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7 J. B. Ass'n St. Kan. 1 (1938-1939)

handle is hein.barjournals/jkabr0007 and id is 1 raw text is: The Journal of the Bar Associa-
tion of the State of Kansas
VOL. 7                       AUGUST 1938                         NO. 1
Published Quarterly, August, November, February and May, by the
Bar Association of the State of Kansas.
$3.00 Per Annum              Members $1.50              Single Copy $1.00
Address communications to W. E. Stanley, 830 First National Bank Building, or
The Journal Publication Office, 319 South Market, Wichita, Kansas.
Entered as Second-Class Matter, August 20, 1932, at the Post Office at
Wichita, Kansas, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
opyrit .932, by J'ournsl of the Bar Anocttn of the Btst, of Knnsns
,Address
By HON. ARrmn T. VANDEwmT
The most interesting experience that I have ha4 this year was during the
three weeks in February that I played truant and escaped to England in order
to get a distinguished speaker for our annual meeting at Cleveland. As a
result of my trip to London I have secured the promise of Lord Macmillan,
the outstanding jurist of England, to be our guest. We are going to have a
very fine meeting beginning July 25, with a well-balanced program. Mr.
Justice Roberts, Mr. Justice Reed and the Attorney General will also be with
us, as well as Mr. E. W. Coleman, under-Secretary of State of Canada.
The ten days I spent in London made a great impression on me. The
English have the poorest system of legal education that I have ever seen,
and yet they produce splenAA law . Surely a       n  radox!
Why do I say they have the poorest system of legal education? I stopped
in to hear twi or three lectures. Some old fuddeduddy stands up at a lecture
table and reads a typewritten lecture to a group of students. As he reads a
page, he-turns it over, face down, apparently so it will be in the right order
for the next year's business. The boys take notes, and that is all there is to it.
There is none of the rapid-fire discussion to which we are accustomed; no
questions from the class and no comment upon current issues by the in-
structor.
It reminded me of when I was a student at Columbia Law School. Sir
Frederick Pollock came over and gave a series of lectures on The Genius of
the Common Law. You have doubtless read them-they are delightful-but
as to delivery I can honestly say that nothing like them has ever before been
handed out to unsuspecting, American law students. We attended under com-
pulsion, not voluntarily I can assure you. Sir Frederick had but two gestures;
he would roll his hands around his round cuffs in one direction for-it seemed
-hours, and when finally the momentum     would drop down and down
until we thought his hands would come to a stop he would suddenly generate

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