In 1859 the Department of Law began its work in education at the the university of Michigan, with three professors and ninety students. The faculty consisted of Thomas M. Cooley, James V. Campbell and Charles I. Walker. Judge Cooley resided in Ann Arbor and the other gentlemen lived in Detroit. At this time these men were young and inexperienced in educational work and had not achieved in any marked degree, success at the bar. Today the lives of Cooley, Campbell and Walker make up some of the best chapters in the history of the State of Michigan, and the better part of their lives was spent in teaching law at the University of Michigan. These three truly great men and great teachers have passed away, but the walls within which they taught still stand and the books they wrote still instruct and inspire.
Knowlton, Jerome C. "Recollection of the Law Department." Inlander 11 (1901): 226-8.