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HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
Hon. WILLIAM H. BEATTY,
HOYT D. HASTINGS, Esq.
WARREN OLNEY, JR., Esq.
CHARLES W. SLACK, Esq.
PERRY EVANS, Esq.
BENJ. IDE WHEELER, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D., President of the University,
, Assistant Professor of Law.
CALENDAR AND DIRECTORY The college year begins on the second Monday in August and ends with the college year at Berkeley, and all applications for admission must be made to the Registrar at or before that time. All registrations are to be made during the week beginning with the second Monday of August. There is a recess of two and one-half weeks in December.
The classes meet daily at 8, 9, and 10 a.m.
The address of the Dean is Underwood Building, San Francisco, where
all the work of the College is done.
The address of the Registrar is 928 Pacific Building, San Francisco.
Every applicant for admission to the College must be shown to be of good moral character and must either be a graduate of the University of California or hold an academic degree from some other approved university or college; or be a graduate of either a public or private school which is accredited by the University of California for admission therein, and be recommended by the principal thereof with a certificate stating that he has completed altogether four years of high school work or its equivalent; and in addition thereto he must have performed the equivalent of the work required for the Junior Certificate in an academic college of the University of California-being the above named high school work and two years of college work as the same is at present prescribed by the University of California.
A detailed statement of the requirements for the Junior Certificate is contained in the Circular - of Information concerning the Academic Colleges, and may be obtained upon application to the Recorder of the Faculties, University of California, Berkeley, California, or to the Dean.
Applicants for admission to the Junior Class must be at least eighteen years of age; to the Middle Class, at least nineteen years of age; to the Senior Class, at least twenty years of age.
Applicants for admission to the Middle or Senior classes will be given credit for work done in other law schools; but no credits will be given for such work unless the work has been done at a law school which is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and unless the work is duly authenticated by the proper authorities of said school.
Members of the bar may, in the discretion of the Dean be admitted as special students.
The examinations for admission are held at the times and places announced for holding the entrance examinations to the academic colleges of the University at Berkeley. Applicants will not be examined at any other time unless for reasons of the most exceptional urgency. Information concerning the examinations can be obtained from the Recorder of the Faculties of the University of California, Berkeley, California.
No applicant for admission to either the Middle Class or Senior Class will be examined for admission at any other time than at the beginning of the college year.
Further information can be obtained from the Dean or the Registrar.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
The object of the College is to give such instruction in the principles of our jurisprudence as will furnish preparation for the practice of the profession of law in this country. Particular attention is directed to the history of the law and to the codes and the general statutes of this state. The courses of instruction extend over a period of three years, and are as follows
JUNIOR YEAR Real Property.
Professor TAYLOR. In this course formal lectures are given, the students being recom
mended to read the following:
Blackstone 's Commentaries; The Sixth Part of Kent's Comment-
Jurisprudence; Kirchwey's Readings in the Law of Real Property. Two hours a week throughout the year, and three hours as occasion
Assistant Professor G. W. BELL. A Selection of Cases on Contracts, edited and annoted by Williston.
Three hours a week throughout the year. Torts.
Assistant Professor BALLENTINE. Ames's and Smith's Cases on Torts, second edition.
Two hours a week throughout the year. Pleading
Assistant Professor R. C. ILARRISON. Formal lectures, cases and other reading, to be assigned from time to
time. References: T. A. Street, Foundations of Legal Liability, vol. III; R.
Ross Perry, Common Law Pleading; book III of Blackstone's Com
mentaries. Two hours a week throughout the year. Criminal Law.
Assistant Professor BALLENTINE. Beale's Cases on Criminal Law, second edition. Two hours a week throughout the year.
Professor TAYLOR. Wambaugh's Cases on Agency. References: Meachem on Agency; Huffcut on Agency, second edition. Two hours a week throughout the year.
Professor TAYLOR. There is no separate course on Partnership, but as the questions con
nected with that subject are allied to those arising in Agency and in Corporations, Partnership is studied in connection with those
subjects. Bates on Partnership is used as a reference book. Trusts.
Assistant Professor G. L. BELL. Ames's Cases on Trusts.
One hour a week throughout the year. Public Service Companies.
Assistant Professor G. L. BELL. Selected Cases from Cases on Public Service Companies, Beale and
Wyman, and McClain's Cases on Carriers.
Professor R. W. HARRISON. Willston's Cases on Sales,
Two hours a week throughout the year. Negotiable Instruments.
Professor R. W. HARRISOX. Smith and Moore's Cases on Bills and Notes.
Two hours a week throughout the year. Wills and Administration.
Professor R. W. HARRISON. Costigan's Cases on Wills; California Code of Civil Procedure, title
“Proceedings in the Probate Court," and assigned cases. Two hours a week throughout the year.
Professor TAYLOR. Scott's Cases on Equity Jurisprudence. References: Story's Equity Jurisprudence; Pomeroy's Equity Juris
prudence. Two hours a week throughout the year. Real Property
Professor TAYLOR. Finch's Cases, second edition.
One hour a week throughout the year. Evidence.
Professor IIENGSTLER. Thayer's Cases on Evidence. References: Stephen 's Digest on the Law of Evidence; Taylor on Evi
dence; Greenleaf on Evidence. Two hours a week throughout the year.
Limitations; Cooley's Principles of Constitutional Law.
Assistant Professor R. C. HARRISON.
by the instructor.
A Moot Court is established as a regular mode of instruction. Attendance is made compulsory upon the members of the Senior Class. At the beginning of the college year a calendar of cases to be argued, with counsel assigned, together with the judge who is to sit in the case, is prepared, and the proceedings are governed according to rules established hy the Dean. A member of the Faculty is present at each session of the court and makes such criticism as is necessary after the student judge has delivered his written opinion.
In addition to our own library, students are permitted to use the Bar Association Library and the San Francisco Law Library on the same terms as members of the bar.
PRIVILEGES ON GRADUATION Students who complete the prescribed courses receive from the Univer. sity the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and are admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of the state, on motion, without examination.
EXPENSES-FEES Tuition is free, but a fee of $10 a year is charged to cover incidental expenses.
Note.-For list of students, see Catalogue of Officers and Students, February, 1914, Part XIII, page 137, herein.