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Riffel, of the well-known firm of Riffel, Dunaway & Cox, of Little Rock. Mr. Riffel is scheduled to take charge of the course on Partnership in the law school.
" 'It was really quite a fight,' said my friend. 'Two men got into an altercation; one hit the other, and a crowd at once gathcred. I bappened to be in the front row of thie onlookers, and I was genuinely alarmed to see the fellow who had been struck seize a heavy cane from a bystander and rush upon his assailant with murder in his glance. I felt sure there would be a killing: ibat man meant to shed human blood; and, as I was certain that he would knock out his enemy's brains, I dashed between the combatants.'
"All this while," continued Mr. Bonaparte, "ms friend's ten year old son bad been listening with appreciation, and now his eyes Dlazed with admiration of bls fatber.
“ 'You thought he'd strike the man's brains out?' the boy demanded.
" "I did indeed, my son,' replied bis parent. " And you ran in his way, father?' "'I did,' my son.' "The boy fairly swelled with pride.
"'I tell you,' he said, 'he couldn't knock any brains out of you; could he, father?” ”
The New York Law School is now occupy. ing its new quarters in the five upper stories in their own building at 174 Fulton street, New York City. The fine new office building built by the school consists of eleven stories, overlooking St. Paul's churchyard, thus insuring good light, wbich is considerable of an asset in the downtown part of New York. Last year the New York Law School bad 978 students enrolled, of whom 267 were college graduates; the school offering both day and evening sessions.
George Zabm, for a number of years a member of the faculty of the Yale University Law School, bas recently become connected with the Brooklyn School of Law. About a year ago Mr. Zabm engaged in practice in New York City, retaining his relationship with the Yale Law School by going to New Haren at the end of each week for the purpose of giving Instruction in that school. While Mr. Zabm will continue to do some special lecture work in the Yale Law School, the bulk of his teaching hereafter will be in the Brooklyn Law School. Although a young man, Mr. Zahm has the reputation of being one of the most capable law school teachers in the country, and his connection with the Brooklyn Law School will in many ways prore of great benefit to that well-known institution.
The law teacher realizes, more keenly probably than any one else, because his attention is constantly challenged to the fact, that as a rule the strongest students in law are those who have had an extended and systematic preparatory training. It stands to reason that this should be so. The law is an intensely intellectual profession, and the suc cessful study of our jurisprudence requires the mastery and control of one's intellectual processes and the development of one's reasoning faculties to a degree that is ordinarily attained only after long disciplinary study. Of course, in dealing with tbis problem of: preliminary requirements, we must recognize —and the law teacher certainly does, for it is not infrequently brought to his attentionthat some men are fitted by nature for the study and practice of the law, and that with such men the matter of preliminary training is of minor importance. The intellectual grasp and the attendant power of lucid and logical statement that thorough and systematic and extended preliminary training is supposed to give are with such men natural endowments. But the law teacher knows that such cases are exceptional, and that, wbile standards may, within proper limits and subject to proper restrictions, be waived to meet the occasional exceptional case, it is with the average, rather than with the exceptional, man in view that they should be determined upon and ixed.-H. B. Hutchins, Dean University of Michigan Law School.
The second annual summer session of the law school of the University of Wisconsin was held this past summer. Prof. Harold D. Hazeltine, of the University of Cambridge, assisted the members of the regular faculty in the work of instruction. The attendance in the summer school was greatly Increased over that of the preceding year, while the results in every way were very satisfactory.
The Law Department of the University of Arkansas opened on September 21st with a large attendance. This law school is fast coming to be known as one of the leading Institutions of legal learning in the South. The faculty has been strengthened this year by the addition to its membership of J. K.
A new law school has been organized in Chicago, called the Lincoln College of Law. The new school is affiliated with St. Ignatius College, and its courses, faculty, and students will be under the guidance and direc tion of that institution. The law school is located in the Asbland Block; class sessions being beld from 6:30 to 9:00 p. m. daily, except Saturdays William Dillon is
the dean of the school, wblle Arnold D. McMalion is the Secretary.
rumbers 225 students. The school contes. plates removal to larger quarters next sporina
At the last Illinois bar examination 3) John Marshall students were examined and 19 passed.
Chester G. Vernier has been appointed Professor of Law in the University of Missouri. Last season Mr. Vernier taught in the University of Indiana School of Law, taking the place of Prof. Beeler, who was on a year's leave of absence. Mr. Vernier is a graduate of the Liberty Indiana High School, of Butler College (A. B., 1903), University of Chicago (Ph. D., 1904), University of Chicago Law School (J. D. cum laude, 1907). Mr. Vernier will teach the subjects of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Domestic Re. lations in the University of Missouri.
William L. Foushee, of the Richmond. ta. bar, bas been engaged to give instruction on the subjects of Bailments and Carriers, Willa and Constitutional Law this season in the Richmond College of law. Mr. Fousbire la associated in practice with John Garland Pol. lard, author of Pollard's Annotated Virginia Code.
Henry Wilber Humble has recently been appointed to a position on the faculty of the University of Kansas Law School. This will be Mr. Humble's first experience as a teacher of law. Mr. Humble is a graduate of the Cincinnati Law School, baving taken bis LL, B. degree (first honors) in 1904. He has been a student in the University of Chicago, Cornell University, and in the University of Cincinnati, receiving his A. B. degree from the latter Institution. Mr. Humble is the author of several legal articles that have recently been published in the American Law Review.
A certain prominent lawyer of Toronto is in the babit of lecturing bis office staff in m the junior partner down, and Tommy. the office boy, comes in for his full share of Ibe admonition. That his words were appreciated was made evident to the lawyer by a coo versation between Tommy and another office boy on the same floor wbich be recently over. heard.
"Wotcher wages?" asked the other boy. “Ten thousand a year,” replied Tominy. "Aw, g'wan!"
"Sure,” insisted Tommy, unabashed. "Four dollars a week in cash an de rest in legal advice."
The Detroit College of Law opened on the 21st day of September, with the largest enrollment in its bistory. Judge Brooke, Professor of Torts in the school, has been nominated for Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan by the Republican party. He has resigned bis professorship, and will be succeeded by Mr. John C. Bills, attorney for the Pere Marquette Railroad.
Mr. Frederick W. Schenk, the Librarinn of the University of Chicago Law School, aprinie the summer in Grent Britain buying valuable old English legal material for the school froru a special appropriation made for this pur pose. He bas lately returned to Chicago.
Ex-Senator William Lindsay delivered an address before the Faculty and students of the Central University of Kentucky Law School at Danville at its opening Septembus 10th. The subject of the address was 'The Evolution of Law."
"You say you met the defendant on street car, and that he had been drinking and gambling,” said the attorney for the defense during the cross-examination.
“Yes," replied the witness.
“Then how do you know," demanded the attorney, “that the defendant bad been drinking and gambling?”
“Well," explained the witness, "be gave the conductor a blue chip for his car fare, and told him to keep the change."
Lawyer-Did any one call when I was away?
Office Boy-Yes, sir; Mr. Brown called.
Office Boy-I said I was sorry you were out, sir.
Hon. Timotby E. Howard, formerly a judge of the Supreme Court of Indiana, bas sue ceeded Prof. William Hoynes as Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Notre Dame during the current academic year, or until the expiration of Dean Hoynes' leave of absence.
The Jobn Marshall Law School began its tenth year September 9th. The attendance this season, including the post-graduate class,
larry A. Bigelow, of the University of Chicago Law School, who was on leave of nbsence during 1907-08, has returned to the school and resiimed his courses this year.
"I can't," he replied in a stage whisper that was heard throughout the court room, "the owner of the pants is out there and I've got 'em on."
Prof. Sherman Steele, of the Notre Dame Law School, bas accepted the position of l'rofessor of Constitutional Law in tbe St. Louis University.
Reports come from the Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, showing an increase of about 20 per cent. in the attendance of the school over that of last year.
Herbert McCormick, the brother of Medill McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, is a lawyer, and when he was arrested some time ago in one of the suburbs of Chicago for speeding bis automobile he decided to try his own case.
The chief witness was the policeman who made the arrest. He testified that McCor. mick was going thirty miles an hour.
"How do you know?” asked McCormick. “I timed you."
“Are you an expert timer? Have you ever timed sports ?" persisted McCormick
"No," replied the policeman solemnly, "only them that rides in automobiles.”
The excellent work of a very successful criminal lawyer secured the complete exoneration of a man wbo had been arrested for stealing a pair of trousers, and he was told to step out of the dock. The prisoner did not stir. Again he was told to step out, but he did not move. His counsel went. over to him and asked:
"Why don't you step out, you've been acquitted "