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First Classes of the University of Texas Law School

 
 
First Classes of the University of Texas Law School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. First Classes of the University of Texas Law School Marker
Inscription. The University of Texas held its first classes in the temporary capitol at this site on Sept. 15, 1883. Fifty-two of the 218 original students were registered in the law department. They were taught by former Governor of Texas Oran M. Roberts (1815-1898) and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Robert S. Gould (1826-1904). Many members of the university’s first law class went on to have distinguished careers, including Albert Sidney Burleson, who served as U.S. Postmaster General from 1913 to 1921 and Yancy Lewis, who later returned to serve as a law school professor.
 
Erected 1983 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13935.)
 
Location. 30° 16.349′ N, 97° 44.492′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 11th St and Congress Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Temporary Texas State Capitol of 1880’s (a few steps from this marker); Old Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker);
First Classes of the University of Texas Law School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, August 24, 2014
2. First Classes of the University of Texas Law School Marker
African Americans in the Texas Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Edmund Jackson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor James Edward Ferguson August 31, 1871 -September 21, 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Elisha Marshall Pease (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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