Dean Gordon A. Christenson

The following information relates to the School from 1971 to 1977.

Location of the Law School
Myers Hall

Number of students
1972: 497 students, 282 full-time, 215 part-time
1973: 601 students: 344 full-time (62 women, 282 men); 257 part-time (42 women, 215 men)
1975: First-year class is 40% women
1977: 800 students
1972: Strong recruitment of minorities

Faculty & staff
1972: 21 full-time, 23 part-time professors; Office of Placement and Alumni Affairs formed
1974: 23 full-time, 50 part-time professors
1977: 22 full-time, 26 part-time professors; Admissions Office formed; full-time women faculty, 1 in 1973, 2 more in 1977

Degrees granted
1974: 194 J.D. degrees conferred

Charter, incorporation, merger
1972: Income formula changed from 50% university, 50% WCL to 20% university, 80% WCL

Library
1973: Patrick E. Kehoe, B.C.S., J.D., M.L.Libr., becomes law librarian 1974: 87,000 volumes

Student Publications
1972-1974: Law School Newsletter published

Curriculum
1971: Institute for Advanced Studies in Justice
1971: Law and Policy Institute Abroad Program established with Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1972: Legal Methods made a full year
1973: Redesigned first-year curriculum
1973-1974: Joint degree with School of International Service

ABA/AALS
1973: ABA inspection; faculty compensation, physical plant faulted; Clinics, student quality praised
1974: Accrediting standards exceeded

Tuition & Miscellanea
1971: Student ant-Vietnam protests
1973: Law School Council of faculty and students
1974: Tuition $2,500/year, full-time; $94/credit hours part-time; applications 3,600, scholarship fund $125,000

Groups & Organizations
1972: Women's Law Collective
1972: First National Women's Political Caucus meets at WCL
1973: International Law Society
1977: Environmental Law Society formed


- Timeline Brochure: Washington College of Law in Celebration of its Centennial: Facts and Events 1896-1996. Compiled by Karen Monroe, '82; Audrey Pia, '84; Di Horvath '86; Lisa Longo, '88; Susan Notar, '90; Melissa McGill, '94; Lycia Watts, '96; under directio of Dr. Paul Purta, Consultant and former Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement.

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