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will set in with highs on Wednesday
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September 10, 1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 85 No. 11
aw admissions reported still competitive
By Jane Campbell
Admission is still competitive at the
NU College of Law, despite a nation
wide decline in the number of students
applying to law schools, according to
Ruth Witherspoon, assistant dean of
"This year we had more than twice
as many applications than we had pla
ces in the (entering) class," Withers
Enrollment in the entering class is
nine less than last year," Witherspoon
Last year, 452 students were enrolled
in the college, she said. While this
year's official count is not yet final, she
said she expects enrollment to be
about 450 students.
Seventy-seven percent of the enter
ing class are Nebraska residents, she
said. Last year, 83 percent of the class
"Residents have some advantage (for
admission)," Witherspoon said, "but
we don't give preference to UNL stu
dents as opposed to Kearney students."
Most graduates find employment in
Nebraska, but alumni are employed
throughout the country, she said.
Some graduates serve or have served
as state senators, governors, judges,
deans and faulty members of various
law schools, Witherspoon said. Nebraska
Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman
Krivosha, graduated from the law col
lege, she said.
Other well-known graduates include
Clayton Yeutter, foreign trade repre
sentative; Evelle Younger, former Cali
fornia attorney general; and Ted Soren
son who served as President Kennedy's
The College of Law, on East Campus
since 1975, has 29 full-time faculty
members and 10 adjunct professors
who are either practicing attorneys or
Krivosha and Chief Judge Warren
Urbom, of the United States District
Court, are among members of the
adjunct faculty, Witherspoon said.
The Sherman S. Welpton Jr. Court
room, dedicated in 1983 to Welpton, a
law college graduate who made the
largest single cash donation in UNL
history, is a fully equipped trial
courtroom. It has a jury room, a confer
ence room, judge's chambers and a law
office classroom for the college's clini
cal education program, Witherspoon
The law office classroom is set up as
a legal clinic, she said, with a reception
area, conference rooms and a small
library to do legal research for cases.
Nebraska Legal Services refers peo
ple who qualify for free legal services to
the college's legal clinic, Witherspoon
Senior law students serve as student
attorneys under supervision of two
The courtroom is used as a class
room, but also is used for actual jury
trials, Witherspoon said.
Last year the college scheduled
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legislative hearings and trials heard by class to watch the hearing. College and at Creighton's law school
judges, she said. "Anyone i3 free to sit in (on a hear- in Omaha, Witherspoon said.
An administrative judge held hear- ing) anytime," she said. The Supreme Court is scheduled to
ing in the courtroom last year, she said, The Nebraska Supreme Court holds hold court at the NU Law College on
and invited the administrative law court one day a year at both the NU Law Feb. "28.
Fraternity makes comeback
Low membership caused by the
Vietnam War closed the Pi Kappa
Phi fraternity in 1972, but the
organization is making a comeback
with a new house, new members and
Walt Price, president of the fra
ternity, said two representatives
from the national organization spent
last November in Lincoln reorganiz
ing the house. After three weeks, 68
men had pledged. Elections were
held before Christmas and weekly
meetings also were scheduled.
When members started renovat
ing the house, which originally
belonged to the Tau Kappa Epsilon
fraternity, it was a mess, Price said.
With $70,000 from the sale of the
fraternity's former house at 17th
and P streets, the fraternity bought
new windows, rewired the entire
house, fixed the plumbing, built a
deck and restructured the interior.
Furniture and carpeting will use up
the rest of the fund.
Five members worked on the
house this summer, Price said. Other
members pitched in when school
The fraternity reopening provided
a unique opportunity for the group
to play a part in initiating tradi
tions, one member said.
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earns Washington post
By Stephanie Zink
Robert Kleis, UNL executive dean
for the office of international affairs,
has been appointed executive director
of the Board of International Food and
Agricultural Development in Washing
Richard Lonsdale, director of the
UNL Institute for International Studies
and professor of geography, will become
acting executive dean in Kleis' absence.
BIFAD is a seven-member group
appointed by President Reagan. The
group looks at the international devel
opment efforts of U.S. universities
through federal grants and contracts
under Title XII of the Foreign Assist
ance Act of 1975. The bqard is a div
ision of the U.S. State Department.
In terms of conscience, challenge
and opportunity, Kleis said his appoint
ment "Is not to be shied from."
Kleis has been the Title XII program
officer for UNL since 1976, when he was
appointed dean of International Agri
cultural Programs. He was appointed
to his current position in 1984, when
the international affairs office was
UNL is one of about 12 universities
involved with BIFAD projects. These
include a large dryland agricultural
research program in Morocco and edu-
cation projects in South America and
"We have a heavy obligation (to pro
vide development assistance to foreign
countries)," Kleis said. "But the U.S.
also has a strong self-interest in terms
of our own economic, political, cultural
and technological health and welfare."
Kleis will assume his new post on
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