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same as those for admission to college. In the catalogue of 1903-04
there is the added requirement that the student "must have passed a
satisfactory examination on English Grammar and the elementary
principles of Composition -and Rhetoric." This requirement, which
seemingly was never enforced, was omitted from the catalogues of the
years 1908-09 and following. It was not till the catalogue of 1913-14
that the first year of college English, six semester hours, was added, a
requirement which has continued since that time. This made the total
of required academic work twenty-four semester hours, and after
June, 1909, two years of physical culture. The requirements in Law
for the degree have always been all the courses offered. Two years
were offered from the beginning; the work of a third year, called a
practice course, is first noted in the catalogue of 1903-04, but it was
not required for the degree until the addition of Professor E. W.
Timberlake to the Law faculty in September, 1906. Then the
statement was made that the degree of Bachelor of Laws would now
require three years of study instead of
two.14
However, as the total
number of hours required for the degree until June, 1913, was only
thirty-nine and thereafter only forty-two until June, 1917, many
students were able to do the work for the degree easily in two years
and one summer. In the year 191617, two additional courses were
added to the Law curriculum, in consequence of the addition of
Professor R. B. White to the faculty of the School, and the work for
the Bachelor of Laws degree was correspondingly increased, making
the requirement sixty-four hours, forty hours of Law and twenty-four
hours of prescribed academic work in College. Such continued to be
the requirement until the close of the year 1920-21. Until this time the
candidate for the degree was expected to take his major work in Law
beginning with his freshman year. After academic courses were also
prescribed, they were distributed through the years, history or English
the first year, political economy the second year and government the
third year.
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14 Bulletin of Wake Forest College, New Series, 1, 2, 31, July, 1906. 21
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