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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the UT School of Law Records, 1883-1896, 1981



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas. School of Law
Title: UT School of Law Records
Dates: 1883-1896, 1981
Abstract: The University of Texas School of Law Records document the early history of legal education at UT from 1883 to 1896 through moot court case proceedings and minutes, in addition to four reel-to-reel tape recordings of the 1981 Law Library dedication.
Accession No.: 68-134; 81-75
OCLC No.: 849397343
Extent: 2 boxes, 4 reel-to-reels
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Department started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Department appointed its first dean, John C. Townes, in 1901, and moved out of the basement and into its own building in 1908. The Department of Law became the School of Law in 1920.

By 1935, it had become one of the largest law schools in the United States. In 1952 construction began on Townes Hall. Two additional buildings were later added: Jones Hall, completed in 1981, which became home to the Tarlton Law Library; and the Connally Center, dedicated in 2001, which houses the Eidman Courtroom, the Advocacy Program (established 1978), and Clinical Legal Education (established 1974).

Abridged from:

"A Brief History of the Law School." About. School of Law. University of Texas at Austin. Accessed May 29, 2013. http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/history.html.

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Scope and Contents

The University of Texas School of Law Records document the early history of legal education at UT from 1883 to 1896 through moot court case proceedings and minutes, in addition to four reel-to-reel tape recordings of the 1981 Law Library dedication.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas. School of Law -- Archives.
Subjects
Law libraries--Texas.
Law--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States.
Law--Study and teaching--Texas--Austin--History--Sources.
Moot courts--United States.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the University of Texas School of Law History Files, 1889-1992, undated; UT School of Law Class Composites, 1884-1959; UT School of Law Buildings in Photographs Collection, circa 1880s-2009; and other collections at the Tarlton Law Library Rare Books and Special Collections in Austin, Texas.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Sound Archives.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

UT School of Law Records, 1883-1896, 1981, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1968; 1981; 1986; 2004.

Subsequent revisions were made by Vanessa Attia, May 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4M480 Law School Moot Court proceedings for terms, 1883-1884, 1884-1885, 1887-1888
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4Q399 Law School Moot Court cases, minutes, legal glossary, 2 volumes, 1892-1896
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Sound Archives 4 reel-to-reel tape recordings of the U.T. Law School Library dedication, January 6, 1981

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