University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

Guide to the Legal Eagles, Eagle Exes - Law School Football Team History and Correspondence, 1955-1997



Collection Summary

Creator: Wright, Charles Alan, 1927-2000
Title: Legal Eagles, Eagle Exes - Law School Football Team History and Correspondence
Dates: 1955-1997
Abstract: The collection contains documents and photographs created, distributed, and received by Legal Eagles and Eagle Exes during the years of Professor Charles Alan Wright’s tenure as head coach, from 1955 to 1997.
Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

The Legal Eagles were formed in 1955 as the Law School’s intramural football team, headed by then twenty-eight year old law professor Charles Alan Wright. Over his forty-year engagement as head coach and eventually as Athletic Director in 1991, the Legal Eagles gained an impressive winning record with 330 wins, 44 losses, and 5 ties. Wright’s Legal Eagles were also frequent victors of the Grad-Law Division Championships and All-University Championships. Since the death of Charles Alan Wright in 2000, adjunct Professor Brian Rider has served as the Athletic Director of the Legal Eagles.

The first Eagle Exes team was formed in 1956, composed of former Legal Eagles team members eager to engage the standing Legal Eagles team in a post-season match. The Eagle Exes annually face the Legal Eagles during the Beer Bowl, vying for the William F. Young, Jr. Memorial Trophy. The tradition of the yearly show-down between the Eagles and the Exes continues today.


Contents of the Collection

The collection contains administrative documents, including membership rosters, schedules, and game statistics, as well as incoming and outgoing correspondence, team photographs, and chronologically ordered accounts of team history.


Arrangement of the Collection

Arranged in a single box in the following series: Administrative information and correspondence; photographs; team history and statistics.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

The collection and any reproductions of the collection are made available for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research only.

Tarlton Law Library does not hold the copyright to the materials, unless it has been transferred to the library by the creator. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the copyright status and to obtain permission from the copyright holder before publishing any materials from the collection.

Some collections may contain sensitive or confidential information protected under federal and state privacy laws. The researchers are encouraged to report any such information to staff.

The University of Texas at Austin is not responsible for violations of intellectual property rights and any other laws or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that result from unauthorized use of the collection by the researcher.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wright, Charles Alan, 1927-2000.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law. Legal Eagles.
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law. Eagle Exes.
Subjects
University of Texas at Austin. School of Law — Traditions and Activities.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

Charles Alan Wright Papers may be found at Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Legal Eagles, Eagle Exes - Law School Football Team History and Correspondence, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Katy Telling, 2017.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Legal Eagles, Eagle Exes - Law School Football Team History and Correspondence, 1955-1997

box folder
1 1 "The Legal Eagles," 1955-1992
2 Rosters, schedules, statistics, 1955-1978
3 Outgoing correspondence, 1970-1981
4 Incoming correspondence, 1970-1980
5 Correspondence, Charles Alan Wright and Bernard J. Ward
6 Photographs
7 Team history and statistics, 1993
8 Team history and statistics, 1994
9 Team history and statistics, 1995
10 Team history and statistics, 1997