2 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1949-1950)

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Volume 2, No. 1
Yearbook Plans
Being Pushed
Designated the Comell Barrister;
Shannon Becomes Faculty Advisor
Replete with a new name and a
new advisor for their publication,
the editors of the Cornell Law
School Yearbook are going ahead
rapidly with plans for their first edi-
tion next spring.
Co-editors-in-Chief C. Benjamin
Forsyth and Marc Joseph revealed
today that the yearbook has been
officially designated the Cornell
Barrister. At the same time they
announced the appointment of Pro-
fessor William Hartley Shannon to
the position of faculty advisor.
Virtually all of the members of
the class of '50 had their pictures
taken during the week of September
18 for inclusion in the Barrister.
It is the hope of the yearbook staff
that they can supplement these por-
traits with informal snapshots of
students at work and play around
the law school.
In line with this program, the
Barrister has initiated a contest de-
signed to obtain the best informal
photographs relating to life at the
law school. Free copies of the year-
book will be awarded to those stu-
dents submitting the two best pic-
tures. These, along with the three
next best snapshots, will be featured
ill die ,ublication. As many of the
others as the editors deem of pub-
lishable quality will be included in
the book.
Whether you think you can win
a prize or not, said Forsyth, we
urge all students to send in their
pictures. It is these informal poses
that play a large part in making the
book interesting. Pictures should
be sent to the Cornell Barrister, %
Myron Taylor Hall, or left in the
Barrister mail box in the corridor
leading to the Men's Lounge.
Positions are still open on the
business and editorial staffs of the
yearbook. The editors have urged
all interested first year students to
contact them.
Endowed Seats Get
Financial Backing
News of the receipt of various
contributions to the law school, for
scholarships, professorships,  and
general use, was released today by
Dean Stevens.
Contributions during the summer
to the Edwin H. Woodruff Profes-
sorship of Law make the present
total of that fund $83,000.
Ezra Cornell, LL.B. '27, recently
sent the University a check for
$25,000 as the contribution of the
resent partners of the firm of
hite and Case to the J. DuPratt
White Professorship of Law. The
partners' gift brought the total of
the memorial to Mr. White to
$128,000.
The Board of Trustees, at its
meeting in June 1949, formally es-
tablished the Charles K. Burdick
Law Scholarship, capitalizing the
contributions of law alumni in the
sum of $3,300.
A group of alumni from the classes
of '33 to '37 have for the past three
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Cornell Barrister Starting Line-up  Ir  ea or Class Totals 169;
S          Student Body Upped to 412

Not all the group pictures taken these days depict pennant winning
baseball teams. Here is one in a different vein. Pictured above are the
editors and staff members of the Cornell Law School's first yearbook,
the Cornell Barrister.
Third-Year Placement Seminar Planned
Lecture Series to Present Law Outside the Books
News of a planned placement on the committee are Alexander
seminar for the third year class Lankler and Edward Hackett.
highlights a report issued by Charles  The tentative lecture schedule for
Lake, chairman of the student com- the future calls for a talk by Mr.
mittee on placement. The seminar Stuart Hancock, member of the
will be held in the near future so Syracuse bar and father of third-
that graduating students may in- year man Stuart Hancock. The com-
form  Professor Warren. placement mittee desires suggestions as to
director, of their current status re- other possible speakers.
gading a position upon graduation.
Irwin Littman and James Monell     Last term the ccmmittee brought
will conduct the seminar which is to five speakers to thf school and made
determine the number of students a comprehensive slidy of the place-
desiring to use the service and to ment service.
facilitate the preparation of student  Talks were given on the FBI, libel
biographies.                       law, labor law, state service, and
Lake conferred with Warren and problems facing    a judge. Israel
placed at the latter's disposal the Margolis handled the series which
alumni questionnaires indicative of was styled Law Outside the Books'
prior student sentiment on place- and designed to familiarize the stu-
ment. Of the conference, Lake said, dent with the various fields of law.
There was a mutual expression of    As part of the placement service
cooperation in attempting to make discussions with the faculty were
the service an effectively function- held and questionnaires distributed
ing organization. We are now at- to students and alumni. A report
tempting to enlist a series of speak- written  primarily  by  committee
ers for the informative lectures this member Robert Manlev, was sub
year.                             mitted to Dean Stevens recoin
Current plans are to make the mending a revitalization of place-
placement committee a permanent ment philosophy and machinery
organization of the Student Law The latter replied promising full co
Association. The second-year men operation by the faculty.

Graduates Active in Service
Cornell Lawyers Mediate Strikes, Foil
From conducting Senate investi- tion this summer. It was evidenc
gations to mediating bus strikes, unearthed by Rogers that resulte
activities of former Cornellians have in the suspension of Major General
ranged over a wide area in recent Feldman and Waitt in July.
months.                            Prior to this, Rogers also directe
Aiding in averting an extension the committee's investigation o
of the New York City bus strike former Major General Bennet
last July was Theodore W. Kheel, Meyers which resulted in the lat
graduate of the law school in 1937. ter's conviction on perjury charges
In his capacity as impartial media-  Rogers has his office in the Sen
tor for the private bus industry, ate Office Building in Washingto
Kheel worked with municipal and although his home is Scarsdale, N. I
union representatives and was in-  A 1923 graduate of the law schoo
strumental in averting the possi- Arthur H. Dean, has been appoint
bility of the bus strike extending to ed to the Committee on Corpora
the Third Avenue Transit Corpor- tions  Engaged  in  Internationa
ation system.                    Business of the International La'
Currently  Kheel is associated Association. The committee's func
with the New York law firm    of tion will be to prepare the Ameri
Battle, Fowler, Neaman, Stokes & can reports and recommendation
Kheel.                           for the biennial meeting of the In
William P. Rogers, class of 1937, ternational Law Association bein
chief counsel of the U. S. Senate held next August in Copenhagen.
Investigating committee, worked in  Dean is associated with Sulliva
conjunction with Senator Hoey dur- & Cromwell in New York and re
ing the five percenter investiga- sides in Oyster Bay, L. I.

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l'he flornell Law Senol I thaca, LNew' i ork, October 7, 

With the completion of registration on September 20, the Cornell
Law School found itself welcoming the largest first year class in the
school's history. One hundred and sixty-nine prospective lawyers en-
rolled, raising the total school enrollment to four hundred and twelve.
An examination of the statistics
U  reveals that the class of '52, as com-
-. r~r s~npared with recent entering classes,
Sim    pson       Nam      ed    is comprised more of non-rater.s
Bo~   and younger students. Only ninety-.
dyA Sseven of the one hundred and sixty-
To           Bo      y   nine entrants are veterans, as con-
trasted to the one hundred and
Along with the announcement twenty-one veterans among the one
from St. Louis early last month of hundred and fifty-five members of
the creation of an American Law the class of '51. Five of the fresh-
Student Association, came news of men are still in their teens. Eleven
the election of Robert Simpson, vice- more have not yet attained their
president of the Cornell Law Stu- majority. The greatest number are
dent Association, to the national in the twenty-one to twenty-four
Board of Governors of the infant year age group. More than one
organization,                    hundred are in this category.
Simpson and John Osborn, presi-  Only thirty-one married students
dent of the Cornell Law Student As- enrolled with the class of '52. This
sociation, represented Cornell at the is in marked contrast to last year's
meetings, which were held simul- ratio, better than one-third of that
taneously with the American Bar group having come to school already
Association Convention in St. Louis, married.
September 4 through September 9.   As is customarily the case, the
The ABA had called together stu- law school is comprised of repre-
dent representatives from  all the sentatives of many colleges and uni-
major law schools and suggested versities. The majority of the stu-
that they organize on a nation-wide dents matriculated in northeastern
basis. Under the auspices of the par- schools, with a mattering hailing
ent association, the student group from the south and far west. Thirty
drafted a constitution and elected Cornell University undergraduates
officers.                        are double-registered. Syracuse Uni-
Plans have been formulated for versity ranks second to Cornell in
the subdivision of the student or- representation, eleven of its gradu-
ganization into regional districts, ates having been admitted to the
corresponding to the geographical first year class.
allociation of the federal circuits.  On the distaff side, there are only
Member law schools in each circuit six girls in the new group. There
will meet annually for the purpose were eight in the previous entering
of discussing problems of placement, class.
moot court, lectureships, and the
like.
eBefore the Cornell Law SchoolW      arren        Joins
can actively participate in the Am-
erican Law Student Association it Te       h
- will be necessary to procure student T        I      09   a
approval of the project. Cornell
- participation in the national organ-  Ernest N. Warren of Carthage,
T.ization does not necessitate any N.Y., is the newest appointee to the
-change in the Cornell Student Law Cornell Law Faculty. He was ap-
Achatin theConeStunt La      pointed Assistant Professor of Law
Constitution.        on April 30, 1949, effective as of
this school year.
A practicing lawyer prior to his
appointment, Professor Warren will
o C ountry                teach Personal Property and Pro-
cedure 2 this tetrm and Evidence
Five-Percenters                  next term. He will also handle the
placement service.
e   Waldo Tobev, of the law school   No stranger to Cornell, he gradu-
d class of 1897, bequeathed between ated from the law school in 1931
s $750,000 and $1,000,000 to Cornell after earning the Boardman Scholar-
University. The money will go into ship and being Managing Editor of
d a trust fund to be known as the the Quarterly. Previously he had
f Tobey Fund.                    graduated from Hamilton College in
t   After his graduation Tobey prac- the class of 1928. At Hamilton he
ticed law in Chicago and when he was president of his senior class and
s. retired 12 years ago he was senior a varsity football and  baseball
- partner in the Chicago firm of Lin- player.
n coIn, Islam & Beale. He was also a  From  1931 to 1941 Professor
Y. director of the Corporation Securi- Warren was associated with the
1, ties Co. and Insull Utilities Invest- Utica law firm of Miller, Hubbell &
-met Corp.                         Evans. Then he moved to Carthage
-   The  ubject of a feature article and founded his own firm of Smith,
al in the Buffalo Evening News is Ed- Warren & Roberts, with which he
w ward M. Smallwood, a 1944 gradu- was associated for the general prac-
c- ate of the law school. Smallwood, tice of law until the time of his ap-
- who is blind, was co-editor-in-chief pointment.
is of the Quarterly and after gradua-  Aside from his varsity activities
n- tion worked with Donovan, Lum- at Hamilton, the professor is a de-
.g bard & Irvine in New York City. votee of fishing, hunting and hand-
Currently he is associated with his ball.
n wife, who also attended the Cornell  He is married and has four child-
e- Law School, in his own firm, Small- ten. His residence is at 514 Edge-
wood & Smallwood in Warsaw, N.Y. wood Place.

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