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6 Notre Dame L. 5 (1930-1931)


In the summer of 1868 the Board of Trustees of the University passed a resolution "for the opening of a course in law at Notre Dame." At that time there were very few law schools in the country and the profession was almost wholly recruited from the law-offices. As a matter of fact there was great doubt among the lawyers at that time as to the advisability and the possibility of acquiring training for the bar at a university. There were even prejudices at that time against the study of law at law schools. It was during such doubts and prejudices that the then President, the Very Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., of Gettysburg fame, proposed to organize a law department at the University of Notre Dame.



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