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Epstein Helps Found Law Reserach Institute

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The name of Jacob Epstein appears among several who have underwritten the cost of three years of the Institute for the Study of Law at the Johns Hopkins University. Establishment of the institute was announced by Dr. Joseph H. Ames, acting president of the University.

The Institute, the first of its kind in this country, will devote itself to research concerning legal problems and their social and economic significance. Financial provisions have been made to support the institute for five years. In the meantime an effort will be made to provide a permanent endowment.

Besides Mr. Epstein, those who have underwitten the cost for three years are Edwin G. Baetger, John W. Garett and trustees of the university, including Daniel Willard, president of the baord; B. Howell Griswold, Jr., chairman of the trustee committee on the foundation of the institute, and Theodore Marburg.

Four of the faculty already have been appointed. They will organize the institute when the University opens in the fall.

Among those consulted concerning the palns for the institute are Judge Benjamin N. Cardoza, of New York. Others were Charles E. Hughes, Justice Harlan F. Stone, Elihu Root, Ernest Mr. Hopkins, president of Dartmouth College; Judge R. A. Burch of the Supreme Court of Kansas; Frederic R. Coudert. New York; William Draper Lewis, director of the American Law Institute, D. F. Houston, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Carrill T. Bond, chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

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