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10 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1957-1958)

handle is hein.journals/corlawfose10 and id is 1 raw text is: VOLUME 10                        THE CORNELL LAW FORUM, ITHACA, NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1957                NUMBER I


O'Connor, Deull, &
Drogin Triumphant
The third year Moot Court winners,
who will be representing Cornell Law
School in intercollegiate competition
are first place winner Donald O'Con.
nor, second place winner Ellis Deull,
and alternate Ira Drogin.
The   successful  advocates  were
chosen by Connecticut's Chief Justice
elect, Edward Daly of the Court of
Errors, from the remaining four Moot
Court finalists.
The third year competition com-
menced on October 15th with seven-
teen men vying for the honors. They
were Cohen, Drogin, Deull, Gardiner,
O'Connor, O'Mara, Judy, Keenan,
Kleinbaum, Ruskin, Russell, Thomp.
son, Rosenberg, Sade, Satz, Yunker
and Rocray.
Eight men were chosen from the
preliminary rounds to compete in the
semi-finals which were held the fol-
lowing day. Emerging triumphant
from the semi-finals were, Drogin,
Deull, O'Connor and Sade.
The case that was argued contained
a hypothetical fact situation which
brought to the fore the legal questions
which have been currently before the
Supreme Court in the Jenks' and Wat-
kins cases.
The petitioner is released from his
employment when his employer, who
is engaged in developing electronic
ePqipment for the armed forces, is in-
formed that the petitioner no longer
possesses a security clearance. Follow-
ing the company's firing the peti-
tioner, he is granted a government
hearing but is not given an opportun-
ity to challenge the evidence which is
brought out against him. Nor is he
acquainted with the basis of the
charges against him; to do so the
government would have to disclose
some of its confidential information.
Prior to the preliminary rounds,
each Moot Court entrant was assigned
to a side of the case and was required
*to submit a brief for that side. The
entrants who reached the semi-finals
had to be prepared to argue either
side of the question.
New Custodian Among
Changes In Law School
A new custodian and his family
have come to the Law School during
the summer. Me. Frank Martin who
is here with his wife and seven-year-
old daughter Terry, occupy the Cus-
todian's apartments on the basement
In addition, extensive changes have
been made in. the location and ap-
pearance of some of the offices in the
Law School during the past summer.
The Law Forum, the Barrister, and
the Law Student Association have
moved from the office they shared on
'the first level, to the east end of E
level of the library stacks, where the
office of the Moot Court Board can
also be found.
The Bookstore has moved to the
basement levelof the Men's Lounge
from their previous location near the
north exit of the library. The vacated
space is. now being used by the Cor-
nell Law Quarterly as executive of-
Renovations have been made on the
main office which has been enlarged
in conjunction with the addition of
two members to the secretarial staff.

Annual Banquet
Held At Statler
The annual Moot Court banquet
was celebrated at Statler Hall last
Friday, October 18th with Chief Jus-
tice-elect of the Court of Errors of the
state of Connecticut, Edward J. Daly
'14, as guest of honor and principal
The Moot Court Board, William E.
Russell, Chancellor, sponsored the
cocktail-dinner affair to begin their
ambitious program which will culmi-
nate with the Regional Finals of the
National Moot Court Competition to
be held at Cornell Law School, No-
vember 15th. The winners of the Moot
Court programs at Albany, Buffalo,
Cornell and Syracuse law schools will
argue at that time before a Judge of
the Court of Appeals, and two other
judges in the Moot Court room here
at Cornell.
The guests at the banquet num-
bered approximately  100. Faculty
members, law students, and partici-
pants of the Moot Court program met
informally for cocktails before dinner.
The Moot Court banquet is a high-
light of the Law School's fall pro-
gram. Last year's banquet was mem-
orable, for it was at that time that
Dean Thoron and Professor Schles-
inger chose sides and planned to ar-
gue the Durham case. Their profes-
sional approach packed the Moot
Court Room and the approach, legal
verbiage and arguments presented
still are a favorite subject of contro-
versy among law students.

The Cornell Law School recently
held its first summer conference on
International Law in furtherance of
its program of International Legal
Studies. The topic of the conference,
which met in Ithaca June 26-29, was
International Law  in Progress-
Viewed by Government Official, Pri-
vate Practitioner and Professor.
This year's conference was the first
in a series of five to be presented over
the next ten years. This recent con-
ference, as well as those to come, will
help to enhance the reputation and
extend the recognition of this pro-
gram. The program of International
Legal Studies at Cornell is supported
by a Ford Foundation grant.
The conference directed its atten-
tion toward four general topics: (1)

Cornell To Host
Regional Finals
The Regional finals to determine
Northern New York State's entry in
the National Moot Court competition
will be held at the Cornell Law School
on Friday, November 15th. The par-
ticipating law schools will be Buffalo,
Syracuse, Albany, and Cornell.
Arguments of the contestants will
take place in the Moot Court Room.
The semi-finals will be held in the
morning and tile names of the two
surviving schools will be announced
at their conclusion. After a luncheon,
to be held at Willard Straight Hall
for participants and guests, the final-
ists will argue their case in the after-
noon to determine the winning school.
The team carrying off the blue rib-
bon for this final round will be an-
nounced at the dinner to be held in
the Faculty Lounge of the Statler that
The men who will serve as judges
for the competition will be chosen by
the Young Lawyers' Guild of the New
York State Bar Association. At the
time this paper went to press, the
judges had not been selected.
Cornell will be out to improve its
record this year. In last year's North-
ern Regional finals, the barristers lost
to Buffalo in the final round. An
added incentive this year will be the
first annual presentation of a silver
bowl to the victorious law school par-

International Legal Studies Program
Initiates First Summer Conference

International Trade and Commerce;
(2) International Transportation and
Communications (3) Cooperation for
Mutual Defense; and (4) Internation-
al Judicial Cooperation.
Government officials, each  with
special experience in his field, spoke.
Respectively, they were Stanley D.
Metzger, Assistant Legal Advisor for
Economic Affairs, U.S. Department
of State; Trevanion H. E. Nesbett,
Special Assistant, Office of Transport
and Communications, U.S. Depart-
ment of State; 'Major General George
E. Hickman, Jr., Judge Advocate Gen-
eral of the Army, and Harry LeRoy
Jones, Chief Hearing Exaniiner, Of-
fice of Alien Property, U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice. The program was
(continued on page 3)

Forum, L.S.A. Receive Honors
At ALSA Summer Convention
by Jack Fulreader
'The Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Law Student Association was
held during the past summer at the Belmont Plaza Hotel, New York City, from
July llth-15th. Nearly fifty law schools participated, some coming from as far
away as California.
Thursday, July l1th was a day set aside for the delegates to register and
acquaint themselves with the city. In the afternoon a boat tour around Man-
hattan Island was provided and a guide noted the various points of interest
and landmarks to the delegates. Later that evening a reception was held af-
fording the opportunity to make the acquaintance of the representatives from
the various schools.

Friday morning the conference
swung into action with a House of
Delegates meeting at 9:00 a.m. Fol-
lowing an address of welcome by Earl
A. Hagen, Director of the American
Bar Association Law Student Pro-
gram, the youngest inconing Presi-
dent of the A.B.A., Charles S. Rhyne,
spoke to the group. John C. McNulty,
from the University of Minnesota
Law School and President of the
A.LS.A., then took over the meeting
for committee reports and by-law
That afternoon the Student Bar
Workshops met to discuss various
problems. The workshops are pro-
vided for the purpose of breaking
down into smaller groups for the pur-
pose of co-mingling thoughts and
ideas so that each delegate may bene-
Last Spring's Course
Awards Announced
Secretary of the Law School Wil-
liam Tucker Dean has announced the
award winners for the last academic
Ranking first among award winners
was Sheldon   W. Halpern    distin-
guished by awards for the highest
grades in Constitutional Law, Con-
tracts, Procedure I, and for highest
scholastic rank  among first year
The W. D. P. Carey Exhibition
Prizes, presented for excellence in the
third year comprehensive examina-
tion, were awarded to Melvin H. Os-
terman, first place, and Marshall S.
Belkin, second place.
The United States Law Week
Award, given to the graduating stu-
dent making the most progress in his
senior year, was also awarded to
Marshall Belkin.
The Real Property Prize, Warren's
Weed on New York Real Property,
was presented to Robert I. Harris for
achievement of highest grades in the
Real Property courses,
The Corporate Finance Prize, a stu-
dent achievement medal and a year's
subscription to the Wall Street Jour-
nal, was awarded to Stuart 0. H.
The Business Associations Prize,
Oleck on New York Corporations,
was awarded to Thomas G. Rickert
for highest grades in Business Asso-
Other award winners, receiving rel-
evant volumes of American Jurispru-
dence for highest achievement in their
respective courses were: Robert L.
Gottfeld -  Contracts; Ronald  S.
Lockhart-Evidence; Ira M. Birn-
baum-Negotiable Instruments; Rob-
ert I. Harris--Conflict of Laws; Rob-
ert Orseck - Mortgages; Peter K.
Johnson-Bankruptcy; Mrs. Nancy
Helm Plant-Insurance; Norman H.
Kirshman-Sales; Marvin S. Robin-
son-Private Corporations; Edward
J. Bloustein-Agency and Constitu-
tional Law; Paul Noyes-Labor Law;
Joy Levien-Taxation; and Frederick
Block-Administrative Law.

fit from the others' experiafce. About
4:00 p.m. the delegates were ushered
off for a fascinating visit and demon.
stration of the New York Stock Ex.
change. Although at that time of da3
the Stock Exchange was closed, tn
doors were opened to us. There wt
had one of the traders take us ontc
the floor of the Exchange and demon
strate its operation and function. I
was an extremely interesting visit t(
the financial market of the world. A
7:00 p.m. the delegates returned fo
a General Assembly meeting in whicl
addresses were made by the aspirini
candidates for the offices of A.L.S.A.
Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. th
House of Delegates was called to or
der. After an address by Phili1
Mechem, President of the Associatio
of American Law Schools, committe.
reports were heard and passed upon
At noon, the annual luncheon wa
held with MI the delegates altending
The speake, Attorney Carl Conway
member of the Board of Governors o
(continued on page 2)
Cassidy To Head
1958 Forum Staff
Jack Cassidy is the newly appointe
editor of The Forum for the 195.
1958 school year. The appointmer
was made recently by Jack Fulreade:
outgoing editor.      i
Cassidy, a second year studen
hails from Katonah, N.'Y., and a
tended Manhattan College. While i
attendance he gained considerable e:
perience as a member of the staff (
The Quadrangle, the Manhatta
College newspaper. On graduating i
1953, he entered OCS at Newpor
Rhode Island, and spent three yeai
as a commissioned officer in the nay
While he admits that the job conm
to him as a surprise, he intends
make every endeavor to boost t]
Cornell Law Forum from second
first place in the American Law St
dent Association Newspaper Compel
tion. During his first mouth in offi
he will be assisted by the outgoing e
itor. Cassidy will assume his fu
duties with the December issue.

Jack Cassidy

Ellis Doull and Donald O'Connor; Absent from picture, I. Drogin and N. Sad.

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