The 1872-1873 Catalogue does not specifically mention the Law Course or Law Department. However, a professor, a description of the degrees, and two graduates are found within the pages.
- Lucius G. Tong, LL.B, Professor of Book-keeping and of Commercial and Civil Laws.--page 4.
- The Degrees of LL.B and'LL.D., as also those of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, will be conferred on similar conditions.--page 9
- The Degree of Bachelor of Laws was conferred on Timothy E. Howard, South Bend, Indiana. William' C. McMichael, Mishawaka, Indiana.--page 44
University of Notre Dame, "1872-1873 Catalogue" (1872). Bulletins of Information. 96.