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summer school also; the total of summer school graduates for the six

years, 1930-35, was twenty-four. In the first ten years, 1896 to 1905,

inclusive, the number of graduates was 60, an average of 6 a year; in

the next decade, 1906-15, the number was 124, an average of 12.4 a

year; in the next decade, 1916-25, the number was 175, an average of

17.5 a year; in the last decade, including the graduates in the summer,

the number was 161, an average of 16.1 a year.

Although the dean's (of Law) reports of number of students are

complete for the various years they do not indicate clearly how many

of them should be classified as students of Law rather than academic

students, since in most years they are intended to include every

individual who took one or more courses of Law. For the first eleven

years the average number of these was about 75; for the next decade,

1906-15, the average, not counting summer schools, was about 140;

for the next decade, 1916-25, the average was about 150, and for the

last decade, 1926-35, about 100, a large number since in the last six of

these years the provision was in force that for admission two years of

college work was required. In Gulley's last year as dean, 1934-35, the

enrollment for the regular session was 83, and for the summer session

33.

Until the close of the session of 1921-22 the records show that

approximately one-third of the students registered in the College

every year took one or more courses in Law, that is, ten or more

semester hours, for nearly all the classes in the School of Law met

five times a week. A much larger proportion of these who took the

degree of Bachelor of Arts, probably not less than three-fourths,

offered some work in Law on elective requirements. Ten semester

hours of Law were definitely prescribed for the Bachelor of Arts in

Commerce. In such a large way did the School of Law contribute to

the provision for cultural and academic work at Wake Forest. And

that the limited amount of Law allowed on credit for the academic

degrees did have a cultural value was the uniform testimony of both

students and members of the academic faculty; they were ready to

maintain that the course in Blackstone as taught by Dr.