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their names and places of abode, and shall immediately communicate the whole of the particulars to the Magistrate, or joint Magistrate, for his orders.

Third. Should intelligence of a sacrifice declared illegal by this regulation, not reach the police officers until after it shall actually have taken place, or should the sacrifice have been carried into effect before their arrival at the spot, they will, nevertheless, institute a full inquiry into the circumstances of the case, in like manner as on all other occasions of unnatural death, and report them for the information and orders of the Magistrate, or joint Magistrate, to whom they may be subordinate.

4. First. On receipt of the reports required to be made by the Police Darogabs, under the provision of the foregoing section, the Magistrate or joint Magistrate of the jurisdiction in which the sacrifice

may have taken place, shall inquire into the circumstances of the case, and shall adopt the necessary measures for bringing the parties concerned in promoting it, to trial before the Court of Circuit.

Second. It is hereby declared that, after the promulgation of this regulation, all persons convicted of aiding or abetting in the sacrifice of a Hindoo widow, by burning or burying her alive, whether the sacrifice be voluntary on her part or not, shall be deemed guilty of culpable homicide, and shall be liable to punishment by fine or by imprisonment, or by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court of Circuit, according to the nature and circumstances of the case, and degree of guilt established against the offender; nor shall it be held to be any plea of justification that he or she was desired by the party sacrificed to assist in putting her to death.

Third. Persons committed to take their trial before the Court of Circuit for the offence above mentioned, shall be admitted to bail or not, at the discretion of the Magistrate or joint Magistrate, subject to the general rules in force in regard to the admission of bail.

Fifth. It is deemed necessary to declare, that nothing contained in this regulation, shall be construed to preclude the Court of Nizamut Adawlut from passing sentence of death on persons convicted of using violence or compulsion, or of having assisted in burning or burying alive a Hindoo widow, while laboring under a state of intoxication or stuperfaction, or other causes impeding the exercise of her free will, when from the aggravated nature of the offence proved against the prisoner, the Court may see no circumstances to render him or her, a proper object of mercy.

The Law Institution of Harvard University. This law-school is in a flourishing state. The present number of students is thirty-six, baving increased to this number from twenty-seven, at which it stood at the time of our former notice of the school in October last ; and there is, as we understand, a fair prospect of a still more rapid rate of increase in the autumn; that being the time of the commencement of our academical year in the United States generally. The following circular gives the outline of the plan of instruction and course of reading.

'The design of this Institution is to afford a complete course of legal education for gentlemen destined for the bar in the different parts of the United States, and also elementary instruction for gentlemen not destined for the bar, but yet desirous of qualifying themselves for public life or for commercial business. The various branches of public and constitutional law, the common law, admiralty, maritime, and equity law, are taught, with occasional illustrations of foreign law.

· The immediate superintendence and direction of the school will be by Mr. Ashmun, Royall Professor of Law in the University, who will occasionally deliver lectures and make examinations of the students. Mr. Justice Story, Dane Professor of Law in the University, resides in Cambridge, and during the intervals of his judicial duties will assist in the superintendence of the School. He will deliver lectures upon all the branches of law belonging to his Professorship, viz. upon the Law of Nature and Nations, and upon Maritime, Commercial, Equity, and Constitutional Law.

There will be three terms and three vacations in the year, corresponding with those of the undergraduates :— The first vacation is of two weeks, from the Wednesday preceding the 25th of December; the second, of two weeks, from the first Wednesday in April; and the third, of six weeks, next preceding Commencement, which is on the last Wednesday in August.

"Students may generally be accommodated with rooms in the college buildings upon the same terms as undergraduates, and may, if they choose, board in commons as resident graduates, at the rate of $ 1 75 per week. The fees for instruction are $ 100 per annum, for which the students have the use of lecture rooms, the library, and the privilege of attending all the public lectures of the University gratis; and the opportunity of instruction in the modern languages on the payment of $ 10 per annum for each language studied. Genilemen, who are graduates of a college, will complete their education in three years; those who are not graduates, in five years. But instruction will be given for stated periods, as may suit the convenience of students, without subdividing any of the terms.

No previous examination is necessary for admission. But every student will be expected to bring from his parents or friends a certificate of his good character, and some general statement of

his previous studies. Bonds will be required for the payment of all dues to the College.

The following has been adopted as the general course of study. It is intended that the books named in the first column, as the 'Regular Course,' shall be read by the students in classes for stated and frequent examinations; and that the others shall be read as a parallel course, as the previous studies, and the leisure and progress of the student shall allow.

"The students have the use of an extensive Law Library, and access to the Library of the University, containing about thirty thousand volumes. They are furnished with all the books used as class books, except where they prefer to supply themselves, as they frequently will, for the purpose of making references and notes, with a view to future study and practice.

'In addition to the course of reading, the students occasionally write dissertations upon subjects connected with it; and every week a moot court is held, at which, in rotation, they argue questions of law. They have also a debating club for miscellaneous discussions, and improvement in extempore elocution.

COURSE OF STUDY.
Regular Course.

Parallel Course. Blackstone's Commentaries. Sullivan's Lectures. Wooddeson's Lectures. Hale's History of the Common Kent's Commentaries.

Law.

LAW OF PERSONALTY. Bacon's Abridgment, selected Angell on Limitations. titles.

Bingham on Infancy. Dane's Abridgment, do. Collinson on Idiots and Lunatics. Chitty on Contracts.

Hammond's Nisi Prius. Phillipps on Evidence.

Kyd on Awards. Chitty on Pleading.

Kyd on Corporations. Saunders’s Reports and Notes. Reeves' Domestic Relations. Select Cases.

Reeve's History of English Law. Starkie on Evidence.

Roberts on the Statute of Frauds.
Roper on Legacies.
Roper on Husband and Wife.
Starkie on Slander.

Toller's Executors.
COMMERCIAL AND MARITIME LAW.
Bacon's Abridgment,'Merchant.’Long on Sales.
Dane's do. 'Insurance.'Phillips on Insurance.
Bailey on Bills.

Benecke on Insurance.
Abbott on Shipping.

Livermore on Agency. Paley on Agency.

Stevens on Average. Marsball on Insurance.

Azuni's Maritime Law. Jones on Bailments.

Gow on Partnership.
Fell on Guarantee.
Selected Cases from the Reports.

LAW OF REAL PROPERTY,
Coke on Littleton.

Runnington on Ejectment. Cruise's Digest-Select titles. Sanders on Uses and Trusts. Fearne on Contingent Remain-Powell on Mortgages. ders.

Angell on Water Courses. Preston on Estates.

Woodfall's Landlord and TenDane's Abridgement-Select ant. titles.

Sugden's Vendors.
Stearns on Real Actions. Jackson on Real Actions.
Select Cases.

EQUITY.
Barton's Suit in Equity. Fonblanque's Equity.
Cooper's Pleadings.

Redesdale's Pleadings.
Maddock's Chancery.

Beames' Pleas in Equity. Newland on Chancery Con- Eden on Injunctions. tracts.

Hoffman's Master in Chancery. Select Cases.

CROWN LAW.
East's Crown Law.
McNally's Evidence.
Russell on Crimes.
Select Cases.

CIVIL LAW.
Gibbon's Roman Empire, ch. Pothier on Obligations.
44.

Domat's Civil Law-Select tiJustinian's Institutes.

tles.
Brown's Civil Law.

Butler's Horæ Juridicæ.

LAW OF NATIONS.
Marten's Law of Nations. Ward's Law of Nations.
Rutherforth's Institutes. Vattel's Do.

Bynkershoek's Law of War.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. American Constitution.

The Federalist, Select Cases in Reports.

Rawle on the Constitution. Professor Hoffman's Law School at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The Maryland Law School is well known to the public, and the already well established reputation of Professor Hoffman and the institution in which he gives his course of legal instruction, renders any particular notice from us unnecessary. In turning over a small volume consisting of the Syllabus of Professor Hoffman's course, and two introductory lectures, however, it occurred to us that some of the passages might answer

the inquires of some of our readers who may not have met with that publication. Professor Hoffman had previously published his Course of Legal Study,'' which, I presume,' says he, was the first manual ever arranged for law students either in England or this country.' And he is certainly not mistaken in trusting to the representations of his friends, as evidence that it has not been without its use. The course of lectures in this institution at the time of these pamphlets being published, commenced on the first Monday of October, and occupied one or two hours of the day during four months. But only a part of the course was then proposed; the whole of which when completed was intended to occupy ten months of the year for two years, as we understand to be the case at present. The following details of the establishment are given :

Presuming it highly probable that a course of public lectures, particularly one of such vast extent as that in which I am engaged, would require various auxiliaries to insure its eventual success, I opened an establishment which I denominated the Maryland Law Institute. Too little regard, we think, has been paid in all countries to the comforts and conveniences of those engaged in the toils of a long and arduous course of study. Students of law, in common with those of divinity and medicine, cannot be too strongly invited to constancy in their pursuits, and this can hardly be expected, unless their studies are directed, their doubts relieved, and the locus studiorum be in itself inviting. When the numerous days and nights, perhaps of many years, are to be spent in intellectual toils, it is fit that some attention be paid even to physical comfort. With this design the establishment has been opened in a spacious and commodious building in South, near Market street, in this city, the apartments of which, have been handsomely fitted up, and arranged in every respect for the accommodation of students. The advantages of this institution are, in brief, a course of methodical study adapted to the students' progress, and their separate views in regard to the place in which they design to practise iheir profession ; colloquial examinations; union of practical with theoretical knowledge; oral and written discussions of legal subjects; frequent presentation of questiones vexate, and resort to an extensive library in every department of legal science and general knowledge.

'In regard to the discipline of the Institute, it is hoped that little more is necessary, than for students to bear in mind the great importance of their pursuits, and that, at a distance from home, with advantages of comparatively brief duration, no moment of time should be recklessly thrown away.

A strict attention, however, will be required to the rules in regard to the hours of study, the silence to be observed in the chambers, their undivided attention to legal subjects during the prescribed hours,

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