James R. Sipe

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Bachelor of Arts




The purpose of this thesis is to give the events which have occurred during the last eighty-five years which directly affect the history of the T.C. Williams School of Law.

There are many reasons why the history of the Law School is important. Since it was established in 1870, many distinguished and capable lawyers have received their legal education from this institution. In our society today the well-trained lawyer plays an extremely vital part. As a basic foundation he must develop a legally trained mind and be able to apply the correct principles of law by logical reasoning. To accomplish these results the T.C. Williams School of Law has always been dedicated.

The T.C. Williams School of Law is one of the four law schools located in the State of Virginia. It constitutes one of the divisions of the University of Richmond.

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