5 Cornell Law Forum (Student ed.) 1 (1952-1953)

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The Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, October 17, 1952

Number 1

Enrollment Reflects Heavy
Demands Of Armed Services

Total Registration
Reveals 17% Drop
A compilation of significant statis-
tics cm regiktration brings to the fore
the problem  that the Cornell Law
School Ii facing today, namely that
of ieepint individual classes intact
and total registration up to average.
The problem  arises from  military
neede Favors granted by the Armed
Services it the past are being de-
wanded in return. The 16 veterans in
this year's incoming class are matched
by 14 dep rtures for military reasons
from the entering class of last year,
leaving the inordinately low total of
75 in the atter group. Moreover, 21
of the freshmen are members of the
RO'T(', moat of whom will be leaving
next summer. Whether the loss will
be made up is speculation. The num-
ber of first year students has In-
creaed from 103 in 1951 to 120 in
1952. But the total registration has
dropped from 390 in 1951 to 325 in
1962. The number in the third year
class remains relatively unaffected at
VQltaro  Pereinftage Drop
The makeup of the class of 1955
shows that the problem is not tem-
porary. Veterans make up 13% of
the tofml as compared with 30%,
521/, and  51%   of the  preceding
clamas; 7W,%  are married as com-
pared with 10%, 12% and 35%% of
the preceding figures: and the trend
towards a more youthful class re-
mains steady. In 1949 62% were of the
ages btween 21 and 24. This year
89% are in that category with 73%
23 or younger. It is apparent that
los~es to the armed services will be
a coaietant drain on the Law School.
However, some of the students forced
to depart will eventually return to
complete their legal training. This
year five men. called to active duty
froi the reserves two years ago. have
returned.  Harold ' iroghan,  John
Donahue, and Howard Thomas begin
their third year and William Dough-
etty and Fred Edmunds their second.
Donkeac Dougherty. and Thomas are
Koren  oe-rans.
Conioll Studonts Predominate
As in the past. Cornell students
make up the largest group of en-
trante There are 52 in all, 43 of whom
are double registrants combining arts,
engineering and hotel administration'
with iaw. Schools with more than
two representatives are Colgate, HO-
bart  St  Lawrence and    Syracuse.
(Cautiteurd on pog 4. col. 2)

Twelve Accept Invitations
For Ouarterly Competition;
Summer Issue Is Available
Philip L. Evans '53, Editor-in-Chief
of the Cornell Law Quarterly, has an-
nounced the names of those who have
accepted the faculty's Invitation to
compete for the Board of Editors of
the Quarterly. Selected on the basis
of their outstanding academic rec-
ords these students will participate
in the production of Volume 38 of
the Quarterly, writing notes and as-
sisting in the publication prepara-
tions. To be elected to the Board
each competitor must write three
notes which receive the approval of
the Note Editor of the Quarterly and
of their faculty advisor for each note.
From the class of '53 three students
have accepted the invitation. They
are Gordon B. Baldwin, Rochester,
N.Y., Frederick B. Davis, Astoria,
N.Y.. and Theodore E. Munson, Wa-
terloo, N.Y. Two others Barbara L.
Goldstein, Merrick, N.Y. and Kenneth
A. MacVean, Avon, N.Y. declined the
There were nine acceptances from
the class of '54. They are Edna
Baroody, Dunkirk, N.Y., Theodore M.
Garver, Buffalo. N.Y., Carl Kaminsky,
New   York City, Seymour Marcus,
Trenton, N.J., Robert A. Meer,
Plainville, Mass.. John 11. Montfort,
Buffalo, N.Y., James E. Mulvaney,
(Continued on page 4, col. 4)
Brown Discusses Congress-
State Department Relations
Aspects of the Liaison Work Be-
tween the State Department and Con-
gress was the topic discussed by Ben
H. Brown, Jr.. in the Men's Lounge.
Wednesday, October 8. Mr. Brown,
Acting Assistant Secretary of State
for  Congressional  Relations. had
earlier in the day addressed members
of the International Policies problem
course In connection with Its study of
various phases of the formation of
United States foreign policy. Before
shifting into Congressional Relations
work, he was associated with the Of-
fice of the Legal Advisor.
Mr. Brown is the first of several
government officials of policy making
rank who will participate in the Inter-
national Policies course from time to
time as their particular phases of
policy making are studied during the
semester. It is expected that each of
these guest lecturers while at the law
school will speak informally before
the entire student body on a topic in
the same or an allied field as part of
the speaker's program of the Student
Law Association.

Barrister Heads, Simpkins, Rossum,
Santoro, Lay Plans For New Issue

Thew  Barrister,  Cornell  Law
Sclol's yearbook is beginning its
fourth y ar of publication. It was first
published in 1950 and has now the
accumlated experience and able staff
needeo to create a first class edition
which could be the best yet. Last year
a fine piece cf work was turned in by
Editor Robert Raulerson and Business
Managcr Acee Taylor, and the new
staff this year, headed by co-editors
Gilbert Simpkins '53 and Alfred Ros-
sum '63, and Business Manager Nicho-
las Santoro '53, are already laying
the ground work to do an even better
job, Tb. important thing in accom-
plishing this feat will be to add more
metaber to the staff. There are, ac-
cording to the co-editors, openings in
every phase of the work, which will
afford a valuable opportunity to those

interested in working on publications
and extra-curricular activities in the
Law School.
This year the Barrister is more
financially sound than it was during
these first experimental years, and its
improvinF quality is being recognized
by more than just the Cornell circle.
Other law schools who have seen the
need for such a book have written
the Barrister staff with inquiries as
to how to start similar publications
of their own.
The co-editors hope that additional
student support of the yearbook can
be procured to continue the good pre-
cedent that has been set. For those in-
terested in seeing the quality of pre-
vious editions, they are now available
for perusal in both the men's and
women's lounges.

Grants By James Foundation
Enlarges Int. Law Program;
Two Fellowships Announced
Two foreign lawyers have entered
the Law School this year in a further
expansion in the comparative law di-
vision of the International Law pro-
gram. Mariyn de Beaumont, from
England, and Richard Rank, orig-
inally from Estonia, have been select-
ed as James Fellows for 1952-53, Dean
Stevens has announced.
Martyn de Beaumont. 24, was born
in Ireland but spent a considerable
portion of his childhood In France.
Entering Oxford at the age of fifteen
he received his B.A. in Jurispru-
dence at eighteen and later received
an M.A. in Jurisprudence from the
same university. He also received de-
grees in Switzerland and France. He
became a Barrister in England by at-
taining membership in Middle Temple
Inn, but procuring a Fulbright Schol-
arship he elected to continue his stu-
dies in the United States. The Uni-
versity of Texas conferred an LLM
last term and from there he comes to
Richard Rank wa, born in Estonia
38 years ago and has studied there,
in Finland, England and Germany
specializing in Internatonal and Com-
parative Law. He received a Doctor
of Laws from   Heidelberg. He was
Senior Assistant In International Law
at the University of ''artu in Estonia
but left when the Russians seized the
nation. Since 1944 he has been in
Sweden at the Royal University of
Uppsala, lh'st as an assistant at the
Institute for International Law and
later as an assistant at the Institute
of (onparatlive Law
All a''eomnpllhd ngeit, e speaks
English, Estonian, Swedish, Finnish
and German.
These fellowships have been made
possible by a substantial grant from
the James Foundation of New York,
Inc., established under the will of the
late Arthur Curtiss James. They per-
nmit an expansion in the Cornell Law
School's work in Comparative Law
which is an extension of the Interna-
tional Program which has been in ef-
fect since 1948 when the School pion-
eered in this field by offering a law
(Continued on page 4, col. 4)
Law Students F/aty
Summer Activities
Students have once again returned
to Myron Taylor Hall with a wide
variety of experiences acquired dur-
ing the summer. A number of stu-
dents continued their education by
working for various legal firms.
Arnold Burns '53 helped Professor
Schlesinger during June and then
went to New York City for some gen-
eral legal work as well as some very
interesting work on the taxation of a
large estate. Bob Taisey '53, who was
also in New York City worked on a
bond issue for A.T.&T. processing
fiduciary subscriptions and working
in the bond and stock transfer depart-
ments. Beatrice Silverstein '53 did le-
gal research for the firm of MacFar-
lane, Harris, Dankoff, Martin  and
Smith in her hometown of Rochester.
Gil Katz '53 had an opportunity to wit-
ness a number of trials during the
time he spent in the office of the Dis-
trict Attorney In Brooklyn. In Ithaca,
Nick Cholakis '54, assisted Professor
Thompson. Merwin    Carnwright '53
worked on the Opinion of the Comp-
troller of New York State, making
his headquarters in Auburn, N.Y.
Others who found summer employ-
ment in various law offices include
Fred Davis '53, John Lambert '53,
John Ludington '53, John MacDonald
'54, Jim McNamara '58, Jim Mulvaney
'54, Frank Peabody '53, Norm Penney
53, Sandy Tanenhaus '53 and Lud
Truscott '53.
(Continued on page 2, col. 3)

Robinson Retires; Fricke and
Cardozo Join Law Faculty.
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Third Year Students Start
First Round of Moot Court;
Argue Constitutional Issues
The Moot Court Board, comprised of
Don Hathaway, Chancellor; Ken Mac-
Vean, Vice-Chancellor, and  Frank
Chupp, Clerk, has announced the be-
ginning of this year's program with
the assignment of third year cases.
As in the past, participation is re-
quid for the first year students, but
is voluntary for the second and third
year students.  Upperclassmen will
hear the arguments of the freshmen
while members of the faculty will pre-
side over the second and third year
appeals. Students who complete the
requirements of three years' moot
court participation, including submis-
sion of cases and judging in the sec-
ond year, are awarded a certificate
by the Moot Court Board.
Case assignments to the first-year
and 2nd-year students have been sche-
duled Monday, October 27th and Mon-
day, October 13th respectively.
The case to be argued by the third
Year students and given to all law
schools in the National Moot Court
Competition Involves an alien plain-
tiff suing a state to recover land
that he had purchased in this state
in which alien land laws govern. These
laws provide that lands purchased by
(Continued on Page 4, col. 2)
Thomas More Guild Hears
Speech By Judqe Hagerty
The St. Thomas More Guild, the
Catholic club of the law school, open-
ed its activities for the year with a
communion breakfast on Sunday, Oct.
5. Mass was celebrated for the mem-
bers in the Newman Oratory and a
breakfast followed in the Statler Inn,
at which Judge Leo Hagerty spoke.
Judge Hagerty, a member of tile
bench of the Supreme Court of New
York, told of his various experiences.
not only as a public prosecutor after
his admission to the bar. but also as
a newspaper reporter before he be-
came a lawyer. He is at present hold-
Ing an extraordinary term of Supreme
'ourt ill connection with the investi-
gation of gambling in Saratoga 'oun-
ty. and gave the members of the Guild
various impressions of that job.
Paul Beltz '53, Chancellor of the
Guild, was chairman of the function.
and outlined to members the various
activities planned for the coming year.
He announced that panel discussions
would be held on Domestic Relations
and Labor Relations during the year,
and that Fr. Robert I. Gannon of
Fordham University, and Fr. Fidelis
O'Rourke of St. Bonaventure Univer-
sity, would speak before the group.

AppoinIees nave vanu
Legal Academic Backgrouds
With the opening of the fall term,
several changes in the teaching staff
of the law school are to be noted.
Michael H. Cardozo and Richard I.
Pricke have been appointed to the
faculty, while Gustavus H. Robinson
is retiring.
Professor Cardozo comes to Cornel
from fourteen years in Government
service, his latest position being that
of Assistant Legal Advisor for Eco-
nomic Affairs in the State Deparbnent.
Originally from New York City, Car-
dozo was graduated from Dartmouth
in 1932 and in 1935 from the Yale Law
School, where he was a member of the
editorial board of the Yale Law Jour-
nal. He in married and has three chil-
dren and at present is making his
home in Ithaca. Before his entry into
Government service, Cardoso had sev-
eral years experience in the practice
of the law in New York.
Professor Cardozo reports his re-
lationship with Benjamin Cardoso of
the New York Court of Appeals and
later of the Supreme Court of the
United States, to be that of cousin,
rather than nephew as was formerly
reported by the Forum. He will teach
courses in International Law and Con-
flict of Laws at the'law school, as well
as a new course in International Pol-
Fricke, Former Quarterly Editor
Professor Fricke left the firm of
Kenefick, Bass, Letchworth, Baldy and
Phillips in Buffalo to take up his
teaching position at the law school.
A graduate of both Cornell under-
graduate and Cornell Law School,
I'ricke held the positions of Manag-
ing Editor and Editor-In-Chief of the
tornell Law Quarterly. He is also a
mnember of Phi Delta Phi legal frater-
New Law School Secretary
During the war, Fricke was a first
lieutenant in the United States Army.
a bomber pilot during his last year of
service. He claims the dubious dis-
tinction of involuntary membership il
the Caterpillar Club, garnered by a
process of being forced to jump to
safety from a mid-air collision.
Professor Fricke. formerly making
his home ill Williamsville, New York.
is married and has two children, lie
has replaced Professor W. David Cur-
tiss as Secretary of the LA w School.
and will teach the courses in S le8
and Real Property Ill.
(Continued on page 2, col. 3)

Social Activities and Many Speakers
Dominate Law Association Plans

The present Law Student Associa-
tion administration under the guid-
ance of John Killian, which has al-
ready set an impressive record, has
formulated the following program of
social events for the benefit of law
The  Law   Association  sponsored
a beer party Thursday October 16 at
the Theta Delt house to the incoming
class. This will be followed by future
get-togethers along this vein.
The open house at the Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi sorority Friday evening, Octo-
ber 10, was the first of a series of
sorority invites contemplated.
The weekly coffee hour and get ac-
quainted period which in the past has
met with wide approval will be con-

The biggest event of the Fall term
will be the Christmas Dance, which
will take place in the middle of De-
cember. At this time the new officers
will be inaugurated at the Law Stu-
dent Association Banquet. which will
precede the cocktail party and the
The athletic program has been re-
vived, initially by a touch-football
league, to be followed by several
squash tournaments.
The Law Association will again this
year sponsor a lecture program, bring-
ing to Cornell Law School men who
have distinguished themselves in their
respective fields. Two lectures are
planned in the near. future, one con-
cerning a legal topic, and the other
around election time, dealing with a
political issue.

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