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Ford's Grant Would Help Build Library


The Law School has been unable to raise the money necessary to match a Ford Foundation building grant made two years ago, John A. King '40, Secretary for International Legal Studies, said yesterday. The University must match the grant in order to build the desired addition to the library in Langdell Hall.

This building grant is part of a larger gift of $2,050,000, presented in January, 1955, for expansion in the field of international legal studies. The gift was also earmarked for two new professorships and a ten-year liquidating grant to be spent on research and fellowships.

Katz Holds New Professorship

One professorship, filled shortly after the grant was announced, is called the Henry L. Stimson Professorship of Law, and is now held by Milton Katz, director of the legal studies program. The second post has neither been "specifically" named nor filled, King said.

King also announced that the research grant, which will expire in eight years, has so far helped bring 30 students from abroad to study at the Law School. This fund has also aided in financing a research project investigating the responsibility of states in cases involving injured aliens.

Another use to which the fund is being put is the procurement of materials used in case studies in international law. These materials are not collected in one place, King said, and must be gleaned from a wide area.

Difficulty in obtaining such material is one reason why the department wishes to add to the Langdell library. The legal materials now stored in sub-basements might then be made accessible for student use, King said. The Ford grant will pay only half of any building coasts, and the department has "no clear idea" when the needed amount will be raised.

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