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15 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1962-1963)

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William Ray Forrester, an authority on Constitutional law and
the practice of law in federal courts, has been named dean of the Cor-
nell University Law School, Deane W. Malott, president of Cornell
announced on Oct. 24. Dean Forrester was appointed to his new post
by the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Chairman of the Board
is Walker Cisler; vice-chairman is the Hon. Mary Donlon, Judge of
the United States Customs Court and alumna of the Cornell Law
. Mr. Forrester, who is dean of the Tulane University School of
Law, will assume his new post next July 1. He will succeed Dean Gray
Thoron, who has asked to be relieved of his duties as dean at Cornell
in order to be able to devote full time to his academic work.
Forrester to Meet Students
Dean Thoron said that the Tulane law dean will be making
some visits during the year, and we'll make arrangements for him
to meet the students when he comes.
I have known Dean Forrester since I've been going around the
law school league, Thoron said. I think very highly of his ability,
stature and personality.
Asked about his own plans, Dean Thoron said, shortly before
the official announcement, I'm assuming I'm going to be a full-time
teacher, but all I can say is you never know. He added that he had
ben tempted by a number of other offers.
The new dean is W. R. Irby Professor of Law at Tulane and has

headed the Tulane School of Law since 1952. Previously he served as
dean of the Law-School at Vanderbilt University from 1949 to 1952.
Except for those three years at Vanderbilt and one semester as a visit-
ing professor at Yale, he has been at Tulane since 1941.
Casebook Editor
Dean Forrester has been active in legislative reform, is a Com-
missioner on Uniform State Laws in Louisiana, and has served ex-
tensively on arbitration boards. He has edited a casebook on Federal
practice, in 1962, and another one on Constitutional law, in 1959, with
a supplement this year, and has written a number of articles in these
and other legal fields for professional publications.
He has taught in summer sessions at Washington, Stanford, and
the Universities of Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Mississippi and
Practiced in Chicago
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he received his law
degree from the University of Chicago and practiced law in Chicago
for six years before going to Tulane. At Tulane he has been assistant
professor, faculty adviser to the Tulane Law Review and secretary of
the faculty.
He is 51 years old and a native of Little Rock, Atk. He is mar-
ried and the father of three sons and a daughter.



'Quarterly Compets Named;
Fall Issue Devoted to UCC
Once again Cornell alumni are in the preponderence among the
candidates for the Cornell Law Quarterly. Of the ten second year and
two third year students selected to compete for the Quarterly, six men
spent their undergraduate years at Cornell.
i   The two third year students moved up from Legal Aid Clinic
are: James W. Hagan, Boston College, a native of Gardner, Mass.,
and Alan F. Hilfiker, Rochester University, of Rochester, N. Y.
The six Cornell graduates among
the second year students selected to
compete are: Jerome Elbaum, West
Hartford, Conn.; Arnold Jacobs,
New York City; Richard A. Lang,
Pelham, N. Y.; Peter E. Nilsson,
Moses Lake, Wash.; Duncan J. Stew-
art, Amsterdam, N. Y.; Roger J.
Weiss, New Rochelle, N. Y.
The four additional second year
students are: William J. Kupinse,
Dartmouth, West Haven, Conn.; Ar-
thur J. Paone, Georgetown, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; James T. Ryan, Connecticut,
Thomaston, Conn.; William    W.
Weber, Trinity College, New Britain,
One other second year student
withdrew his Quarterly candidacy in
tavor of membership in the Legal Aid

U.C.C. Issue
 The fall issue of the Quarterly will
be devoted entirely to the Uniform
Commercial Code. The Code, aidopted
by New York State during tho  1962
esion of the legislature and efiacted
in seventeen other states, is .a com-
plete revision of the law of commer-

Alan Militiker (seated), James Hagan
cial transactions. The Code replaces
and includes nearly all sales contracts
The Quarterly's treatment of the
Code will be in symposium form and
entitled: A Critical Analysis of the
Uniform Commercial Code.

Harlan Speaker at
Council Convocation
Speaking informally at a convoca-
tion in the Moot Court Room on Oct.
26 attended by the Alumni Council,
the law school r, -ulty and student
body, Associate Justice of the U. S.
Supreme Court John Marshall Harlan
(other story, page 3) said that the
number of cases on the Court's docket
remains level but that the Court is
facing a busy term as a result of a
number of factors. One factor, he
said, is the change in the member-
ship of the Court. The new members
must go through the trials and tribu-
lations each of us must go through if
he is to feel he is contributing his fair
share to the workload of the Court.
One way in which the workload
could be eased, he said, would be for
legal aid representatives in prisons
and major cities to seek legal counsel
before filing cases of indigent-clients
on the Court's Miscellaneous Docket.
This would bring important cases to
the Court's attention and would spare
the Court some work in scotching
before they are filed with the Court
petitions that are obviously of no
Mr. Justice Harlan said he viewed
the present time as one of the most
exciting periods for one entering the
law and advised students to be heart-
ened by the knowledge that they are
moving into a world in which the
talents of young people are recog-
nized. He said that responsibility
is being put on young people as never
before and that a vast body of
work is being done by young men
and young women.


Moot Court Contest Saturday
Cornell Host to Three Schools

by Paid LaRocca
Moot Court Chancellor Ira N.
Smith announced that Cornell Law
School will act as host for this year's
Regional Moot Court Competition, to
be held on Saturday, Nov. 3. The
morning contes, in 'which Cornell
argues against Syracuse and Albany
meets Buffalo,, will take place at
10:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court
room at the Ithaca Courthouse. The
finalists will meet at 2:30 p.m. on the
same day in the law school Moot
Court Room.
The Young Lawyers' Section of the
New York Bar Association, which
sponsors the annual meet, has not yet
announced the judges or the prizes.
Finals in December
The winning school will then prog-
ress to the national finals to be held
early in December in New York City.
Trying for Cornell's fifth victory
in the competition in ten years are
Frank P. Villanova, Mark S. Moller,
and Ira N. Smith, coached by Profes-
sor Ian MacNiel, the team's faculty
adviser. The case the team is prepar-
ing to argue concerns the indigent
defendant's right to have counsel ap-
pointed at the pretrial proceedings
in non-capital cases.
Later this fall, second year law
students will begin their Moot Court
competition. The semi-final winners
will meet next semester with new
briefs to determine the winning team.
All semifinalists will become mem-

bers of the Moot Court Board, with
the duty of organizing and operating
Moot Court for the 1963-64 -ichool
year. (See CLSA story, page 5).
This year ten teams of two men
each will participate in Moot Court.
This represents significantly fewer
teams than last year, a result of the
Law School's abolition of the area of
concentration plan of law studies.
Under the former system the proced-
ure and advocacy program required
competition in the Moot Court; com-
pletely voluntary competition now r-
places this.
Now Procedure
The Moot Court Board has ex-
pressed the hope that the quantity of
the past will be replaced by higher
quality, and has announced a new
format for the preliminary rounds.
Each team now has three weeks to
prepare its brief, instead of last year's
two week period. Furthermore, a sys-
tem of round-robin arguments in the
early rounds replaces the one-round
The new emphasis on length of
time in preparing the briefs will af-
fect the scoring system which will
raise the value of the written brief to
50%, equalling the weight of the oral
arguing. The new policy represents
an alignment of Moot Court proceed-
ings with the first year practice train-
ing program, which now stresses
briefing rather than the preparation
of memoranda.

Legal Aid in 3rd Year; 12 Chosen from Class of 1964

SECOND YEAR COMPETS-Seated, I. to r., Jerome Elbaum, William Weber, Roger Weiss,
Arnold Jacobs. Standing, I. to r., J. Theodore Ryan, Richard Lang, Peter Nilsson, William
Kupinse, Duncan Stewart. Missing, Arthur Pasone.

This September the Cornell Law
School Legal Aid Clinic began its
third year of assistance to indigent
persons seeking legal defenses and
advice. The Clinic has two divisions
which are staffed by second and third
year law students who rank in the
second ten per cent of their classes.
Public eligibility for Clinic aid is
limited to persons financially Inca.
pable of defense. No cases incorpo.
rating contingent fees are considered.

The original division of the Clinic
deals with civil cases and includes
domestic relations, landlord-tenant
and small claims areas. All 21 mem-
bers handle civil cases. They inter-
view clients and witnesses and do the
legal research for each case. Proced-
ural documents are all processed by
the staff and the final court work is
handled by Directing Attorney Mrs.
Betty Friedlander (LLB. Cornell; see
Forum, May, 1962).

The Criminal Division is a recent
innovation (see Forum, March, 1962)
which serves two primary functions.
Clinic members answer letters from
inmates of New York prisons who
seek counsel. They also do research
and other work requested by Tomp-
kins County attorneys in preparation
for the defense of indigent clients.
Activities of the Legal Aid Clinic
include various private luncheons for


NEW LAW DEAN-W. f. Forrester,
51, Dean at Tulane Law School, Will
take office as Dean of law school on
July 1. A former Chicago lawyer, he
has been at Tulane since 1941, ed-
ited two casebooks and served ex-
tensively on arbitration boards. He
will visit Cornell during this school

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