Group Studies Future of Law School

A new blueprint for the future of the Law School may result from a committee study soon to be circulated to members of the Faculty of Law.

The long-awaited report has been in preparation since February, 1962, when Dean Erwin N. Griswold appointed Albert M. Sacks, professor of Law, to chair a committee to study the long-range problems facing the school. Sacks said yesterday that a preliminary report will be completed "some time this spring," and that the faculty should receive a final set of recommendations next fall.

The committee "has not limited itself to a general philosophical discussion," Sacks declared. The report will therefore include "a series of concrete recommendations supported by special suggestions for a future program."

Possible Fund Drive

The committee is considering possible needs for increases in the size of the faculty and student body, the requirements for increased financial aid and expanded physical facilities, and the possibility of beginning a capital fund drive.


The group will assess these needs through a re-examination of the Law School's relation to the legal community. The report will consider the teaching functions of the school, the role of research, and the relation of the staff to law reform, governmental activity, and the legal profession as bases for its concrete recommendations.

New Demands on School

Sacks refused to discuss any specifics under consideration, but he has reported that the committee is considering "the likelihood of new or increased demands on the school and its faculty caused by such trends as the growing complexity of law and the heightened tempo of change in the law, and the resources and facilities which the school may need in order to meet such demands."