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14 Advocate 1 (1971)

handle is hein.barjournals/adisb0014 and id is 1 raw text is: Vol. 14, No. 1                                Boise, Idaho                                 January, 1971

This issue of the Advocate, for better
or worse, is the first to be put out under
new editorship. Allyn Dingel and I have
taken on the task, and hope to make the
Advocate a livelier, more informative
journal, as well as expanding its func-
tions as a forum for members of the
Idaho Bar to express their reactions,
predictions, wishes and opinions.
To do this, we need HELPI! Not only
the fine help we have come to expect
from Ron Kull and his staff at the Bar
Commission office, but help from each
one of you-judges, magistrates, legis-
lators, professors, local bar officers and
especially the practicing lawyers. Many
of you have been already approached
and asked for your help in submitting
articles of interest to the Association.
This invitation is now extended to all.
We need news, address changes, by-
lined articles, and letters to the editors.
Letters should be signed and under 200
words in length to be considered for
publication, and should, of course, be in
keeping with our professional standing
and responsibilities. The Advocate will
attempt to present all sides of contro-
veral issues and will be ready to print
almost anything of interest.
Let us know   if we Lre publishing
things you think we shouldn't, or if we
ignore things you think should be pub-
lished. We naturally reserve the right
to reject any and all suggestions, but
we would like to know what kind of job
we are doing, and have no source for
this information except yourselves.
Make plans now to attend the Idaho
Bar's first CLE program for 1971, on
products liability, to be held March 27
at the Rodeway Inn, Boise.
Outstanding national and Idaho at-
torneys will discuss the basics of try-
ing a products liability case - from
(Continued on page five)

By Albert R. Menard, Jr.
Dean University of Idaho College of Law
Two inter-related problems of the College of Law have grown rapidly and now
have reached emergency proportions. Recently some newspaper publicity has pointed
out the highlights of the situation, but as Dean, I would be remiss if I did not give
full details to the Bar of the state. The first problem is the urgent necessity of
improving housing for the existing program in legal education of the University of
Idaho. The present quarters of the College of Law were designed to accommodate
a maximum enrollment of 75 to 80 students, a faculty of five, exclusive of the Dean,
and a library of above 30,000 volumes. This year by crowding, which no industrial
inspector would approve for a factory, we are handling an enrollment of 152 stu-
dents, a faculty of eight, and a library of over 50,000 volumes.

Albert R. Menard, Jr.
1970 Code Supplement
Inaugurates New Plan
A few Idaho lawyers have inquired of
the Idaho Code Commission about its fu-
ture plans for supplementing the Idaho
Code after annual sessions of the Idaho
Legislature. It is hoped the following
will clarify matters for the Bench and
The Commission by law must furnish
the State of Idaho 1,000 sets of each
(Continued on page two)

Aware a few years ago that this prob-
lem was in immediate view from a num-
ber of indications, including population
studies, the College of Law and the
University administration began pre-
liminary consideration of a new law
building in the Summer of 1967. At the
next opportunity-the Spring of 1968-
this program was started through the
slow and tortuous process of the state
public building budget. It reached the
Legislature in 1969 and that body re-
sponded with an appropriation of $250,-
000 for planning. Preliminary drawings
were made and in 1970 the Legislature
authorized detailed final drawings, spec-
ifications and site preparation. Pursu-
ant to this second legislative approval,
final  architectural  and  engineering
work were started and will be complete
by the time the Legislature convenes on
January 11. The project is ready for bid.
Meanwhile, time has almost run out.
In October, 1969, the College of Law
received a regular five-year accrediting
visit and it.apection by a joint team of
three men representing both the Ameri-
can Bar Association and the Association
of American Law Schools. The members
of the team were Richard Nahstoll, prac-
ticing attorney of Portland and former
president of the Oregon Bar Associa-
tion; Vern Countryman, now Professor
of Law at Harvard, a former deputy at-
torney general for the State of Wash-
ington and also a former Dean of the
School of Law of the University of New
(Continued on page three)

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