National Affairs: Lay Lawyer

Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith of New York never took Bar examinations. But he has studied law. So expert has he become on his State's constitution that one Manhattan law firm would pay him $50.000 per annum to join its staff if he were free and qualified. Last week. Smith-smitten citizens proposed an act of the New York

Legislature to recognize Governor Smith's lay training in the law, to admit him unexamined to the Bar.

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