founders of the school state in the announcement that it is not their idea that every man shall be his own lawyer, but that every man should be sufficiently acquainted with points of law to be able to better protect his own interests and those of the concern represented by him. The officers of the Blackstone School of Business Law are Oliver H. Horton, President, John H. Miller, Vice-President, and Clarence J. Dassler, Secretary-Treasurer.
The registration this fall in the Fordham University Law School is about 75 per cent. greater than the registration at the same time last season. The changes in the personnel of the faculty of the law school this season are as follows:
Ralph W. Gifford, A. B., LL. B., Professor of Law, has been appointed pro-Dean. Jean F. P. des Garrennes, A. M., LL. M., has been appointed lecturer on Constitutional Law. Wm. A. Ferguson, A. M., LL. B., has been appointed lecturer on Partnership. Francis X. Brosnan, A. B., LL. B., has resigned from the faculty.
Changes in the faculty of the Indiana Uni. versity Law School this year are as follows: Prof. Charles M. Hepburn has resigned to become the Dean of the American Institute of Law in New York, and Charles C. Barkley, of the Western Reserve University Law School, has gone to the University of Indiana to take his place. Edwin R. Keedy, a prominent and popular member of the Indiana University Law Faculty, has gone to the Northwestern University Law School, while Chester C. Vernier, of the University of Nebraska Law School, has taken Mr. Keedy's place at the University of Indiana.
The increase of work in the University of Michigan and the retirement of Dean Hutchins, who has been made Acting President of the University, from the teaching force of the Law Department, has necessitated the appointment of a new law professor. After due deliberation the position was offered to and finally accepted by George L. Clark, Professor of Law in the State University of Illinois. Mr. Clark's record and reputation as a first-class law school instructor is well known, and the University of Michigan is to be congratulated in securing a man of Mr. Clark's stamp and ability to fill the opening in the teaching staff of the law school.
Colonel William Hoynes, Dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School, has lately returned from an extensive tour of Europe. Dean Hoynes' health is fully restored, and he has resumed his duties at the Law School with renewed vigor. The University of Notre Dame Law School opened its fall term with a large increase in the attendance of students. Steps are being taken for the erection of a new law building, which is much needed.
The personnel of the faculty of the Leland Stanford, Jr., Law School remains unchanged this year, with the exception of the exchange of Prof. Charles H. Huberich for Prof. Howard L. Smith of the University of Wisconsin for the first semester. Prof. Smith will give the courses at Stanford on Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, and Criminal Law. The Law School at Stanford opened this fall with an increase of about 30 studeats over the registration of last year.
At Illinois University College of Law William G. Hale and Edward H. Decker have been appointed to fill the places of Professors G. L. Clark and Barry Gilbert, resigned. Mr. Hale, recently of Portland, Oregon, is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and will act as instructor on Torts, Equity, and Bills and Notes. Mr. Decker, LL. B., University of Michigan, 1904, will conduct the courses in Contracts, Quasi Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Bankruptcy and Suretysbip. Terence B. Cosgrove has been appointed Secretary of the law faculty in place of Prof. Gilbert.
The session of the University of Virginia Law School, which inaugurates its new three year course this season, opened with a large and promising entering class. Ground has been broken for a new law school building, and the work of construction will be rapidly pushed. Armistead Mason Dobie, who for the past three years has been an assistant professor of law in the University of Virginia, has been appointed to a full professorship.
Rev. James J. Conway, Dean of Philosophy, Science, and Ethics in the St. Louis Uni. versity, and one of the best-known and popular pulpit orators in the Catholic church, died in St. Louis July 12, 1909. The St. Louis University Institute of Law was organized a little over a year ago by Father Conway,
Henry W. Ballantine, Assistant Professor of Law in the University of California and the Hastings College of Law, has resigned
Course in Brief Making
Roger W. Cooley, Director. Purpose.
The purpose of the course is to give young lawyers, law clerks, and students in law offices instruction in the art of brief making in all its various branches, and to afford them facilities for acquiring a knowledge of the use of the tools of the legal profession. It gives them the same opportunity to learn about law publications, how to find the law, and brief making as the students have in the law schools of the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, and in some twenty other resident law schools where Mr. Cooley gives his course of instruction.
Method of Instruction.
The instruction is given by correspondence and is based on textbook and lecture work, supplemented by problems, hypothetical ques. tions, and exercises in brief making.
The course includes a careful and systematic exposition of American and English legal publications, how to Use Decisions and Statutes, the Methods of Using Law Books so as to find the law intelligently, quickly, and accurately, the Making of a Trial Brief, and the Brief on Appeal.
The cost of tuition for the complete course, including the necessary texts, lectures, etc., is $10.00.
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CHARLES LESLEY AMES, Secretary,
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