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Oct. 10, 1984 - THE AQUINAS - Page 3 . . Legal education improves percent of the population believe we have too many lawyers, saId Martin. "The message' seems to have gone out to those considering law careers that opportunity in the field is not as certain as it once was. Consequently, the number of applicants to law schools has dropped 12 percent nationwide." Due to the wide range of law career possibilities, however, Martin said he feels that this generally accepted belief is false and misleading. In law, as in any field of work, there will always be a certain amount of unemployment, Martin said. Opportunities are , increasing in the area of law which deals with the problems of large organizations, Martin said. The practice of representing the general public, however, is in a process of change. "In the sector of law practice which points itself toward individuals and families, it seems inevitable that there will be domination of legal clinics which will provide cheaper legal services for the middle and low income groups," Martin said. Peter Martin 'BY GREG JONES ~ Legal education and the kinds of opportunities available to lawyers are changing, said Dean Peter Martin of Cornell Law School at a lecture sponsored .by the Pre law Society on Friday. There have been many positive changes in legal education in the last 10 years, Martin said. "Legal education at Cornell, and at many other law schools, is much more "experience-based today," he :. said. "Much more of what goes on (in the classroom) is either lawyering itself, with supervision, or simulation of actual lawyering experience.' , The number of students graduating from law schools has increased immensely in , the last decade, he said, mainly due to the influx of women to the profession. "One thing that has changed is that women are now accepted," said Martin; "Given that acceptance, and a full range of opportunities, wOmen are showing themselves to be less oriented toward public interest and more toward power and bucks." Mythology concerning the field of law is that it consists of only one profession, but this is not true, Martin said. "Law is not a single career, but is many different careers," he added. "Most lawyers are not doing divorces, real , estate work or counseling individuals and families. MallY of them are within the government, representing its many capacities ·or representing corporations with their legal problems." Another myth concerning th~ profession is that there is an excess of--lawyers in America. According to a recent Gannett Poll, 73 Rock Hall may be home of new campus chapel BY MIKE KOMOLA renovations which have-been made to the Aquinas News Staff' structure were necessary~ regardless of Rock Hall, which was officially whether or not it 'becomes a chapel," he dedicated last Wednesday, will probably added. . be used as the University's main chapel, A new sound system, air conditioJ:ling said Rev. Thomas Masterson, S.J., and a heating unit have b.een added to> director of Campus Ministries. the building, he said. In addition, the" The hall, located in the 400 block of floors and woodwork were refinished. All Monroe Avenue, is named in honor of of these renovations were badly needed, the late Rev. Joseph Rock, S.J., he said. 'professor of history at the University, Several daily masses will still be who died two years ago., offered in the St. Ingatius Chapel. "We're awaiting the final decision of', ,Students may also use it for personal the Jesuit community, whiCh should come prayer although its size will be reduced. within the next·few days," Masterson "It will probably be about half the size it said. is now," he said. Based on the positive responses he "There is a definite possibility that we received after consulting with other will begin using Rock Hall for Sunday Jesuits and students, Masterson said he masses even before the new furnishings expects the decision to go in favor of the come in, if the decision favors the new chapel. , chapel," Masterson said. "We would Plans for the chapel are complete, he make arrangements for temporary said. "The exact designs are all in order furniture and altar." . and a drawing of the entire layout has Students seemed very enthusiastic been on display," he added. about using Rock Hall for Sunday Furniture for the proposed chapel has Il).asses, he added. already been chosen, Masterson said. If ,Masterson said that he appreciates the the decision comes in favor of the chapel, "suggestions he has received in regard to Masterson said he will be able to order ·the proposed new chapel. "It is always the furniture immediately. helpful to hear the opinions of those in "In the unlikely event the decision the University community concerning the goes against the chapel idea, all of the plans," he said. Senate approves new O'Hara Dag BY PAUL ORGEL Aquinas Asst. News Editor The University Senate announced Friday that this spring's Frank O'Hara Day festivities will take place on a weekday, probably the first Wednesday.in May. Two standing committees - a planni~g committe and a ways and means committee - were also elected and approved of by the legislative body at its first meeting of the school year. The Senate suggested last year.that O'Hara Day be scheduled for a weekday instead of a Saturday, and the recommendation was approved during the summer, said _ Senate Secretary Dr. Frank Homer. Much of the work from bills introduced to the Senate will be delegated to the two subcommitties, said Senate' Chairman Dr. Francis Jordan. The Senate also agreed to pass the issue of whether Scranton should become a nuclear free zone to the planning committee to determine whether interest is still present. In his report to the Senate, lJ:niv~rsity Presid~nt, Rev. J.A. Panuska said construction of the new dormitory is· on schedule. Presently being considered is the appropriate' mixture of students to reside in the structure, he said. Panuska added that the renovations being made on' Jefferson Hall and Rock Hall are almost complete The President's report included information on University enrollment. Panuska said enrollment has· increased in the undergraduate day schools" decreased in the Dexter Hanley College, and is stable overall. Panuska said that the average Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of this year's freshman class are 141 points higher than the national average. He added that 54 percent of this year~s freshmen were in the top fifth of their high school classes. The University has attracted these students "while giving aid to only those students who need it," he said. 'where'~ the chern lab? Photo by Keith Lane Boxes ,containing hardware and new cabinets for renovations in the third floor chemistry laboratories of,Loyola Hall were unloaded from a truck Monday. L.Work will beg,in today.
|Title||The Aquinas 1984-10-10|
|Description||Issue of the University of Scranton student newspaper, The Aquinas. This edition includes a four-page arts/features magazine, "Corner Talk."|
|Volume and Issue||Vol. 57, No. 6|
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