Hon. James Brown Scott '90, solicitor for the Department of State at Washington, will deliver a lecture on "The Factors that Make for Peace" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8 o'clock. The lecture will be open to members of the Union only.
While he was a student at the University, Mr. Scott specialized in international law, and after being graduated studied the same subject at the Universities of Berlin, Heidelberg, and Paris. He returned to this country in 1894, to take up the practice of law in Los Angeles, where he remained until 1899. He organized the Law School of the University of Southern California, of which he became dean. He acted as dean of the College of Law of the University of Illinois from 1899 to 1903, when he accepted the position of professor of law at the Columbia Law School. In 1906 he became professor of law, and later of international law, at George Washington University, and in the same year was appointed solicitor for the State Department.
Mr. Scott was a member of educational congresses at the Paris Exposition in 1900, and at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. He was also a delegate from the United States to the second international Peace Conference, which was held at the Hague in 1907. He fought in the Spanish War as corporal in a California regiment.
Mr. Scott is editor of the American Journal of International Law and of the American Case Book Series. He has also edited Fitzgerald's "Omar Khayyam." He is the author of numerous books on law, and in addition has contributed to many legal and educational journals.
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