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nesota Law School, and he is a valuable accession to the Faculty of Law. He will teach Pleading, Practice, and Evidence.

Seven men are now devoting their time exclusively to the work of the school, besides ten lecturers, who discuss special subjects during the year.

who hold the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent degree from some approved college of Liberal Arts and Science, and have taken three years' work in the College. The school presents a strong faculty of about twenty lawyers, many of whom are authors of note. Besides, it maintains a special course of lectures which are delivered by some of the ablest lawyers in Chicago. The college building has been renovated, the library has been materially added to, and many other improvements made during the summer.

In addition to the regular work, the school maintains a Business Law School, a PostGraduate Law School, and a University Extension Law School. The latter has been maintained by the College for thirteen years. The instruction is given in accordance with the methods adapted by the large Universities in their extension work. Only the latest texts of recognized authorities are used. These are expounded by written lectures. Written examinations are submitted weekly, and the course is as efficient as can be given through nonresidence work. This September the entire course has been revised, subjects have been added, and new texts adapted to meet the development and changes in the law.

Raising the entrance requirements in the University of Minnesota Law School, to embrace one year of college work in addition to a completed four year high school course, is working most satisfactorily. Students having the high school work, but not the college work, may enter as special students, but not for a degree. The degree is reserved as an inducement for students to take the ad. ditional college work.

Next year, September, 1911, two years of college work will be required, and students are now preparing themselves for that course. While these advanced entrance requirements lessen the number of students about one-hair or more, the advantages to the students in attendance, and to the standing of the college, are clearly recognized.

The University of Minnesota is contemplating the giving of a Course on Business Law. As the courts conclusively presume that every citizen knows the law, the state is morally bound to furnish the citizen with the means of learning it. Therefore, when private or other means are not provided, the state should provide at least for a business course for those who have not had the advantages of a high school education.

Contracts, general and special, torts, corporations, and other branches of substantive law, should constitute the groundwork of such a course. This class of students would have no connection with the students in the professional school. The courses should be wholly separate and distinct.

Robert S. Kolliner is now devoting his time and attention to the University of Min

The Law Department of the University of Oklahoma, which was launched so auspiciously in the fall of 1909, opens its doors in 1910 to welcome almost one hundred students. In view of the fact that third year courses are not yet offered, owing to there being no third year men, except such as would come from other law schools, this enrollment is almost a record-breaking one. The school is a three year school, and has been organized along the same lines and under the same methods that have proven so successful in the stronger Eastern and Northern schools, where Dean Monnet has recently attended, and to whose organization and internal workings he has given much study.

The Law School of Epworth University, which was the only other law school in the state of Oklahoma, just at the close of the last school year united with the University Law School, going out of existence itself and sending its students there. The prospect of having a single powerful law school in the state has strongly appealed to the bench and bar, who are enthusiastically behind the University Law School.

The regents also seem determined that nothing shall be left undone to develop it.

Henry H. Foster has been added to the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Law School as a resident professor, devoting his whole time to the work. Mr. Foster is a native of New York, where he received his early education, and also his A. B. degree from Cornell. While there he specialized in psychology and published a number of learn. ed articles in the psychological journals. He then became Principal of Schools at Peoria, Illinois, for four years, and was then elected Professor of History of Education at the New Jersey State Normal, which position he occupied for two years. His taste for law, however, led him to resign this position and enter the Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1908. Since that time he has been practicing law at Peoria. His broad experience, both in the theory and practice of teaching and in the study and practice of law, will certainly make him a valuable addition to this ambitious, growing young school.

The New York University Law School announces three new appointments:

Augustin Derby, A. B. (Harvard), LL. B. (Harvard), who will take Agency and Criminal Law in the Evening Division. Mr. Derby was for some time connected with Mr.

of splendid qualifications for the work they are assuming. The student body, in an enthusiastic way, have organized the "Hamilton Law Club."

The Hamilton College of Law also maintains a Correspondence Department, and has already demonstrated an ability to furnish instruction in the Extension Department in a splendid way, by the use of new methods and with a most careful regard to what the student of law needs in the way of instruction and direction.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes as his secretary, and for the past four years has been an assistant in the office of District Attorney Jerome.

Harold Lippencott, M. A. (College of the City of New York), LL. M. (New York University), will take the subjects of Wills and Surrogate's Practice. Mr. Lippencott was an instructor in the City College for several years, and was a quiz master in this school for two years in 1893–1895. He has been connected with the New York County Surrogates for several years past.

Lester L. Callan, A. B. (Williams), LL. B. (Harvard), will take the subjects of Damages and International Law. Mr. Callan has been in practice in New York since his admission in 1906.

The registration in the Law School shows no decrease over previous years; the preliminary registration at this writing being somewhat in excess of last year.

The success of the introductory course on analysis of cases, the study of law, and the use of books has been such as to warrant an extension of it. The course is compulsory, and will cover a period of fourteen hours this next year. It is intended to cover the subjects of brief making and the use of digests, which will be made compulsory in the second year.

Speaking of the new book on International Law written by George Grafton Wilson, Professor of Law in Brown and Harvard Universities, the Virginia Law Register says:

"This timely subject, written by an expert, will undoubtedly have undisputed possession of the field of International Law, especially as a text-book for students in the law schools and other colleges in the United States, and we will venture to say in many of the European countries. With Prof. Wilson's inimit. able style of writing the profession heretofore has been little favored, and we cannot help regretting that this book is not on a subject more generally useful to the profession. The results of the deliberations of the peace conference which assembled at The Hague in 1899 to consider many questions bearing on the mut. ual rights and liabilities of belligerents and neutrals made such a book as this imperative, because of the changes that were made. The work is divided into six parts. Part 1 deals with persons in International Law; part 2, with general rights and obligations; part 3, with intercourse of states, such as diplomatic relations, consular and other relations, treaties, and other international agreements; part 4, with international differences—that is, amicable and non amicable means of settlement of international differences short of war; part 5 is devoted to war and all of the rights and liabilities resulting therefrom; and part 6 with the relations of neutrals. Prof. Wilson is to be congratulated on his wise choice of the 'Hornbook Style' in publishing his work, which is too well known to need any explanation."

The new Hamilton College of Law, of Chicago, opened its fall quarter sessions on the evening of September 7th. The law school classes meet on the tenth floor of the Ellsworth Building, 355 Dearborn Street.

The school officers are to be especially congratulated on the fine showing they made on the opening night. It takes nerve to found a new law school, and as no school can expect to succeed, except it be found on a basis of giving to the law student what he needs to prepare himself for law, we feel that the new school, from its published course of study and its well-known faculty, is bound to have the success that it merits.

Mr. Shelley B. Neltnor, the President of the school, has been connected with law school work for a dozen years or more, and comes to his office well qualified in knowledge of the needs of the student body and with ability to handle the situation of instruction from the students' point of view.

Mr. William R. Meda ris, the Dean of the law school, is a special Assistant United States Attorney, and is also well qualified in experience and otherwise for the duties of his office.

Mr. Chester A. Macomic, the Secretary of the law school, was for a long period of time a Post Office Inspector, and has those qualifications necessary to direct and safeguard the business interests of the institution.

Many members of the faculty are well known as instructors of years' standing and

Dean Carusl of the National University School of Law, at Washington, D. C., reports many important changes and improvements in the courses offered by the institution and in the personnel of the corps of instruction. There have been added to the faculty Mr. Associate Justice Robb, of the District of Colum. bia Court of Appeals, who will preside over the appellate moot court and assist Prof. Keigwin in the active work of instruction on appellate practice; Mr. Justice Barnard, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, who will have the chair on Equity Jurisprudence; and Mr. Justice Anderson, of the Supreme Court of the District of Col. umbia, who will have charge of the course on Domestic Relations with the freshman class. The regular two year course has been lengthened to three years, and a minimum average of ten full hours per week required of freshmen and juniors. An average of fif

teen hours continues to be required of students of the senior or third year class. A fourth year class is under process of organization, and will consist almost entirely of Federal Procedure. The courses will consist of four groups, one of which will consist of Patent Law, and any three may be elected by the student. Advanced moot court work and the seminary method of instruction will also be employed in the fourth year. For the degree courses the standards of admission are those of the other law schools of Washington, except that a special two year course, open to business men and others who do not intend to practice law, has been arranged, and includes under the name of the "nonpractitioner's course” the regular work in the substantive topics; no work being taken in the adjective law subjects, nor in the technical and practice courses. This course will occupy two years, leads to no degree, and there are practically no entrance requirements.

The Law School of the University of Maryland opened this fall with a large attendance. There are several changes in the faculty and courses of instruction on account of the death of the late John P. Poe and the resignation of Professor William T. Brantly. Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte, one of the most distinguished members of the American bar and Attorney General of the United States in the Roosevelt administration, has become a member of the faculty, and will lecture on the law of Contracts in place of Mr. Brantly. Mr. William L. Marbury, a former graduate of the Law School and a member of the wellknown firm of Marbury & Gosnell, will take a part of Mr. Poe's course and lecture on the la w of Torts. The rest of Mr. Poe's courses have been distributed among the other members of the faculty. Mr. Joseph C. France surrenders to Mr. Albert C. Ritchie his course Elementary Law, and, continuing to lecture on Corporations, in which field he is such a recognized authority, will also teach. the law of Pleading and Practice, for which his constant appearance in the courts eminently fits him. Judge Gorter, of the Supreme Bench, has accepted the chair of Evidence in addition to the one he has heretofore held on Equity Jurisprudence and Procedure.

The faculty has determined to give to its students, in addition to its regular courses by resident lecturers, special lectures from time to time by nonresident lecturers upon topics dealing with the history, development, or science of the law, or special branches thereof. They have secured as the first lecturer in this special course that eminent jurist, statesman, educator, and legal author, Simeon E. Baldwin, lately Ohief Justice of the Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut, for some time Professor of Constitutional Law and Private International Law in Yale, who will on December 19th, and 20th deliver two lectures on "International Private Law in the Twentieth Century.” These lectures will be open to members of the bar and others who are interested.

The Washington College of Law began its fifteenth year on Friday evening, September 30th, with halls crowded to their full capacity. The Dean and founder, Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, presided with her usual dig. nity in cap and gown, making a brief opening address, closing with an appeal to the student body to "look for the best in their fellow students and the faculty, and in return to give their best, as the faculty would also do.” Prof. Hegarty spoke on the Common Law as expounded by Blackstone; the new member of the faculty, Prof. George Amory Maddox, spoke on his subject, the Law of Personal Property; Prof. John E. Laskey spoke on the Law of Evidence, which he has taught successfully for fifteen years; Prof. William Symons, of the Patent Office, spoke on the law governing registrations and patents; Prof. Chas. W. Fitts spoke on the general subject of Pleading; and Prof. Helen E. Jamison, Assistant Professor of CommonLaw Pleading, spoke of the Outlines recently prepared for the Junior Class. Prof. Paca Oberlin spoke on his subjects, Constitutional Law and Corporation Law.

Prof. Alfred D. Smith, Instructor in Moot Court Practice, and Mr. George M. Macdonald, clerk of the court, told amusing and instructive stories of the moot court experiences. Miss Emma M. Gillett, a well-known real estate lawyer and one of the founders of the school, made a strong appeal both to men and women to prepare themselves to be useful as citizens and in the home to use the gifts for the betterment of home and state.

The enrollment of the college is the large est in the history of the school, and maintains its record of the past two years of about equal numbers of men and women in the student body.

Charles Noble Gregory, Dean of the University of Iowa Law School, spent the summer abroad, going as far east as Athens and Constantinople. He served as a delegate of the United States government at a Scientific Congress at Brussels, and attended the Conference of the International Law Society in London, where he submitted a paper on “The Doctrine of Continuous Voyage." He was re-elected to the Executive Council of the Society, and was one of the three speakers at the great dinner given to the Society by the City of London in the Guild Hall. The other two speakers were Lord Justice Kennedy and the Lord Chief Justice of England. The privileges of the Atheneum Club were voted to him by the Committee, and he stayed with Sir Frederick Pollock in London. He was entertained at luncheon at Dorchester House by Hon. Whitelaw Reid, the American ambassador, and by Lord Justice Kennedy, and was the guest of Sir Walter Phillimore, of the High Court of Justice. He was also entertained by Sir John Gray Hill, by Prof. Westlake, the eminent International Law scholar, and others in the country. He had the honor to respond to the toast to the Association of International Law in connection with Maitre Clunet, leader of the bar of France, at the dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce of Liverpool. His reception was most kind and gratifying. Mr. Gregory had a glorious summer and has many interesting experiences to relate.

from the coast October 8th, and on October 10th began the work in his regular circuit of schools at the University of Wisconsin.

So great has been the demand for this course of instruction in other schools not heretofore included in the circuit that Jr. Cooley has been obliged to enlist the services of an associate in the person of Mr. R. A. Daly, of Chicago, a gentleman who has made a special study of the subject. Mr. Daly will follow the same general method pursued by Mr. Cooley, and will devote his time to law schools which Mr. Cooley has been unable to reach. Among the schools to be visited by Mr. Daly are the law schools of the University of Nebraska, University of Kansas, University of Colorado, Drake Uni. versity, and the leading schools of the South and Southwest.

Isaac Franklin Russell, LL.D., D.C.L., for twenty-nine years Professor of Law at New York University, was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Special Sessions of the City of New York on June 30th last, for a term of six years, at a salary of ten thousand dollars. The appointment was made by Hon. William J. Gaynor, Mayor of New York City.

Chief Justice Russell is well known in educational circles by reason of his long career as Professor and through the books he has written and his many contributions to encyclopædias and law journals. As a life-long Republican his appointment by Mayor Gaynor to a very important office has attracted much comment in magazines and newspapers, which has been invariably complimentary to the Mayor, as evidencing a purpose on his part to take the judiciary out of politics.

The new Chief Justice will lecture once a week on Constitutional Law at an hour that will not interfere with his judicial duties.

The New Jersey Law School opened its third year on September 21st, with an enrollment of over 150 students. The school occupies its own building in the midst of the business section of Newark. The large lecture room, built last summer as an addition to the main building, is capable of accommodating 200 students.

Columbia University, of New York City, is giving some collegiate courses in the New Jersey Law School building for the benefit of Newark students; its work in Newark counting towards the various Columbia degrees.

The New Jersey Law School also conducts a counselors' class for the benefit of attorneys who have not taken the counselors' examination. In the state of New Jersey there is a distinction between the attorney and the counselor, and a man is not eligible for his counselor's examinations until three years after taking the attorney's examinations. Thus far in the New Jersey Law School three classes have been held for counselors' examinations, and the membership has been large, including men taking their attorney's examinations as far back as 1876.

The interest aroused four years ago by the lectures on "How to Find the Law,” given by Mr. Roger W. Cooley, has grown steadily during the intervening period, and the fifth year opens with new schools added to the number covered by Mr. Cooley, and many others requesting the benefit of his instruction. Among the new schools are the law schools of the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the University of California, Leland Stanford, Jr., University, and the San Francisco Law School. Mr. Cooley began his work for the current year September 1st at Leland Stanford, Jr., University, devoting six weeks to the schools of the Pacific Coast. His course of lectures on the Use of Law Books was given to about 300 students, and as usual excited intense in. terest-not only among the students for whom they were primarily intended, but also among the members of the bar in San Francisco and Portland. Mr. Cooley returned

Mr. Everett Fraser was appointed to fill the position on the Faculty of the George Washington University Department of Law made vacant by the resignation of Professor William R. Vance. Mr. Fraser is a graduate of Dalhousie College, Nova Scotia, A. B. 1901, and of the Harvard Law School, LL. B. 1910. Before entering the Harvard Law School he had done considerable teaching, and in 1999 he was awarded the Canadian government medal for the student most successful in practice teaching. While Professor Vance was the possessor of most remarkable teaching powers, and the possessor of those qualities which endear a teacher to the student, thus making his position as a teacher of Property a most difficult one to fill, Professor Fraser has already won favor with the students. Besides Property, he will conduct the course in Quasi Contracts.

Professor Harries A. Mumma, who came to the George Washington University in the fall of 1909, after receiving his A. B. and LL. B. from Harvard, continues as Assistant Professor of Law in that school. Professor Mumma's work was a pronounced success from the start, and he is quite a favorite with the student body

In order to assist the Dean, and to relieve that official of the details of registration and correspondence, the board of trustees of the George Washington University created the office of Secretary of the Department of Law. Mr. Joseph R. Curl, who had been private secretary to Dean William R. Vance for two years previously, was appointed to this position. Mr. Curl is a graduate of the George Washington University, B. S. 1903, and is a senior in the Department of Law at the present time.

The Herald, of Boulder, Colorado, on August 26, 1910, made an interesting analysis of the result reached by the Board of Law Examiners at the recent state bar examination in Colorado.

At the bar examinations held under the auspices of the Supreme Court of this state in Denver there were 58 candidates. The result of that examination has been interestingly analyzed for the Herald and is a great compliment to the University of Colorado:

6 licensed other states, 3 failed. 8 University of Michigan, 2 failed. 2 George Washington University, both failed. 1 office student, 1 failed.

& Denver University Law School, LL. B., 1 failed.

4 Denver University students, 3 failed. 16 University of Colorado, LL.B., none failed. 1. University of Colorado student, none failed. Remainder divided among several institutions. Highest mark attained by Harold R. Waldo, of Canon City, who was graduated by Law School of University of Colorado in June, 1910.

Those marked "students" from the Denver University and the University of Colorado did not receive degrees from these schools.

To the deanship of the George Washington University Department of Law, which was made vacant by the resignation of Dean William R. Vance, who was elected a member of the Faculty of Law of Yale University, the board of trustees appointed Professor Ernest G. Lorenzen. Professor Lorenzen has been connected with the Department of Law of the George Washington University for the past six years. He was born April 21, 1876, in Russee-Kiel, Germany, and came to America in 1892. He received the degrees of Ph. B. and LL. B. from Cornell University. In 1899 he went abroad, studying at the École de Droit, at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, at the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen, from which last-named institution he received the degree of J. U. D. maxima cum laude. Professor Lorenzen returned to America and practiced law in New York City from 1901 to 1903. For the session 1903-04 he was Professor of Law at the University of Maine, from which position he came to the George Washington University. Professor Lorenzen is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Chi. He is the compiler of a selection of Cases on the Conflict of Laws, and is the author of “Die wisentlichen Bestandteile des gezogenen Wechsels," and of “The Renvoi Theory and the Application of Foreign Law," which was published during the past year in the Columbia Law Review, etc. M. Clunet, the editor of the Journal de Droit International Privé, will reprint a large portion of this last-mentioned article in his publication this fall. Professor Lorenzen is now engaged in translating. Goldschinidt's History of Commercial Law from the German, which will be published by the Association of American Law Schools as a continuation of its series on legal essays.

Henry Wade Rogers, Dean of the Yale Law School, delivered the annual address before the Missouri State Bar Association at Excelsior Springs on July 27th. His subject was the Proposed Income Tax Amendment. His view of the matter is that the amendment ought to be ratified, and that the Supreme Court would not construe it as authorizing the Congress to lay a tax on incomes derived from state or municipal bonds. The address has been published in pamphlet by the Missouri Bar Association. The Association elected Dean Rogers an honorary member. He is an honorary member of three other State Bar Associations: Connecticut, Illinois, and Kansas. Dean Rogers is chairman of the American Bar Association's Committee on Légal Education, and was first chairman of the Bar Association's Section on Legal Education. He was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 1906. He has been Dean of the Law School of Michigan University and President of Northwestern University, Chicago. He is the author of a work on Expert Testimony. Dean Rogers was President of the Peace Congress of the New England States, held at Hartford, Connecti. cut, in May last, at which time he delivered an address on How War is to be Abolished. He is a vice president of the American Peace Society.

Victor McLucas has been appointed Assistant Professor of Law in the University of Michigan. Mr. McLucas is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, class of 1896, and of the Department of Law in this University,

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