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1 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1949)

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Volume I, No. 1               The Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, March 4, 1949  Page 1

New Law Wives
To Be Welcomed
Law Wivs Association Adds
Members, Increases Scope
In an effort to ease the vicissi-
tudes of eight new law wives, the
108 members of the Law Wives As-
sociation will welcome these recent
brides into their fold on Tuesday,
March 17. The meeting is scheduled
to take place in the Men's Lounge
of Myron Taylor Hall.
The recent brides are: the Mrs.
Allsopp, Dinse, Fallon, Gilchrist,
Hancock, Molowa, Moshier, Os-
trander, and Abbott.
Originally formed to lessen the
rigors that go with being married
to conscientious law students, the
organization has increased its scope
so that it now performs numerous
praiseworthy community functions.
The group has been active ih send-
ing CARE packages abroad and in
providing clothes for the charitable
work of the Quaker Friends. It has
also aided the Children's Home in
planning Christmas and Easter pro-
In addition, Law Wives is work-
ing in close harmony with the Law
Association, and in this capacity
it provides valuable aid in carry-
ing out law school social functions.
The group was instrumental in se-
curing the decorations for the Old
Clothes party held last month. It
intend- to p'ovide a similar service.
in connection with the Barristers'
Ball and the spring picnic later in
the year.
Law Wives is headed by Mrs.
Barbara Mange. Her executive com-
mittee includes Mrs. Joan Hoff,
vice-president; Mrs. Joan  Hess,
secretary;  Mrs.  Doris  Bacorn,
treasurer; Mr. Marguerite Bankert,
hospitality  chairman, and  Mrs.
Martha Bacorn, refreshment chair-

177-_  arrser salScheduled

For Tomorrow Evening
In Bohemia Hall we'll laugh, we'll dance, we'll singl--And so it
will be tomorrow night when over 300 faculty members and students
convert the Memorial Room in Willard Straight into their own Bohemia
Hall for the young lawyers' social event of the year-The Barrister's

Thirty-two of the February Graduates Pictured with Faculty Members in
front of the Law School
Law School Awards 42 Degrees
38 February Graduates Take Local Bar
Thirty-eight of the forty-two Nixon Hewitt in Niagara Falls;
February graduates of the Cornell Charles Frederick Hoelzer in New
Law School completed their answers York City; Russell Taylor Kerby,
to the all important question When Jr. in Newark, New Jersey; Wal-
am I going to be an attorney ? yes- ter B. Schatz in Hartford, Connecti-
terday. That number took the ex- cut; John E. Sheehy in Boston,
aminations for admittance to the Massachusetts; Harold C. Tipping
New York State Bar on March 2 in New York City; and Kenneth
and March 3.                      William  Tipping  in  New   York
Not all of them intend to prac- City.
tice in the state, however.         Several others have had positions
The best information the Law offered them     but have made no
School has to date, shows that the definite decisions. Two, William B.
following are already definitely em- Landis and Walter B. Lewis, are
ployed: Kenneth B. Bowen has lo- pursuing graduate studies in related
cated in North Hampton, Massa- fields, and are still at Cornell Uni-
chusetts; Donald Brandt in Syra- versity.
cuse; Herman L. Breitkopf in Mid-   The rest of the graduating class
dletown: Vernon Frank Cline in includes: Henry      A. Carey, Jr.,
Middletown;    Richard   Thomas George D. Crofts, Jr., Charles Allen
Doermer in Fort Wayne, Indiana; DeBare, T h o m a s Duffy, John
Alton Grant Dunn, Jr. in Coopers- Dwyer, Max Felsenstein, Stephen
town; James Dykes in New York Crouse Hart, Frederick Heiken, Sid-
City; Roger Francis Dykes in ney P. Howell, Alexander R. Imlay,
Cocoa, Florida; Edmund Vincent John Read Murphy, Henry Bene-
Eichler in Utica; William  C. El- diet Nesbitt, Robert Y. Nevius,
kins in Watkins Glen; William J. Bertil L. Peterson, Samuel Riley
Foster III in New    York City; Pierce, Jr., Burton Bennett Rob-
Thomas A. Gallmeyer in       Fort erts, Theodore A. Searle, Robert
Wayne, Indiana; Thomas E. Hart, William Sigg, Clara J. Taylor, Mar-
Jr. in North Towanda; Benjamin tin Weinstein.

Schlesinger On Second Tour At Cornell
New Professor Most interested In Comparative Law

With his first semester of teach-  Neither Cornell nor teaching are
ing in the law school behind him, new to him. For in the Fall of 1943
Rudolph B. Schlesinger, Associate when he was legal secretary for
Professor of Law and the most re-
cent appointee to the faculty, finds Judge Irving Lehman, he was in-
everything going well in what ac- vited to Cornell to join the Area
tually is his second tour of duty and Language Department to in-
at Cornell.                       struct ASTP trainees. At that time
Following his April appointment he gave a series of lectures in the
by the Board of Trustees as As-
sociate Professor of Law, he began fields of German Law, Literature
teaching with the start of the Aca- and Geography.
demic year in September, 1948. Be-  Students and faculty were coming
sides handling the Procedure 1 and going at that time and Pro-
course for the first year men, Pro- fessor Schlesinger recalls it as a
fessor Schlesinger introduced a new more or less chaotic period made
course to the curriculum, Com- especially interesting by his trying
parative Law. It is in this latter to teach a three year course in
field that his chief interest lies.  three months.
He cites as a prime objective in  His formal legal education took
his-teaching not to be longhaired place between 1927 and 1933 when
in his manner of presentation.    he studied law at Geneva, Berlin
In his Comparative Law course and Munich. In the last institution
he drew on a large number of cases he did post-graduate work    and
and materials from  foreign coun- received the degree, Doctor Juris,
tries and translated them himself. Summa Cum Laude.
While most of the cases are in      After practicing in Munich be-
mimeograph form now he hopes to tween 1933-1938 he came to the
have them printed in the form of a United States and entered Colum-
casebook before long.             bia Law School. He graduated from
This term he is teaching Quasi- Columbia in 1942, where he was
Contracts and General Business Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia
Problems.                        Law Review.

After leaving Columbia and after
having clerked for Judge Lehman
he served as law clerk for the New
York Court of Appeals. Then, in
1944, he became associated with the
New York City firm of Milbank,
Tweed, Hope & Hadley where his
work was primarily in litigation.
In addition to his legal periodical
writings in the United States and
abroad, Professor Schlesinger has
published a monograph on Pro-
tection of Goodwill under the Ger-
man Law against Unfair Competi-
tion, articles on Systems of For-
eign Exchange Control and numer-
ous others.
Working with the New York
State Law Revision Commission, he
wrote a study on The Notary and
the Formal Contract in Civil Law.
This was published in connection
with the Commission's research in-
to the subject of the Seal and the
Enforcement of Contracts without
Married and with two children,
the Professor is living in Cayuga
Heights. As for the town of Ithaca,
Cornell and the variable weather
conditions to be found here, he has
one word-Delightfull

Law Association
Holds Meeting
The recently elected Law As-
sociation officers conducted their
first open meeting pf the semester
in the Moot Court Room on Febru-
ary 11th.
The primary purpose of the meet-
ing, as outlined by John Osborn,
Law Association President, was to
introduce the heads of the various
activities sponsored by the Law As-
sociation. Short speeches included
statements of the plans of the news-
paper and radio program by Nat
Weston and Bob Myers respec-
tively, a treasurer's report by Bill
Donnelly, an outline of the social
activities by Ed Crawford, and a
general resume of executive activi-
ties by Vice-President Bob Simp-
The question of the release of
grades was raised from the floor,
and a committee was fgrmed to in-
quire into the delay. A report on
the situation by Dean Stevens was
subsequently posted on the bulletin
In conducting the business of the
Cornell Law Association, its three
officers will be working with cer-
tain objectives in mind. The Cornell
Law Forum presents their aims
here, as they have stated them:
First: We should like to see the
Law Association gain such promin-
ence that each student will take a
personal interest in its operation
and pride in its successes. All of
us at the Cornell Law School are
vested with the safeguarding of a
beautiful building and many fine
traditions. This is a legacy left not
only to the elected officers of the
Association, but to all of us, work-
ing in the spirit of a group. To this
end, the officers have plaihned for
a broad program of student partici-
pation, both on the policy and the
functionary- levels.
Second: Our operations as a
group must be coordinated and
shaped to the wishes of the major-
ity. To this end, the officers will
operate in close harmony with the
elected representatives of the var-
ious classes, with the committee
heads, and with the newly-formed
Steering Committee, which has been
created to formulate policy issues
for student consideration.
Third: We sincerely hope that
we may be able to lay a foundation
of student government which will
serve the perpetuation of a lively,
responsive, and unified Law As-
sociation. Your elected officers can-
not achieve this somewhat lofty aim
alone. We ask assistance from every
student member, by: 1) contribut-
ing to committee work as his time
will permit; 2) attendance at open
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Briefs will be tabled and case-
books closed for the evening as stu-
dents and professors, peasants
and Quarterly men, assemble with
their dates at Willard Straight Hall
for dancing between 10 p.m. and 1
a.m. to the music of Bob Lovett's
Early Revelry
For the early revelers there will
be a pre-dance cocktail party at
the Delta Upsilon Fraternity House
commencing at 7:30 p.m.
The dance, which will be semi-
formal, is annually sponsored by
the Cornell Law Association. It will
be under the general direction of
Social Chairman Ed Crawford, as-
sisted by Roger Prehn. Ed Hackett,
Jim Taylor, Bill Arrison and Bob
Becker are handling ticket sales.
One of the highlights of the eve-
ning will be the presentation of the
Squash cup to the tournament win-
ner by Dean Stevens.
Other Events Planned
The dance, following on the heels
of the Old Clothes Party held
last month, is one of three more
social events planned for this term.
Tentatively scheduled for the
first week in April is a Faculty-
Student Smoker, with an all-school
cnic slated for the first week in
The smoker will follow the same
lines as the one held last year. It
will be open to dates. A comedy
skit will be presented by Al Good-
man and there will be dancing in
the lounge.
Picnic plans are still being for-
mulated. The site of the party will
probably be Taughannock Park.
Crawford and Prehn are in general
charge of both affairs.
Tipping Awarded
$100 Carey Prize
The $100 W. D. P. Carey award
for the best grades in the February
comprehensive examinations went
to Kenneth W. Tipping, former
business manager of the Cornell
Law Quarterly.
Tipping procured a position with
Milbank,Tweed, Hope & Hadley in
New York City immediately upon
being graduated.
Past winners include Richard J.
Donovan, June '48, who is pre-
sently employed by the Securi-
ties and Exchange Commission in
Washington, D.C.; John J. Horey,
February '48, who now works for
Shultz & Shultz in Home,. New
York; and Lawrence S. Lagarenne,
June '47, who is currently located
with Hinman, Howard & Kattell, in
Binghamton, New York.
The award was established by
W. D. P. Carey the year he received
his L.L.B. degree from the Cornell
Law School, 1926. Mr. Carey has
long been associated with Martin-
dell, Carey, Brown & Brabets, of
Hutchinson, Kansas.

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