Welcome Back UW Law Students - Here's a History Lesson
As we embark on a new academic year, I thought it fitting to share a bit of law school history.
The first UW Law School class graduated in 1869. There were twelve graduates and the course of instruction was one academic year. The cost of tuition per term that year was a whopping $20 for the first term & $15 for each subsequent term.
Sources: The University of Wisconsin Law School 1968-1968: An Outline History (1968 WI Law Rev. 322) and the first law school catalog (1868) as published in the Wisconsin Law Review (1968)