16 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1963-1964)

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VOLUME 16         THE CORNELL LAW FORUM, ITHACA, NEW YORK,FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1963  NO. I
Legal Aid Clinic Increases By Cornell Low Quarterly Selects Competitors;
Fourteen to Begin Fifth Year Eleven 2nd Year Students Chosen by Board

Ten Second Year and Four Third Year
Students are Accepted for Clinic Duty
by I. C. Argetsinger
Ten Second Year and four Third Year students have joined the
Legal Aid Clinic for the first time this Fall. ,The Second Year stu-
dents, chosen from among the top twenty per cent of their class, are:
Michael D. Ditzian, Amherst '62, from Freeport, New York; William
L. Dorr, Colgate '62, from Auburn, New York; Thomas P. Gilhooley,
St. Francis '62, from Brooklyn, New York; Gilbert S. Glotzer, C.C.-
N.Y. '62, Spring Valley, New York; William G. Imig, Cornell '62, of
Omaha, Neb.; Edward A. Kwalwasser, C.C.N.Y. '62, Brooklyn, New
York; Joseph M. Levin, Vermont '62, of Burlington, Vt.; Sheldon S.
Lustigman, N.Y.U. '62, from Brooklyn, New York; Victor J. Rubino,
Cornell '62, from Portchester, New York; and Bradley W. Schwartz,
Michigan '62, of Auburn, New York.
The four Third Year students joining the Clinic for the first time
are: Joel M. Finkelstein, Tulane '61, from Savannah, Ga.; James W.
Kambas, Central Conn. St., from Forestville, Conn.; Richard K. Lub-
lin, Duke '61, of West Hartford, Conn.; and Frederick P. Rothman,
Cornell '61, from Baltimore, Md.

The opportunity to experience the
work and pressures of an actual law
practice is afforded to members of the
Cornell Law   School's Legal Aid
Clinic, said President Gerald Paley
in a recent interview explaining the
purpose of the organization.
The clinic, with a staff of 25 sec-
ond and third year law students, deals
with about 75 cases a year. The ma-
jority of the cases concern domestic
relations, small claims, and landlord
and tenant questions. The clinic also
deals with criminal questions, is in-
volved in a number of coram nobis
cases at present and recently de-
fended a juvenile in a deportation
case.
Paley said that particular care is
taken that the clinic does not compete
with practicing attorneys. The clinic
accepts only indigent cases and does
not charge a contingent fee. The
screening of requests for legal help,
an important part of the work, is car-
ried on by the clinic members. Clients
are frequently referred to the clinic
by the Tompkins County Welfare De-
partment. Often requests for informa-
tion come from the five large state
prisons located in upstate New York.
Students participating in the clinic
man the interview desk, determine
client eligibility, do the legal re-
search, write the briefs and memos
and then present the facts to Mrs.
Betty Friedlander, clinic directing at-

torney and advisor, who counsels the
client and carries out the actual legal
procedures.
Second year law students, with a
ranking of eleventh to twentieth in
their class, are invited in the first
semester of the year to compete in the
law school's clinic. If those accepting
show enthusiasm and purpose, -they
are voted upon by the third year law
students who make up the clinic.
The comradeship of the group ex-
tends to an exchange of ideas at
luncheons and coffee hours. Often,
speakers are invited who help in the
interpretation of the clinic's work.
The clinic's annual banquet in March
features outstanding legal personali-
ties.
Serving with Mr. Paley on the ex-
ecutive board are Vincent Zichello as
vice president and Donald A. Ham-
burg as criminal director. Officers are
elected by student members of the
clinic.
The clinic is open from 2:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day.
The widespread recognition of the
Cornell Law School's Legal Aid
Clinic is reflected in the constantly
growing demands for counsel.
Now in its fifth year of existence
as a dramatic workshop for the law
student, the clinic has come to mean
help for the hundreds of needy cli-
ents who have been advised and
assisted.

Second Year Legal Aid, Seated (I. to r.) Imig, Glotzer, Dorr, Schwartz. Standing, Gilhoolsy,
Kwalwasser, Levin, Rubino, Lustigman and Ditzian.

by Ellen H. Ginnane
Eleven members of the second year class were invited to compete
for Quarterly positions last summer. They are: Frank Aloi (A.B.
Rochester '61; M.P.A. Syracuse '62), Grant Anderson( Allegheny
'62), Ralph Ardiff (B.A. Amherst '62), John S. Brown (B.S. Villa-
nova '57), Jim Edgar (B.S. Syracuse '62), Jon Gumpert (B.S. Cor-
nell '62), Evalyn Gutman (A.B.) Bryn Mawr '62), Bob McFarlan
(A.B. Lafayette '62), Joel Schiff (Arts-Law Cornell), Barry Shalov
(B.A. Brooklyn College '62), and David Wright (B.A. Tufts '58).
Philip M. Eisenberg (N.Y.U. '61) was chosen to compete on the basis
of his rank after three years.
Competitors are chosen after the first year of work, and following
each semester of the second year, from among the top ten members
of the class or those students with a merit point ratio of at least 2.0.
The Editorial Board is selected from this group of competitors after
a year of work under the supervision of the present Board of Editors.

Each candidate for the Quarterly is
required to write three notes during
the year, as well as to cite check ar-
ticles written by others and to check
the advance sheets of recent decisions
for note-worthy cases.
The Fall issue of the Cornell Late
Quarterly will be published on De-
cember 20.
One of the oldest national law re-
views, it has been published continu-
ously since 1915. It publishes four is-
sues per year-fall, winter, spring
and summer.
The Quarterl'- ontsais critical and
analytical articles written by practic-
ing lawyers, scholars, judges and pub-
lic officials. Discussions of develop-
ments in the law in the form of com-
ments and notes on recent cases and
legislation are provided by second
and third year students under the
supervision of the editors and the fac-
ulty. Reviews of significant books are
also published.
This year's Editor-in-Chief is Roger
J. Weiss, a 1961 graduate of Cornell.
Assisting him are Associate Editor
James T. Ryan (Univeristy of Con-
necticut '61) and Managing Editor
Arnold  S. Jacobs   (Cornell '61).
Other editors are Note Editors Jerome
D. Elbaum (Cornell '61) and Arthur
Paone (Georgetown '61), and Re-
search Editor Duncan J. Stewart
(Cornell '61). Other members of the
Editorial Board   are  William  J.
Kupinse (Dartmouth '61), Richard
A. Lang (Cornell '60), and William
W. Weber (Trinity '61).
The Class of 1966
Largest Ever Here
by Robert G. Saliba
A paraphrase of an old saying-
every year things are getting better
and better in every little way-
would perhaps sufficiently sum up any
description of the new class of 1966.
According to Frank T. O'Brien, As-
sistant Dean in charge of Admissions
and Placement, the students of the
new class are brighter and stronger
than their predecessors as far as sta.
tistics go. For example, the average
scores on the Law School Admission
Test are approximately 25 points
higher than last year's.
And there are more students. In
contrast to last year, inquiries rose by
25%, 30.c more people applied, and
ten more were accepted. No less than
145 students were present when ori-
entation began in September.

In the letters mailed last summer
inviting students to Quarterly compe-
tition, Dean Forrester summed up
what membership on the Quarterly
means. He said, Quaiterly member-
ship is the highest honor which may
be attained by a student in the Cor-
nell Law School and affords those
who have the good fortune to achieve
it an opportunity to receive training
and experience of unusual depth and
value. The legal profession generally
recognizes that such experience rep-
resents the highest level of academic
preparation for the profession. Fur-
thermore, the personal associations
with other law students and with fac-
ulty members implicit in Quarterly
membership are among the excep-
tional pleasures of a full law school
career.

Quarterly Competitors: Foreground (I. to r.) Ardiff and Edgar. Rear, Eisenberg, MacFsrlan,
Brown, Gumport, Anderson and Gutman.
DEMOCRACY'S MORAL CRISIS
by Frank A. Cashman
(Ed. Note: This is the fourth in a series of discussions on personalities, deci-
sions and issues which have helped to shape our modern legal philosophy).
Historians reflecting upon the year 1963 may well determine
that this was the year of moral dilemma of American democracy.
Although racial strife in Mississippi and Alabama, and in all the
rest of the South and North, is currently of concern because of the
legal and ethical issues involved, the moral issue is apt to have the
most lasting significance both in this country and throughout the
world. Churchmen have long been discussing the declining moral
climate in America, but their concern has been more directed toward
reawakening a religious atmosphere than toward improving the moral
content of democracy. Racial inequalities and democracy are essenti-
ally incompatible. Due process and fundamental fairness are
terms of art used in legal pronouncements, but in effectuating the
ends of a democratic society, the terms are at the foundation of moral-
ity. It is incontestable that a democracy cannot flourish in an immoral
society, and politics or laws which tend to erode the moral climate of
a nation threaten also to destroy the democracy which exists in that
nation. Three events of the year 1963 may well have added tremend-
ously to the disintegration of morality in American democracy.
Throughout the year which is now drawing to a close, American
negroes, both Northern and Southern, have begun to join in retaliating
against a society which has denied them total equality on the basis of
their race. Birmingham and Oxford will be remembered not as cita-
dels of a culture which were invaded, but as the locales of confronta-
tion of an immoral ideology by the armed might of an indignant gov-
ernment. Although the use of power was legitimized through affirma-
tions of moral right, the use of power was itself an admission that the
moral component of democracy needs enforcing and is not an inhe-
rent characteristic of the system. But when moral behavior needs en-
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