11 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1958-1959)

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VOLUME I!                     THE CORNELL LAW FORUM, ITHACA, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1958           NO. I

Placement Bureau Established; Awards Presented Advisory Board                                                                                              Formed;
Lewis Morse Chosen -Director To Halpern, Others Members Visit Law School
Cornell Law School each year rec-
By Mort Bittker                             ognizes superior scholastic achieve-
For the primary purpose of helping  located in room 280M of Myron Tay-  ment by awarding prizes to students
whose performances have been out.
third year students find employment, lor Hail, does provide law firms with  standing. This year several new names
the Cornell Law School operates a   information about law students and  sa   ndg.this a  s   ne  nme
Placement Service. Activities are un- also keeps students informed about have been added to this list of honor-
der the direction of a faculty com-  available openings. Current. opportu-  Joint winners of the W.D.P. Carey
nities are posted according to geo- Exhibition Prize, awarded by the fac-
graphical areas, and interested stu- ulty to the graduating students ex-
dents are urged to check these listings  celling in the comprehensive examina-
in the Placement Office. The Office tion and the library problem, were
also maintains complete folders on all Bruce 0. Becker and Ronald S. Lock-
students and often renders valuable  hart.
service to graduates who wish to im-  Sheldon W. Halpern won the $100
prove their employment situations.  Boardman third year Law Prize for
At present there are openings listed in
being, in the judgment of the faculty,
several areas of the country. Staffed the student having done the best work
by Mrs. Mary Lobur and Mrs. Doris
Strong, this office also helps the June  through the second year.
Choosing from a list of third year
graduates prepare their resumfs,    candidates submitted by the faculty,
The' new faculty committee has a  the third year class voted the first
functional arrangement whereby each  Fraser Prize of $100 to Edward
member advises students according to  Bloustein and the second prize of $50  Standing (I. to r.)-Louis W. Dawson, W. Clyde O'Brien, Robert J. McDonald, Frank B. Ingersoll,
the geographical area in which the  to Joseph I. Bugliari.              Judge John D. Bennett, Alfred M. Saperston, Frank C. Heath, and Associate Dean Curtiss.
students would like to practice. Those  Robert Orseck received the Wil- Seated (I. to r.) - Chief Justice Raymond S. Wilkins, Dean Thoron, Franklin S. Wood,
interested in upstate New York will hams Press Offcial Reports award. Chairman, Att. Gen. William P. Rogers, Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub, Robert E. Coulson.
consult with Professors Penney and  This new prize, consisting of a com-
Warren; for New York City, Profes- plte set of the New York Appellate                           By J. F. Mulcahy, Jr.
sors Wilcox and Pasley. Professor   Division and Miscellaneous Reports,
Professor Lewis W. Morse     Pasley will also cover Washington, 2d Series and a year's subscription to  President Deane W. Malott has an- the Law School, the new Council will
D.C., and Dean Thoron will advise   the official reports goes to the student nounced the formation of a Law  have an opportunity to observe every
mittee whose chairman is Professor  students on judge clerkships.      residing and intending to practice in  School Advisory Council elected by  aspect of the School's operations, and
Lewis Morse. Other members of the     During the course of the year a   New York State, who maintains the  the Board of Trustees. The new Coun-  thus will be a source of invaluable
committee are Professors Penney, steady schedule of interviews are car  highest standing in the course on  cil is comprised of fifteen distin- advice to the School and its faeulty.
Pasley, Warren, Wilcox, and Dean    ried on at the Law School. Last year, Pleading and Practice.           guished members of the bench and      The first unting of the Cornell
Thoron.                             one dozen law firms, three corpora-   The  United  States Law   Week   bar. The members include the Attor- Law   School Council was held in
. Placement is probably a mislead- tions, and three governmncntal bodices  Award, given by the Bureau of Na-  ,ey Guniaal uf the United Suib, Lhe lltaca on tie otwk-end of October
ing term, for the service rendered is  sent representatives here. Two hun-                           -     Governor of Maine-now     Senator- 24-25. By reason of a pre-arranged
akin to that of a clearing house. The  dred twenty-one interviews were held   (Continued on page 5)  t elect, and the Chief Justices of Massa-  schedule, the members were able to
Placement Service dnes not nlaes  for third  ear students while forty.      (Co      d on pa ge 5                                  All ....    -. !.

anyone, for that involves a decision
that only employer and employee can
make. However, the Placement Office,

This year, as in years past, the Cor-
nell Law School offers an exciting
array of moot court activities for
first, second, and third-year students.
On October 20th and 21st sixteen
budding advocates of the third-year
class and one winner of the 1958 first
year competition competed for a
place on Cornell's team in the Ninth
Annual Moot Court Competition
which is sponsored by the Young
Lawyers' Committee of the Associa-
tion of the Bar of the City of New
Edward Bloustein, Samuel Frank-
enheim and Warren Radler were
selected from among this group to
compete in the National Competition.
The case argued deals with a fed-
eral prohibition on political contri-
butions and expenditures: whether a
corporation, indicted under the Fed-
eral Corrupt Practices Act for alleg-
edly paying a sum to defray the costs
of a television broadcast on which a
candidate for the United States Sen-
ate was endorsed, is deprived of its
constitutional rights under the First,
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and
Tenth Amendments to the United
States Constitution.
The Cornell team will argue the
foregoing case in the regional compe-
tition against Albany, Buffalo and
Syracuse Law Schools. If, as it did
last year, the team vanquishes its re-
giosial opponents, they will go to New
York City to compete in the final
rounds of argument.
The second-year competition offers
its entrants, of whom there are

two interviews were held for second
year students. Interviews for this year
are already under way.

thirty-five, an opportunity to do trial
by argumentation during the fall and
spring semesters. No person will be
singled out for honors at the close of
the fall rounds, but winners will be
chosen during the spring semester by
a distinguished bench of judges on
Law Day, May 1, 1959.
First-year competition is obliga-
tory. All first-year students, under the
direction of Professor Hanslowe, will
brief and argue a case in the spring
semester before benches composed of
two second-year students and one fac-
(Continued on page 4)
Competitors Chosen
For Law Quarterly
By Neil Kurlander
The faculty has selected twelve sec-
ond year students, and two third year
students, to compete for Cornell Law
Quarterly membership.
S. Barrett Hickman    and   Saul
Kramer were selected from the third
year class. Barry, a 1951 graduate
of Hamilton College, is married and
has two children. He has served in
the U.S. Air Force and is a member
of the Law School singing group, the
Saul Kramer received a B.S. degree
from the Cornell I. & L.R. School in
1954. Saul completed his first ac-
ademic year in the Law School in
1955 and then served in the U.S.
Army for two years, returning to Cor-
(Continued on page 3)

Brownstein Directs
Revived Barrister
Tentative plans have been made to
revive the Barrister, a tradition in the
Law School for many years. Final
decision to publish the year book is
still pending, but preliminary plans
are going forward and recruitment of
personnel for the publication has
A recent poll of the three classes in-
dicated a willingness on the part of
180 persons to support the publica-
tion to the extent of $5.00 which is
the contemplated charge for the year-
book. This figure is $3.00 below the
actual publication cost. It is expected
that the difference will be made up
from advertising and a grant from the
Law Student Association during the
first year of publication.
Heading the revitalized publication
will be Daniel Brownstein, third year,
a member of the former editorial
board of the publication. Assisting
him will be Samuel Pierson, third
year managing editor of the Law
School Forum. Serving as advisors
will be Larry Fleckenstein, former
editor of the Barrister, and George
Kleinberger, former business man-
ager who edited and directed the re-
cent student poll. Both of these men
are also third year students.
The new Barrister will maintain the
same policy of producing a complete
account of the activities of the Law
School during the academic year, and
will include individual pictures of
all students. A large portion of the
Barrister will be-dedicated to the ac-
tivities, interests, and accomplish-
ments of each law student. Subscrip-
tions for the Barrister will be taken
before Christmas vacation, and the
publication date has tentatively been
set for mid-April.

czuL s  anu   ew  ersey.     mem u~t-
bers have been elected for a term of
one year.
It is planned that the Council will
make annual visits to the Law School
at which time its members will attend
classes and meet with the faculty, stu-
dents, and administration. While at

LnAIU ,Anon LU  ULt55littt,  5 1p1a  p
formal discussion with the faculty, to
hold a conference with President
Malott, and to conduct two business
sessions with Dean Thoron, as well as
to attend various functions of a social
(Continued on page 3)

Prof. Curtiss Named Associate Dean;
Continues to Teach Favorite Courses
the many societies of the bench and
bar. While Dean Thoron is away giv-
ing visible reassurance of the supe-
riority of a Cornell Law School edu-
cation to groups across the nation,
Professor Curtiss will step in to as-
sure the smooth running of the home
In additional to his general duties
of assisting Dean Thoron, Professor
Curtiss will have responsibility on a
continuing basis for the handling of
student academic problems. While en-
joying academic administration and
welcoming the added opportunities
for working with the students outside
of the classroom, Professor Curtiss
does express one regret. I do regret
having to give up teaching Mortgages
and Negotiable Instruments. But I am
more than consoled by the interesting
...avd.rt.sand challenging opportunity which
W. David Curtiss         the Associate Deanship gives me and
Professor W. David Curtiss, more  by the retention of my classes in
familiar to first and third year stu- Criminal Law and in Criminal Pro-
dents in his role as trenchant expositor cedure and Administration. My first
of the Criminal Law and Procedure, love is still the Criminal Law.
now also bears the tide of Associate  Professor Curtiss has been with the
Dean. The position was created this  Cornell Law faculty since 1947. No
year to relieve Dean Gray Thoron of  newcomer to the problems of law
some of the increased burdens of ad- school administration, he served as
ministration. These increased duties  Secretary of the Law School from
are but another result of the school's 1947 to 1952. He is also presently Sec-
effort to provide personalized instruc- retary-Treasurer of the Alumni Asso-
tion for .its students and to maintain  ciation and Executive Secretary of the
close touch with Cornell alumni and  N.Y.S. Law Revision Commission,

Bloustein, Frankenheim, Radler Will
Compete in Ninth Annual Moot Court

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