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Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Hed. AH rights reserved.
Volume 92, Issue 9
Thursday, March 29, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSports Arts 962-0245
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Glut of lawyers worries students
By FRANK PROCTOR
While law students across the country
may be concerned about possible over
crowding in the legal profession and what
it means for their chances of finding jobs,
law school administrators say the surplus
of lawyers is not a problem in North
N.C. Bar Association statistics indicate
there is one lawyer in the state for every
547 citizens. But for the United States,
the rate is one lawyer per 390 people.
"There are obviously more lawyers
now relative to the number of jobs open
ing, but the people who have a good
record in law school have no problem fin
ding opportunities," said Leon Corbett
Jr., assistant dean of the Wake Forest
University law school. He agreed with
other administrations that there are more
people entering the legal profession now
Kenneth Broun, dean of the UNC
School of Law, agreed. He said UNC's
law school consistently places more than
90 percent of its graduates in the legal
profession within the first year after
One route law graduates are taking in
increasing numbers is the business world.
"There are a lot of things a person can do
with a law degree other than practice
law," Broun said, adding that a law
degree can be especially useful in a
For those students who have a hard
time in the job-finding process, a few ad
justments in career plans may be
necessary, said Paul Carrington, dean of
Pine Room to close Sunday.
Fast Break expands service
The Pine Room cafeteria will close
Sunday, but no drastic changes in student
food service are expected, ARA Food
Service Director Tony Hardee said.
Hardee said a cafeteria line similar to
the arrangement used over Christmas
would be set up in the dining area of the
Fast Break. The new line, which will open
Monday morning for breakfast, will serve
meats and vegetables, but offer a little
less variety than the Pine Room because
of limited space in the Fast Break.
Seating will be in the Great Hall.
According to Hardee, renovation of
the upper level of Lenoir Hall requires in
stallation of plumbing and electrical
hook-ups from the basement and these
installations force the closing of the Pine
In addition to the new cafeteria on the
upper level that will open in August,
Hardee said the present Pine Room facili
America's values sapped
Speaker suggests new economic ideas
By FRANK PROCTOR
Belief in traditional progress-oriented
economics has sapped America's ap
preciation for values, Robert Hamrin,
Sen. Gary Hart's former economic ad
viser, told an audience of 70 people in
Carroll Hall Wednesday night.
Hamrin, who served Hart's adviser
from 1982 to 1983 and who is currently a
member of the
said a "reconcep
and methods" is
required to pro
duce a "nobler,
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His speech, sponsored by the UNC In
stitute of Government, was part of
Carolina Symposium '84.
America's present economic structure
fails to provide goals to which everyone
can contribute, fails to foster socially
responsible management and fails to
create a rationale for distribution of
justice and equality, Hamrin said.
"The shape of the American economy
will influence significantly the quality of
American life." Hamrin said. He said
American economic policy should be
concerned with the effects of
on the average
"For answers, we have to journey to
the realm of history and values," Hamrin
said. "What is really to be questioned is
the Duke University law school. Duke
placed most of its graduates into the legal
profession last year, but there are always
"some who are disappointed in their
placement prospects (and) may have to
make some adjustments in what they had
planned to do," he said.
Carrington hesitated to call the nation
wide trend toward a surplus of lawyers a
bad thing. The trend means that more
peop'e are familiar with the law and their
rights as citizens than ever before, he
Law schools in North Carolina try to
keep their enrollments high. But this has
not produced a glut of lawyers because a
large number of graduates of the three
major law schools leave the state to prac
tice law. Only about 10 percent of Duke
law school graduates remain in North
Carolina, while the number of Wake
Forest graduates practicing in North
Carolina is around 60 percent.
Those on the front-line of job-hunting,
UNC law students themselves, were not
so certain that North Carolina had
escaped the nationwide trend.
"People around here are worried
about job prospects in general especially
those who are not up in the top of the
class," said Mike Propst, a third-year law
student from Chapel Hill. He said he
thought there was a surplus of lawyers in
choice areas of the state, such as the
Triangle and Winston-Salem.
Roxboro native Patty Nece agreed.
"Part of our problem is reaching the
small firms," she said. Outside of the
concentrated urban areas of North
Carolina, there may be more opportunities.
ty would be remodeled into a fast food
restaurant with a pizza parlor. The
restaurant will open sometime during the
1985 spring semester."
Hardee gave the following hours of
operation for the cafeteria line in the Fast
Break: Breakfast Monday through
Friday 7 a.m-10:30 a.rri.; Lunch Mon
day through Sunday 11 a.m.-l:30 p.m.;
and Dinner Monday through Sunday 5
p.m.-7 p.m. The Fast Break will maintain
ARA will distribute flyers with the new
times to all residence hall rooms
sometime this week and will place an ad
with The Daily Tar Heel. Hardee said
everything possible would be done to in
sure students a dependable food service
throughout the transition period.
the prevailing industrial-era values which
have permeated our society. The
challenge is... also to the intellectual bag
gage we carry."
Hamrin linked this challenge for a new
economic view to a debate currently rag
ing within the Democratic Party pver an
industrial policy for the United States. He
said advocacy of an industrial policy grew
out of the failure of "macroeconomic
manipulations" that have been tried for
20 years in America.
Industrial policy advocates fall into
two broad categories, Hamrin said. The
first group is made up of labor leaders
who believe the government should in
tervene on a large scale in order to re
industrialize the nation. The second con
sists of those who favor rationalizing the
current set of government policies affec
Hamrin believes the industrial policy
debate holds promise for the future, he
said. However, he pointed out several
major faults of the debate. It is too nar
rowly focused on heavy industries, and
the base of participants in the discussion
is too small, consisting of just a handful
of political and labor leaders.
The industrial policy debate also fails
to take into account the growing in
terdependence of U.S. and world
markets. He added that the debate ig
nores natural resource issues.
Hamrin also said President Reagan's
economic policies have produced a fragile
and superficial recovery. "The American
economy is quite sick and in need of a
new prescription," he said. Hamrin
predicted that inflation would increase in
coming months and pointed out that lor
millions of poor Americans there has
been no economic recovery.
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One student who has found a job is
Cathy Rudisill from Catawba, who will
be working in Washington, D.C. next
year. Rudisill said the jobs were there, but
it requires hard work to find them not
always an easy task for young students
with no connections.
"I think it would help students if we
were made more aware of placement op
portunities," she said.
Dee Dennis Cate, a Massachusetts
native and UNC law students said, "It's
difficult. "You might have to sacrifice a
little of what you'd expected in your first
job in order to get a first job."
Aside from the national surplus of
lawyers, there are really no major pro
blems on the horizon for the legal profes
sion, Broun said. He pointed to legal
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By MICHAEL JENNINGS
Special to the 'DTH
The 1984 John Calvin McNair lecture
has special relevance to a longstanding
regional issue that has recently produced
a flurry of legislative efforts in several
The issue is whether creationist doc
trines should be taught or at least given
a hearing in public schools.
Recent polls show that belief in divine
creation runs high in North Carolina, yet
there is no movement to teach creationism
The Rev. A.R. Peacocke, a
scientist, theologian and dean
of a college at Cambridge Uni
versity in England, will give the
1984 McNair lecture tonight at
8 in Hamilton Hall auditorium.
His topic is "The Disguised
Friend Darwinism and
Divinity." He has said he will try
to show how theology and evo
lutionary science "can mutual
ly enrich each other."
in writing a book is what to put
ethics as an area where more training
ought to be given to law students, but ad
ded that this had always been a problem.
He acknowledged that there has been a
sharp rise recently in the number of civil
cases brought to court. "There seems to
be more litigation, but the courts seem to
be able to take care of it."
The only new problem Carrington said
he saw was that big, "high-elegance" ,
firms may be in danger of pricing
themselves out of the market for services
that can be performed more cheaply by
smaller firms or corporate lawyers. He
added that services for middle-income
clients appeared to be on the rise. He
cited pre paid insurance plans and tax
consultation as areas where this was hap
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in public schools.
Indeed, officials of two fundamentalist
Christian political action groups say they
know of no current efforts to get the
N.C. General Assembly or state school
board to require that creation theory be
taught in public schools.
"This is not to say that we will not in
the future introduce such a motion," An
thony Carr, a lobbyist with the non
denominational Churches for Life and
Lamarr Mooneyham, president of the
state's Moral Majority branch, said he is
not sure if people would support a crea
tionism teaching bill.
"But I'm confident they would," he
said. "Reasonable people hold to the
belief that truth does not fear an open
A Supreme Court ruling in 1968 found
that an Arkansas law which banned Dar
win's theory found the classroom
violated the constitutional guarantee of
Creationists responded with a call for
laws requiring the balanced teaching of
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Package helps students
interested in law school
By AMY STYERS
Students are exploring legal career op
portunities earlier, according to responses
an information package developed by the
Law School Admission Council and the
Law School Admissions Services.
The Law School Admission Council in
cludes all law schools approved by the
American Bar Association. Its operating
arm, the Law School Admissions Ser
vices, administers the Law School Admis
sion Test. '
"A full third of the students who
ordered the Law Package are in their
freshman or sophomore years," Bruce I.
Zimmer, vice president of LSAS, said in a
The Law Package is a collection of
materials designed to educate students
about legal career options and law school
admission policies. It also offers helpful
information concerning such things as the
SAT, financial aid availability, and key
facts about U.S. 'and Canadian law
Paul Richard, LSAC director of special
projects, cited economic factors as the
motivation behind students' early con
cern over career options. "A college
degree does not guarantee stability any
more," he said in a recent interview.
While job opportunities in the legal ser
vices field actually have decreased within
the past few years, there is an expanding
number of opportunities for persons with
law degrees in a variety of other areas,
Richard said. He noted that even the
liberal arts and scientific fields are open
to persons with legal training.
More and more business students are
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evolutionary theory and creation theory.
They claimed that scientific evidence lent
support to both theories.
In 1981, however, Arkansas enacted a
law that required the teaching of both
"creation science and the evolution
science." Later the same year, a federal
court struck down the law, ruling that it
violated the constitutional separation of
church and state.
In January 1984, the Texas state board
of education ruled that biology textbooks
used in the state's schools do not have to
mention the theory of evolution.
A creationist teaching bill has passed in
the Mississippi state Senate, and one has
been proposed in Georgia. Creationist
lobbyists have sought, so far unsuc
cessfully, to have such a bill introduced in
A recent Carolina Poll taken by the
UNC School of Journalism found that in
North Carolina more women than men
believe in sudden, divine creation. Fifty
six percent of the women said they believ
ed in creation, while 47 percent of the
men held the creationist view.
looking to legal training as a productive
route for continuing their education. Of
the approximately 5,600 students who
ordered The Law Package, 21 percent
have concentrated studies in business, ac
counting, or finance. This field was ex
ceeded only by government and political
science, which made up 25 percent of the
"I think this figure indicates that
students are more career oriented today,"
Zimmer said. Students are seeing legal
training as a real asset in the business
field, he said.
Even with the expanding career fields
for legal training, law schools are not
overcrowded. Nationally, law school
enrollment was down by 0.5 percent dur
ing the 1982-1983 school year, Richard
The Law Package, which was advertis
ed on the UNC campus in November,
also includes a sample Law School Ad
mission Test and an answer key. Students
can return the test to the admission coun
cil for an analysis of their test results. As
of the beginning of March, 270 students
had returned the sample LSAT, Richard
said. Individual school figures have not
yet been compiled, he said.
The Law Package is designed to give
students valuable information about law
schools and careers before they invest the
money and time involved in actually ap
plying. "While more than 1 13,000 people took
the LSAT during the 1982 test year, only
42,034 actually entered law school in the
fall of 1982," Zimmer said. He said that
students can use The Law Package to
help them decide if law school is for
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Belief in some form of evolution
whether divinely guided or occurring
without God was found to be likelier
among respondents who were educated
Of those who had no more than a high
school education, 62 percent expressed
belief in creation, while 37 percent of
those who had been to college held that
There is no poll evidence on support in
North Carolina for the teaching of crea
tion theory in public schools. A 1 98 1
public opinion survey conducted by NBC
News indicated that 76 percent of all
Americans favored the teaching of both
the biblical and the evolutionary theories
of man's origin.
Martha Jenner, head of science at the
N.C. School of Science and Math in
Durham, a state-supported secondary
school for the gifted, said biology classes
there discuss various theories of the origin
of life, including divine creation.
Covering different views has "helped
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