Daily Trojan, Vol. 19, No. 89, March 01, 1928
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SPECIAL LAWYER’S EDITION EL RODEO PAYMENTS DUE TODAY Today is the final day for organizations to pay for El Rodeo pictures, according to Herschell Bonham, manager of the annual. After today a fine of $5 will be assessed any orgainzations who are represented in the y earbook, with the exception of law school organizations. Dues must be paid to Manager Bonham, in room 221, Student Union building; the business office, second floor of the building; or to any of the collectors. Southern Daily California Trojan WOMEN ASSEMBLE TODAY During the regular chapel hour and extending on until 10:30, a special women’s assembly will be held in Touchstone Theatre in Old College. Miss Helen G. Fisk, assistant director of vocational guidance in the State of California, will speak on the topic, “After College, \\ hat.' \\ omen attending the assembly will be excused from the first part of their 10:25 classes with no tardy marks recorded on their record. VOLUME XIX. Los Angeles, California, Thursday, March 1, 1928 NUMBER 89 STUDENTS REPRESENT COLLEGES Seventy-three U. S. Colleges And Four Foreign Universities Represented In S.C. Students from 73 colleges and universities, scattered throughout the nation, have enrolled in the S. C. I aw School during the past year, according to a tabulation ot registration statistics. Four foreign universities, including the School of Political Science, Paris, are represented in the enrollment. This total becomes even more amazing when it is contrasted with that of the University of California Law School (the School of Jurisprudence), which has students who have come from fourteen different colleges. COSMOPOLITAN Troy’s cosmopolitan enrollment is further shown by the fact that students entering the Law school hold a total of 1% degrees, ranging from a physician s M.D., to degrees in mining engineering, business administration, science and philosophy. The A.B. degree predominates above all others, however. One hundred thirty-one of the degrees are A. B.’s. Southern California students comprise almost half of the number entering the Law schol. Of 351 who have (Continued on Page Pour) LAW DEAN OUTLINES PLANS FOR A GREAT PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL . Southern California To Turn Out Lawyers Trained In Every Phase of the Work. Criminal Law and Procedure, International, Maritime, Industrial and Legislative Procedure To Be Studied. BY HOWARD EDGERTON A national law school, one that will be known the world over as a research laboratory for legal science, a Law school with a fac-1 ulty three times as large as the present one, a school with a library j that will draw the most noted legal students of the country for re- j search work, and a school with an endowment fund of at least a half a million dollars to start with — such are the plans of Dean Justin Miller of the Southern California School of Law. Enthusiastic over the opportunities* OBITER D & LAW LIBRARY ADDS NEW BOOKS PROFESSORS INCREASING SCOPE OF RESEARCH da tc uiru ■^nrtant T.pcral \A7nrtc FnlarorA T iKrortj* Hfl flflfl Vnllimes AT S. C. LAW Important Legal Works Enlarge Library; 50,000 Volumes For the Law Institution Is the Aim of Librarian and Dean. BY JOHN HUNT Bringing the total of books in the Law library up to 18,000, approximately 1500 volumes have been added since September. Among this number of new books is included about five hundred text-books and many of the most modern works on various phases of the law. Noted Legal Professors Give Courses In Day and Night School. TO HONOR JUDGES AT LAW BANQUET Annual Affair To Be Featured By Talk From Chief Justice Waste. Draper Toastmaster. Honoring well known judges, the lieutenant-governor of California, prominent members of the legal profession, and noted S. C. alumni, the annual Law School banquet will be held March 9 at 6:30 in the Elks Club House. Ranney Draper, president of the Law student body, is to act as toast- | master. The main speech of the evening will be delivered by Chief Justice William H. Waste of the Supreme Court of California, who is noted as an interesting speaker as well as a capable jurist. Buron Fitts, lieutenant-governor; Joseph Webb, president of the state bar association; and Dr. R. B. von KieinSmid will also give short talks. Other tionor guests invited, in addition to judges of the Supreme Court, District Court of Appeals, Federal Courts, and those already mentioned, are Kemper Campbell, past president of the Los Angeles Bar Association; Hubert Morrow, present president of the association; and Dean Justin Miller of S- C. A musical program will be a feature of the affair, whistling num'bers, vocal and piano solos having been planned by those in charge. Complete arrangements for the banquet are under the direction and supervision of Betty Hensel, who is (Continued on Page Two.) for a great law school at Southern California Dean Miller has made public some well laid plans for the carrying out of this mission. Just as the Mediterranean sea was replaced by the Atlantic as the center of world commerce, so will the Pacific take its place as the center of world transportation, stated the Dean. And with this will come Los Angeles as a world port, giving unlimited advantages for students of maritime, and international law. Trade relations with the Orient and other trans-Pacific countries has only begun, and it is inevitable that the legal relations must keep step with the commerce. LEGAL RESEARCH NECESSARY According to the Dean legal research has hardly touched many phases of law. and it is his intention that Southern California shall be an experimenting station in maritime, international and other fields of the subject. When students graduate from the Southern California School of Law they will not be trained only in the local laws making them eligible to file probates in Los Angeles County, but will be prepared to cope with the big industrial problems involving national and international complications. A Southern California lawyer will be a world lawyer. One of the Dean's pet fields is that (Continued on Page Four) AWARD FROSH AND SPARTANS AT ASSEMBLY Portias Find Place In Law Women in Legal Profession Have Increased In Number in Last Few Years. What has been and what is woman's place in the legal professional world? It has been within the last few years that women have attracted considerable attention by stepping to the foreground in legal endeav-.ors. Even dear old William Shakespeare himself would be surprised, no doubt, at the number of modern Portias! Modern fiction has more real examples to draw from than did the Elizabethan dramatist and women in the practice of law have received due consideration along with those in other professions. We find “Portia Marries” an extremely interesting present day novel. It is written by the American wife of an English author. A. Hamilton Gibbs, and is the story of a woman lawyer who marries, has a child, but returns to (Continued on Page Four) Awards for Freshman and Spartan football men will be given out during chapel hour tomorrow, Shields Maxwell, chairman of the Rally committee announced yesterday. The two grid squads originally were scheduled to receive their awards at the. formal banquet for the opening of the Student Union Saturday night. The change was made necessary because of the length of the banquet. The varsity football awards, including the gold footballs which annually go to the team winning the Conference championship, will be given out tomorrow night, as originally planned. CO-ED SKETCHES TRAITS OF DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL Personality of Professional Man Is Outlined In Bold Characters In Interview. LAW REVIEW MAKES GOOD NEW LEGAL PUBLICATION GAINS FAME BY ARTHUR FRESTON Considered by university authorities as one of the greatest advances :n the history of Southern California, the Law Review was issued for the first time in November of this year. John Bertero is student editor-in-chief of the publication. Professor Douglass Maggs is faculty editor, and Glenn E Whitney is busines manager. The next edition qf the Review will be issued tomorrow. Professor Maggs was responsible for the actual organizatoin and publication of the Review. The selection of the student board of editors was made bv taking the ten highest candidates of the senior class for the J.D. degree and the five highest candidates in the junior class. The highest average student of the senior class was made editor-in-chief and the next ranking seniors were selected as associate editors. Dave Shattuck and Jack Eagle were thus chosen to assist Mr. Bertero as student editors. The students cover the recent decisions in the form of Case Comments on the most importatn cases and as Case Notes on other important decisions. In Case Comments, the various lines of authority throughout the country are considered and compared, with special emphasis on California Law. (Continued on Page Three) BY BERNICE PALMER A young man, and good-looking— oh, most decidedly good-looking— strong, manly, confident—Justin Miller, Dean of the Southern California Law School! He looks at you with dark, interested eyes that crinkle up at the corners in sudden and surprising smiles. He is interested in you no matter how insignificant you happen to be and he listens to the smallest matter with entire and kindly attention. He moves with quiet and dignified pois, unhurried, like—shall we say?—a powerful engine that knows its own strengtL. He wears well-cut clothes and outrageous bright ties that make him seem singularly not like a dean, and when he smiles and his eyes all crinkle up you almost forget to be afraid of him. He takes your intelligence for granted, the most flattering of all compliments, and gives you as much attention as though you were important. Yet when he frowns he changes suddenly from the friendly man to the criminal lawyer, and then you notice how dark and stern his eyes can be. His voice is quiet and clear, but it is not a young voice, and, realizing that, you realize that he can not be so young either, for his record of achievements is horrifying. So we found him—kindly, interested, young, handsome—Justin Miller, one of the greatest of criminologists, one of the greatest of lawyers, onu of the greatest of deans, and perhaps to be—one of the greatest of men. PRE-MEDICALS TO MEET All pre-medical students are requested to meet in the College of Pharmacy, room 105, today at 12:15 sharp. A program of the Pre-Medical Society will be outlined for the present semester. Plans for a membership campaign will be formulated, and the constitution will be read and discussed. By The Editors In case no one realizes the fact, this is a rather remarkable edition of the Trojan, yea, even more so than the feminine paper which came out the earlier part of the week. The women put out most of the paper all of the time, but this is the first time that there has ever been a truly professional edition and it is really amazing when you stop to think that about fif-! teen lawyers gave up all the way from an hour to a day of their precious time just two weeks before the law finals. But getting that bunch of students to lay off of Blackstone long enough to write a story for the Trojan was like extracting a well hidden wisdom tooth. * * * The lawyers give Ralph Huston their sincere thanks for being so big-hearted and giving us the entire paper for the day, and should he have any breach of promise suits coming up in the near future almost any of the bpys will be glad to handle the case for him. If any libel suits arise over this edition we hope no one gets hurt. * * * We have lots to be proud of over at Law. We have one of the best buildings of any Law school west of the Mississippi river, an energetic Dean that knows what it is all about, and some fine professors. Law professors seem to differ somewhat from the average run of their kind, they are all such thorough sports and more like the young lawyer and man >about town than they are the well-known college professor type. Wc have yet to meet a law prof. that hasn’t an excellent sense of humor, and in some cases they are sorely strained. * * * Just a little advice to the pre-legals. Each year pre-legal students make extensive research into the whys and wherefores of taking particular courses in preparation for the study of law. The wisest thing those students can do is to sign up in the College of Commerce for three years and learn all the business they can. Nothing is more essential to a legal background than a good business head, and the farther you get in law school the more you will reaize that such things as economy, money and banking, and accounting are quite essential for your work. A fat chance a corporation attorney will have to cope with the many problems confronting him if he has spent his three years of undergraduate work learning how to play the harp over in the College of Music or playing around with some cinch course in Liberal' Arts. TROJANS DEFEAT STANFORD TEAM-IN LAST CONTEST PALO ALTO, Feb. 29—Coach Leo Calland’s fighting Trojan basketball team won the ’ame here tonight by a score of 34 to 27. This gives Southern California a tie with California for the southern division championship. It is thought probable that this will give the Trojans the right to play Washington for the Coast lead, since the southerners have already defeated the Bears in a series. In case Southern California acquires the right to meet Washington, the play-off series is to be staged in Los Angeles within a short time. The game tonight was a hard-fought contest. This makes the third game in a row that the Trojans have won from the Cardinals, the other two having been played in the Southern California pavilion. DAILY STAFF IS COMPOSED OF LAWYERS Embroyo Attorneys Put Out Special Professional Edition of Trojan. That it is his purpose to build up the library to 50,000 volumes within the next five years is the statement of Dean Justin I. Miller, new head of the school. These are to include works necessary for research into certain technical fields, the plan-being to develop the library eventually into the legal research institution of the west. Among the most important of the volumes recently added are: “Final Calendar for the Forty-seventh Session of the California legislature, 1927”; “Treaties, Their Making and Enforcement,” by S. B. Crandall; “Applied Evidence,” by Clark A. Nichols; “Law of Private Corporations,” by S. D. and J. W. Thompson—a 12-volume work; “Statutes of England from Magna Charta To Date.” Glenn E. Whitney, head librarian, states that one of the most lucrative sources of supply of books has developed in exchanges of law reviews with other law schools. Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Nebraska, California, Kentucky, and Oregon are among the universities from which copies of law reviews are now received. Efforts are being made to collect early volumes of the Yale Law Journal, very few of which are in print. Assisting Mr. Whitney as librarian are Wm. Roalfe, an alumnus of the school, and Vic Phillips, a student. Mr. Roalfe has recently started a new classification system by which all books are to be definitely catalogued according to name, author and subject matter. Dean Miller was talking to the writer and a young lady that was (Continued on Page Two.) Edited and managed by Law stu dents and covering exclusively the activities of the Law school, today’s issue of the Trojan is the first professional school edition in the his tory of the University. Most of the regular staff of the daily took a vacation yesterday while five representatives of the campus legal talent took over the reigns of the publication. Numbered among the present followers of Blackstone, Coke, et al are many students who were formerly prominent in campus journalistic circles. These formed the nucleus for the staff today. Among them are: Howard Edgerton, a present column writer and formerly associate editor; John Hunt, former daily editor and member of Pi Delta Epsilon; Cecil Graves, a former daily editor and member of Fi Delta Epsilon; Florence Gallentine, a former star reporter and head-writer; Morris Chain, a columnist and prominent campus dramatist; Bill Ruymann, the present regular Law school reporter on the Trojan. Bill Foote, present editor of the sport page, is now a Law student, and he occupied his regular position today. Edgerton and Hunt are today's editors; Graves an assistant editor; and Miss Gallentine editor of the society column. Chain wrote his regular column, but varied it by making it peculiar to I*aw school. Ruymann occupies the position of head-writet and reporter on today’s staff. Three contributors to today’s issue have never had previous Trojan journalistic experience. These are; Arthur Freston, Ravelle Harrison and Gordon X. Richmond. Richmond is a former reporter for an Omaha. Nebraska, daily. Bernice Palmer and Ray Zeman. present staff members, were the only non-law-student contributors to this edition. Miss Palmer, regular feature editor, wrote a personality sketch of the Dean of Law, and Ray Zeman contributed many articles. Moot Court Is Conducted !- Practice Court Work Foi lows That of Superior and the class. Each class "president3 hZ Municipal Courts. BY BILL RUYMAN Keeping pace with the development of the university, the Southern California Law School has added many members to its faculty, which now includes Professors C. P. Cockerill, William E. Burby, 1 aul William Jones Douglass Magg, and Glenn E. Whitney. 1 i ofessor Cockerill has been in California since September 1927. He re ceived his A B. from Ohio State university in 1902 and his L.L.B. in 1905. later attending the University of Michigan and Chicago. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity and Delta Chi,-social fraternity. Professor Cockerill has been admitted to practice in Ohio, Washington, Idaho, and North Dakota, and has taught at the University of W ashington. He was dean of the University of Idaho Law School from 1919 to 1923 and dean of the South Dakota Law School from 1923 to 1927. Professor Burby graduated from the (Continued on Page Four) DEAN HONORED IN EL RODEO SECTION Law School Dedicates Space In Year Book To Dr. Justin Miller. Containing approximately forty pages, the law school section of El Rodeo will be the largest in the history of the school, according to Manuel Ruiz, editor. Practically all the copy has been turned in by the staff and the section is nearing completion. Each class and organization is to be represented in the section but there are to be no individual class pictures other than the officers of BY DON MAYHEW The School of Law of the University of Southern California has, since its inception maintained a very complete practice (moot) court sy» tem. The practice court work is conducted, as nearly as possible, to the actual procedure followed in the duly constituted courts of the state. The procedure in the trial courts conform to the procedure in the superior courts of the state and the municipal courts as occasioned under recent California legislative enactments. The purpose of the practice court work is to acquaint a student with the practical trial work and equip him with such knowledge that upon graduation he may be at once an asset to any office in which he (Continued on Page Four) turned in a statement as to the ideals and aims of his class and this is to be incorporated into the class page. The section this year will be dedicated to Dean Justin I. Miller, who succeeded Frank M. Porter, now Dean Emeritus, as head of the institution in September. Other features of the section will be, a page dealing with the individual weakness of each member of the senior class, one covering the faculty, and one covering the future prospects of the school. It is also planned to devote extensive space to the new Southern California Law Review, and to practice court. This latter feature is to include pictures of each judge. The law section is separately edited and managed by men elected from the law student body. WHY CO-EDS TAKE LAW HANDSOME LAWYERS, ONE REASON GIVEN “May I ask why you are taking law?” the inquiring males wish to know. How many times the writer has been asked this question, and, to use the common college parlance, it "burned her up!” a doubt immediately arose in her mind as to whether they meant she was unwelcome among the crowd of masculine scholars (?) or if they were questioning her mental capacity. Some of them, however, were flattering enough to assure her that neither was the case — that they were simply surprised to find one with so many essentially feminine characteristics interested in such a profound subject as law. BY FLORENCE GALENTINE Needless to say, the writer informed them, in her rather sarcastic manner, that a bass voice and a masculine complex are not the primary requisites of a successful lawyer. Truly, most of the. girls in law school are of the more serious type — their work demands that — but nowadays there is an increasing number of those who desire to be well-rounded. They are found not only to be diligent students but some of them can be very jolly and even facetious at social affairs! No man ever questions for a moment his ability to be serious about his profession and also to be able to “cut loose” and enjoy himself when recreation-time comes. Why can’t women do likewise?
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