Increasing World Commerce Needs Wide Legal Training

Extension of laws once considered purely domestic to the field of international relations was declared inevitable by James M. Landis, Dean of the Faculty of Law, in his annual report to President Conant released last night.

"So much has happened in the world during these last years," he said, "that, as teachers and students of law, we have to reacquaint ourselves with what was once a familiar scene," and he expressed satisfaction that every teaching member of the faculty planned to return after war service.

More Foreign Students Expected

Landis predicted that American universities would draw increasing numbers of students from other lands whose training in Roman civil law could not fail to influence American law and men engaged in world commerce.

Conversely, the body of American jurisprudence, "the problems of the Sherman Act, for example, tie in with the issue of international cartels. Public regulation in the field of aircraft, also, immediately transcends any purely national concept."


For the Law School itself, Landis outlined the policy of permitting students to complete the full course in a little more than two years, by admitting classes three times a year and maintaining a three-term schedule.