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The purpose of these seminaries is to fit young men to preach the gospel to the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes in this country and in the home lands. The curriculum consists of two years of preparatory studies and two years of strictly Divinity studies. The latter include Exegesis, History, Theology, Homiletics, and Pastoral Duties.
The regulations respecting admission, quarters, terms, courses, attendance, and standing are the same for students in Walker Hall as for those who reside in the Divinity Halls in Chicago.
The dues of the Scandinavian students are $8.50 a quarter ($6.00 for heat and light, $2.50 for library fee).
THE LAW SCHOOL
I. THE FACULTY
SCOE POUND, Ph.D., Professor of Law.
HENRY VARNUM FREEMAN, A.M., Professorial Lecturer on Legal Ethics.
panies and Carriers, and Damages. FRANK WILLIAM HENICKSMAN, A.M., J.D., Lecturer on Bankruptcy. Francis Marion BURDICK, A.B., LL.B., LL.D., Professor of Law, Columbia
University (Summer Quarter, 1909). Emlin McClain, A.M., LL.B., LL.D., Judge of the Supreme Court of Iowa;
late Professor of Law and Chancellor of the College of Law, State
University of Iowa (Summer Quarter, 1909). WILLIAM REYNOLDS VANCE, PH.D., LL.B., Professor of Law; Dean of the
Faculty of Law, George Washington University (Summer Quarter, 1909). WALTER WHEELER Cook, A.M., LL.M., Professor of Law, University of Wis
consin (Summer Quarter, 1909). GEORGE LUTHER CLARK, A.B., LL.B., Professor of Law, University of Illinois
(Summer Quarter, 1909). EDWIN ROULETTE KEEDY, A.B., LL.B., Professor of Law, Indiana University
(Summer Quarter, 1909). FREDERICK WILLIAM SCHENK, Librarian.
II. ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT
GENERAL STATEMENT The University of Chicago Law School was established in 1902. It aims to give a thorough legal training to students whose education and maturity have fitted them to pursue serious professional study. The method of instruction employed—the study and discussion of cases—is designed to give an effective knowledge of legal principles and to develop the power of independent legal reasoning. The course of study offered, requiring three academic years for completion, is not local in its scope, but constitutes a thorough preparation for the practice of law in any English-speaking jurisdiction. By taking advantage of the quarter system (see "General Information,” p. 153, below) students may complete the course in two and one-fourth calendar years.
Only college graduates or students who have had college work equivalent to three years in the University are admitted as regular students, candidates for the degree of Doctor of Law (J.D.), which is conferred upon college graduates only. The University permits one year of law to be counted as the fourth year of college work, and confers an academic Bachelor's degree upon candidates for J.D. who have completed one year in the Law School, thus enabling them to obtain both the academic and the professional degree in six years. Mature students of promising ability who cannot meet the above requirements may be admitted as candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) upon the special conditions etated below, pp. 150, 151, under “ Admission Requirements” and “Degrees.”
It is very desirable that the preliminary education of law students should include work in history, economics, and political science, and provision has been made in the third college year for pre-legal study devoted chiefly to these subjects. This course is not required, but students expecting to study law are strongly advised to pursue it. Its suggested topics are found under "Pre-Legal Courses ” in Part II of this Register.
THE LAW BUILDING
The Law School occupies a new building within the University quadrangles, erected espocially for it in 1904. It is three stories high, 175 feet long and 80 feet wide, built of stone in the English Gothic style of architecture. On the first floor are four lecture-rooms, two of which are in theater form. The mezzanine floor is occupied by the library stack-room, connected with the reading-room above by electric book lifts and designed to contain steel stacks for 90,000 volumes. Opening into the stack-room are studies for members of the Faculty and the Librarian's room. On the third floor is the reading room, a great ball with high, timbered ceiling, 160 feet long and 50 feet wide, lighted on all sides by Gothic windows. It has wall shelves for 14,000 books and provides space for tables accommodating over 100 readers. Adjoining the reading-room is the office of the Dean. In the basement is a smoking-room, and the locker-room containing several hundred steel-mesh lockers for the use of students. The building is lighted by electricity, is artificially ventilated, is provided with an interior telephone system, and in every respect is thoroughly equipped for its purpose.
This form of degree (Juris Doctor) was chosen as appropriate for graduate professional work after consultation with other graduate law schools, and it has since been adopted by several schools.
THE LIBRARY The Law Library contains 32,500 volumes. Except a few county court decisions, it includes all of the American, English, Irish, Scotch, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and higher Indian reports, with their digests; all past and present codes and statutory revisions of those jurisdictions; all English, Irish, and Scotch statutes, and (except the early laws of some of the older states) the session laws of all the American states and Canadian provinces; all collateral reports and series of classified cases in use; an extensive collection of treatises, periodicals, trials, and legal miscellany, including a large amount of old English historical material; and a working library in French, German, Spanish, and Mexican law.
Students in the Law School may use the other University libraries, containing about 450,000 volumes.
PRACTICE COURSES, MOOT COURTS, AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
To familiarize students with the more generally prevailing rules of procodure in American courts, courses in practice are offered continuing through two years. The course for second-year students deals with proceedings in suits before judgment; and the course for third-year students includes judgments, their enforcement and review, and various special proceedings. Both courses are required of all law students.
A number of law clubs exist which hold moot courts with the advice and assistance of members of the Faculty. Students are encouraged to form or join these bodies and to take part in their proceedings.
The University courses in public speaking and debate are open without extra charge to students of the Law School, and the latter maintain one of the University debating societies. Law students are eligible for the Uni. versity prize debates, and for places upon the intercollegiate debating teams.
ADMISSION TO THE LAW SCHOOL a) Admission to the Law School as candidates for the degree of J.D. is granted:
1. To college graduates whose degrees represent college work equivalent to twenty-seven majors (three years) in the University.
2. To students who have completed in the University or elsewhere twenty. seven majors (three years) of college work.Credit will be given for acceptable work done in other institutions of collegiate rank. Before receiving the degree of J.D. such students must obtain from the University or from some other approved institution an academic degree, and are permitted to count toward this one year of law. The requirements for academic degrees will be found below, under "Degrees.”
b) Admission to the Law School as candidates for the degree of LL.B. is granted:
1 By special permission of the Dean admission may be granted to students who have credit for but twenty-four majors, but such students must make up the deficiency before obtaining an academic degree from the University. Such permission will ordinarily be granted only in the Autumn Quarter to enable students to take advantage of courses begin. ning then. (See "The Quarter System," p. 153 below.)
1. To students over twenty-one years old who have completed high-school or college work equivalent in amount to fifteen units of admission credit to the University (the usual college-entrance requirement-ordinarily satisfied by four years of high-school work). This work must include three units in English. Students admitted under this provision must maintain a standing in their law work ten per cent. above the passing mark.
c) Unclassified students. In rare instances students over twenty-one years old who cannot meet the above requirements will be admitted as unclassified students, if the Law Faculty are convinced that their previous training will enable them satisfactorily to pursue the work. Such students are not candidates for a degree.
ADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING IN LAW Students from other law schools of high grade, who are otherwise qualified to enter the School, will ordinarily receive credit, not exceeding two years in amount, for the satisfactory completion of work done there similar in character to that required at this School. The right is reserved to refuse such credit, in whole or in part, save conditionally or upon examination, and credit given may be withdrawn for poor work. (See “Regulations,” p. 153 below.)
Students who complete in residence here less than thirteen and one-half majors (one and one-half years) of law must maintain a standing ten per cent. above the passing mark to obtain a degree.
Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Laws must be twenty-two years old to be admitted to second-year standing, and twenty-three years old to be admitted to third-year standing. No credit will be given for work not done in residence at a law school.
DEGREES Academic degrees.—The University confers the degree of A.B., Ph.B., or S.B. upon law students admitted to candidacy for the degree of J.D. who have completed nine majors (one year) of work in the Law School, and, in addition to the admission requirements to a Junior College, have satisfied one of the following requirements :
a) Students who have pursued all their college work in the University must complete the courses prescribed for the college in which they are registered.
b) Students admitted to the University with less than eighteen majors (two years) of credit from other colleges must make up the deficiency below eighteen majors by taking prescribed college work for which they have not credit; above eighteen majors, pro-legal courses may be taken to satisfy any further deficiencies in prescribed work, except English.
c) Students admitted to the University with at least eighteen majors (two years) of credit from other colleges are required to complete only enough college work to give them altogether twenty-seven majors, and may take prelegal courses to satisfy any deficiences in prescribed work, except English.
If other than pre-legal courses are taken to complete twenty-seven majors under b) and c) above, they must consist of prescribed work to the extent of existing deficiencies in this.