XXX
STANDARDIZATION OF THE SCHOOL OF LAW
In the special chapter devoted to the School of Law the essential
facts are stated with some fullness of detail, but a further word needs
to be said about the standardization of the School which was begun in
the previous administration but was not perfected until that of
President Kitchin.
The wonderful development and success of the Wake Forest School
of Law had excited the admiration of the friends of the College and of
the legal profession generally in North Carolina. The nature of the
work being done in that school is indicated in the report of Dean
Gulley for 1928, which may be regarded as typical, part of which is as
follows:
It is peculiarly gratifying to me at the end of the 34th year of the existence of the
School of Law of Wake Forest College to report the most satisfactory year of its
history.
During this year we have enrolled 117 in First-Year Class, 41 in Second-Year
Class, and 42 in Third Year-Class, making a total of 200 students. Of this number
30 have taken only one class, doing the work as elective in some other course than
bachelor of laws. It is difficult to give the average attendance with accuracy, but it
will not be less than 150 students in law, exclusive of those not intending to become
lawyers. The work of the students has been very fine and their general deportment
good.
At the Fall Term Supreme Court Examination 95 passed. Of these 48 were from
this school. At the Spring Examination 79 passed, 40 of whom were from our Class.
The condition and success of the School of Law indicated year after
year by such reports as the above had excited the envy of some; these
were for the most part friends of the other law schools of the State,
but some men at Wake Forest were among those complaining that
some who were trained in law at Wake Forest developed into
"shysters," but did not point out the obvious fact that some trained at
other schools, and not the
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