Thursday, September 24, 2015

Throwback Thursday: First Class Edition

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist
South Texas School of Law Catalog, 1925-1926, p. 18
The South Texas School of Law welcomed it's first class on September 24, 1923. Our inaugural class consisted of 29 men and 5 women who attended part-time in the evenings. The Law School was part of the United YMCA Schools, and was founded to provide working people with an opportunity to obtain a legal education while continuing to work during the day. The faculty, represented in this photo by Gavin Ulmer, was likewise part-time and was comprised of practicing attorneys and judges. For more information about our early years, check out the chronological history of the Law School.