In reporting the current news of the Law School we must first speak of the students without whom the school would not exist. Another year has opened, this time with about a ten per cent reduction below last year in student enrollment, and consequently considerable relief from the rather overwhelming peaks of the earlier postwar years. Lawyers are deemed expendable in a military program, and, accordingly, a large proportion of college students intending to study law have, since the beginning of the Korean "police action" in 1950, been called to duty by their Selective Service boards immediately after graduation from college and before enrolling in the Law School. Therefore, pressure on our first-year classes has been considerably reduced during the past two years, but, notwithstanding this fact, with 258 members in the beginning class, 186 in the second-year class, 272 seniors, 24 postgraduate candidates for advanced degrees in law, and three unclassified, the grand total of 743 students is still far above prewar totals. Furthermore, we anticipate that in another year Korean veterans will be returning to civilian life, and when that occurs the pressure on the entering classes will again mount in substantial degree.
E. B. Stason,
THE LAW SCHOOL 1952-53,
Mich. L. Rev.
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