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SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENT
(Continued from page 2.)
Austin, August 28, 1923.
student. I commend and
tions besides Corpus Juris- others find it through a vast with deepest appreciation that Cyc. and very different way-hard I received the twenty-two Facility in formulating the work, energy, and aggressive- volumes of "Corpus Juris" as rec-legal issue involved in a case ness. The last, the one which a reward for the efforts I exis another important part of is founded on the other two-pended in your Legal Rethe training. This facility is hard work and energy-is the search Course. However, had developed in order to find the one that is adaptive to him I never received one volume, pertinent section of the law. who would learn the law. I should have felt amply reThe analytical outlines in The Legal Research Course warded in the good, sound, Corpus Juirs-Cyc are exceed- as taught by your people is practical experience it affordingly helpful in this, through very instructive. It plucks ou. ed me.
MAURICE E. SANDS.
The books arrived in excel-
become familiar with the law.
the suggestions they convey. from a maze of questions a I am thoroughly convinced
Replying to your letter with reference to the launching of "The Law Student," to insure closer study to pass the bar examination, I congratulate you this Acting as Secretary of the Board of Legal Examiners for Texas it has been my observation that only about onefourth of the applicants pass the bar examination on their has been of inestimable value The Legal Research Course first examination. Under our rules if applicant to me. My contemporaries in ceives a grade of seventy-five the Pittsburgh Law School on three-fourths of the sub-are unanimous, I think, in the opinion that the course has devoted. Since we expect to thoroughly justified the time practice in Pennsylvania we have "localized" to some exSt. Paul, Minn. tent, by attempting to cite September 17, 1923. the ruling cases among Penn-American Law Book Co., sylvania decisions. 272 Flatbush Extension, Brooklyn, N. Y.
jects taken he will only be required to be re-examined on
Your scientific and
Sincerely yours, (Signed)
WM. H. ECKERT.
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East Orange, N. J.
To my mind, the Legal Re-
I feel that every student should be eager to expend his utmost efforts in this work, because, even though he does not win the books, the experience and practice in the application of the law to the question in hand can but make him the only benefactor.
Yours very truly, (Signed) Jno. W. Clark. You, Ourselves and
and the Bar Examination (Continued from page 9.)
To know where to find all the law is almost as good as treatment to the highly ex
knowing all the law, especial-pert editorial staff now use largely case where one knows how to gaged in the production of ter accomplishment is a necfind it in a systematic and Corpus Juris. time-saving manner. The lat- *See the Bar Examination
remaining one-fourth, and is not charged any ad ditional fee for this re-examination. Quite a number of the applicants fall under this] head and get by on the second examination. Still a large lytical outlines of the subjects Gentlemen: per cent of the applicants are of the law enabled us to find In our lectures and class not qualified to take the bar examination as given by the not only the law applicable work we Board of Legal Examiners. a particular proposition, books and Federal and State This fact should be impressed directly in point, or, with the vealed to me that every spebut also the local authorities Reports. But this course reupon the students' minds and a closer study of the different aid of the cross references, an cific law and annotations were subjects should be required of analogous local case. And the to be found in Cyc and Cor-essary each applicant before he unwide variety of legal points pus Juris. dertakes the ordeal of the bar covered by the ninety-five examination. questions broadened knowledge of the field of law. The questions in many cases extended beyond the confines of the necessarily restricted subjects embraced in the usual curricula of law schools.
result of a decent
As a student, your course
was H. HAROLD BAKER.
Statistics, pages 4 and 5.1
Bar Examination Statistics (Continued from page 3.) edge of the law gained courses, for it enabled me through his law school into look up doubtful points struction and individual readwithout spending too much ing, and, second, of a facility time doing so.
Sincerely yours, (Signed)
JAMES F. X. O'BRIEN.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Speed and proficiency in finding the law are the greatest benefits to be de- It is said that an educarived from your course, I be- tion is gleaned from many lieve, and their importance sources and through various can hardly be overestimated. channels. In order to obtain wrapped and found in splenThe advantages of this train- it some follow a set course, did condition what I have al- ing extend. I find, to looking others take it as it ways considered a most won-up the law in other publica- a happy go lucky way, still derful set of law books, one for which I had been working for two years to earn. and for which I would gladly continue to work to ultimately acquire.
I can assure
in analyzing and answering questions intended to disclose the extent of his legal knowledge.
We particularly desire to acknowledge our indebtedness to the various Boards of Bar Examiners and their secretaries who have been so kind
as to furnish the data we
you it was have tabulated.
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1923 YOU, OURSELVES AND
THE BAR EXAMINATION (Continued from page 1.)
CASES OF INTEREST
Co. have been held valid legislation. Apparently Hayt v. Brewster, Gordon & Co. is quire plaintiff to submit to a ination, and this rule still ob- the first adjudication specifiy-two must necessarily be asked in lows: "If we were to give out physical examination under tains in some state jurisdic- cally on the question whether and school examinations for the our bar examination questions restrictions deemed proper by tions in the federal a plaintiff may be compelled purpose of testing his knowl- for some years, it would be the court, that the act was courts, except that such latter to submit to a blood test. Re edge of each subject, and found that about all the broad enough to justify an or- courts sitting in a given state Cases of interest on the gen,had he is in position to prepare questions suitable and proper der of the court on defend- will act under its statute eral question of compelling lum himself for the test of each for the purpose would have ant's motion for a physical authorizing an examination. submission to physical examschool examination. been asked, and a student by examination of plaintiff re- However, in many juridic-ination are: Richmond R. Co. Every time he sees and looking up the answers to the quiring a test of his blood tions it is held that the v. Childress, (1899) 82 Ga. Ford answers the questions sub- old questions would be almost certified by the examining courts have power to compel 719, 9 S. E. 602, 14 Am. St. mitted in his school examina- certain to pass the bar, and physician as necessary to per- submission to a reasonable Rep. 189, 3 L. R. A. 808; inced tions on subjects that he has still be greatly lacking in a mit accurate ascertainment of physical examination by plain- Union Pac. R. Co. v. Botsthe just finished, he can make a proper knowledge of the law." plaintiff's physical condition. tiff suing for injuries. And ford, (1891) 141 U. S. 250 there shrewder guess as to the char- But, on the other hand, the At common law one suing for state statutes such as the McQuigan v. Delaware R. Co. acter of questions that will be law senior will not forget the injuries could not be compelled New York act involved in (1891) 129 N. Y. 50, 29 N. E. asked him on other sub- fact that many an excellent to submit to a physical exam- Hayt v. Brewster, Gordon & jects which he may then be student, thoroughly grounded studying, and prepare in the law, has failed to pass himself to answer them. the bar through a lack of This information also serves knowledge of what the board him well in his final examin- of examiners require, as indiations. He knows what to cated by the general char"bone up on" by way of re-acter of the questions asked view. But when he goes be- on such occasions.
235, 26 Am. St. Rep. 507, 14 L. R. A. 466; Illinois Cent. R. Co. v. Griffin, (1897) 80 Fed. 278; Wheeler v. Chicago R. Co., (1915) 267 Ill. 306, 108 N. E. 330; Stack v. New York and his wards, and has re- house of refuge. The motion R. Co., (1900) 177 Mass. 155, fused to fool away time in to squash the judgment of 58 N. E. 686, 83 Am. St. Rep. attentions to the board of the mayor is overruled and 269, 52 L. R. A. 328; Graves fore the bar examiners, he To quote the dean of one busybodies, who have been judgment is given for respon- v. City of Battle Creek, (1893) usually lacks familiarity with of America's greatest law accustomed to going down den. Judges Biggs and Bond 95 Mich. 266, 54 N. W. 757, the general character of the schools: "I frequently say to there and have the superin- concur. 35 Am. St. Rep. 561, 19 L. questions submitted on such my students that the passing tendent lay off and let things The good old state R. A. 641; State v. Anderson, of occasions, and finds himself at of an examination, either in go their way while he flat- Vermont still retains the (1917) 270 Mo. 533, 192 S. a great disadvantage because school or before the board of tered the vanity of the 'lady assistant or side judge, and W. 268, L. R. A. 1917 E, 833. he has not accustomed him- law examiners, is something managers."" the County Court bench is self to analyze and answer of an art which requires pracThis brings the occupied by two side judges Liability of Railroad for Asthis general class of questions. tice and cultivation as an case to the point of inquiry and one judge of the Supreme sault on Passenger in Sleep9.) It is, therefore, a matter art." This quotation, or rather whether the acts charged, Court. The side judge recalls ing Car. In Hall v. Seaboard of vital importance to the its truth, is the basis for the and of which the relator was the time when jurors came Air Line R. Co. (Fla. 1922) senior law student that he emphasis The Law Student found guilty, in view of his from the vicinage, and were 93 So. 151, the Supreme Court nd acquaint himself with what will place upon these ques- official relations to the house chosen because of their of Florida held a railroad not the bar examiners are going tions and answers in the de- of refuge, its inmates, and to knowledge of the case and liable for two assaults comto require of him as a con- sire and hope to assist the the officials against whom the parties. No legal training is mitted by a passenger in a dition precedent to his ad- student in this highly im- lampooing article was direct- necessary for the office; the sleeping car on plaintiff femission to the bar. portant particular. ed, and in view of the fact two must come from the male passenger attacked in Realizing that the only way Nevertheless, there is no that the article was set up in county, and are usually elect- her berth. The ground of the the student can gain this in- primrose path to high legal the house of refuge by its in- ed from the farming class. decision was that plaintiff formation is to study the attainments. On the contrary. mates on a press belonging to As the vote of any two on failed to show that the car ned general character of the it is a steep and difficult the city and after its print was the bench carries a was point, porter on the car or in questions asked on these oc- climb, and the way is full of put into circulation, and in view many odd things happen dur- heard plaintiff's cries for help, casions, and the correct an- boulders and brambles and of the further fact that upon ing the course of a trial, esand that in such cases plainswers to them, The Law Stu- broken terrain. his trial before the mayor he pecially in divorce cases, and tiff can recover only if the dent will bring to the senior In successfully negotiating failed and refused to make consequently the side judge injury is such as might reaclasses of '24 and 25, also to the ascent, there is no sub- any defense or to offer any is not beloved by the legal sonably have been anticipated O following classes, great num-stitute for a hard and hon- excuse for his acts, constitute profession. At a recent will by defendant railroad. This bers of bar examination ques- est climb each day and every cause for his removal from contest, one of the side judges decision, it would seem, is a tions, and indicate where day, until the summit is office as that term had been slept complacently in his chair questionable extension of the the correct answers and rea- reached. defined by the courts and the while counsel were engaged rule enunciated in Hall Br sons - always demanded by Every day in law school is text writers of the law. To in a tilt over the admission Pullman Company, (1918) 253 bar examiners to be golden, because you are mak- read the scandalous publica- of a former will as evidence. Feb. 297, involving the same found. ing the climb with experi- tion in view of all the sur- He was awakened only when plaintiff and state of facts as The first group of bar ex-enced guides at your side. So. rounding circumstances is in his vote was necessary, and at the Florida case. amination questions will be remembering the many di- our judgment to answer the once settled back for another found in this issue. verting influences with which question in the affirmative. nap. After court, one of the Wife's Action for Crim. The student is strongly the student of today must The article was a vile at- counsel said: "Yes, we've got Con. The late New York case urged, for his own interest, contend, movies, sports, jazz. tempt at ridicule, ridicule of 'em and don't like 'em, but of Oppenheimer V. Kridel, first, to write out his answer and that "there is no ex- the official acts of the ladies they feel the honor, and as a (1923) 198 N. Y. S. 157, is a to each question, with reasons cellence without great labor." named, ridicule of their lan- rule do what the judge tells denial by the Appellate Ditherefore, then to check up The Law Student would sug- guage and demeanor, when them to do. Then too, they vision for the First Departby the reference that follows gest the slogan: "Act Well making an official inquiry of give us something to joke ment of a wife's right to the question to see whether Your Part. There All The the conditions of the house of about." A year or two ago. maintain an action for crimhe would have failed. refuge.-ridicule of the per- the members of the state leg-inal conversation against her This will prove to be a Your law school furnishes son of one of them, coupled islature during a slack spell husband's paramour. The case most interesting and instruc- vou every help in learning with a vulgar suggestion. concluded to enliven matters is commented upon and the tive study, and greatly reduce the law. Counsel for relator in his ar- by holding a mock session. authorities examined by Herthe "mortality" at the last and gument termed the publica- One of the first resolutions bert R. Reif in a recent numhighest hurdle that the law tion a silly production. It is was that side judges be made ber of the Cornell Law student must take before he this, and more. it is unappre- of bass-wood and painted in Quarterly, reprinted in 57 can be admitted to the honorciative of official courtesy. colors suitable to the decor- American Law Review 590. able and learned profession and an act of official insub-ations of the several court- Mr. Reif makes the stateof the law. ordination. The effect of the rooms of the state. A lawyer ment that there is only one These bar examination The editor will always be setting up of this article by spoke strongly against the jurisdiction in which such an questions are in many states pleased to receive criticisms the inmates of the house of resolution. contending that action by the wife has been difficult to secure, and in and suggestions from law refuge could have no other the present side judge was allowed (referring to Kensome states it is out of the students. He will greatly an influence on them than to ex- fully as good as bass-wood tucky and citing the case of question to get them. Hence preciate the forwarding of cite insubordination, and in- and saved the paint. The resTurner V. Heavrin, (1918) The Law Student will per- news items of general inter- culcate disrespect for the olution was lost. 182 Kỳ. 65), but an examinaform a real service in render-est to the many schools of officials of the institution. The tion of "Husband & Wife," 30 ing them readily accessible to the country and their student moral delinquency manifestC. J. section 1033, and the the law students of the coun-bodv. Inquiries on anv nointed by the publication of the *We shall reprint in this cases cited in notes 97 and 98,, of legal bibliography and the article. under all the circum- department in each issue en- will show that the wife's right The reason assigned by one use of law books will be ans- stances, is so apparent and is tire opinions or excerpts from of action has been recognized state board of examiners that wered by mail or through of so grave a nature as to oninions notable as instances in other jurisdictions, particdeclined to send us questions these columns. Such questions convince us that Mr. Bristol of judicial humor or humor ularly Minnesota, Connectiis significant. will be referred for proper is not a fit person to hold the inherent in the facts; also cut, New Hampshire and Ohio, In substance it was as fol- (Continued page 8, third col.) office of superintendent of the notes on oddities of the law. also the District of Columbia.
A Texas justice of the peace received an inquiry from a neighboring city attorney in regard to a judgment that had been entered against a client. Some few days later he replied:
"Your inquiry duly received. I beg to inform you that my time is highly valuable just
PRIZE WINNERS OF 1923.
New Jersey Law School, J. F. X. O'Brien, East Orange,
New York University of Buffalo, Phil
The following is a list of the De Paul University School students who won prizes of of Law, John Marshall Law Corpus Juris and Cyc in School, Loyola University, various schools throughout Northwestern University N. J. the country in connection School of Law, winner's with Dr. Kiser's Course of names have not been Legal Research Training con- nounced to us as yet. ducted by the various law Lincoln College of Law, ip Halpern, Buffalo, N. Y. schools for the year ending Robert A. McKee, Spring- Fordham University winner's field, Ill. University of Illi- name has not been announced June, 1923. Additional reports reaching nois, D. H. Kerwchner, Chica- to us as yet. Syracuse Uni us from the faculties con- go, Ill.; L. M. Kagy, Salem, versity, Irving G. Kennedy, cerning prize awards will be Ill. Haverstraw, N. Y. published in the next issue of The Law Student.
North Carolina University of North CaroAndrew Joyner, Jr.,
The American Law Book
nection with Dr. Kiser's
her that there were no vacan-
The girl nervously twisted her worn, shabby gloves and avoided his gaze.
"Oh, what's the use?" she burst out suddenly. "I might
well tell you the truth. I'm just out of prison. I was sent down for raising bills. My husband is still in. used to slice the bills in two, edgeways, and he would paint the two blank sides. We got caught, that's all. But now
want to go straight."
"That's all right, little girl,"
University of Arizona, Carl Madison Yokum, Tucson, Arizona..
anapolis, Ind. University of Paul O. Poling, Ada, Ohio.
Law. Thomas D. Parker, San
Austin E. Stebbins, Detroit.
Mich. C. R. White, Detroit,
Charles V. Kearney, Boulder, Law, winner's name has not
District of Columbia
Duquense University win-
been announced to us as yet. Tennessee University of Minnesota. Chatanooga College of Law, Georgetown University. Holis, Minn.; H. V. Dahlberg Tenn. University of MemVictorio D. Carpio, Minneap- Gus A. Wood, Chatanooga, C. Ameigh, Wayland, N. Y. Minneapolis, Minn.; H. Har-phis, C. D. Barricklow, Memnow. Hay cutting is most nigh Judge and the other is One of them is a Circuit Ohio; J. E. Stewart. WashVeeder R. Donaghv. Toledo. old Baker, St. Paul, Minn. here, politics is sizzling hot, prominent phis, Tenn. Vanderbilt Uniington, D. C. E. J. Dufflev. winner's name has not been Goodlettsville, Pa. St. Paul College of Law and automobiling is mighty They are no longer young in University School of Law. President. South Boston. Mass. National announced to us as yet versity, John L. Draper, fine. If you would inclose a body, though both are boys Maurice E. Sands. Washingdollar bill it might stimulate in spirit, and enjoy minglington, D. C.: Paul E. Tamieson. Utah Missouri me some. I paid $2 once to a with the young folks and hav- Washington, D. C. Washing- Rens S. Stratton, St. Louis. to us University of Utah winner's lawyer for answering a ques- ing a good time with them. ton College of Law Miss Al-Mo. Kansas City School of University of Missouri. name has not been announced ton, and all he said was "No." For several years both have hirtie Wright, Macon, Mo. Law, G. E. Sterling, Kansas as yet. -Chicago Daily News. drawn the line at dancing. Howard University. Berry A. City, Mo. Benton College of realizing that they are entire- Clavtor. Washington, D. C. Law, Con C. Flynn, St. Louis, ner's name has not been anly out of the running. How-Tohn M. Langston School of Mo. St. Louis University In-nounced to us as yet. Gonzaga University ever, at a recent party, one of the girls begged and teased Law. Philin W. Thomas. stitute of Law, Mever Hessel. and laughed at the bank presWasingthon, D. C. St. Louis, Mo.; Michael J. ident until she got him on the floor and led him twice around the hall. He came back to his chair gasping for breath, red-faced, but altogether proud of his achieve
* * *
In a Western university the professor of jurisprudence was lecturing to quite a number of embryo lawyers. He asked whether every one in the United States could own property.
"No, sir," answered one student, "a criminal can't own property."
The professor continued: ment. "Suppose a man owns a "Did you see that?" he deranch, gets into trouble with manded of his friend, the his neighbor, assaults him and Circuit Judge. is put into the penitentiary— does he still own the ranch? Every member of the class thought he did. "If he did not continue to own it," went on the professor, "what would become "And I can state that when of it?" it comes to dancing you are Although that was supposed a poor judge!"-Kansas City to settle the discussion, one Star.
Could you pass a Bar Examination in in Criminal Law? See pages 6 and 16
THE LAW STUDENT
One of the world's greatest] ing only as man grows and scholars has said of the law extends his dominion; "perthat it is "a science which, manent in its general body with all its defects, redundan- and substance, but flexible in cies, and errors, is the collect- details; plastic to conditions ed reason of ages, combining and surroundings; imperfect, the principles of eternal jus- as all human productions are tice with the infinite variety imperfect, but pointing the of human concerns." way to its own improvement."
We may add to what was Beginnings of the Law said by Edmund Burke, that governments are created by The earliest beginnings of the union of fundamental ele- the law, and its development ments of law, woven into con- by the process of evolution to stitutional fabrics, to control its present symmetry and the body politic and to pre- philosophy, may be illustrated serve the mutual safety, by a comparison which has through the combined been made to the fragment of t strength of the people. a rock which fell from an The ideal lawyer is one overhanging cliff into the sea, who has a comprehensive and thence carried, and and broadminded under-washed, and rolled by the unstanding of the principles dercurrent waters of the and the philosophy of the (Continued page 3, col. 3.) law. He must have an appreciative sense of the maj
esty of the law; of its moral NEWS OF dignity; and of its historical
office; which will give an undertone delicate and grand to
TO all his professional work. It is a subject as world-wide as civilization and limited only by the boundary lines of human knowledge.
University of Idaho
Mr. O. P. Cockerill, formerly Dean of the University No one man can now all of of Idaho College of Law, is the law, but there are ele- now at the head of the Law mentary principles, universal School of the University of in the science of law, which North Dakota. Mr. Robert gamen can master, and, when are fully understood, their application can be made Idaho.
McN. Davis has accepted the chair at the University of
to the countless conditions Western Reserve University, and business affairs of life which are to be controlled and affected by them.
The following students These elementary principles were elected to the honorary of law have been evolved fraternity of The Order of through the centuries from the Coif, Western Reserve the crudities of early times Chapter, June 1923:
to their well-rounded development in this modern age of
the highest civilization of the English-speaking peoples.
They were collected and amplified by Justinian and Coke and Littleton and Blackstone. They have been presented in more beautiful symmetry and pleasing form by Story and Kent and Parsons and Greenleaf. They have been made more resplendent by the illuminating arguments of famous lawyers and the logical and analytical judgments of the jurists of the present day.
From these sources have been developed the common law of the present age, which has been expanding with the multiplied needs and complications of business, keeping pace with human advancement; continuing, growing, and ever changing, but grow
James Alexander Weeks, B.S., University of Akron, 1920.
(Continued page 7, col. 1.)
"True worth is in being not seeming,
In doing each day" *
Here is a thought, or rather a trinity of thoughts that symbolize AMBITION.
Not the opprobrious ambition that Shakespeare charged to Caesar by the mouth of Brutus-in Roman parlance, vote getting; but the intrinsic ambition that led him to direct himself.
You will remember how this high-born Roman boy subordinated himself to learn the art of war; how he sequestered himself to study oratory that he might best serve Rome; how by dint of unsparing thought and toil he left his mark on everything that needed readjustment! "Meaner men sought power for the chances it afforded them of gain; Caesar for the opportunity it gave for work."
Roosevelt preached the doctrine of the strenuous life; Caesar that of work. Both were great workers. In the saddle, on a rapid march Caesar read, wrote and dictated, keeping busy more than one secretary at a time.
Both he and Roosevelt knew what they purposed to accomplish and directed themselves accordingly. That was AMBITION.
Without ambition one can start nothing; without work he can finish nothing. Without ambition one gets nowhere; with it he can move mountains.
The earlier in life you determine what you would be, the greater chance you have of realizing your ambition. It is a serious handicap not to have a definite purpose to which to direct yourself. The longer you are without it, the greater will be the obstacles to achievement.
It is "not in the dreaming of great things to do by and by," but in the "doing each day" that men become great. Faced with temptations AMBITION keeps the road.
This is indeed the land of opportunity; by the same token it is the land where work and ambition are the essentials; where those who have no definite direction, who scatter their thoughts and idle at the roadside are passed upon the way by the ambitious who know their goal and direct themselves to it.
You, who are sequestering yourself to study law must direct yourself to be a great lawyer. You have many contemporaries. You are not alone in the race. The prize will not be sent to you. You will have to work ambitiously to win it.
THE VALUE OF REVIEW IN PREPARATION FOR PASSING THE BAR
The mission of this paper is to disseminate information of general interest to law students and to aid them in preparation for their final test, the Bar Examination.
To pass the Bar one must make sure that the knowledge of law and the principles thereof acquired through law school work be not lost through disuse and the pressure on the mind of later acquired knowledge. In addition to pursuing present studies one must constantly review past studies to keep the knowledge of yesterday and last year as fresh as that of today.
Realizing the great importance of review work in preparation for passing the Bar, the editor of The Law Student has prevailed upon The American Law Book Company to prepare a book for law students for this special purpose and to supply the same to the various law schools at cost; the object being to enable students systematically to supplement the regular school review work and to broaden the help which it is the mission of this paper to give the students.
Dr. Donald J. Kiser has written an introduction to this book, which is called “Outlines for Review of the Fundamental Principles of the Law." (See page 3.)
NOVEMBER 15, 1923
HOW WOULD YOU BRIEF YOUR FIRST CASE?
Suppose the following state of facts constituted your first case, how would you brief it? The material points are what rights, if any, has our client against (1) the insurer, (2) The the purchaser? Law Student will be glad to publish in a following issue the brief which in the judgment of the editor is the best one received.
On October 1, 1878, W. J. was seized in fee in the state of New York of the premises involved in this statement of facts. Upon that day W. J. executed to B. J. a general power of attorney authorizing B. J. to sell and convey all of the real and personal property of W. J., thereby including the premises in question. This power of attorney was signed by W. J. but was not acknowledged by him nor was it witnessed. On November 18, 1878, B. J. by a deed containing full covenants of warranty and reciting the power of attorney hereinbefore mentioned, conveyed to R. S. the premises involved. R. S. immediately caused his deed to be recorded and went into possession thereunder, such possession remaining in him and grantees holding under him by mesne conveyances, all of which were properly executed and recorded, undisturbed from that time until the 12th of September, 1922. W. J. died upon December 22, 1880. Upon September 12, 1922, our client, who is unmarried, and
in possession of the premises under a conveyance in fee, executed a contract of sale of the premises to Y. The purchase price fixed in the contract was $20,000, which was a fair valuation arrived at by taking the land as worth $2,000 and the building thereon as worth $18,000. Y. paid $5,000 of the purchase price at the time the contract was signed, and agreed to pay the balance, $15,000, on November 21, 1922, when it was agreed that our client should deliver to him a deed with full covenants of warranty, our client agreeing in addition specifically to convey to him a good record title. On October 1st, the premises were completely destroyed by fire, the purchaser being in possession under the terms of the contract (Continued page 15, col. 1.)
y' BETTER TIE THIS TRUNK UP BETTER IF
With this issue The Law Student is somewhat enlarged, and its main and useful feature, the selection of state bar examination questions, has been expanded to embrace not only a general group of such questions, but also a small group intended to emphasize and serve as a review of the principles of the criminal law. This policy will be followed in succeeding issues; an adequate general group of questions will be given, and also a subsidiary group involving the principles of some distinct subdivision of the law.-Torts, Contracts, Property, and so forth. Experience in analyzing and dealing with these questions will prove invaluable to the student in passing his "bar."
To complete one's law school course with credit, to pass excellent school examinations, and to secure a good degree, it is of course necessary to do one's school work day by day faithfully and well.
But to pass the final test of examination for the bar or at least to face that test with confidence and the practical certainty of success-something more is necessary, namely, to make sure that one's knowledge of the law and the principles thereof acquired through law school work be not lost through disuse and the pressure on the mind of later acquired knowledge. In a word, the law student, in addition to pursuing present studies, also must constantly review past studies and keep the knowledge of yesterday and last year as fresh as that of today.
HARRY DATES THAYER. PRESIDENT OF THE
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SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENT
September 17, 1923. The American Law Book Co.
The present standards of legal education are such as to render it a considerable intellectual feat to keep in mind, fresh and ready for use, the many principles and rules of the law, any one of which may be involved in a bar examination question. Nevertheless, this feat can be performed by any student, if in addition to doing his school work thoroughly in due course, he will adopt and persevere in throughout his period of training some systematic method of reviewing past studies. The occasional re-reading of notes of lectures, the reading of text-books, and the answering of specimen questions, will all be found useI want to take this means ful for the purpose of review, but a far more efficient of thanking you for the genmethod to keep one's past acquisitions of knowledge fresh in mind and ready for use is to take an outline of the whole law stated within reasonable compass and to read it over carefuly several times a year. If this is done, the various divisions of the law are seen in a proper perspective as to their importance. Furthermore, in using any such outline of the law for purposes of review, the student, as he reads and thus covers the basic principles, should recall their developments and applications as brought out by his course on the subject.
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