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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 33, Number VI (March 1932)

Appoint law dean,   p. 175


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March, 1932                                                             The
Wisconsin Alumni Magazine
    ~~~~~on Law Dan
        Ltoyd Garrison Named to Post Left Vacant
        y Death of Dean Harry S. Richards in 199-9
L LOYD K. GARRISON of New York city has been se-
   lected by the board of regents to succeed the late
Harry S. Richards as dean of the law school, Presi-
dent Glenn Frank announced on February 17.               DEAN GARRISON
  In a statement Dr. Frank said:                             To tron menk
  "I am directed by the regents to announce the se-
lection of Lloyd K. Garrison of the firm of Parker &
Garrison, New York city, as dean of the law school.
The formal appointment will be made at the March     States has directed
under the solicitor general a na-
meeting of the regents, in confirmation of a vote of the  tion-wide inquiry
into the operation of the bankruptcy
regents informally registered Tuesday. Mr. Garrison  act. This inquiry has
brought him into stimulating
will take office July 1, 1932.                          contact with the
personalities and practices of the le-
  "Mr. Garrison was graduated from Harvard in 1919   gal profession.
and from the Harvard law school in 1922. For the       "Mr. Garrison
is a member of the executive com-
three succeeding years he was associated with the    mittee of the Civil
Service Reform association, treas-
firm of Root, Clark, Buckner & Howland, headed by    urer of the National
Urban League for Civil Service
the distinguished Elihu Root. In 1926 Mr. Garrison   Among Negroes and a
director of the Brearley school
joined in the creation of the firm of Parker & Garrison.  in New York
city. He is a great-grandson of William
  "During 1929, in association with Col. William J.  Lloyd Garrison,
famous abolitionist of Civil war days,
Donovan, formerly assistant attorney general of the  while Mrs. Garrison,
formerly Ellen Jay, is a lineal de-
United States, Mr. Garrison served as counsel to the  scendant of John Jay,
first chief justice of the United
three New York city bar associations in an investiga-  States.
tion of bankruptcy administration conducted before     "Mr. Garrison
comes to the University with an en-
the United States district court in New York. He also  thusiasm of indorsement
from many of the nation's
served on a special committee appointed by the judges  leaders of bench and
bar which few men of his years
of the United States district court of New York to re-  can command. He brings
to his new post a solidity
vise the bankruptcy rules, as well as serving actively  of character and
creativeness of mind that will, 1
on the committees of the New York County Lawyers'    predict, make him a
vital force in the legal education
association and the Association of the Bar of the city  and juridic developments
of the next 25 years."
of New York. He is a member of the American Bar        At the moment Mr.
Garrison is immersed in his
association and author of articles and addresses on the  practice and public
service, devoting a part of his
bankruptcy law.                                         mind to the program
that faces him at Wisconsin
  "Since August, 1930, Mr. Garrison in the capacity of  next autumn.
It is unlikely that there will be any im-
special assistant to the attorney general of the United  mediate overturning
of the system of law teaching.
                                                                Tentatively
he has reached some conclusions.
     AN                                                        As to the
purpose of a law school, he says:
                                                                  "It
seems to me-and this I am saying only
                                                                tentatively,
that a law school has three main
                                                                functions:
                                                                  "First,
to train men how to think; second,
                                                               to give them
a thorough familiarity with legal
                                                               principles
and with the history and develop-
                                                               Ment of law,
and, third, to instil them with
                                                               the highest
ideals of the profession-ideals
                                                               which call
not merely for honest dealing, but
                                                               for active
leadership in continually shaping
                                                               the law and
its processes to meet the changing
                                                               needs of society
and insure justice in the
                                                               largest sense.
                                                               ' "If
our law schools can produce such men
                                                               they will
inevitably become the leaders of
                                           -~~~~~ ~~their generation in those
fields of public serv-
                                                               ice which
require the highest qualities of
                     THE LAW BUILDING                          courage, intelligence
and statesmanship."
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