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6-10 Harv. L. Sch. Rec. 1 (1948-1950)

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VOL. 6 NO. 1           CAMBRIDGE, MASS., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1948  PRICE TEN CENTS

NEW PROFESSOR
Prof. William L, Prosser, who was ap-
pointed to the Harvard  Faculty last
spring, is teaching here this term. As
professor and practitioner in the field of
torts and author of the popular Horn-
book ass Torts, Prof. Prosser has taken
over the instruction of Section I, 2nd
term, is his specialty.
Prof. Prosser was a member of the
Minnesota Law School faculty from 1930
to 1942. He left to become Counsel for
the O.P.A. in Minnesota and has recently
been engaged in practice with the Min-
neapolis firm  of Dorsey, Coleman,
Barker, Scott, and Barber.
SHELDON PRIZE
John R. Alexander, 3L, (Princeton
'41), has beet awarded the Sheldon
Prize for the best
oral argument in
the  quarter-final
round of last term's
Ames Competition.
The  prize  was
m a d e available
under the will of
William D. Shel-
don and it permits
the winner to select any book of his
choosing up to a $20 limit.
SHATTUCK HANDBOOK
Mayo Adams Shattuck, L.L.B. '21,
Boston attorney, whose lectures on estate
planning last term at the Law School
evoked wide interest among RE-con
readers, has announced the proposed
spring publication of his book, An Es-
tate Planner's Handbook. The work,
'which will be published by Little, Brown
and Co., treats comprehensively all
phases of estate -planning and in ap-
pendices presents the views of other
leading writers on special subjects.
9    .    0
JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION
The Association of American Law
Schools will found a new legal journal
which will be published by the West
Publishing Company and the Founda-
tion Press. It will be edited by the fac-
ulty of Duke University Law School
and will serve as a forum for legal edu-
cators throughout the nation.
Brainerd Currie, professor of law at
Duke Law School has been named as
editor-in-chief. The members of tse

H.L.S. ALUMNI
IN INDIANA

NEWS IN
BRIEF

ORGANIZED
$20,000 Is Pledged
By Membership
For School's Use
The Harvard Law School Association
of Indiana, following in the wake of
three other local associations, Philadel-
phia, Northern California, and Southern
California, is the fourth Alumni group
to be granted affiliation status with the
national Harvard Law School Associa-
tion. Its well-attended initial dinner
party-its pledge of almost $20,000
for the benefit of the Law School, and its
active steps in establishing a local place-
ment bureau to aid graduating students
in securing positions bear witness to
the enthusiasm and loyalty of the Indi-
ana Alumni.
Kurt F. Pantzer '17 and Joseph J.
Daniels '14 of Indianapolis were the
chief organizers of the new Association.
Through their efforts, a dinner and busi-
ness meeting  to which  all Indiana
Alumni were invited was held at the
Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis on De-
cember 15-16, 1947, In spite of a severe
snow storm, over 75 of approximately
200 Alumni in the State were preset.
Mr. Pantzer was Toastmaster; speakers
included Mr. Daniels who explained the
aims of the new organization, Governor
Ralph F. Gates of Indiana, and Professor
W. Barton Leach whose address con-
coined The Challenge of Harvard Law
School. At this meeting, the Indiana
group was the first local chapter to ex-
ercise a prerogative granted by the new
(Continued on page four)

Writer Recalls Terror, Hope, Despair
That Are Fate of First Year Class
In 1933, Lyttleton Fox, LL.B. '34, now a New York lawyer, wrote an article
for the magazine, Forum and Century, called Harvard; Incubator of Greatness.'
Mr. Fox developed the thesis that the Harvard Law School training entailed
such an ordeal that those who did survive naturally took prominent positions
of responsibility in government and business upon graduation. The Bxcoen,
with the publisher's permission, reprints portions of the article to remind alumni
of victories well won and to show students that their present travail is just
an old story.

editorial board who will determine the  The opening lecture in any course is sleep. Though their eyelids may tell
editorial policy of the journal will be likely to be a geyser of advice. With them they will endure no more, they
David F. Cavers, professor of law at each new fillip to industry, the gospel force themselves ahead. You can see
Harvard Law School; Elliott E. Cheat- of terror takes firmer root. Multiplicity them at the reading tables any after-
ham, professor of law at Columbia Law of advice from different sources is con- noon-their poor, weary heads heavy on
School; and Albert J. Harno, dean of fusing. Don't take down the whole their folded arms, eyes shut as if they
the University of Illinois Law School.  lecture; you  mustt't suspend  your would never open.
*  *   thought and make yourself a mere ste-            There are me who grudgingly con-
LAW   WIVES OPERA CLASSES          nographer. It is of the first importance   (Continued on page three)
The Harvard Law Wives as a result of to learn to select your material. An-
many requests are sponsoring a second other urges the wisdom of putting every-
series of Opera classes for law students thing the instructor says in your note- PROFESSOR    E. S.
and their wives. These classes are con- book. What seems trivial now and is
ducted by Mr. Benjamin Kimball who easily forgotten may be badly needed at THURSTON         DIES
plays the recordings and draws from his a later stage. It doesn't pay to take
long operatic experience to interpret chances by trusting your own, inex-  Professor Emeritus Edward S. Thurs-
each work. The admission charge is perienced selection.                ton '01 who taught at the Law School
$1.50 for the series of six classes or 35  On swings the term, and up swings from  1929 to 1942 died on Feb. 10, at
cents for each class. The next meeting the advice market until it is glutted and the age of 71. Still actively engaged
will be held at Kendall House at 8 p.m., totteritg. But it never quite collapses, in legal work, Professor Thurston was
Feb. 26.                            A second-year man who barely muddled teactig at Hastings Law School until
through the examinations pours out pre- tic time of his death. His last ap-
YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB            cepts with the glibtess and sublime pearance before the alumni was on Feb-
Last Tlsrsday night over statio self-trust of Solomon. And men who ruary 2 when le attended the meetig
WHDH   in Boston, four Law School would not have faith in the speaker's of the Harvard Law School Association
students participated in a debate involv- common sense to plan a pictic take it of Northern California.
ing the Taft-Hartley Act. Tte program, all with hungry humility. Forntlas for  Professor Thurston was graduated
which was broadcast from 9 to 9:30 success stuff the air.               from Harvard College in 1898, received
p.m., was one of WHDH's weekly series  Everyone knows that the big chance his A.M. from Harvard in 1900, and took
of student forums, This Is Your Btsi- depends heavily on the intensity of his his LL.B. in 1901. After 5 years of prac-
ness.                              work and in general the industry of law  tice in New York City, he began his
Defending tte much-disputed statute students is saintly. Tley plant them- teaching career which brought him to
were two members of the Speakers selves in the gigantic reading room of Isdiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Yale
Bureau of the Harvard Young Republi- the law library day after day, meticn- Law Schools before li came to Harvard.
can Club, John L. Casey, Jr. (Direc- lously annotating.  (Nothing adds to  Professor Thurston was the author of
tor of the Bureau), and Chester B. Me- the appearance of unremitted effort like several text-books, among them Cases
Laughlin, Jr.; opposing them  were a green vizor.) Many will not desert on Torts, 1942, which he did in collabo-
John MacMeeken and Duane Beeson. the procession even for badly needed ration with Professor Seavey.

MUST WE STOP RUSSIA
WILL BE FORUM TOPIC

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Due to the intervening holiday the
next issue of the BECORD Will be pub-
lished on Wednesday, Feh. 25, instead
of on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
This term, the IcEono plans to ex-
pand its staff through the addition of
men to the business and editorial de-
partments.
If you feel that you might be in-
trested in joining the staff, we invite
you to climb up to the RECORD offices
on the -third floor of Austin sometime
during the next week and talk it over.
We would prefer to have you come be-
tween the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.,
but there will be someone in the office
at all times during the day to discuss
the matter with you.
DEAN REVEALS
TRAINING PLAN
Third Year Men To
Work With Faculty
As a further step in the School's ef-
forts to provide supervised legal train-
ing outside the classroom, Dean Erwin
N. Griswold has announced a plan, to
be conducted on an experimental basis
during the spring term, whereby a num-
ber of -third-year men will be given an
opportunity to work with Faculty mem-
bers as legal assistants.
Full details of the plan are contained
in announcements now posted on the
bulletin boards.  Eligibility require-
ments are third-year standing and an
average of 68 or higher in either first or
second-year work, or both. Editors of
the Harvard Law Review, members of
the Board of Student Advisers and of
the Legal Aid Bureau, and participants
in -the written work project, are not
eligible.
(Continued on page tour)

I. F. STONE

The future for Russo-American relations will be examined for the Harvard
Law School Forum by two journalists, Joseph Alsop of. the New York Herald
Tribune and I. F. Stone of the Nation and the newspaper PM, who will consider
the question, Must We Stop Russia? Law School Proiesso Milton Katz, war-
time OSS officer in Europe, will moderate at the meeting scheduled for 7:50 p.m.
this Friday, Feb. 20, at Rindge Technical High School Auditorium.
Author, columnist, and a former Har-
LA  E TS  yard student, Alsop has covered Russia
LAW         STUDENTSJ and interviewed Joseph Stalin. Though
he does not believe that war with Russia
ON      BROADCAST                   is inevitable, Alsop favors a strong policy
of resistance to Russian expansion along
Will Appear on A.B.C.'s the lines of our present State Depart-.
ment stand. During the war, Alsop re-
'World     Security' Series signed from the Navy to serve with the
Flying Tigers In China. He was cap-
Professors and students of the Har- tured by the Japanese at Hong Kong
vard Law School will serve as judges in 1941 and a year later was exchanged.
and counsel respectively for the next After this, Alsop returned to China as
four trials of -important issues in the head of Lend Lease mission in Chung-
World   Security  Workshop  series, king, and he later-served with the 14th
broadcast coast-to coast each Sunday Air Force in that theater. With Turner
from 12:60-1:00 p.m. by the American Catledge, Alsop authored The One
Broadcasting Company Network. List- Hundred and Sixty-eight Days, and he
eners in the Boston area can hear a also wrote Men Around the President
transcription of the program on WCOP, in collaboration with Robert Kintner.
the local network station, starting this  In opposition to Mr. Alsop's view and
Sunday Feb. 22, at 2:30 p.m.       our present official attitude towards
Consideration of current world prob- Russia, 'I. F. Stone, long a critic of
(Continued on page four)     American foreign policy, will attack the
European Recovery Program and Greek
intervention policy among other facts
STUDENT BOARD TO of official action. Stone has recently re-
SHOW       NEW      MOVIE           turned from an extensive tour of Europe
W          N    W   M        E      and the Middle East, and is presently
The Board of Student Advisers plans Washington Editor of the Nation and
to show its newly completed moving Foreign News Editor for PM.
picture, Case in Point, in the Court
Room on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 8 pm.,P.B.H     ANNOUNCES
for first-year students, and on Thursday,
Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. for upper classmen. SPRING      PROGRAM
The film is a 50-minute color and sound
production covering the use of legal re-  The Phillips Brooks House Law
search materials. It portrays a Student School Committee announces a full
Board adviser conducting a group of calendar of dances during the coming
new law students through the library spring term. There will be two informal
and showing them how to use the availa- dances and one full dress affair.
ble tools. The concluding part of the  On Saturday, Feb. 28, the first in-
movie shows the methods' employed by formal dance will be held from 8 p.m. to
a first-term student in gathering material 12 in Memorial Hall with Lou Tobin's
for his particular Ames case.       Orchestra providing the music. There
The film script was written by John will be tables for everyone and set-ups
MeNaughton 3L, Eastman Birkett 3L, will he available at the bar. Tickets will
Cyrus Newman 3L, and Stanley Freed- go on sale Friday, Feb. 20, and each
mats 3L; Freedman was also the pro- afternoon thereafter from 1 o'clock un-
ducer. As a result of showing the movie til 5.
to tse Convention of American Law     Several weeks before final examina-
Schools, there have beet numerous re- tions, the formal dance will take place
quests for the fihn by law   schools in t&s Imperial Ballroom of the Hotel
throughout the country.             Statler. The date has been set fcr Fri-
Since tse initial sets of facts for the day, March 19. Later in the season,
second-term  courts will be issued on the Committee plans to promote another
Feb. 24, the Student Board hopes to informal dance.
give second-term men the first oppor-  In addition to these social functions,
tutity to see the film. These courts will the P.B.H. Law School Committee per-
be in sessiot during tie third and fourth forms tmany other useful functions for
weeks in March.                     law  students. It was instrumental in
The facts for the quarter-final and establishing the Harvard Legal Aid
semi-final arguments were issued last Bureau, the Law School Forum, and the
week and the cases will be tried during Law School Yearbook; these organiza-
tite last week of Marct and on April 1 tions have since become autonomous.
fatd 2 respectively. At the end of the At the present time, it publishes the
first week in April, the Gardner Club Law School Directory free of charge for
will meet the Holmes Club in the final the students; it publishes a monthly
argument in the Ames Competition.           (Conttnued on page four)

JosEpH ALsop

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