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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1893)
one of the most scholarly and logical minds
at the Nebraska bar, equity ; W. H. Munger.
the well known Fremont attorney, corpo
rations; Hon. Frank Irvine, one the su
preme court commissioners, damages; Hon.
J. H. Broady, who has recently removed to
Lincoln because of his large and increasingly
important business, federal jurisprudence and
practice ; W. V. Giflin, of Pawnee City, one
of the ablest attorneys in southeastern Ne
braska, executors and administrators: lion.
John C. Watson, of Nebraska City, Supreme
Justice Maxwell, of Fremont, and Judge W.
G. Hastings, of the Fifth judicial district,
whose names are household words in this
state, criminal law, code pleading, and judg
ments and executions respectively ; Mr. Jacob
Faweett, the well known insurance attorney
of Omaha, insurance, and Hon. S. H. Sedg
wick, one of the ablest members of the York
countv bar, landlord and tenant. Mr. C. A.
Robbins, a law writer of note, has been added
to the list of instructors, and will have charge
of the moot courts and will assist the dean
generally in the quizzes.
The course has been simplified, and more
systematxally arranged. Some subjects
have been dropped from the course in order
to give more attention to those of most im
portance. The method of instruction has
been changed also, and, instead of an almost
purely lecture system, the student is encour
aged to read for himself, and the result of
his reading is brought out in the daily quiz
on the subject. The difficult problems are
discussed and explained, and wrong impres
sions corrected. This method of instruction
is approximately what is known as the
The Law School starts out on its third year
with the most promising prospects. A mem
bership of fifty-two has ahead' been enrolled,
and others are constantly being added. With
the hearty support of the University authori
ties, of which we feel assured, there is no
valid reason why the College of Law should
not become a well-recognized department of
the University, and be the means of adding
to its rapidly growing fame.
The recitation "hour" at Yale has been re
duced to fifty minutes.
The enrollment of the Leland Stanford Jr.
univcrsit' is about Soo.
Cornell is said to have 500 free scholar
ships, aggregating $150,000.
The membcis of Greek letter fraternities
in the colleges number 77,000. Exchange.
The University of Chicago opened on
Oct. 2. The attendance already numbers
over 1 ,000.
Harvard reports 2,804 students: Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, 1.950 : Princeton, 1,130 ;
Oberlin. 1,300; Cornell, 1,600: Columbia,
Co-operative book-buying is being agi
tated at the University of Kansas, and the
University of Wisconsin, it seems to meet
with success wherever it is tried.
Of the thirty young women who have ap
plied for admission to post-graduate work at
Yale, eight are from Smith college. Smith
has a good reputation for hard and consci
The Rocky Moitnlain Collegian, from the
agricultural school at Fort Collins, Colorado,
announces with great solemnity that the en
rollment has reached 115. This high-water
mark is the more remarkable when the hard
tidies and monev stnnjjencv are considered.
The Courier, from the K. S. U., devotes
several columns each week to foot ball, which
seems to be the all absorbing topic among
the students there. From the pages of the
Courier one would infer that the erstwhile
"invincible eleven" has a wholesome respect
for the raw-boned young men from Baker
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