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HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW.
HON. WILLIAM H. BEATTY, Sacramento,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ex officio President of the Board.
HON. JOSEPH P. HOGE, Vice-President -
SAMUEL M. WILSON, Esq.
OLIVER P. EVANS, Esq..
. San Francisco.
E. W. McKINSTRY, Professor of Municipal Law.
CHARLES W. SLACK, Assistant Professor of Municipal Law.
8. CLINTON HASTINGS, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence.
EDWARD J. RYAN, REGISTRAR.
CALENDAR AND DIRECTORY.
The college year begins and ends with the academic year at Berkeley. There
is a recess of two weeks in December.
The exercises are held in the Old Hall of Pioneers, 808 Montgomery Street,
The classes meet daily except Saturdays; the Senior class, at 4:30 P. M.; the Middle class, at 3:30 P. M.; the Junior class, at 4:30 P. M.
The office of the Registrar is at 230 Montgomery Street, San Francisco,
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.
Applicants for admission to the Junior class must be at least eighteen years of age; must deposit with the Registrar a certificate of good moral character; and must pass a satisfactory examination in the following subjects:
1. ENGLISH. A short composition, correct in spelling, punctuation, paragraphing and grammar, upon a subject taken from the followings works: Scott's Lady of the Lake; Scott's Ivanhoe; Irving's Alhambra; Thackeray's Newcomes; Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Julius Cæsar (Rolfe's or the Clarendon Press edition).
Applicants will also be required to analyze sentences from these works, and to pass an examination on the first seventy-one lessons in Kellogg's Text-book on Rhetoric.
2. ARITHMETIC. Including the metric system and the technical parts of commercial arithmetic, viz.: banking, profit and loss, commission, taxes, duties, stocks, insurance, exchange, and average of payments.
3. ALGEBRA. To quadratic equations: including the various methods of factoring; the theory of exponents, integral and fractional, positive and negative; and the calculus of radicals.
4. PLANE GEOMETRY.
5. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. History of the United States and of England and the general facts of physical and political geography. Barnes' Brief History of the United States, Gardiner's History of England for Schools, and the geographies used in the first grade grammar schools, will serve to indicate the amount of knowledge expected.
6. LATIN. Cæsar, Gallic War, Books 1.-IV. (or Civil War, Books 1.-11.); Cicero, the Four Catilinarian Orations, with questions in each case, on the implied grammar, on the subject-matter and the corresponding archæology.
Graduates of the University of California will be admitted without examination.
Graduates of other institutions of learning may also, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, be admitted without examination.
The examinations will be held at the times and places announced for holding the entrance examinations to the undergraduate departments of the University. [See page 33.] Applicants for admission 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, Berkeley.
Prior to examination, applicants must file applications for admission, and certificates of good moral character, with the Registrar of the College of the Law.
Applicants for admission to the Middle class must be at least nineteen years of age; must comply with the conditions required to enter the Junior class; and must pass an examination in all the studies of the Junior year.
Applicants for admission to the Senior class must be at least twenty years of age; must comply with the conditions required to enter the Junior class; and must pass an examination in all the studies of the Junior and Middle years.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION.
The following constitute the prescribed courses in the Hastings College of the Law:
I. Persons and Personal Rights. Rights of personal security and personal liberty, including torts to persons; citizens; voters; aliens; husband and wife; parent and child; infants; guardian and ward; master and servant. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Professor MCKINSTRY.
II. Real Property. Origin of the notion of property; feudal system; fixtures; estates; mortgages; licenses; servitudes and easements; forcible entry, forcible detainer and unlawful detainer; title, etc. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Professor MCKINSTRY.
III. Contracts. An outline of the law of contracts. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Professor McKINSTRY.
IV. Mercantile Law. Sales; bailments; negotiable instruments; mercantile guaranties; suretyship; insurance; agency; partnership; corporations. Lectures and recitations five times a week during the greater portion of the Middle year. Professor MCKINSTRY and Assistant Professor SLACK.
V. Wills and Decedents' Estates. alministration of decedents' estates. during a portion of the Middle year.
Last wills and testaments, and the Lectures and recitations twice a week Assistant Professor SLACK.
VI. Equity Jurisprudence. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.
VII. Evidence. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.
VIII. Pleading and Practice. Common law and equity pleading; pleading and practice under the Code. Recitations, discussions and practical exercises three times a week throughout the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.
IX. Constitutional Law. Constitutional law of the United States and of the State. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.
X. Legal Ethics. A series of eight or ten lectures to the Senior class. Professor BONTÉ.
Outline of Studies.
The course of instruction extends through three years, as follows
In the Junior year, the class consider the general principles and doctrines that constitute the framework of the law in all of its most important depart