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Harvard Law Review.

Published Monthly, during the Academic Year, by Harvard Law Students.

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J.W. MACK, Business Manager.

Editorial Board.
John Jay McKelvey
Editor in Chief
Joseph H. Beale, Jr.,
Bancroft G. Davis,
Bertram Ellis, Treasurer,
Marland C. Hobbs,
Wm. A. Hayes, Jr.,
Blewett H. Lee,
Julian W. Mack,
Henry M. Williams,
John Wells Morss,
John M. Merriam,
John H. Wigmore,
Geo. R. Nutter,
Alexander Winkler,
Paul C. Ransom.


IN publishing the first number of the Harvard Law Review the editors feel it necessary to offer a few words of explanation. The Review is not intended to enter into competition with established law journals, which are managed by lawyers of experience, and have already a firm footing with the profession.

Our object, primarily, is to set forth the work done in the school with which we are connected, to furnish news of interest to those who have studied law in Cambridge, and to give, if possible, to all who are interested in the subject of legal education, some idea of what is done under the Harvard system of instruction. Yet we are not without hopes that the Review may be serviceable to the profession at large. From the kind offers of assistance on the part of the professors in the Law School, and from the list of the alumni who have consented to write for the Review, we feel sure that the contributed articles will prove of permanent value.

It will be our aim to develop the Review on the lines we have indicated, in the hope of deserving the support which we have already received. If we succeed, we shall endeavor to enlarge our field as much as is consistent with our plan. If we fail, we shall at least have the satisfaction of believing that our work has been honestly done in the interests of the Law School and of its alumni.

During the present year a new departure has been made in the line of student law-trials, which, owing to the fact that it bids fair to become a permanent feature of student work, is worthy of some comment. The plan embodied the conduct of a complete jury trial from the formal opening of court to the rendering of verdict, and, in spite of many obstacles, has been carried out with remarkable success. The object was to assimilate the trials as nearly as possible to actual trials. This has