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3 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1950-1951)

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Volume 3, No. 1      The Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, October 7, 1950  P2 1

Woodruff Elected Officer
Of ALSA at Annual Meeting

Fredric R. Woodruff, Jr., a
third year student, was elected to
the Board of Governors of the
American Law Student Association
and Circuit Vice President from the
Second Federal Judicial Circuit at
their second annual National Con-
vention held in Washington, D. C.,
September 17-20. This is the sec-
ond n2%onal office Cornell has had.
Last year Robert Simpson '50, was
Sergeant-at-Arms as well as chair-
man of the Constitutional Revision
The A. L. S. A. is entering its
second year of existence, having
been founded in St. Louis in Sep-
tember, 1949. At this convention
Cornell was represented by John
Osborn and Robert Simpson, and
was among the 46 member schools.
At present the national organiza-
tion is composed of over 70 ac-
credited law schools representing a
trt  -n,,olIM-,t of npprovimatly
30,000 law students. This organiza-
tion was founded through the ef-
forts of, and is sponsored by, the
American Bar Association and the
Junior Bar Conference.
The purposes of this association
are to provide a machine for dis-
cussion of problems facing students
while in law school, to introduce
the students to the professional
problems they will face later, to
help them with problems of place-
ment after graduation, and to ac-
quaint law students with the ac-
tivities of the American, State, and
local Bar Associations, and the
Junior Bar Conference.
A. L. S. A. is governed by a
House of Delegates, one voting rep-

resentative from each member law
school, and a Board of Governors
composed of the eleven circuit vice-
presidents and the five national of-
ficers. The House of Delegates
meets once a year for the purpose
of electing new officers, amending
the constitution, setting up new
committees, and passing legislation;
while the Board of Governors is
constantly active transacting busi-
nesgbet7Jeen annual conventions.
There aFe also numerous national
committees   such   as  placement,
membership, public relations, con-
ference, panels, etc.
The eleven circuits, correspond-
ing geographically to the Federal
Judicial Circuits, have their own
committees and activities, the prin-
cipal one being a conference in the
spring when all the member schools
send delegates to participate in
panel discussions, engage in com-
mittee work, and elect a circuit vice
president who takes office at the
national co-.vention the next Sep-
This spring Cornell will be host
to the member schools in the first
and second circuits. The first cir-
cuit is being invited because at
present it has only two members,
Harvard and Northeastern.
Among the first of the law
students to be called to active
duty with the Reserves was
John E. Nichols, News Editor
of the Forum. The staff wishes
him, as well as all others in
the service, a safe and speedy

New Quarterly
In a recent rele,.se the faculty
made public the names of the fol-
lowing students who have been in-
vited to compete for membership
on the Board of Editors of the Cor-
nell Law Quarterly: Miss Lorene
Joergensen, Miss Eve Weinschen-
ker, Donald E. Claudy, Manfred R.
Buxbaum, Richard M. Hays, Her-
bert M. Diamond, Jack G. Clarke,
Thomas E. Clark, William J. Van-
der Heuvel, Daniel D. Daly, Peter
S. Rotolo, James V. Heffernan,
Stuart M. Hirschberg and Nathan-
iel S. Thayer. All of the above
named students were chosen from
the first year class with the excep-
tion of Mr. Hirsclberg and Mr.
Thayer who were cosen from the
second year class.
With the advent of the fall term
plans have already been made for
various social eveits under the
guidance of Messrs. Nalter C. Wal-
lace and Alexande! M. Lankier,
who have been appinted co-chair-
men of the social co.nmittee.
Of special note ii the Fall issue
of the Cornell Law Quarterly will
uc as 41LUciC Uy A uicssor IIthIuL
Nussbaum of the Columbia Law
School. Professor Nussbaum dis-
cusses the only case of record in
which the Soviet Union was party
to an arbitration agreement.
Several of the members of the
current Board of Editors spent their
summers doing research in various
fields of law. Halsey Taft Tichenor,
III worked with the New York
State Law Revision Commission on
a current problem in future inter-
ests and is continuing his work dur-
ing the present school year. Felix
G. Liebmann and Walter C. Wal-
lace were with the noted tax special-
ist, Jacob Mertens, Jr. doing re-
search for Mr. Merten's new volume
on Federal Estate Taxation.

Placement Committee Success Proclaimed
To those who are soon to gradu- Committee. Others like John Bon- accepted for federal government
ate from  this law  school and to omi, Henry Beard, and Philip Coul- work. To those who are interested
those who are just entering, it is ter, who went to Europe just didn't in such work it is advisable to con.
significant to note that the Place- want a job this summer.         tact an active Cornell placement
ment Committee reports excellent    Four men of the class of '50 have committee in Washington, D. C.,
results in the placing of last year's fellowships at four different law captained by Samuel Groner '39,
graduates.                        schools. Israel Margolis is at Chi- who is with the Department of Jus-
A bulletin published by the Har- cago Law School, Martin Schnorr tice.
yard Law School states as its aims is at Stanford, Edward Kramer is   After one year's experience at the
in placement that one quarter of its at New York University, and Jo- post, Professor Warren has some
graduating class be placed by gra- seph Pileckas is at the University advice for job seekers. He suggests
duation time, that by the end of of California Law School.          that the graduating group start as
the following September one half    Three men are known to have early as practicable to make con-
be established, and that the rest returned to the armed services. tacts but not necessarily to actu-
be absorbed by Christmas time.    They are Stewart Hancock, John ally seek positions. It has been his
At Cornell last year twenty-eight Fitzpatrick, and Jacob Hess. Two experience, he states, that most
per cent of the class was placed by other men, John Nolan and George firms are reluctant to commit them-
Easter time and the percentage B. Harris, Jr. have hung out their selves early in the year and prefer
reached fifty-one by   graduation own shingles.                     to talk to men already graduated.
date.                               Although   government    service From this he concludes that it is
Professor Earnest Warren, fac- usually claims a good number of fruitless to fret if a job has not
ulty head of Placement, reports our graduates, such is not the case been secured by the graduating
that as of September twentieth 75 this year. One exception is Law- date because in all likelihood the
per cent of the recent graduates rence Carnick, who is with the Fed- jobs are just beginning to open up
were known to be placed, that only eral Security  Adminstration  in at that time.
12 per cent were known not to be Washington. The answer to the        As final counsel, to those not es-
working, and that no word had been dearth of government job hunters tablished, Professor Warren urges
received from the remaining 13 per probably can be found in the fact the new lawyers to keep in touch
cent. Of this last group Mr. War- that at present a law school gradu- with his office because oftentimes
ren believes most are placed but ate must have been admitted to the he has job opportunities open with
have not reported that fact to the bar of his state before he can be no one to fill them.

Record Registration But
Vets' Percentage Declines
The September registration, including one hundred and seventy
freshmen, has increased the law school student body to four hundred and
fifty-seven, a new all time high. The first year class itself set a new
record, one more than the entering class of a year ago.

Irvine Lecture
Set. for Oct. 31
The Honorable Arthur T. Van-
derbilt, Chief Justice of the Su-
preme Court of New Jersey, will
deliver the Frank Irvine Lecture
on October 31 at 8:30 in the Moot
Court Room.
Justice Vanderbilt will speak on
the topic Minimum Standards of
Judicial Administration  in  New
York State.
The Frank Irvine Lectureship
was established in 1913 by Conkling
Inn oi the Jehi Delta Ph legal Ira-
ternity in honor of Judge Irvine,
former Dean of the law school, and
provides for one or more lectures
on legal topics each year by men of
national reputation.
In recent years the lecture has
been held during the second semes-
ter but has this year been advanced
to the first semester. Last year's lec-
ture was delivered by United States
Senator Leverett P. Saltonstall of
Justice Vanderbilt has long been
a prominent figure in the legal pro-
fession. Prior to becoming Chief
Justice he was a member of the fac-
ulty of the New York University
School of Law for over thirty years
and served as Dean from 1943 to
1948. In 1947 he directed a survey
of the legal profession for the Am-
erican Bar Association. He aided in
the drafting of the Rules of Crim-
inal Procedure for the Federal
Courts and during the war served
as chairman of the advisory com-
mittee of the War Department on
Military Justice.
Anabel Taylor Hall,
Construction Begun
On August 7, 1950 ground was
broken for the erection of Anabel
Taylor Hall, made possible by
Myron Taylor's gift of $1,500,000.
This notable contribution to the
campus will be known as the World
War II Memorial and Interfaith
Center, and is to be connected to
Myron Taylor Hall.         
The building is to consist of a
war memorial, a memorial lounge
to Anabel Taylor, a Room for all
Nations and an Interfaith Center
To be designed in the same magni-
ficent Gothic style as the Law
school, it is hoped that the Center
will be completed by 1952.

A survey of the incoming class
discloses a notable decline in the
number of veterans and older stu-
dents so prevalent in the recent
post-war years. Only eighty-eight of
the first year class are veterans. This
is in contrast to the one hundred and
twenty-one veterans who registered
two years ago, this year's senior
class. Too, only twenty of the new
students are married, a much lower
ratio than in other recent enter-
ing classes. Four of the freshmen
are women.
As is generally the case the ma-
jority of the new entrants comes
from Eastern schools, although the
South and West are fairly well
Iepresenteu. Iwen.y-osc am u ioeni
registered Cornell undergraduates.
Ranking second in representation is
Syracuse University with thirteen,
followed by New York University
with eight. One special student
from Germany is among the enter-
ing class.
The scheduling of courses fol-
lows closely that of former years
but with some changes. With Pro-
fessor Arthur Keeffe on Sabbatical
leave, the course in Public Control
of Business will be offered the sec-
ond semester and the course in
Business Regulation I is being of-
fered this semester. The course in
Conflict of Laws has also been
moved from the second semester to
the first. Courses in Admiralty and
Federal Practice have been omit-
ted from the program for this year.
Yearbook Increases Budget
Howard Fernow, editor-in-chief
of the Cornell Barrister, has an-
nounced that bids from publishers
for publication of the yearbook are
now being accepted.
Bids have been submitted from
the William J. Keller, Inc. firm and
from the Wilcox Press of Ithaca,
and others will be received until
October 19.
The Yearbook Committee has de-
cided to operate on a budget of
$1800-2000 for the current publica-
tion. This will be compared to the
$1400 spent for last year's issue.
However, it is expected that Photo-
offset, similar to the type used in
the Cornellian, will be employed
and it is expected that this process
will greatly enhance the appearance
of the Barrister.
Assisting Editor Fernow are Ac-
tivities Editors John Adams and
David Diefendorf; and Advertising
Manager Georgianna Koenig. To
those who have had experience in
publications of this nature the
Board of Editors issues an urgent
call for contributions.

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