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ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS

YEAR

NAME.

SUBJECT.

1902. JOSEPH H. BEALE, JR........ The First Year Curriculum of

Law Schools.

The Study of Elementary Law, a Necessary Stage in Legal Education.

1903. SIMEON E. BALDWIN...

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1909. CHARLES NOBLE GREGORY.... Address as President: The Past and Present of the Association of American Law Schools.

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1911. HARLAN F. STONE

1911. Viscount Uchida,

1910. WILLIAM MINOR LILE..
The Honor System.
1910. WILLIAM DRAPER LEWIS.... The Honor System.
1911. WILLIAM R. VANCE

Japanese Ambassador
the United States....

1912. RosCOE POUND

1912. WALTER W. COOK

1913. WILLIAM H. TAFT..

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1912. WM. G. HASTINGS
1913. HENRY N. BATES..
1913. EDSON R. SUNDERLAND.....

1913. EZRA R. THAYER.

SUBJECT.

Legal Education in England.

.A Statistical Comparison of Col

lege and High School Education as a Preparation for Legal Scholarship. Education Preparatory to a University Law School Course. Address as President. The Organization and Operation of a Law School.

.The Ultimate Function of the
Teacher of Law.

The Function of the American
University Law School.

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The Teaching of Jurisprudence
in Japan.

Address as President: Taught
Law.

The Place of Equity in our Legal
System.

. Moot and Practice Courts.
Address as President.

The Teaching of Practice and
Procedure in Law Schools.
The Social Importance of Proper
Standards for Admission to the
Bar.

Law Schools and Bar Examina-
tions.

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS

OF

STATE BAR ASSOCIATIONS

[All State Bar Associations were requested by the Secretary to submit a summary of proceedings. The Associations which responded favorably to this request appear herein. No report has been received from the other State Bar Associations.]

THE COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION.

The Colorado Bar Association held its sixteenth annual meeting at Colorado Springs, July 10, 11 and 12, 1913. The address of President Harry N. Haynes touched generally upon recent legislation and expressed some views upon the Initiative, Referendum and Recall Amendments.

The annual address upon "Judicial Justice was delivered by Roscoe Pound, of the Harvard Law School.

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An interesting contribution was the paper of Charles H. Carey, President of the Oregon Bar Association, giving the experiences of that state consequent upon the adoption of the Initiative and Referendum, with suggestions of defects existing and improvements for the future.

Other papers were as follows: "The Initiative," by William H. Bryant, of Denver; "The Referendum," by Harry B. Tedrow, of Boulder; "The Recall," by Jesse G. Northcutt, of Trinidad; "Colorado's New Practice and Procedure Act," by Thomas H. Hood, of Denver.

The Act referred to in the title of the last paper is one passed in 1913 granting the Supreme Court authority to prescribe rules of procedure and practice which, when announced, should supersede any conflicting provision of the Civil Code. The principal discussion of the meeting was upon a proposition for the Bar of the state to select by ballot the nominees for the judgeships upon the Appellate Court. A resolution was adopted appointing a

committee to formulate the necessary procedure to accomplish such purpose and to report at some future special meeting of the association.

The time and place of the next meeting were left to the Executive Committee.

STATE BAR ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT

At the annual meeting of the State Bar Association of Connecticut, held in New London on January 27, 1913, at the afternoon session, matters affecting the practice and procedure in Connecticut were discussed and bills, to be submitted to the General Assembly, considered and approved. At the evening session the chief speaker was Hon. Alton B. Parker, of New York, who discussed with ability the necessity for concerted action against the recall of judges. Acting at the suggestion of Judge Parker, the President of the Association appointed a special committee to devise ways and means to oppose any action toward making effective the recall of judges. The other speakers in the evening were Robert L. Munger, of Ansonia, and William B. Coit, of New London.

The summer meeting and informal luncheon of the Association was held at Eastern Point on August 19, 1913.

The membership in the Association is increasing and there is a lively interest in the work. Special committees appeared before the committees of the General Assembly at the recent session and urged the passage of various Acts which had been approved by the Association.

BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia is not a district-wide Association but is local, in that it includes only the members of the Bar who are practising before the courts in the city of Washington. It has no annual meetings, except for the election of officers. It has no President's address, annual address, or such other matters as come before state Associations.

In addition to the annual meeting, held in January, three other stated meetings are held during the year, at which matters pertinent to the affairs of the Association might be considered.

It has a Legislative Committee of the Association, and a special committee, which was appointed last year, for the purpose of securing the passage of an Act of Congress increasing the number of causes for divorce. This committee has not been successful to date. There have been no proposed legislative matters referred to the regular committee so far this year.

GEORGIA BAR ASSOCIATION.

The thirtieth annual session of the Georgia Bar Association was held at Warm Springs, Georgia, May 29-30, 1913.

The President, Hon. Andrew H. Cobb, delivered his address, "Reverence and Relevancy."

Mr. Justice Joseph R. Lamar delivered the annual address, "The Bench and Bar of Georgia During the Eighteenth Century."

The following papers were read before the Association: "The Preparation of a Brief," by Albert H. Russell; "The Recall as Applied to the Judiciary," by Hamilton McWhorter; "The Constitution of Georgia-Executive Department," by John R. L. Smith; "The Constitution of Georgia-Legislative Department," by William G. Brantley; "Georgia's Constitution of 1887, as Relates to the Judiciary; Some Comparison with Other States and Some Proposed Changes," by Wright Willingham; "The Provisions of the Constitution of 1877 Relating to Finance, Taxation and the Public Debt," by Walter McElreath, and "A Constitutional Convention Unnecessary," by Edgar Watkins, H. J. Fullbright and Hatton Lovejoy.

The following officers were elected for 1913-14: Robert C. Alston, Atlanta, President; Orville A. Park, Macon, Secretary; Z. D. Harrison, Atlanta, Treasurer.

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

The thirty-seventh annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association was held at Springfield, April 8-9, 1913. The President's address was delivered by Hon. Harry Higbee, of Pitts

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