UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, California

COLLEGE OF LAW

1918-1919



HISTORY and FACULTY

HISTORY

The College of Law, of the University of Southern California, has an interesting history. From a small school of exceedingly small student body, without a permanent dwelling place, this institution grew until it became recognized as the fifth largest Law School in the United States. The following brief survey may give you an idea of our extraordinary growth.

1896
In November, 1896, a few young men gathered on a street corner and discussing the various needs of our rapidly advancing community decided that it would be for the best interests of our city to establish a Law School. They adopted the name Los Angeles Law School Students Association, without a permanent domicile, with meetings held at night time. But under the efficient instruction and management of Mr. James B. Scott the institution prospered.

1898

In 1898 a new name was adopted and the flowering youth of Los Angeles were enrolled in the Los Angeles Law School. The faculty was increased to thirteen members. This year brought the war with Spain, which necessarily interrupted the session of the Law School, and the Dean, James B. Scott, together with a majority of the students, joined the colors.

1904

After several reorganizations articles of incorporation of the Los Angeles College of Law were filed, and in 1904 the Law School became affiliated with the University of Southern California. At this time the law school had an enrollment of but 61 students.

1908

In 1907 the Post Graduate Course was instituted, conferring the degree of Master of Laws. The sessions in summer school were also begun, and arrangements made to open the school to evening students. Those following the course prescribed in the night school were unable to complete the studies in three years, and consequently four years was found necessary for the Night School Session.

1911

The Tajo building looked well for our success, and in 1911 books, faculty and students moved to First and Broadway, which is an ideal location. In 1917 the student body increased to an enrollment of 700, giving this school a prominent place among the celebrities of our country.

It is regretted by all that it was found necessary to throw this country into the world-wide conflagration. Our boys, realizing that it is Uncle Sams big job, enrolled cheerfully to bring this struggle to a quick ending, and as a result our student body was more than cut in half, and a huge Service Banner in our hall silently counts the many promising attorneys who left Los Angeles for Over There.

FRED E. SUBITH, 19


FACULTY

FRANK M. PORTER, A.B., LL. M.,
Dean of the College of Law,
Instructor in Personal Property,
Bailments and Carriers,
and Evidence


WALTER F. HAAS, Esq.
Public Corporations and
Public Officers


Hon. LEWIS A. GROFF
Mining Law and History of
Jurisprudence


Hon. GAVIN W. CRAIG
University of Southern California, LL.M.
Securities, Elementary Law,
Water rights, Irrigation Law


O. R. W. ROBINSON, Esq.
University of Southern California LL.B.
Acquisition of Title to Public
Lands

J. G. SEARBOROUGH, Esq.
Baylor University, A.B.
Code Pleading

T. W. ROBINSON, Esq.
University of Southern California, A.M.
Statutory Interpretation

VICTOR McLUCAS, Esq.
University of Nebraska, A.B.
University of Michigan, LL.B.
Common Law Pleading, Wills,
Research and Conflict of Laws


JAMES S. McKNIGHT, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Constitutional Law

Hon. PAUL J. McCORMICK
St. Ignatius College
Criminal Law and Criminal
Procedure


THOMAS A. BERKIBILE, Esq.
University of Michigan, LL.M.
Civil Law, Logic, Comparative
Constitutional Law


WIN. SCOTT ALLEN, Esq.
University of Kansas,
A.B., B.D.
ConveYancing

KEMPER B. CAMPBELL, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.M.
Torts, Junior Real Property

SEWARD A. SIMONS, Esq.
Cornell University, A.B.
Insurance Law

BEULAH WRIGHT
Baker University
Debating

GERTRUDE COMSTOCK
Iowa University, A.B., Ph.D.
Debating

ARTHUR P. WILL, Esq.
American Deplomacy
Trusts and Monopolies


PERCY V. HAMMON, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Criminal Law and Criminal
Procedure


CARLOS S. HARDY, Esq.
University of Texas, LL.B.
Chicago Law School,
LL.M., D.C.L.
Fraternal Insurance, Medical
Insurance


BYRON C. HANNA, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Public Corporations,
California Codes


CLAIR S. TAPPAAN, Esq.
University of Michigan
Cornell, L.L. B.
Contracts (embracing Quasi
Contracts, Partnership
Agency and Guaranty and
Suretyship), Bills and Notes


HUGH NEAL WELLS, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Debating

EDWARD W. TUTTLE, Esq.
University of Michigan, LL.B.
Admiralty

WARREN E. LLOYD, Esq.
University of California, LL.M.
Philosophy of Law, Spanish
and Mexican Land and
Mining Law


WILLIAM HAZLETT, Esq.
International Law

Hon. F. W. HOUSER
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Private Corporations

VINCENT MORGAN, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.B.
Domestic Relations, Senior
Real Property, Code Pleading


CHARLES E. MILLIKAN, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.M.
Practice Court and
Constitutional Law


C. G. MONTGOMERY, Esq.
University of Wisconsin,
A.B., LL.B.
Equity Jurisprudence and
Equity Pleading


W. T. CRAIG, Esq.
University of California, Ph.B.
Bankruptcy

Hon. BENJAMIN F. BLEDSOE, A.B.
Legal Ethics

EDGAR W. CAMP, Esq.
Beeloit College,
Interstate Commerce

FRANK P. DOHERTY, Esq.
University of Southern California, LL.M.
Damages

F. L. A. GRAHAM, Esq., LL.B.
Patents and Unfair Competition

JAMES A. GIBSON, Esq.
Appeals

LITTA BELLE HIBBEN CAMPBELL
University of Southern California, LL.M.
torts

MATTISON V. JONES, Esq.
University of Kentucky, A.B.
University of Chicago, LL.B.
Advocacy

WILLIAM W. PHELPS, Esq.
University of Michigan, LL.B.
Yale University, D.C.L.
Codification

Hon. CURTIS D. WILBUR
Extraordinary Legal Remedies


FACULTY IN THE SERVICE

Major JAMES S. McKNIGHT
Captain FRANK P. DOHERTY
Lieutenant CHARLES E. MILLIKAN



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