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William B. Hornblower, counselor at law, New 'two other edifices, also of a character cal. York City.
culated to render them permanently useful. Samuel Untermyer, counselor at law, New York
Like those mentioned above, they will erene. City. Carl L. Schurz, counselor at law, New York ually become the property of the University, City.
together with various smaller Exposition De Lancey Nicholl, District Attorney of New
buildings otherwise provided for. York.
Besides this direct advantage the University will re
ceive from the Exposition, it will also reap Judge Karl ron Lewinski whose paper on
much benefit from the increased improved "The Education of a German Lawyer" was
transportation facilities between its grounds one of the notable papers at the last meet.
and tbe city of Seattle, four mlles distant, ing of the American Bar Association has been a member of the Department of Justice at Berlin since 1904 and on the bench there
The New York University Law School 10 since 1906. He was a law student at the
June last, graduated the largest class in its Unirersity of Muenchen and Breslau, passing
bistory, 198 degrees being granted as follows: his first examination in Breslau in 1897 and
LL. B., 170; LL. M., 23; J. D., for his second examination after tbe usual four
which 11 were conferred upon women. years of court work in 1902.
may be interesting to note that in the class His chief purpose in visiting the United
were 272 applicants for degrees. The class States is to make a special study of certain
also included some 75 more students, who branches of American Law in preparation
were not candidates for degrees, but who coun. for tbe American volume of a large inter
pleted the work of the course. national work now in course of publication
The death of Professor George Alfred JIII. in Germany. When completed that work will
ler in May last was a severe loss to the include a distinct law treatise in German,
school. Professor Miller, during his elgb. for each of the principal countries of the
teen years of work in the New York Unirerri. world. The American volume will run to
ty Law School, had much to do in molding about a thousand pages.
the legal training of more than 8,000 young On the topic of the American Law of
men, who were students in the school during Bankruptcy Judge von Lewinski has spent
the time he was connected with it. Mr. Mil. several months at the Harvard Law School,
ler was a man of large experience at tbe bar, in collaboration with Professor Samuel Willis
a citizen whose loyalty to country kept him ton. He is now engaged on the topic of
in the National Guard for many years, a man American Civil Procedure, in collaboration
ripe in the wisdom of men and things, ethi. with Professor Charles M. Hepburn, of the
cal, social, and political, and withal a teach. Indiana University School of Law.
er of force and character, whose pleasing The work will bold bim in this country
manner and engaging personality won for until next June, and perhaps longer.
him tbe love and veneration of his students
The Law School opened for its new year
on September 24th with an entering class of The School of Law of Washington Univer
350, being a few less than the entering class sity has had a rapid growth in the past,
of last year. and there is promise of far greater prosperi. ty in the future, from the boom that the whole University is likely to enjoy. The The Third Annual Meeting of the Ameri. source of tbis boom is the Alaska-Yukon can Association of Law Libraries was held Pacific Exposition, to be held at Seattle at Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, June 22-31. next summer. Many people distrust the idea 1908. The proceedings of the various meet. of an exposition bringing about a local mil. ings consisted in part of addresses and palennium for the city that gives it. The re- pers read by the following: John E. King, lation of cause and effect is too vague, But
St. Paul, “Address of Welcome;" A. J. Small, in the case of Washington University it's Des Moines, Iowa, “President's Address;" different. The relation becomes that of the Mrs. M. C. Klinglesmith, of Philadelphia, who gift and the donor. The Washington State read a paper jointly prepared by Miss C. H. Legislature has voted $1,000,000 for the con- Smith of Springfield, Mass., and Miss H. G. struction of Exposition buildings upon land Baker of Hartford, Conn., on "The Manage arljoining the present grounds of the Univer- ment of a Small Law Library;" Prof. Roger sity. Of this $1,000,000 the Board of Regents W. Cooley, Ann Arbor, Mich., “The use of of the University is to receive $600,000, pri- Law Books;" Gilson Glasier, Madison, W18., marily for University purposes-Damely, the "Cataloguing Law Books, with Special Rel. erection of five buildings, of a permanent na- erence to Co-operative Indexing and to In. ture. These include an Auditorium building, dex Cards;" C. B. Lester, Indianapolis, “The with a seating capacity of 3,000 persons. Dur- Legislative Reference Librarian's Work 10 ing the Exposition all these bulldings will be a Law Library;" and Miss Edna D. Bullock, at the service of the Exposition. The re- of Nebraska, on "Some Phases in which the maining $400,000 of the amount voted will Law Librarian can Help the Public Library." be placed in the bands of a commission for The report of the Special Committee on Book
Binding brought out much vnluable information Miss Woodward, Assistant Librarian of the University of Michigan Law Library, gave the report for the committee, and showed samples of materials used for binding in her library. Mr. Homer P. Clark, of the West Publishing Company, spoke of the grade of buckram used by the company in binding its publications. On the last day of the session, Prof. Cooley gave an explanation and demonstration of the various metbods for inding authorities by the use of the Digest. Upon the recomiendation of the Nominating Committee, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President-E. A. Feazel. LAW Library Association, Cleveland, Obio. Vice President-Geo. S. Goddard, Connecticut State Law Library. Secretary. Treasurer-Franklin O. Poole, Association of the Bar, New York City. Members of the Esecutire Committee-Frederick W. Schenk, Law Library University of Chicago; George Kearney, Law Library Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.; Luther E. Hewitt, Law Association, Phlladelphia.
lic that it would be difficult to locate a city, however small, but where you would find one or more successful citizens who received their techpical education by correspondence. Within the last fifteen years over 100,000 students in the United States alone have taken a course of study by correspondence, and through this means have made successful business men. This includes almost every branch of learning.
In every state of the Union there are numerous successful lawyers who received their legal education by a correspondence course. We have on our files the names and addresses of several hundred lawyers who studied by correspondence and are the strongest friends of the correspondence system.
Until teaching by correspondence was started there were
many young men whose future was blasted and whose hopes and ambitions were thwarted by reason of not possessing enough money with which to pay their expenses through college. To-day none are so poor but who can afford to pay the small tuition charged for most any line of study by correspondence. The correspondence schools are a blessing to the ambitious youth who has but little money and large anticipations. It takes several hundred dollars to study law in a resident college or university.
We don't claim that the correspondence course is as good as a university course, but we do make the bold statement that it is possible for any bright, studious person to master the law by a correspondence course. Some of the bright. est lawyers in our country to-day studied by this method.
In May, 1908, Marquette University affiliated with the Milwaukee Law School (evening), then in its ifteenth year, with an enrollment of eighty-two students. In July of the same year & day course was announced; and in October the Milwaukee School of Law was taken over by Marquette. Hon. James G. Jenking is the Dean of this new department of the University. Judge Jenkins has been prominent in the legal profession for more than twenty years. In 1888 he was appointed to the bench of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, olling the position until 1898, when he was promoted to the United States Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District. The school is not hampered by any policy wbich, for the sake of consistency, must be persevered in. On the contrary, it is free to adapt itsell to the growing needs of its students, and this it has done and proposes to do with the single object in view—the upbuilding of an institution which will give its students a high ideal of the law as a profession, and an equipment which will be of service in attaining and maintaining that ideal. The policy bas been, not merely to send out graduates whose memories are stuffed with legal rules, but rather men of well-disciplined minds and staunch character, who will be of service to their fellows and an honor to their college.
The State University of Iowa has begun the erection of a fine new building for its College of Law, and the foundations are pro gressing rapidly.
The dimensions are 57 feet by 144 feet. The building will be four stories in height, and will be constructed throughout of gray Bedford limestone. The roof will be of tile. , It will contain four lecture or class rooms, a moot court room, some ten offices for members of the faculty, study rooms for the stu. dents, with ample locker accommodations and toilet rooms, and one whole floor will be devoted to the Law Library, which will be Atted with steel stacks for the books. The woodwork throughout will be of oak, and the floors of the corridors will be of terrazzo, with a marble base. The stairs will be of marble, and the marble used on the first story will be of Champlain Jasper and Royal Red.
The cost of the building, which is to be fireproof throughout, will be $125,000, and the furniture will cost some $12,000 more.
The contract calls for the completion of the building by December 15, 1909. The work bas so far progressed with greater rapidity than was anticipated, owing to the almost unbroken fine weather.
These new accommodations bave long been needed, owing to the growth of tbe school and of the University.
Another Correspondence Law School bas been organized. This new school is called "The Western College of Law," and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The following extract in reference to correspondence teachIng is taken from the school catalogue:
The practicability of teaching by correspond. ence has been so well demonstrated to the pub
Fordham University School of Law,- New York City, opened the academic year of 1908– 1009 on September 24th with a lecture by Hon. Alton B. Parker, formerly Chief Justice of the New York Court of Appeals. This