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taking his law degree in 1905. During the five years after his graduation from Nebraska, he was engaged in teaching as high school principal, and later as city school superintendent. His scholarship in the Law Department was such that he was elected as one of the student editors of the Michigan Law Review. After graduation, Mr. McLucas went to Omaha, Nebraska, and became associated in the practice of law with Hon. John Lee Webster. There he became one of the attorneys for the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway Company and counsel for the Nebraska Bankers' Association and
the Woodmen Fire Insurance Company. In 1908 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of the state as one of the Bar Commissioners for the examination of candidates for admission to the bar. For four years he has held a professorship in the Creighton University Law School at Nebraska. His work in the University of Michigan for the first year will be in the Practice Court and Conveyancing Department.
Owing to the increasing pressure of professional duties in practice, Professor Hor. ace Kent Tenney, instructor in Practice in the University of Chicago Law School, bas resigned. The Practice courses for the ensuing year will be carried on by Mr. Frank W. Henicksman.
During the Summer Quarter, 1910, the following work was given at the University of Chicago Law School: Contracts by Professor Whittier, Mining and Irrigation by Professor Pound, and Agency by Dean Hall, of the regular Faculty; Equity and Evidence by Professor Hohfeld, of the Stanford University Law School; Suretyship by Dean Rogers, of the University of Cincinnati Law School; Criminal Law by Professor Bordwell, of the University of Iowa Law School; and Damages by Professor Drake, of the University of Michigan Law School.
Dean Hall, of the University of Chicago Law School, was abroad upon leave of absence during the second half of the last school year.
One hundred and sixteen colleges, 30 other law schools, and 36 states and countries were represented among the students of the University of Chicago Law School in 1909– 10.
Edwin R. Keedy, who has been abroad this summer in the interests of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, investigating the procedure and administration of criminal law 'in England, bas returned to lecture at the Northwestern University Law School during the coming year. He presented an extensive report on “Administration of Criminal Law in England" to the Institute, and is now preparing a further special report on this subject, to be rendered President Taft, upon the latter's express request. The President is an earnest advocate of progressive measures in the reform of the law, and he considered that this report would be an excellent means of bringing before the legal profession a concrete set of facts and comparisons to serve as a solid base for any reform in the administration of the law.
Walter Wheeler Cook, recently of the University of Wisconsin Law School, has become a me ber of the Faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in place of Professor Roscoe Pound, who has been appointed Story Professor of Law in the Harvard Law School. Professor Cook will teach Evidence, Equity, Criminal Law, and part of the course in Contracts. Professor Cook had taught in the law schools of the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri before he was called to the University of Wisconsin in 1906. He has also given courses during two Summer Quarters in the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Pound will remain Professorial Lecturer on Mining and Irrigation Law at Chicago, the course being offered in alternate Summer Quarters.
There is a marked increase this year in the number of law students at the University of Notre Dame. The enrollment now registers 112, and prospective additions point to an attendance of 125 or 130. The need of a new law building, with spacious library quarters, is year by year becoming more pressingly manifest.
Visitors regard as somewhat unique the close relations existing between the law and the collegiate students at the University of Notre Dame. They lodge together in the college halls, dine in common in the refectories, attend as one body the church sery. ices, general lectures, and entertainments, mingle without class distinction in the college games and pastimes, and observe in like manner the same general rules of discipline.
The electric ra ilway system has brought the University of Notre Dame into closer touch with neighboring cities, including Chicago, and added notably to the number of day students.
The question of opening a Summer law school at the University of Notre Dame has been mooted, and is likely to receive careful consideration during the current academic year. At any rate, there could be no ques. tion as to ample accommodations and pleasant environments during that season, considering the number of buildings available during vacation and the spacious and at. tractive grounds, groves, lakes, and cultivated fields at Notre Dame.
The work of Dean William Hoynes, of the University of Notre Dame, having been rendered less arduous and engrossing by the
addition of Judges T. E. Howard and G. A. Farabaugh and Professor Callahan to the Law Faculty, he has determined to utilize the leisure time at his disposal in securing data for a law book that he contemplates writing and having published. The experience of Dean Hoynes as an editor in early life lends itself readily to work in this line.
The Atlanta Law School opened its fall session October 3d with seventy-five matriculates present. These were about evenly divided between the senior and junior classes. This school offers a thorough two years course of study.
The number enrolled is just twice the number of those in the class at the opening one year ago. Among its members are Messrs. Jose Soto Soto and Abraham Diaz Viera of Porto Rico, young men who have degrees from law schools in the North who are taking postgraduate courses.
The faculty of this school are enthusiastic over its prospects for the future, believing that the year will soon come when it will be the largest school in all the Southern states. Atlanta is the “Gate City of the South," and its increase as an educational center in professional schools has kept pace with its rapid growth in population.
All the courts of the land meet in Atlanta and most of them are continuously in session. The United States Court of Appeals is now in session in the splendid new Gorernment Building. For these reasons, exceptional opportunities may be found in Atlanta for a great law school.
provided that three or more persons might become a stock corporation for any lawful business. A number of years later a statute was passed prohibiting the practice of law by any corporation, excepting, however, any corporation lawfully engaged in a business authorized by any previous statute. Appellant applied for and received an order, pursuant to the latter statute, from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court approving the continuance of its business. Application was then made by the Brooklyn Bar Association to vacate the order. The order was vacated. From that order appellant appealed. The New York Court of Appeals (In re Co-operative Law Co., 92 Northeastern Reporter 15) holds that a lawful business, within the meaning of the business corporations law, is one lawful to all who engage in it, and does not include the business of practicing law; that the right to practice law is in the nature of a franchise from the state, conferred only for merit, and, as it is a lawful business only for members of the bar who have complied with all the conditions required by statute and the rules of the courts, conditions which cannot be performed by a corporation, the practice of law is not a lawful business for a corporation to engage in; that if a corporation were allowed to practice law there would be no remedy by attachment or disbarment to protect the public from imposition or fraud, no stimulus to good conduct from the traditions of an ancient and honorable profession, the corporation attorney's master being, not the client, but the corporation, conducted probably by laymen, organized simply to make money, and not to aid in the administration of justice, the highest function of an attorney.
This year's registration at Northwestern . University Law School has shown a notable increase over that of the past; and this in spite of the advance in tuition necessitated by the increased personnel of the faculty. In fact, a large number of students who had matriculated in other law schools have entered the second and third year classes, aiming to get their degrees from Northwestern.
In the course of their travels abroad this şummer, Dean Wigmore and Secretary Crossley secured extensive additions to the law library in the form of many valuable and rare books bearing on English legal history and a large number of portraits of famous jurists. The library already the largest and most comprehensive to be found in the West, has been swelled so by these new acquisitions that it has been found necessary to add 3,800 square feet of floor space to the old quarters.
Western Reserve University has decided to increase the requirements for admission to its Law School, so that in the fall of 1911 and thereafter only graduates of standard colleges of arts or science will be admitted. Western Reserve University thus joins those graduate law schools open only to men of maturity with college training.
Professor Walter T. Dunmore, A. M., LL. B., for five years one of the resident teachers at Western Reserve Law School, has been appointed Dean in the place of Evan H. Hopkins, who resigned to devote his entire time to the practice of law.
Richard Inglis, A. B., LL. B. (Harvard), has been appointed Instructor of the Law of Private Corporations, and Tracy H. Duncan, A. B., LL. B. (Western Reserve University), has been appointed Instructor of the Law of Insurance.
The attendance at Western Reserve Law School is the largest in the history of the school, the first-year class being twice the size of the one which entered last year.
quarters than it has ever before occupied, with improved and increased facilities for carrying on its work.
The Detroit College of Law entered upon its twentieth year September 19, 1910. The enrollment for the past year has been far larger than in any preceding year, and that of the coming year promises to be even larger.
A day school has been added to the curriculum, with sessions beginning at 3:30 p. m. This enables the student to receive the full benefit of an attendance on the courts and of work in the law library. The holding of the session at this time also enables the Day School to obtain the services of lawyers actively engaged in the practice of, law.
The Faculty is made up of some of the most eminent attorneys and counselors of Detroit, among whom are Wm. L. Carpenter, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan, President; Philip T. Van Zile, former Circuit Judge in Utah and present Prosecuting Attorney of Detroit, Dean; Jasper C. Gates; John W. Beaumont; T. A. E. Weadock; Wm. F. Connolly, Judge of Recorder's Court; Frank E. Robson, General Counsel of Michigan Central Railroad; John C. Bills, attorney for Pere Marquette Railroad; Ormond F. Hunt, former Prosecuting Attorney; Howard B. Bloomer; Elisha A. Fraser; Harold H. Emmons; Thomas T. Leete; Clarence A. Lightner; Wm. H. Wetherbee.
The membership of the Oratorical Association is being largely increased, and the College hopes to be very successful in its coming intercollegiate debates.
One Bullard, resident of Georgia, provided with a stick and a facile vocabulary of lurid and offensive epithets, accompanied by his wife, who had prepared to defend her liege lord by taking a knife in one hand and a pistol in her apron pocket, invaded the premises of Rumsey, a neighbor. While the latter was in the midst of his family engaged in peaceful toil, Bullard called him a liar and men. aced him with a stick. It was alleged that this conduct constituted a breach of the peace bond which the aggressor bad given. In Rumsey v. Bullard, 63 Southeastern Reporter, 921, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, deciding this momentous question for the first time, held that they were prepared to take judicial cognizance of a fact which as individuals they well knew-that in Georgia to call a man a liar, even without raising a stick, usually provokes a breach of the peace, and generally brings on a fight. Exceptions to this rule find meager nourishment on Southern soil and beneath Southern skies. They felt constrained to hold that the bond was breached.
Everett Fraser, formerly of the Harvard Law School, has been appointed one of the permanent professors in the Law Department of the George Washington University, giving his whole time to the work. He will teach during the coming year the subject of Real Property in that Law School,
Mr. J. Wilmer Latimer, of the bar of the District of Columbia, has been appointed a professor in the Law Department of the George Washington University. He will, during the coming year, conduct a course, running through the first semester, dealing with the subject of Brief Making. During the second semester he will conduct a practical course on the Preparation of Legal Instruments. In both of these courses the students will be required to prepare a number of legal documents, which will be closely scrutinized by Professor Latimer, criticised in class, and the students assisted in this very valuable feature of a lawyer's training. In securing the services of Professor Latimer for these two courses, the University considers that it has greatly strengthened the practical courses for which it is so justly famous.
The Law Department of the George Washington University has moved into better
Washington University Law School is now, by a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, the official title of what has been generally known since 1867 as the St. Louis Law School.
The new requirement for admission to the school as a regular student seeking the de gree of B. L., viz., one year of satisfactory work in a first-class college in addition to graduation from an accredited high school, is now in force. The step taken is a wise one, and the faculty are pleased to note a larger enrollment of new students than was expected for the first year under the new rule.
Hon. R. L. Goode, Judge of the St. Louis Court of Appeals and Madill Professor of Equity, recently resigned both positions in order to become General Counsel of the Mississippi Valley Trust Company of St. Louis. He was an able, thorough teacher of the law, and his resignation is deeply regretted by his associates in the faculty and the students and alumni of the school. The vacancy has been filled to the great satisfaction of the school and its friends by the appointment of Mr. Arthur B. Shepley, one of the most scholarly and capable lawyers of the St. Lou. is bar.
The Tulane Law School, in New Orleans, La., like other Southern schools, differed little five years ago from what it had been for fifty years. A complete and radical
reformation was then resolved upon, result- tions; Hon. William P. Borland, M. C., Coning in the new school of to-day. Do not be tracts and Wills; Hon. Edward D. Ellison, misled by statements of what the Tulane Law Commercial Paper and Statutory Rights and School used to be. Five years ago the Remedies; Mr. Elmer V. Powell, Domestic school had five lecturers, who gave two lec-. Relations and Partnership. tures each per week; now there are fortytwo lectures or class exercises per week. Then it gave practically a one-year course; now it offers two three years' courses. Then During a football game, conducted under it taught Louisiana law almost exclusively; the auspices of a university athletic associanow a full three years' course is given in tion, one who had paid the regular admission the Common Law. This three years' course fee was injured by the collapse of the strucin the Common Law is given by eight teach
ture on which he stood. From a judgment ers, three of whom devote all their time to for plaintiff the association appealed in teaching, and the others teach two to four George v. University Athletic Ass'n, 120 hours each per week. Every one of these Northwestern Reporter, 750, respondent's eight was either educated at one of the best contention being that appellant was an assoCommon Law schools or has had experience
ciation of individuals under a common name in practicing the branches he teaches. Be- to promote athletics, and as an incident sides these eight teachers, there are three
thereto to give exhibitions of games for profothers who deal exclusively with the Civil
it, and that the fact that its membership was Law.
drawn from the faculty and students of the Students who expect to practice in Com
university did not change its essential charmon Law states are not required to study
acter and make it a part of the university. any of the Civil Law subjects. The Common
The Supreme Court of Minnesota, in an opinLaw course is complete in itself. It was giv
ion from which two of the judges dissented, en last year for the first time, and the stu
held that the circumstances attending the dents from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tex
organization and control of the association as who attended are enthusiastic over it.
rendered it neither a partnership nor a corporation, nor a voluntary association of individuals transacting business, but a branch
of the university, and not a proper party deThe Kansas City School of Law opened its
fendant. sixteenth year on the 26th day of September, 1910. New and commodious quarters have been secured on the fifth floor of the Non- Henry C. Hill, Professor of Real Propquitt Building, at 1013-15 Grand Avenue. erty and Corporations in the University of The rooms are airy and comfortable, with Missouri, resigned to accept a professorship light and ventilation on titree sides, well in the Law Department of the University of heated in winter, and lighted by electricity Kansas.
Elevator service is regularly fur- Thomas A. Street, Professor of Equity, nished until a late hour. The executive of- University of Missouri, resigned on Septemfices of the school are at 718-19 Commerce ber 1st to become a member of the Code Building.
Committee, recently established by the AsAll of the work required may be done sembly of the Philippine Islands, to revise, after six o'clock in the evening, thus afford- codify, and amplify the laws of the Philing the student an opportunity to combine ippines. The committee is composed of two the work of the school with that of a law Americans and three Filipinos; the other office or other business employment, so that American being Judge W. L. Goldsborough, both the practical and theoretical education formerly of Maryland. Its work will cover may progress together, as well as to enable a period of four or five years. students to be self-supporting, while secur- Percy Bordwell, Professor of Constitutioning their legal education.
al Law, University of Missouri, resigned to The lectures and recitations are all held accept a professorship at the University of between 8 and 10 o'clock. The different Iowa. classes are divided into sections, and, in ad- James P. McBaine, who served as acting indition to the lectures, quiz classes meet ei- structor during the absence of Dean Lawther between 4 and 6 or 6 and 8 p. m.; the son since January last, becomes Assistant students having the option of joining either Professor of Law, and will give courses in section of the quiz class.
Agency, Torts, and Mortgages. Mr. McThe faculty is composed of 20 men, who Baine graduated at the University of Misare in active practice. From the incorpora- souri in 1902, and took the degree of LL. B. tion of the school in 1895, the following have at Columbia University in 1903. He was been members of the faculty and have lec- with the firm of Watts & McKeighan in St. tured on the subjects mentioned: Hon. 0. Louis for five years, and removed to ColumH. Dean, Corporation and Constitutional bia in 1908. Law; Hon. Sanford B. Ladd, Real Property; Isidor Loeb, Professor of Political Science Hon. R. J. Ingraham, Municipal Corpora- and Public Law, whose courses have former
B. Stetson University, where he remained for three years. For the last two years he has been a member of the faculty of the Law School of the University of Missouri At the University of Kansas he will instruct in the following topics: Corporations, Equity, Torts, Bills and Notes, Trusts, and Wills.
This law school now has five men who devote their entire time to the instructional work of the school.
ly been in the College of Arts and Science, will give a course in Constitutional Law in the Law Department of the University of Missouri. The University has conferred numerous degrees on Mr. Loeb, among them the degree of LL. B. Part of his work in Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law was done at the University of Berlin and Columbia University. He took his Ph. D. at Columbia in 1901.
Manley 0. Hudson becomes Assistant Professor of Law, and will give courses in Property, Corporations, and Conflict of Laws. Mr. Hudson is a graduate of William Jewell College, at Liberty, Missouri, and of the Harvard Law School. He was formerly in the Graduate School of Arts and Science of Harvard University as the scholar of the St. Louis Harvard Club, and was for three years Assistant in History in Harvard College and Radcliffe College, and for one year Assistant in History in the Lowell Institute in Boston.
Grover Cleveland Hosford becomes Instructor in Law, and will give courses in Equity, Crimes, and Partnership. Since his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1908 Mr. Hosford spent a year in the practice of law in Kansas City, and for the year past has been on the editorial staff of the Edward Thompson Company.
John D. Lawson, who has been investigating the Criminal Procedure of England since the first of January, will report the results of his investigations to the Society of Criminology at its meeting in Washington on September 30th, and will then resume his work as Dean of the University of Missouri Law School and as Editor of the American Law Review.
Several changes have taken place this season in the faculty of the University of Illinois Law School. E. J. Northrup has resigned from the faculty of the University of Illinois, and has gone to the Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Thomas W. Hughes has accepted an appointment as Professor of Law in the Louisiana State University, and T. B. Oosgrove has retired from the Law School to devote his entire time to the practice of law.
The vacancies in the University of Illinois faculty have been filled by the appointments of Edward S. Thurston, late of the George Washington University Law School, and John Norton Pomeroy, of California. The vacancy caused by Mr. Cosgrove's withdrawal will be filled between now and the second semester.
The Georgetown University Law School is enlarging its present quarters by the addition of a new building involving an expenditure of $100.000. For the past several years the school has been overtaxed, and in consequence the classes had to be divided into sections. The attendance last year was the largest in the history of the school.
J. Hannis Taylor, formerly Minister to Spain, has been elected to the chair of International Law and Foreign Relations.
The course on Patent Law, heretofore a part of the curriculum of the fourth year class, is now to include Practice in Patent Litigation for the benefit of those who wish to specialize. The lecturer is J. Nota McGill.
There are few law schools that have enjoyed a growth so rapid and that have been so successful in a short period of time as has the new San Francisco Law School. This school, which is now in its third year, already ranks as one of the leading law schools of the west, outranking in size and in standard of instruction many of the older law schools of the country. The work and attendance has grown to such an extent that the school now occupies the entire floor of the Whittell Building, one of the new large office buildings in San Francisco. A large part of the success of the school is due to the efficient corps of instructors, composed of successful practicing attorneys, who are particularly gifted in the line of teaching. The school is also fortunate in having as its Dean James A. Ballentine, and as its Secretary C. R. Stevens, both of whom are especially qualified in their respective positions
Professor Henry C. Hill has been added to the faculty of the School of Law of the University of Kansas. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Maine, and of the School of Law of the University of Michigan. Aft. er graduation from the latter institution he practiced law in Detroit, until he accepted a position in the Law Department of the John
Roscoe Pound, one of the best-known legal educators in the country, has been elected to the faculty in the Harvard Law School. The Harvard Law School, as well as Harrard University as a whole, is to be congratulated in securing the services of Mr. Pound. Mr. Pound's ability as a scholar, teacher, and writer is recognized throughout the country, while his varied experience in law school work and untiring energy will prove a valu.