7 Law Student 1 (1929-1930)

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A Magazine for Students and Lawyers

\V(J. VII, No. 1

     Copyright, 1929, by
The American Law  Book Co.


sPrinted i OCTOBER, 1929

  Changes in the requirements
  for admission to the bar made by
  various states during 1928, with
  one possible exception, all show a
  tendency to raise both the gen-
  eral educational requirements and
  the period of law school study,
  the Annual Review  of Legal
  Education issued by the Carnegie
  Foundation for the Advancement
  .f Teaching reveals.
  Pennsylvania, which has long
Idiffered from other states in re-
quiring applicants who are not
college graduates to pass an ex-
amination roughly equivalent to a
high school education in scope,
instead of accepting certificates
issued by the high schools them-
-eIves, has transferred the con-
duct of this examination to an
independent body of experts, the
;College Entrance Board, by a
Court Rule adopted September 30,
1927. The first test of the new
!rule came in June, 1928, and re-
sulted in so few of the appli-
cants passing that between 98 and
 Pc: cent of those registered
ls beginning their law studies in
Ile latter half of 1928 were grad-
uates of a college. We thus
Iiave the curious outcome, states
'he Foundation's Annual Review,

     In This Issue
  Admission S t a n d a r d s
  Stricter ............. 1
  Our Lawyer Presidents.. 1
  News of the Schools  . 1
  Bar Examination   Sta-
  tistics .............. 2
  Trial By Jury .........3
  BY Geo H. Ethridge
  Attorney Green ........6
  83y Elnmzr ~ichard'son*
  Legal Oddities ........8
  Conlent on Cases ... 10
  Tubnail Biography      10
  Chief Justice Waite
  '-tlines for Review
  CSeries .......... 12 and 13
  Lses of Interest ....... 18
  gat Ethics ......... 19
  ar Examination Ques-
  rins ............... .20
  aw students' Digest... 21
      R eview s .. .....  1.2 -2
   -iew of Legal Educa-
   tin .................23

that, although the Pennsylvania
Supreme Court has expressly re-
pudiated the American Bar Asso-
ciation requirement of two years
of college work as tending to
close the door of the profession
against self-educated  men, yet
that Court today maintains a
standard of general education
which in its practical application
is far more rigorous than that of
any other jurisdiction.
   In New York, the Court of
 Appeals determines the rules for
 admission to the Bar. For many1
 years, the State Department of
 Education (usually termed the
 Regents) to which the Court
 has entrusted a certain amount
 of supervision over the prelim-
 inary education requirement, has
 conducted  special examinations
 for  prospective law   students.
 These examinations, unlike those
 in Pennsylvania, were not a gen-
 eral requirement, but were sup-
 plementary, as   an   additional
 means of qualifying, for those
 who could not secure high school
 certificates. These supplementary
 examinations were abolished by a
 rule of the Regents effective Jan-
 uary 1, 1928.   Meanwhile, the
 Court of Appeals itself had
 adopted a rule requiring one year
 of college work, or its equivalent.
 This rule applies to applicants be-
 ginning their law studies after
 October 15, 1928. After October
 15, 1929, two years of college
 work or its equivalent will be re-
 quired. Since the law   schools
 open shortly before October 15,
 these rules will first become effec-
 tive in the academic years 1929-
 30 and 1930-31 respectively.
 In Ohio, the rule requiring two
 years of college work, or its
 equivalent, adopted in 1926, came
 into full effect in 1928. Colorado
 postponed the application of a
 similar rule, raising the require-
 ment from one to two years of
 college, until the academic year
 1928-29, instead of 1927-28, as
 previously announced. However,
 this concession is made up for by
 other provisions restricting the
 qualifications. The academic re-
quirements must now be satisfied
before beuinninz the period of
   (Continued page 5, col. 1)

   Our fifth
 lawyer presid
 was born in I
 Welsh ancest
 land County,
 age of eightee
 of study in the
 and Mary. At
 enlisted in th
 lieutenant of a
 He took part
 the Hudson, in
 lem Heights
 He distinguish
 ton, where he
 was appointed
 camp to Lord
 rank of major,
 pacity at Bra
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 his rank in th
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ganize a new Virginia regiment
upon a commission given him by
Washington, he withdrew from
military service, and began the
study of law with Thomas Jeffer-
son, with whom he formed a life-
long intimacy.
  He next was elected to the As-
sembly of Virginia, and became
one of the executive council at
the age of twenty-four. Then he
served in the Continental Con-
gress for three terms. He advo-
cated extension of the powers of
Congress and was active in the
proceedings which led to the Con-
ventions at Annapolis and Phila-
  On retiring from Congress, he
took up the practice of law. He
became a member of the Virginia
House of Delegates, and then of
   (Continued page 15, col. 1)

  The following states now
give to all applicants for ad-
mission 'to the bar in con-
junction with the regular bar
examination a test in legal
research or the use of law
      New Mexico

                   I NEWS OF THE
                    Boston College School of Law,
                             Boston, Mass.
                      Boston College is opening a
                    school of law this month. Rev.
                    and  Dennis A. Dooley, A.B.,
                    LL.B., of the class of 1912, Bos-
                    ton College, is dean.
                      The school holds day and even-
                    ing sessions, but admission is re-
                    stricted to students who have
                    completed at least two years of
                    collegiate academic work in an
                    approved institution. This is the
Print by Brown Bros. minimum  requirement, but stu-
ER PRESIDENTS       dents planning to enroll are urged
                    to complete their full collegiate
 IV                 training before matriculating in
 s Monroe           the law school.
 president, fourth    The day and evening sessions
ent, James Monroe, will be separate and distinct from
758 of Scottish and one another. Students in the day
ry, in Westmore- session will not be permitted to
Virginia. At the attend evening classes and vice
n, he began a course versa. Evening students with the
the outbreak of the stecial permission of the dean
War, however, he may be allowed to attend certain
                   day classes. This will not alter
e army, becoming their status as evening students.
Virginia regiment.   The course leading to the de-
in the campaign on gree of bachelor of laws will be
the battles of Har- three years for day students and
and White Plains. i four years for evening students.
was wounded. He1 Day students will be required to
solune     He attend lectures and conferences
volunteer aide-de- fourteen hours a week: evening
Stirling, with the students will be required to do so
serving in this ca- ten hours a week.
uidywine, German-    For the present only the degree
mouth. Having  ost of bachelor of laws will be given,
e line on becoming     (Continued page 4, col. 1)



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