John Sherman Myers

John Sherman Myers
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The following information relates to the School from 1956 to 1967.

Location of the Law School
October 1964: John Sherman Myers Law School Building dedicated on AU campus, Chief Justice Earl Warren speaks.

Number of students
1964: 489 students: 234 Day Division (11 women, 223 men); 225 Evening Division (14 women, 241 men)
1966: 547 students

Faculty & staff
1962: 9 full-time, 9 part-time professors
1964: 11 full-time, 12 part-time professors

Admissions
1962: Bachelor's degree, LSAT required. LSAT, average 474 (53 percentile); GPA 2.46
1965: Non-refundable admission deposit initiated
1967: No photos or disclosure of race, color, creed, parents' occupations

Degrees granted
1963: 96 graduates
1964: WCL is first law school on East Coast to change LL.B. to J.D.
1967: 102 graduates, 8 women, 94 men

Library
1964: 37,856 volumes
1966: Mary Lewis Martin, LL.B., becomes law librarian
1967: Helen Steele Jones Book Fund established

Student Publications
1962-65: The Legal Eagle
October 1966-69: The Innuendo

Curriculum
1959: Case study stressed full-time program and graduate program development
1965: Multidisciplinary Center on Administration of Justice established with funding from the ABA
1966: First national clinic for prison inmates (LAWCOR); Torts and Trusts required

ABA/AALS
December 30, 1947: WCL admitted to the American Association of Law Schools

Tuition & Miscellaneous
1962: Tuition $900/year, $5,000 available for scholarships
1965: SBA dues $1/semester
1967: Tuition $1,550/year, full-time

Groups & Organizations
1961: Mooers Lectures
1962: Law Wives' Club
1963: WCL Young Republicans
1964: Student Patent Law Society
1965: First Barrister's Ball
1968: First Tom C. Clark Lectures


- 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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