Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Stanford University, School of Law, Dean's Office, Records
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (55.68 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Table of contents What's This?

Collection Contents


Letterbook 1906 Nov 17 -1908 Nov 4

Scope and Content Note

This volume includes a great deal of correspondence dealing with acquisition of material for the Law Library, including States' Session Laws, periodicals, and books. Many letters throughout the register are concerned with finding a new dean and also professors to fill vacancies.

Letterbook 1908 Nov 9 -1910 Apr 18

Scope and Content Note

Items of note in this volume include:

1908 Nov 9: Letter to President David Starr Jordan about the organization of the Law School, arguing that the School should be a graduate law school and not simply a department of the University.

1908 Nov 16: Letter to the Secretary, Board of Trustees about erecting two houses on Salvatierra Street to rent at $35/month for Professor C. A. Huston and Professor Woodward.

1909 Apr 14: Response to President David Starr Jordan giving reasons why the Law School budget should not be cut back.

1909 May 26: Letter to President David Starr Jordan about the condition and needs of the Law Library.

1909 Sep 25: Letter to president David Starr Jordan about why Palo Alto does not need a legal aid society, one reason being that students must devote their time to studying.

1909 Oct 20: Annual report submitted to President Jordan.

Letterbook 1910 Apr 28-1911 Nov 4

Scope and Content Note

This volume includes much correspondence advocating passage of Assembly Bill 585, dealing with changing requirements for admission to the Bar to include a written examination to be taken by everyone applying. Also of note is a letter to Mr. Theo R. Hoyer about the Honor System and its methods of operation, 1910 Dec 19

Letterbook 1911 Nov 6-1913 Mar 7

Scope and Content Note

Items of note include:

1912 Jan 9: a letter to President David Starr Jordan submitting recommendations for alteration of Law program.

1912 Mar 16, Apr 12, and May 18: letters to W. W. Cook, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, about installation of the order of the Coif at Stanford.

There is also further correspondence recommending Bill 585 and letters inquiring about possible candidates to fill vacant professorship created by Prof. Huberich's departure from the University.

Letterbook 1913 Mar 7 -1914 May 23

Scope and Content Note

Items of note include:

1913 Nov 4: Letter explaining the Honor System.

1914 Feb 10: Letter to Professor W. W. Cook to acquire constitutional amendments for the Order of Coif.

1914 Feb 18: Letter to President John C. Branner arguing that the creation of a Political Science department is unnecessary.

Registration Fee Cases, (no. 1-29) 1907 Jan 8

Scope and Content Note

All are signed "Notary Public in and for the County of Santa Clara, State of California." Each is a student's testimony of his residency in California.