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Society of the Alumni of the Law Department
University of Pennsylvania.
BOARD OF MANAGERS.
THOMAS R. WHITE,
WILLIAM Y. C. ANDERSON,
HORACE M. RUMSEY,
JOHN CADWALADER, Jr.,
JOSEPH B. TOWNSEND, JR.,
WILLIAM C. FERGUSON,
HOWARD W. PAGE. An agreement has been executed between the Society and the General Alumni Society, the provisions of which may be summarized as follows:
First.-All members of the Society who on November 15, 1902, were annual, life, or honorary members thereof, are now similar members of the General Alumni Society.
Second.-All graduates of the Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania who are members of the General Alumni Society, or who may hereafter join either Society, shall become thereby members of both Societies.
Third.—All dues are payable to the Treasurer of the General Alumni Society. An arrangement has been made with the General Alumni Society by which a proper proportion of these dues will be paid to the Treasurer of the Society, in order that the Society may be in funds to provide for the Sharswood and Meredith prizes, and to make the other customary appropriations. The General Alumni Society has the power to fix the amount of the annual dues, and for the year 1903 has fixed the minimum subscription at two dollars, which entitles the subscriber to receive the "Alumni Register."
Fourth.-Honorary members of the Society shall receive the “Alumni Register" free, and life members upon payment of fifty cents annually. The Board of Managers believe that this agreement will result in bringing the Society into closer relations with the progressive work in which the Faculty and Alumni of the University are so deeply interested, without in any way losing the Society's identity.
The object of this Society is to promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of the Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania. To help it accomplish this object, it asks for the co-operation of all the graduates of that Department; and every such graduate who has not yet become a member of the Society is earnestly requested to do so and give its work his interest and support.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Department of Law.
FACULTY. The teaching force consists of eighteen men, five of whom are resident Professors.
The Faculty endeavors to fit its graduates for successful practice, to so conduct the courses that students may acquire the ability to cope with legal problems as well as obtain a thorough knowledge of the rules of law.
LAW SCHOOL BUILDING The new building is adjacent to the other University Buildings, being only a few minutes' walk from the Dormitories, Dining Hall, Houston and other students' clubs, fraternity houses, Franklin Field, etc. It is reached in ten minutes on the electric cars from the heart of the city and the courts. Besides the Library floor, the building contains six lecture rooms, a debating hall, moot court room and prothonotary's office, ten Professors' rooms, ten students' club rooms, and the historical museum of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
LAW LIBRARY. The Law Library contains nearly twenty-seven thousand volumes, including complete sets of all American, English and Colonial Reports, Statutes, and several thousand text-books. The Library floor contains a stack room, a graduate reading room, and two large students' reading rooms containing almost six hundred separate desks, each of which has two lockers, two drawers, electric light and electric call-bell. The desk selected by the student is his property during his connection with the School.
COURSES. The course is three years of eight months each, and leads to the degree of Bachelor of Laws.
First Year-Eight courses—1472 hours per week,
Third Year—Thirteen courses-277/2 hours per week, 12 of which must be elected.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Graduates are prepared to practice in any state in the Union. Special courses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey practice, are conducted for students intending to practice in those states.
There is a course in Code Practice for students intending to practice in states having a Code of Civil Procedure.
PRIVILEGES. Students in the Law School may attend without charge the Lectures given in any of the other Departments of the University. They also have free access to the General Library and all University Buildings.
SCHOLARSHIPS. Faculty Scholarships are granted each year to three students holding the degree of A. B. or its equivalent from recognized Colleges or Universities.
MOOT COURT. I J 1
Almost every evening during the winter, moot courts are held, presided over generally by some member of the Faculty.
MINIMUM EXPENSES PER ANNUM. Tuition
$160 Board and lodging (in Dormitories and at the University Dining Hall
I. On a degree from any recognized College or University. Diplomas from any approved Public High School will be accepted during 1903, in lieu of the subjects covered by diploma.
II. By examination, which is the same as that required for admission to the College. Examinations are held in all principal cities in June. The September examinations are held at the University.
No diplomas or certificates from private preparatory Schools are accepted in lieu of examinations.
All applications for admission, and all requests for catalogues and other information, should be made to WILLIAM DRAPER LEWIS, DEAN, Law School Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.