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North, Flavius J. (A. M., 1895, Central

College), Labadie, Mo.
O'Reilly, Gerald B., St. Louis, Mo. . . 3107 Pine si.

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O'Toole, John J., St. Louis, Mo. . . . 1701 Carr st.
Paramore, Edward E. (Ph. B., 1882, Yale

University), St. Louis, Mo 4040 Delmar av.

Parker, Luman F., St. Louis, Mo. . . 4358 Morgan st.
Price, William M., St. Louis, Mo. . . 3840 Washington boul .

Reiss, Paul, St. Louis, Mo 1907 Lami st.

Reno, John B. (A. B., 1895, St. Louis

University), St. Louis, Mo 2826 S. 2d st.

Rucker, John F., St. Louis, Mo. . . . 2922 Dickson st.
Rudolph, Edward E., St. Louis, Mo. . 4329 N. 14th st.

Ruler, Max F., St. Louis, Mo The Westerman.

Ryan, Denis A., St. Louis, Mo. . . .2714 Madison st.
Ryan, Edward Sherwood, Old Orchard,


Shepley, Arthur Behu (A. B., 1805, Yale

University), St. Louis, Mo. ... 50 Vaudeventer pi.
Sheridan, William P., St. Louis, Mo. . 2358 Mullanphy st.
Shields, B. F., St. Louis, Mo. . . . 3860 Delmar av.
Smith, Luther Ely (A. B., 1894, Auilierst

College), St. Louis, Mo 2902 Pine st.

Spauldlng, Wilbur Berry (A. M., 1881,

lowaWesleyan University), St. Louis,

Mo 2816 Locust St.

Stone, Royal Augustus, St. Louis, Mo. 1819 Oregon av.
Thatcher, Charles William, St. Louis,

Mo 5060 Morgan st.

Thornton, Francis A. (A. B, 1894, St.

Louis University), St. Louis, Mo. . 3830 Washington av.
Uhl, Hermann, St. Louis, Mo. . . . 4008 Delmar av.
Valier, Louis A., St. Louis, Mo. . . . 4362 Washington av.
Van Patten, John Lane, St. Louis,

Mo 1431 Lucas pi.

Waj^jijoner, Bort Guy, (iodfrey, 111. . . 1420 Locust st.
Warren, Thomas A.. Seymour, Mo. . 3653A Shenandonli st.
Watkin.s, John Arthur, St. Louis, Mo. 2738 Morgan st.

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LAW 80I10OL. 145


Watson, J. O. (A. B., 1893, Simpson

College), Indianola, Iowa .... ,
Wilkinson, William J., St. Loais, Mo. 4406 Nat. Bridge rd.
Williams, George Howard (A. B., 1894,

Princeton University), California* Mo. 3224 Washington av.
Wolfsberger, E. Henry, Rock Hill, Mo.

Advanced Class 16

Senior Class 54

Junior Class 95

Total, 166

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The Law School was founded in the 3 ear 1867 by the
united efforts and counsels of the Directors of Washing-
ton University and of members of the profession actually
in practice or then on the bench in the city of St. Louis.
Feeling the importance of more thorough education in the
Law than is usually required as a condition for admit-
tance to the bar, they resolved to found, a school which
should give the best and most complete course of legal
study possible within two years, and should be so con-
ducted as to make its diploma an indisputable proof of
the attainment of a high and uniform standard, without
reference to numbers or to the support of the school from
tuition fees. With that end in view the organization
was adopted which has ever since been maintained. The
University adopted the school as one of its departments,
appointed the Dean and Faculty, and has always provided
for its maintenance and has granted its degrees to the
graduates. But the oversight of the course of study
and the examination of candidates for such degrees were
committed to an Advisory and Examining Board, com-
posed of Judges of Federal and State Courts and mem-
bers of the St. Louis Bar, distinguished for their talents
and general and legal erudition, by whose committees
those examinations are always conducted, and whose
award is conclusive. These committees fix the topics
upon which candidates for a diploma must be examined,
l)repare the questions upon each topic, and pass upon the

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candidates' answers, under a system which secures the
absolute impartiality of the result ; the papers being dis-
tinguished by numbers only, and the name of the candi-
date represented by each number being unknown to the
examiner. The papers of a candidate must reach the
fixed standard of merit required by the committee or he
will fail to pass, without even his name being known to
them. Those who reach that standard are recommended
to the University Directors for the degree of Bachelor of
Laws (which is by law an admission to the bar).

In consequence of this organization the school is known
alike as the Law Department of Washington University,
and as the St. Louis Law School. First opened to
students September 16, 1867, it has now been in suc-
cessful and unbroken operation for twenty-eight years.
In the city of St. Louis, during nine months in the year,
besides the ordinary municipal and inferior courts, there
are in almost uninterrupted session the Appellate, Circuit
and District Courts of the United Stat.e9, taking cognizance
of questions in Admiralty and Revenue Law, as well as
of causes at Common Law and Equity ; also the Circuit
and Criminal Courts of the State, and the St. Louis
Court of Appeals — in one or other of which are con-
stantly illustrated the learning and practice of every
department of American jurisprudence.


To insure the perpetual maintenance of its course, and
by the generous public spirit of a few friends, an endow-
ment now amounting to seventy-seven thotisand dollars

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hfLS been given, and invested in gooil securities in the
name of Washington Univeisity, in trust for the per-
l^tual sup[X)rt of the Law Department : the interest of
such fond to be used for that purpose. It is hoped that
this fund will be enlarged by other gifts.

The Directors of Washington University have formally
dedicated to the use of the Law Department, rent free,
forever, the building now occupied by the Law School.
This is a large and commodious building of three stories.
No. 1417 Lucas Place, standing upon its own grounds,
with a frontage of one hundred feet upon Lucas Place, the
most convenient location in the city for such an institu-
tion. All the lecture and recitation rooms of the various
classes, the libraries, Dean's office, society rooms, etc.,
are concentrated in this building, and the best accommo-
dations for students may be found in the part of the city
surrounding it. The principal library room is 48 by 50
feet in size and is open every day and evening for the use
of students, many of whom spend all their stud}' hours
here. Considerable additions have been made to the
Library, which now contains more than 7.000 bound
volumes. The Library belongs to the school and is
devoted exclusively to the use of the students. By the
courtesy of the Law Library Association they have also
access on Saturdays to the Bar Library at the Court
House, containing a very complete collection of American,
British, Scotch, Irish and Colonial Reports and treatises.
Rooms are also flttcd up as reading and conversation
rooms for students.

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Applicants for admission to the school will be expected
to famish satisfactory evidence of good character and of
at least a good English education. The diploma of any
reputable college, academy or high school will be received
as evidence of the latter ; or the applicant may pass an
examination, in which attention will be directed chiefly
to the fundamental elements, and the ability to read,
write and speak the language correctly; to a general
knowledge of English and American history, and to the
first principles of mathematical and logical reasoning.

No fixed rule as to the age of applicants for admission
will hereafter be enforced, but the Faculty reserve the
right to reject any student not old enough to begin the
stud}^ of law with advantage ; and no student will receive
the degree of Bachelor of Laws before the completion of
his twenty -first year.

Candidates for the Senior Class will also be recjuired to
pass examination on the studies of Junior year. To those
who have previously been members of the Junior Class,
the examinations of that year will suffice, if creditably
passed ; and those who failed to pass, may, upon further
study, apply again for examination in September, pro-
vided their record is not too unsatisfactory. The regu-
lar examination for this purpose will be held on Tuesday,
Sept. 22nd, 1896, at 9 a. m., at the L&yv School, 1417
Lucas Place ; and new applicants for admission as Seniors
are requested to attend it, if possible, so as to begin the
vear's work with the class. Students of both classes are

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advised for their own advantage to enter on the first day
of the course, or as soon thereafter as possible. They
will find the lectures of the first few days of especial help
to them throughout the year.

Admission to the Junior Class may be had at any time
during the year ; to the Senior Class after the examina-
tion in September it will be granted only upon special ex-
amination, at a time fixed by the Dean upon application,
not later than the first day of school after the Christmas
holidays ; and no person will be admitted a member of
the Senior Class as a candidate for a degree after that
day; nor at any time upon any certificate of attainments,
or previous study or attendance elsewhere.

But the privileges of the school will not be confined to
those who are candidates for a degree, or wish to com-
plete the entire course. Members of the bar of any
State, who wish to study particular branches of law, will
be admitted at any time for that purpose; and so also
will students who can take but a partial course of study ;
or those who take the entire course without seeking a
degree. The last mentioned class will be expected to pay
full tuition ; to the others reduction will be made accord-
ing to the circumstances of each case, but not exceeding
one-half the regular tuition fee for each term. Any per-
son coming within either of the foregoing classes, and
possessing the general qualifications mentioned above,
may attend the lectures of either class upon being en-
rolled in such class, and engaging to comply with the
current regulations of the Law School. Such enrollment
will entitle him to the privileges of the Librarj', and to^
attend all lectures and other exercises in both classes,

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l>ut not to be examined for graduation, nor to compete
for a prize essay or degree. All certificates of attendance
granted to such students will distinctly state that tlie}'
were not members of the regular class, but will enable
them to receive credit for the time spent in the school, as
a part of the time required by statute for admission to
the bar of any State.

coursp: of study.

The course for the degree of LL.B. may still, as here-
tofore, be completed in two annual terms, each of which
(excluding the recess of two weeks at Christmas) occu-
pies more than eight months in continuous study, begin-
ning on the fourth Wednesday of September of each


Riemcntary Law. Robinson and Blackstone, Thirty lectures.

Mr. Wm. S. Curtis.
Contracts. Bishop on Contracts. Commercial Paper. Tiede-

man. Sixty-two lectures. Judge Amos M. Thayer.
Torts. Cooley on Torts. Whitiaker^s iifmilh on Xegligence.

Sixty- two lectures. Peudleton T. Bryan, Esq.
Sales and Bailments. , Benjamin ofl Sales, Sehouler on Bail-
ments. Sixty -two lectures. Edward C. Eliot, Esq.
Agency. Meacham on Agency. Fifteen lectures. Lee Sale,

Crimuial Law. Twenty lectures. Governor Chas. P. Johnson

and C. O. Bishop, Esq.
Pleading. Common Law and Code. McKelvey and Bryant,

Twentv-flve lectures. Mr. Wm. S. Curtis.

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Eqaity and Equity Pleading. Bispham, and Tyler^s MUford.

Tliirty-one lectures. Judge Rodericit E. Rombauer.
Corporatlous. Taylor and Dillon. Thirty-one lectures. Charles

Nageli Esq.
Domestic Relations. Schoiiler, Twenty-two lectures. Mr.

Wm. S. Curtis.
Constitutional Law. Ten lectures. Frederick N. Judsou, Esq.
Constitutional Limitations. Cooley. Ten lectures. Hon. G.

A. Finkelnburg.
Jurisdiction of Federal Courts. Ten lectures. Judge Amos M.

Evidence. Thirty lectures. Frederick N. Judson, Esq , and

Paul F. Coste, Esq.
International Law. Twenty-flve lectures. Hon. James O.

History of Common Law. Thirty- one lectures. Mr. Wm. S.

Partnership. Parsons on Partnership, Ffteen lectures. Lee

Sale, Esq.
Real Property. Tiedeman, with references to WasMwm.

Fifty lectures. Judge Roderick E. Rombauer.
Statute of Limitations and Statutes of Fraud. Ten lectures.

I. H. Lionberger, Esq.
Administration. Woei'ner. Twenty lectures. Fred. A. Wisll-

zenus, Esq.
Moot Court. Once a week for both classes.

The above courses are ^subject to slight changes from
year to year.


An Advanced Course, on the law of Extraordinary
Legal Remedies, open to all graduates of this school and
to members of the bar, is conducted during the school

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year, by Hon. Jacob Klein, Judge of the St. Louis Circuit
Court. The class meets every Saturday at 4 p. m.
Tuition for the school year, twenty dollars.

It is expected that this course will be continued and
enlarged in subsequent years until it can be merged in a
third year of the regular course to be required of all
candidates for a degree.


A Moot-Court is held weekly throughout seven months
of the year. It is conducted, as nearly as possible, with
the forms of an ordinary court of justice, and students
are expected to draw pleadings in the cases assigned to
them, and to conduct them through all the stages of a
legal or equitable suit before trying the issues in the
Moot-Court. Two members of the Senior Class may be
appointed to sit as Associate Justices, and required to
write opinions ; the Dean deciding in case of a difference
between them. The cases will be selected to illustrate
the subjects studied by the classes and will be made so
far as possible, means of instruction, not only in practice,
but in the doctrines of the law. Both classes will be
assigned to argue cases in these courts. The Moot
Court Record is a weekly published by the School, con-
taining the Statements of Facts, Briefs, and Opinions.

Opportunity will also be given for the organization of
Club Courts among the students, with every facility for
practice in the preparation and argument of cases, and
for appeals from these to the Moot- Court, if desired.

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Such a court lias been in successful operation the last
two years.


The Moot-Courts and other exercises furnishan excellent
means of improvement in public speaking, better adapted
to the needs of the law student than declamation, or any
other usual form of instruction in oratory. Those who
desire it, will receive private advice and criticism upon
the manner as well as matter of their exercises of this
nature. Experience has shown that where there is
natural aptitude for public speaking, students by this
means alone can become ready and effective speakers
during the two years of the course. But for the purpose
of more thorough instruction in this branch of the profes-
sional work, and in the proper care, management and
preservation of the voice, upon which so much of the
value of the lawyer's work depends, exercises in elocu-
tion will hereafter form a part of the regular course,
under the care of Mr. Edward P. Perry, Instructor in
Elocution in Washington University, who will give each
class an exercise of this kind weekly.

The expense of this instruction is defrayed by the
School. Students who desire private lessons in addition
to these will have an opportunity of obtaining them from
the same teacher.


The Law Library, for the use of which no charge is
made, consists of about 7,000 volumes, selected with

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great care, aud including more than two hundred extra
copies of the text-books in use.

Students, whose means are limited, can complete thfe
course with very little expenditure for books, as the
school library is well supplied, is kept open frpm 9 a. m.
to 9. p. m., and is strictly regulated to facilitate study in
the room at all hours. No person except the members
of the Law School have access to it. Those who have the
means to purchase books of reference without inconven-
ience, or who can bring such books with them, are recom-
mended to provide themselves with a good law Dictionary,
a copy of Kent's Commentaries or Bouvier's Institutes,
any comprehensive work on Contracts and a similar
one on Torts, and Bishop's or Wharton's works on
Criminal Laws and Criminal Procedure, in addition to the
text-books above mentioned.

They will do well to add also the Statutes of their own
State and a Digest of its reports, both, if possible, in
the latest editions. But none of the foregoing works are

The expense of text-books for the entire course, if
purchased new and of the latest editions, is about $75.
This sum may be materially reduced by the purchase of
second-hand books which may be usually had in consid-
erable variety. All the books used in recitation may be
found in the liibrary and can be studied there free of
charge, but not taken from the room.


Applicants for the degree of LL.B. must have been
members of the Senior Class for the required time, and

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must have attended with the prescribed regularity. The}'
will deliver to the Dean on or before the fifteenth day of
May an original thesis upon some legal subject approved
by the Faculty. The subject of the thesis for the year
1895 was :_ '' The important changes effected by modern
legislation, in the contractual capacity of married

They must pass the examination prescribed b}' the
Advisory and Examining Board, and conducted by a
committee of that Board. This examination will be in
writing, upon questions prescribed by the Committee,
and answered under the supervision of a member of the
Faculty, without the use of books or an}' other assistance.
It usually occupies an entire week, and is held early in
June. As the degree of LL.B. conferred by this Univer-
sity entitles the holder to admission to the bar, it will not
be granted except upon the most satisfactory evidence of
actual proficiency, or to any person who will not have
attained the age of twenty-one j'ears on or before the
first of October following, at the latest.

By the Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1889, § G24
(vol. 1, p. 237), all who. have completed this course and
taken this degree are entitled to practice law in this State
without further examination, upon taking the oath pre-
scribed in the constitution and laws (§ 608, and Const ,
art. XIV., § 0).


The annual fee for attendance in either class is $80,
payable in advance. There are no extra charges of an}"
kind, and the members of either class are free to attend

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all lectares and exercises of both ; but no student can at
the same time be a regular member of more than one
class. No reduction will be made from the term fee, nor
any part of it returned for absence from any cause.
Class tickets are in no case transferable.

Good board and lodging can readily be obtained in the
city at from $4 to $5 per week The expense may be
lessened to students rooming together. The average
price paid for board with rooms during the last two or
three years by students in good houses near the Law
School is believed to have been not over $20 per month,
while some have obtained it as low as $15.

Those who find it necessary to earn a part of their liv-
ing in other pursuits while taking the course can do so by
lengthening that course from two to three j^ears, taking a
proportionate part of the class- work (to be designated by
the Faculty according to circumstances of each case) in
each year. Every facility will be extended to them for
such an arrangement; and the charge for tuition in such
cases will only be for two years ; but no other diminution
of the daily requirements of attendance and study will
be sanctioned, except in the case of special students not
candidates for a degree.


Students paying full tuition in the Law Department
may take special studies in the Undergraduate Depart-
ment without additional charge for tuition, provided they
are able to do so without interference or neglect of any

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part of the Law course. Hours in the Law Department will
be so arranged as to permit them to take, in particular,
the courses upon Political Economy, on Constitutional
History, and on International* Law. To avail themselves
of this privilege, they must present for each course a
written introduction from the Dean of the Law Faculty
and must engage to attend such course punctually, and
to conform to the same regulations with other students
of that course.


In pursuance of the terms of a donation of $6,000 here-
tofore made to the University for the benefit of the Law
School, six free scholarships are established in this de-
partment ; also an annual prize of SoO in money for the
best thesis upon some legal topic, to be publicly awarded
at Commencement. Competition for this prize is confined
to the regular members of the graduating class in each year
under regulations announced at the commencement of
the term.

Applicants for free scholarships should apply in person
or by letter to the Dean, on or before the fifteenth
day of September, furnishing written testimonials of
at least two responsible persons, that the pecuniary cir-
cumstances of the applicant are such as to make him
deserving of this assistance, that he is of good character
and standing, and that he has received a good English
education at least. Other things being equal, preference
will be shown to candidates who have received a collegiate
education, and especially to those who have done this

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wholly or partially l)y their own efforts. Applicants not
personally known to any of the Faculty will do well to
state fully and precisely their age, place of birth and
residence, present occupation, education (both general
and legal), and any other circumstances that may be of
weight in making a selection. Such communications will
be held strictly confidential.

Applicants for Senior scholarships, in addition to the
above, will be required to pass all examinations upon the
studies of the preceding Junior year.

As the applicants for /ree scholarships are usually far
in excess of the number that can be given, no student will
hereafter have the benefit of such scholarship for more
than one year. As far as practicable, the scholarships
will be equally divided between the two classes — depend-
ing upon the number and success of the candidates for
scholarship in either class.

Two members of each class have an opportunity to
earn their tuition and a small salary in addition, by ser-
vice as librarians, and in other capacities connected with
the work of the School. Application for such positions
must be made in person, on or before the fifteenth day
of September.

For further information, inquiries may be addressed
to Wm. S. Curtis, Law School Building, 1417 Lucas
Place, St. Louis, Mo., or the Secretary of Washington

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St. Louis Medical College.


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Entranck EXAMINATION!*, Tuesday aud Wednesday, Sep tern )>er
24 and 25, 3 p. m.

Session Opens Thursday, September 26.

Christmas Vacation, December 21 to January ), inclusive.

Commencement (Graduating Exercises), Thursday, April 30,

Holidays : Thursday of Fair Week, Thanksgiving Day, Wash-
ington's Birthday.

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ELISHA H. GREGORY, M. D., Chairman.





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