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. . . and its Pioneers



To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

With due respect to Messrs. Trautman and Cohen, let me deny that the "Seven-Year Plan" (Combined College-Law Curriculum) will produce its first graduates next June, as reported in the CRIMSON Thursday.

Roland E. Shaine and I, both of the Class of 1941, were the first students to embark on this Plan--just ten years ago. Roland completed the program, as scheduled, in 1944. I had a four-year in the Army between my fourth and fifth years but I managed to finish in September, 1947.

We pioneers remember the red tape out strange status entailed. In twenty (or maybe thirty) years the trail we broke through University and Lehman Halls should be a little clearer.

As pioneers, trail-breakers, etc., we are not seeking statues or even plaques for ourselves But we would like to avoid oblivion for another year or so. Moreover, the Plan is a good one, well worth continuing in times when lawyers are in increasing number convinced that the narrow view of the law will not suffice if the rule of law is to survive; and it did not take ten years to produce a graduate. Charles O Porter, '41 '44 ('47)

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