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Course of study: First year.-Real property, personal property (including sales and bailments), personal property and obligations arising from torts, contracts, causes of action between tort and contract, negotiable contracts in their simple forms. A daily course of lessons upon elementary law, both civil and criminal, until Christmas vacation. There are also two recitations in Bishop on Contracts. Pleading is taught in its code form with weekly exercises in the pleading of cases in the moot court. After the vacation pleading is continued, and Greenleaf's Evidence, Vol. 1, taken up. Contracts as dealing with bills and notes is continued, and Cooley's Torts taken up, as also Tiedeman's Real Property, Benjamin's Sales, and Schouler's Bailments.
Second year.-Common law pleading, equity pleading, corporations, domestic reiations, agency, partnership, negotiable paper, insurance, surety and guaranty, special forms of tort, equity and equitable estates, real property and mortgage, constitutional law and limitations, the law of decedent's estates.
Before Christmas vacation the class studies Tiedeman's Real Property, and Stephen's Common Law Pleading, and attends a course of lectures on agency. After the vacation the class studies Bispham’s Equity, Parson's Partnership, Taylor's Corporations, May's Insurance, Woerner's Administration, Cooley's Constitutional Limitations, and attends lectures on domestic relations, law of successions, and the history of the common law, and pursues a course of instruction in the practice of the Federal courts.
Third year (advanced class).-Chapters iii and iv of Pomeroy's Remedies and Remedial Rights in connection with practical exercises in pleading, until the class has gone over the entire field of actions. Washburn's Easements, Dillon's Municipal Corporations, Best's Evidence, and Story's Conflict of Laws. Moot courts. Room is left for special subjects, such as the Elements of the Roman Law.
Admission and methods of instruction. -An examination for admission is held. This is directed chiefly to the fundamental elements of education. The course is of two years with the option of a post-graduate course. The method of instruction is by lecture and recitation from text-books. A moot court is held weekly.
23. Law Department of the Unirersity of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. William Haynes, dean. Thirteen instructors, 35 students, 7 having degree in letters or science, 10 graduates, 40 weeks in school year. No course of study given.
Organization and methods of instruction.-A preliminary examination is held to ascertain that the applicant has a fair general education and can accurately write the English language. There are two courses in the school, one of three the other of two years duration, which practically are the same, though the shorter course is for more mature students. The chief methods of instruction consist in the delivery, daily, of two lectures, the taking of notes by the students, the subsequent reading by them of the decisions cited in the notes, the study of standard elementary textbooks, the analysis and recitations in substance of the most important leading cases, oral examinations daily, and written examinations weekly, the trial of actions at law and suits in equity in the moot court, and debates and exercises in public speaking at least once a week.
24. Law Department of the Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La. Herry Carleton Miller, dean. Six instructors, 49 students, 26 weeks in school year.
Books used: First year.-Kent's Commentaries; Woolsey's International Law; Wheaton's International Law; Conklin's United States Admiralty; Civil Code of Louisiana and Code of Practice; Cooper's Justinian; Laurent's Cours de Droit Civil; Marcadé on the French Code, or Mourlon's Répétitions Ecrites; Blackstone's Commentaries; Story's Equity Jurisprudence; Smith's Manual of Equity; Smith's Mercantile Law; Story's Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes; Abbot on Shipping; Arnould on Insurance, and Greenleaf on Evidence.
Remarks: The degree will be conferred on those students only who shall havo attended two full courses of loctures, or ono full course after having pursued their studies for the term of twelve months under a respectable counselor at law. The provisions of the code of Louisiana having been mainly derived from the civil law, the study of this law becomes necessary.
25. Vorthwestern University Law School (Union College of Law), Chicago, Ill. IIenry W. Blodgett, dean. Thirty-four instructors, 261 students, 74 graduates, 36 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.–Practice in cascs at law, contracts, bailments, agency; criminal law and procedure; personal property; real estate (fixtures and casements); code practice; private corporations and trials; law of express, telegraph, and telephone companies; English constitutional history. In addition to lectures on the foregoing, instruction is given by the use of text-books, as follows: Blackstone's Commentaries; Stephen's Common Law Pleading; Dispham’s Equity; Cook’s Private Corporations; Tiedeman's Commercial Paper; Anson on Contracts; Edwards' Bailments; Tiedeman's Sales. For text-book work the junior class is divided into two sections, the first reciting from 9 till 10 a. m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the second from 7:30 till 8:30 p. m. on the same days. Lectures to the junior class are given from 4 till 5 p. m.
Second year.-United States constitutional law; Federal jurisprudence; administration and distribution of estates of deceased persons; wills; municipal corporations; constitutional bistory of the United States; general principles of equity jurisprudence; statute law; practice at law; practice in equity; trusts. In addition to lectures on the foregoing, instruction is given by the use of text-books, as follows: Chitty's Pleadings; Greenleaf's Evidence; Stopy's Equity Pleadings; Bigelow's Torts; Lindley's Partuership; Bliss's Code Pleading; Tiedeman's Real Property. For text-book work this class is divided into two sections also, the first reciting from 8 till 9 a. m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the second from 8:30 till 9:30 p. m. on the same days. Lectures to the seniors aro given from 5 till 6 and from 7:30 till 8:30 p. m.
Third year (post-graduato courso).—Comparative constitutional law; public international law; private international law; history of English law; medical jurisprudence; railway law; proceedings in rem; insurance; Roman law; patent law; law of waters; trado-marks and copyrights; interstate commerce. Candidates for tiie degree of master of laws must, in addition to the foregoing requirements, mako themselves thoroughly familiar with Austin's Jurisprudence, High's Extraordinary Legal Remedies, and Cooley's Constitutional Limitations. Furthermore, they are required to prepare a thesis. Instruction in this course is given on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4:30 p. m.
Organization and methods of instruction.-Candidates for admission uot graduates of a college or a high school are required to pass examinations in the common school branches, including English history. Students are required to make a careful study of cases and original investigations, the classes being divided into sec. tions for seminary work. Special attention is given to matters pertaining to practice. A common-law practice court is held during the junior and senior years and a chancery practice court in the senior year.
26. Luw School of the University of Alabama, University post-offico. Richard C. Jones, dean (1890-'91). Three instructors, 19 students, 3 graduates, 36 wecks in
Course of study: First year.-International and constitutional law, one lecture a week with special reference to the United States, eleven weeks; Cooley's Principles; Kent's Commentaries; Cooley’s Constitutional Limitations; Calhoun's works; Woolsey's Introduction; Wheaton's International Law; Vattel; Wharton's Constitutional Law. Common and statutory law: Walker's American Law; Kent's Commentaries; Stephen's Pleading; Greenleaf's Evidence; selected portions of Blackstone's Commentaries; Bishop's Contracts; Bigelow ou Torts; Byles on Bills; Clark's Manual of Criminal Law; Code of Alabama; May’s Criminal Law; Bliss' Code Prac. tice. Equity jurisprudence: Adam's Equity; Mitford's and Tyler's Pleadings and Practice; Code of Alabama; Bigelow's Equity; Longdell's Equity Pleading.
Organization and methods of instruction.—The school has three departments: (1) the school of international and constitutional law; (2) the school of coinmon and statute law; (3) the school of equity jurisprudence.
Lectures are delivered during the course by the professors upon the various branches of the law, in addition to the oral examinations of the classes upon the text-books. Moot courts are presided over by one of the professors of the department, with an occasional substitution of some eminent attorney in full practice and of proper legal acquirements. The academic schools are open to the law students and they are urged to avail themselves of the course in English language and literature as well as in ancient and modern languages offered there.
27. Law School of the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. Andrew J. Cobb, dean. Nine instructors, 14 students, 8 having degree in letters or science, 13 graduates, 40 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Blackstone's Commentaries; Brown's Commentaries (contract and torts); Constitution of the United States; Constitution of Georgia; Part 1 of Georgia Code (political organization of the State); Georgia Penal Code; Ewell's Medical Jurisprudence (12 weeks); principles of pleading, evidence, equity, equity practice, commercial law, civil code, and code of practice of Georgia (23 weeks), also lectures on medical jurisprudence delivered twice a week.
Method of instruction.—Lessons are assigned in the text-books and the students recite what they have memorized, the professor illustrating and explaining the text.
28. Law Department of Emory College, Oxford, Ga. Two instructors, other items not reported.
Course of study: First Year.-Blackstone's and Brown's Commentaries; Robinson's Elementary Law (12 weeks); Chitty's Pleadings; Greenleaf's Evidence; Adam's Equity; Bishop's Criminal Law; Code of Georgia.
29. School of Law of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans. J. W. Green, dean. Six instructors, 79 students, 5 having degrees in letters and scienco, 29 graduatos, 40 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Kent's and Blackstone's Commentaries; Cooloy's Constitutional Law; Schouler's Domestic Relations; Bishop's Contracts; Story's Agency; Story's Bailments; Tiedeman's Commercial Paper; Parson's Partnership; Story's Sales; Davis's International Law; Schuyler's American Diplomacy.
Second year.—Bigelow's Torts; Morawetz’s Corporations; Tiedeman's Real Property; Washburn's Real Property; Greenleaf's Evidence; Bliss's and Gould's Pleading; Story's Equity Pleading; Bispham's Equity Jurisprudence; Bishop's Criminal Law.
Organization and methods.—Applicants for admission to the school are examined in English language, in American and general history. Graduates of colleges and other secondary institutions are exempt from this examination, as are also those presenting first and second grade teachers' certificates. The instruction is given by daily recitations upon assigned portions of text-books, the drill of the recitation room being supplemented by lectures.
30. Law School of the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. W. 0. Harris, dean. Three instructors, 40 students, 17 graduates, 28 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Institutes and elementary law; real property; pleading, contracts, bills of exchange, and promissory notes; criminal law; domestic relations; torts. Books used : Blackstone's Commentaries, Smith's Contracts, Story's Bills of Exchange, Bigelow's Torts, Smith's Mercantile Law.
Second year.- Pleadings and civil procedure, evidence, equity jurisprudence, commercial law, real property, criminal law (continued). Books used: Stohen's Pleadings; Greenleaf's Evidence; Blackstone's Commentaries; Bispham'sity; Smith's Mercantile Law; Bliss's Plonding. Method's used:-S
take notes on the lectures and
leading cases referred to, and every afternoon in the week they are closely examined on the lectures and cases already gone over. In the moot court students are required to collect the authorities on important questions, and to make oral and written arguments.
31. Law School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md. George William Dobbin, dean. Seven instructors, 100 students, 16 having degrees of letters or science, 22 graduates, 34 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Elementary common law; personal property and domestic relations (16 weeks); real property, contracts, 16 weeks.
Second year.-Criminal law, executors and administrators, pleading, torts, (16 weeks); real property (titles); commercial law, bills and notes, corporation, pleadings (16 weeks).
Third year.-Practice, evidence, international law, and admiralty (16 weeks); equity jurisprudence and procedure, constitutional and statute law (16 weeks).
Romarks.-The course extends over three years. The faculty being satisfied that students who have not made considerable progress in the study of law do themselves and their school an injury by attempting to graduate after a shorter period. The methods of instruction is by lectures, reading, and catechising.
32. Baltimore Unirersity School of Law, Baltimore, Md. Just organized; 25 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Common law, domestic relations, pleading and practice, evidence, real property, equity, testamentary law, torts, crimes, and punishments, corporations, contracts, commercial law (except bills and notes). Eight lectures a week in the course.
Second year.--Domestic relations (continued), extraordinary remedies, bills and notes, insurance, medical jurisprudence, statutory crimes, criminal procedure, and evidence; constitutional law, international law, railroad law, admiralty. The moot court meets once a week during the session.
33. Law School of the University of Mississippi, University P. O., Miss. Albert Hall Whitefield, dean. Five instructors, 21 students, 2 having degree in letters or science, 13 graduates; 40 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.–Political and legal constitution of England, public and domestic relations of individuals, real estate, personal property, organization and jurisdiction of courts, pleading and practice, law of evidence, maritine law, bills of exchange and promissory notes, principal and agent, partnership, principal and surety, bailments, insurance, corporations, criminal law, criminal pleading and practice, medical jurisprudence.-Books used: Chase's Blackstone, Stephen's Pleading, Evidence, first volume, Bishop's Criminal Law, Bishop's Criminal Procedure.
Second year.-Contracts, torts, equity including testaments and administration, equity pleading and practice, including probate and minor's business, public international law, American Constitutional law, including taxation; Federal jurisprudence and procedure, railways and common carriers, real estate, code study. Books used: Smith’s Contracts, Bigelow's Torts, Adams's Equity, Bispham's Equity Jurisprudence, Barton's Suit in Equity, Davis's International Law, Cooley's Constitutional Limitations, Foster's Federal Practice, Constitution of the l'nited States, and of Mississippi, Pierce's Railroads, Tiedeman's Real Estate, Mississippi Code.
Methods of instruction.-Text-books are the chief means of instruction in this school, and lectures are not informally read to the classes. Moot courts are held from time to time during the term.
34. Law Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Gerome C. Knowlton, dean. Twenty-eight instructors; 618 students, 69 having degree in letters or science; 290 graduates, 36 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year.-Lectures: Pleading and practice, personal property and title thereto, fixtures and oasements, equity pleading and practice, bailments and carriors' contracts, domestic relations, torts, agency. Partnerships.—Text-book instruction : Cooley's Blackstone, Book 2, Anson's Contracts, Stephen's Pleading, Lube's Equity Pleading; Benjamin's Chalmer's Bills and Notes. The members of this class are required to make a study of leading cases. Elocutionary exercises aro given as an option.
Second year.—Lectures: Jurisprudence of the United States, evidence, real property, criminal law, statutory crimes, wills, probate, corporations. Constitutional law.–Text-book instruction: Heard's Criminal Pleading and (for those coming from code States) Bliss on Code Pleading. Study of forensic orators and oratory and oral discussions are optional.
Third year (post-graduate course). - Public international law; history of treaties; history of real property law (based on Digby); law of railroads; science of jurisprudence (Holland's work); railroad problem; corporative constitutional law; advanced course in constitutional law and history; writs of mandamus quo warranto, etc.; High’s Extraordinary Legal Remedies; the interstate commerce act; admiralty law; insurance; medical jurisprudence; code pleading and practice; injunction and receivers; texicology in its legal relations; mining law; legal microscopy; patent law; history of the common law.
Admission and methods of instruction.-An examination as to general education is required of applicants for admission. The examination embraces arithmetic, geography, composition, English and American history, portions of books 1 and 2 of Blackstone and all of book 4. Instruction is given by lectures and recitations. The members of both the regular classes are examined daily throughout the year on the lectures delivered. In addition to this work the classes are divided into sections and are required to recite daily upon the lectures after the manner adopted in the text-book instruction. Moot courts are held from time to time during the year.
35. College of Law of the l'niversity of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Edwin E. Bryant, dean.-Twelve instructors, 126 students, 2 having degree in letters or science, 53 graduates, 37 weeks in school year.
Course of study: First year: Elementary law, contracts, agency, domestic relations, real property, personal property, common law, pleading and practice (14} weeks), real property, contracts, partnership, equity pleading and practice, criminal law, private corporations (12 weeks), contracts, bailments, real property, criminal law and practice, public corporations, practice and pleading under code (104 weeks), Bishop's Contracts, and Noncontract Law, Bishop's Criminal Law, Benjamin's Sales, Dillon on Municipal Corporations, Morawetz's Private Corporations, Parson's Contracts, Stephen's Pleading, Story's Agency and Partnership, Tiedeman's Real Property and Sales, etc.
Second year.—Contracts, bills of exchange and promissory notes, evidence, wills, real property, uses and trusts, common carriers, taxation, practice and pleading under code (14} weeks), constitutional law, real property, eminent domain, bills of exchange and promissory notes, evidence, equity jurisprudenco, practice after judgment, special proceedings, special actions, railway law, damages, estoppel (12 weeks), constitutional law, equity jurisprudence, torts and remedies therefor, evidence, railroad law, administration of estates, negligence, practice in special actions and proceedings, Cooley's Torts, Edward's Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes, Greenleaf's Evidence, Langdell's Equity Pleading, Lewis's Eminent Domain, Mecham’s Agency, Mills's Eminent Domain, Pomeroy's Equity Jurisprudence, Pomeroy's Remedies and Remedial Rights, Redfield's Wills.
Admission and methods of instruction.-Candidates for admission not graduates of higher or secondary schools are required to pass an examination in the English language and literature, in American and general history, and in thConstitution of the United States. The instruction is imparted by means of Tes in which student is referred to leading cases, and study of text-books with tions. Moot courts are held 36. College
niversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. i C. Paul.