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8 Law Student 1 (1930-1931)

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A Magazine for Students and Lawyers
Copyright, 1930, by                                 Prind in
VOL. VIII, No. 1    The American Law Book Co.  BROOKLYN, N. Y.     24 pages U.nt. A.  OCTOBER, 1930

Some years ago the multiplication
and consequent inaccessibility of judi
cial precedents-cases-rendered im-
peratively necessary a modern Corpu
Juris-a complete statement, in ency-
lopedic form, alphabetically arrangec
by legal titles, of all the law as deter-
mined by all the cases. It is our pur-
pose here to explain just what is in-
volved in the compilation of such an
encyclopedia of the law.
In the first place, since our Corpus
Juris is to be a complete statement of
all the law, it is necessary that our edi-
tors, in compiling and writing any title
or treatise for the work, should read
each and every case touching upon the
given subject-matter in any way. And
before the reading process preliminary
to compilation can begin, it is neces-
sary that all the cases touching upon
the subject-matter be located and iso-
lated for the editors to read. Such a
list of cases having to do with any one
subject constitutes the plant for the
(Continued page 11, col. 1)
In This Issue
Writing a Legal Encyclopedia  1
Our Lawyer Presidents ..... 1
News of the Schools ......1.
Lore and Legend of the Death
Penalty  ................  3
By S. Jackson Coleman
Carnegie Foundation Review
of Legal Education....... 5
Attorney White ........... 6
By Elmer Richardson
Legal Oddities  ............  8
John Norton Pomeroy ...... 10
The Law Student's Digest. . . 14
Concerning Jury Trial ...... 14
By Abner C. Surpless
Comment on Cases ......... 16
Cases of Interest............  18
Legal Ethics  ..............  19
Bar Examination Questions. 20
Book Reviews ............. 23


Born in Mecklenburg County, North
Carolina, on November 2nd, 1795, the
subject of this sketch, who became our
eleventh president and ninth lawyer
president, removed in 1806 to Tennes-
see. He graduated with highest honors
in the classics and mathematics from
the University of North Carolina in
1818. His course in the study of law
he pursued in the office of the noted
Felix Grundy, winning admission to
the bar in 1820. At Columbia, Ten-
nessee, he secured a large practice al-
most immediately.
Elected to the legislature in 1823,
he pressed to passage a law against
duelling, and proved so satisfactory to
his constituency that he was elected to
the national House of Representatives,
where he served continuously from
1825 to 1839. There he showed him-
self a ready debater, and was frequent-
ly the spokesman of the Jackson ad-
ministration. He became chairman of
the important Ways and Means Com-
mittee. During his last two terms, he
was Speaker of the House.
In 1838, being nominated for gov-
ernor of Tennessee, he was such a suc-
cessful canpaigner that. notwithstand-

Yale School of Law
New Haven, Conn.
New appointments at the Yale
School of Law for the academic year
1930-31 include Roger S. Foster, B.A.,
Yale 1921, LL.B., Harvard 1924, As-
sistant Professor of Law at Harvard,
Visiting Professor at Yale last year, as
Associate Professor -of Law; Harry
Shulman, B.A., Brown 1923, LL.B.,
1926, S.J.D., Harvard 1927, as In-
structor; James W. Cooper, B.A., Yale
1926, LL.B., 1929; Paul W. Bruton,
B.A., University of California, 1929,
LL.B., 1929, J.S.D., Yale 1930, as In-
structor; and George H. Dession, B.A.,
Cornell 1929, M. A., 1927 LL.B., Yale
1930, as Teaching Fellow.
Dean Thurman W. Arnold of the
West Virginia College of Law, will be
Visiting Professor, working in the
field of Procedure.
Professor Ernest G. Lorenzen will
occupy the Sterling Research Chair for
half of the year, the other occupant
being Professor Gilbert Gidel of the
University of Paris, an authority on
international maritime law. Professor
Gidel will also give a seminar course
and some public lectures on the topic
while in residence.
Professor Dorothy S. Thomas, a dis-
tinguished sociologist, appointed to the
(Continued page 4, col. 1)
The following states now give to
all applicants for admission to the bar
in conjunction with the regular bar
examination a test in legal research
or the use of law books:


New Mexico

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James Knox Polk (1795-1849)

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