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Description

First opening its doors in 1859, the University of Michigan Law School has now accumulated a full century of experience in educating young men and young women for the practice of law. Two years ago, the law faculty, taking note of the approach of the Centennial year, established a research project under the financial auspices of the William W. Cook Endowment Fund, in order to engage in a serious study of all aspects of the school's activities down the years, and to prepare a complete and definitive report on this first century of history. In charge of the project and supervising it throughout has been Professor William Wirt Blume, a long-time member of the law faculty and a legal historian of ripened experience and repute. He was fortunate in obtaining the services of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, a law graduate who, as the research associate in immediate charge, has displayed great skill and infinite thoroughness in assembling the history, preparing the charts, graphs and statistical compilations, and writing the manuscript for the volume.

Mrs. Brown has explored all of the pertinent records of the school and its activities, and there are at least some records from the very beginning. Her researches have covered the proceedings of the Board of Regents, the minutes of the law faculty (available from 1895 to date), committee reports of the law faculty, annual reports of the Dean to the President and Board of Regents, annual announcements of the Law School from 1883 to date, the catalogue (sometimes called the calendar) of the University of Michigan, 1859 to date, and all of the internal student and other records of the Law School itself from the date of opening the doors in October of 1859. These have served as the basic materials for this volume.

Publication Date

1959

Publisher

University of Michigan Law School

City

Ann Arbor

Keywords

University of Michigan Law School, History, Law schools, Cook (William W.), Law school deans, Curriculum, Law professors, Law students

Disciplines

Legal Education | Legal History | Legal Profession

Legal Education at Michigan, 1859-1959

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