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4 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1951-1952)

handle is hein.journals/corlawfose4 and id is 1 raw text is: Volume% No. 1                                        The Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, October 24, 1951                                             Page I

Law Quarterly Adds
Nineteen Compets
To Publication Staff
As a result of their excellence in
scholastic achievement last year, nine-
teen new competitors have been added
to the staff of The Cornell Law Quar.
terly. The new competitors received
notices of their high attainments af-
ter the computation of the grades this
past summer. All with the exception
of two are third term students.
Competitors Named
The newly designated competitdrs
are: Arnold   I. Burns, Malverne,
N. Y.; James Duffy, Binghamton,
N. Y.; Gordon Evans, Milford, Conn.;
Philip Evans, Utica, N. Y.; Leo J.
Fallon, Hamburg, N. Y.; Bernard von
Falkenhausen, Essen, Germany; Mark
E. Fields, Franklinville, N. Y.; Fris-
bee Poller, Norwich, N. Y.; Norman
Gross, Rockville Center, N. Y.; John
Hetherington, St. Catherines, Ont.;
John L, Krishner, Lowville, N. Y.;
John A. Lambert, Ithaca, N. Y.; c-
ward A. Lassman, Hartford, Conn.;
John P. Ludington, Holley, N. Y.;
Norman Penny, Youngstown, N. Y.;
Stanley Springer, Detroit, Michigan;
Sanford   Tanenhaus,   Binghamton,
N. Y.; John L. Truscott, Buffalo, N. Y.;
and Vaughan Stelzenmuller, Birming-
ham, Ala.
John Ambert is a fourth term stu-
dent and Vaughan Stelzenmuller Is
starting his fifth term.
Three other fifth term  students
qualified for Quartery competition
but were unable to accept, because
of the many extras already con-
fronting them  for their final two
terms. They are: Reese Taylor Jr.,
Pasadena, Calif.; John Picinich, West
Englewood, N. J.; and Wesley Whit-
ney, Ithaca, N. Y.
John Latibe and Thomas Hampson
also qualified but did not return to
Cornell this term. Both are former
members of the present third term
class. Hampseon is now serving in the
Army, as his ROTC Unit was activated
this summer.
The new competitors are directly
under the Quarterly Note Editor, Jack
Clarke, '52.
(Continued on page 3, col. 8)

From left to right: Donald Clandy, Business Manager; Lorene Joergensen,
Managing Editor; Jack Clarke, Note Editor; Bill Tanden Heaven, Editor-In.
Chief; and Tom Clark, Book Review Editor. The new editors, elected last
spring, were responsible for the mechanies of the summer issue of the
Sheridan Heads Moot Court Board;
Competition Schedules Announced
Cooney and Libenson Also Elected To Top Posts

Moot Court is again in full swing
under the learned staff elected to
office last Spring. The following offi-
cers were chosen: John Sheridan '52,
Chancellor; Charles Cooney '52, Vice-
Chancellor; and Jerome Libenson '52,
Clerk. Since Professor Freeman is
on sabbatical leave of absence, Profes-
sor Farnham has taken his place as
the faculty adviser to the Moot Court
Changes in Rules
There are several innovations in the
handling of Moot Court this year
which are hoped to make the experi-
ence of participation more rewarding
to the students who are competing.
Primarily for the benefit of the first
year students and to help them
through the maze that is presented by
a Moot Court problem, the student
board has prepared and sold to al
first year students, a handbook on

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As a result of an Intensified pub-  The Honor Committee indicated
licity campaign, nearly one hundred that work would continue on suggest-
students attended the first meeting of ed revisions to the present rules.
the Cornell Law Association on Tues- Many divergent views regarding the
day, October 9. A lengthy agenda was Honor system have been received by
efficiently handled during the hour the committee, and to date It has
long meeting under the capable di- been impossible to amalgamate them
rection of President, Harry Albright, effectively. Some doubt was expressed
'52.                              as to whether the Association actually
The meeting revealed a serious feel- wanted to continue the honor system.
lug of apathy among members of the  Optimism, however, keynoted the
Association  regarding  many  law concluding half of the meeting. New
school functions. Delinquent dues to binders and a paper rack have been
the amount of $500 were reported. procured to alleviate the untidy mga-
Prompt payment of the' annual dues zine and paper situation in the Men's
'was urged, emphadizing the fact that Lounge. A new aerial has been or-
the Association can function properly dered for the radio to enhance pro-
only with full cooperation on the part gram reception. A long playing rec-
of all members. A progress report on ord attachment was generously don-
the 1952 Barrister showed not only a ated by a member of the Class of
dire need for workers, but also a sur- '54. Television, however, was voted
prising lack of interest generally. A down by a large majority, primarily
consensus, however, clearly showed because it was felt to be an unneces-
that the Barrister Is wanted and can sary extravagance at the present time
fulfill a useful purpose, economically due to the poor quality of programs
and sentimentally. A committee will and reception and the cost of a set.
soon be appointed by Pres. Albright,
in an ex-officio capacity, to arouse  A committee was chosen, headed by
interest In the publication of the year- Jim Nye, '58, to Investigate the cubicle
book.                                 (Continued on page 4, coL 9)

moot court that sets forth In One
place the form of the brief required,
sources of reference to be used in
solving the problems, and the correct
method of court room procedure. Also
in the interest of the first year class,
several second and third year men
have been assigned to each of the
twelve Moot Court Clubs, in addition
to the student adviser that had been
previously assignedl In this way it is
felt that the student groping over un-
familiar ground will receive some
light from the errors and experiences
of the upper classmen. Along witb
this, a committee headed by Richard
Hays has undertaken to map out the
stacks on all levels of the library so
that a student can have a ready source
of information as to the whereabouts
of the material he Is seeking.
New Marking System
To further improve the system, a
new marking system has been inaugu-
rated for use by faculty and student
Judges. It wil tend to give a more uni-
form value to the marks received and
to correct the influence of one who
Is either too lenient or to stringent
with his marking. Under this new
plan, a student is graded thirty per
cent on his speaking ability and per-
sonality, thirty per cent on his gen-
eral presentation of the arguments Ia.
ant In his side of the case, and forty
percent on his response to questions
from the bench. The brief itself is
graded separately by the judge be-
fore the oral argument.
First year competition Is scheduled
to start on the 22nd of October, when
a general meeting will be held for all
first year students and the rules and
regulations explained to them. At this
time their cases will be given out and
arguments will start shortly there.
2nd Year Competition Completed
The Fall round of second year Moot
Court has already been completed with
fifty-three participants in the compe-
tition. To give a more realistic touch
to the arguments, all cases were heard
in the Moot Court Room rather than
in class rooms as was previously the
case. After this round each second
(Continued on page 4, coL 8)

Selective Service Changes
Law Student (lassification
Although   approximately   three-
fourths of the students in American
law schools hold baccalaureate de-
grees the latest directive from the
Selective  Service  System  declares
that a student who is pursuing a
course of instruction in a law school
leading to his first law degree should
be considered as an 'undergraduate
student' under the student deferment
program. However, since many law
students have procured deferments on
the basis of their supposed graduate
status the Selective Service directive
continues: Until such time as the
new procedure is completed and pub-
lished, local boards will give con-
sideration to the evidence submitted
on behalf of full-time students of law,
whether such evidence is based on the
assumption that they are graduate stu-
dents or on the assumption that they
are undergraduate students
The effects of the new directive in-
sofar as they can now be determined
1. Students in the upper three-
fourths of their undergraduate clas
or possessing a 70 test score may be
deferred for admission to law school.
2. To remain in law school a student
should have a test score of a least
70 and be in the upper three-fourths of
his class in each year.
Under the old ruling a student had
to have a test score of 75 and be in
the upper half of his undergraduate
class to be deferred for admission.
However all .that was previously ne-
cessary for a student to remain in
Law school was a certification or
good standing.
It should be noted that in the last
analysis student deferment is left up
to the Local Draft Boards which are
not bound to follow the national policy
as set forth in these new regulations.
The change was principally based
on the fact that many law schools do
not require an academic degree as a
condition of admittance.

Downward Trend Attributed
To Military Service Calls
Selective Service took a bite out of
the first year clas that enrolled Sep-
tember 18, as only 103 freshmen en-
tered the Cornell Law School. This
is a sudden reversal of the upward
trend in class size which culminatd
with 170 in the 1950 entering clau.
Total enrollment decreased from 457
last year to 890 this fall.
That military service was the main
factor in diverting students from the
law school is indicated by the num-
ber who withdrew their applicatins,
many giving military service as the
reason, and stating that they would
like to come to Cornell after they
return from service.
Younger First Year Closs
Most of the entering class this yeaw
is well under twenty-five years of
age. The World War II veteran as
a factor in college classes has takes
a sudden drop at the law schooL Only
about 30% of the first year class are
veterans, the first time in several
years that veterans have comprised
less than 50% of the entering clam.
More Single Men
Fewer of this year's entering clas
are married, continuing the steady
decrease of this group. In 1948 more
than one-third of the entering class
was married, while only 10% of the
class of '54 are joined in wedded bliss.
Women, however, contitnue to enter
the law school at the same rate. There
are six freshman women this year,
the average for the past three years.
Two students from Hawaii entered
as freshmen. One attended college in
the Hawaiian Islands, and the other
matriculated, at Hobart College. Most
of the other colleges represented are
in the east and northeast, with a few
in other parts of the United States
and Canada. Cornell graduates, as
usual, are the largest group from any
one college. Twenty-three are double
registrants who will be getting their
arts or engineering degrees after the
first year In law school.

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The Radio Law Forum will begin
a new series of broadcasts over BA-
dio Station WHCU on Sunday, October
21 at 12:80 p.m. The Forum presented
five broadcasts on the local network
station last Spring and has been in-
vited to continue Its programs in the
coming year.
Under the co-directorship of Alex
Holtzman '52 and Donald Shafarman
'52, and the faculty supervision of
Professor Arthur Keeffe, the Forum
will present discussions of the legal
aspects of problems of current in-
terest. Participants will be drawn
from the law school and from the
Law, graduate, and undergraduate
college faculties. The first broadcast
will discuss the question, Do restric-
tions on the telecasting of sporting
events constitute  anti-trust viola-
A staff of seven first and second-
year students has been appointed to
assist the directors. The new mem-
bers are, John Britting, '58, Lyman
Meuser '58, Dick Gage '54, Dino Feb-

ris '54, Eugene Gallardo '54, Arthur
Wightman '54, and Morton Katz '54.
The series of weekly broadcasts
over station WVBR was resumed on
Tuesday evening, October 2, at 8:30
p.m. The topic was, The Role of the
Lawyer in   Labor Relations. The
panel consisted of Stuart Paltrow '52
and Jack Sheinkman.'52 and the mod-
erator was Alex Holtzman. Tuesday,
October 9, the Forum presented The
Citizen  and   the   Administrative
Agency, a topic taken from the prize-
winning essay written by Norman Joa-
lyn '52 in the New York State Bar
Association's constitutional law essay
contest. Joslyn and Joseph Glueks-
man '52 were the speakers while Don-
ald  Shafarman   moderated. These
Tuesday evening broadcasts will be
continued for the present.
I The officers of the Radio Forum are
anxious to receive comments and sug-
gestions from listeners. Anyone in-
terested in participating in these
broadcasts Is urged to contact one
of the directors or Professor Keeffe.

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