University of Texas School of Law - Peregrinus Yearbook (Austin, TX)

 - Class of 1978

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CE T Willie K. Says When Willie Kocurek entered law school in 1943, no graffiti was written on the walls, “but everyone carved initials into those old desks." Kocurek is now back to complete his degree. Dean T. J. Gibson readmitted him under the Grandfather's clause. “The Grandfather's clause permits you to come back in. It doesn’t disqualify anyone else — Grandfather students are over and above the quota. Under this return clause, you must have a minimum of 10 credits," Kocurek said. He did not have to take the LSAT, and his GPA carried over with the original credits. Kocurek said that his wife Maurine was “delighted" when he decided to return to law school. “In my renewment age, I feel very energetic,” he said. When he originally attended UT Law School Kocurek took a course from Dean Ira Hildebrand. "We have some fine law professors now, too. I like all the ones I have,” 67 year old Kocurek said. “Acquaintance with legal research" is the most difficult and fundamental part of his return to law school. “I find it easy to study. My difficulty now is learning the lav library." “I must say that my fellow students are treating me just splendidly. I've made all TQ functions in the realm of my territory, and Mrs. Kocurek has gone with me." Mr. K and his wife, "won't miss any home football games. And we sit on the student's side." It’s Too Late, Baby “ 'Twas the night before Oil and Gas Exam, and there I was watching Earl win the Heisman. I dashed to the streets. Emblazoned on the orange-colored tower was a huge Number 1. Along with thousands, I shouted, "We’re Number One.” Returning to my chilled apartment at two o'clock the next morning, I realized that in six-and-a-half hours I would be answering questions over oil fields as yet unstudied. How difficult could multiple choice be, anyway? $$$$$$$$$. In 1977, a student walked into Anna Saldana's Office and filled out several forms to get financial assistance. Saldana, the administrative assistant in charge of the law school’s scholarship and loan program, carefully checked the records and discovered that the applicant was not a law student. Apparently, he had been misdirected when he asked for UT financial aid. Saldana, mother of 10 children, has worked at the law school for 13 years, eight years in loans. On her office wall hangs the sign “Loaning money causes amnesia." In marked contrast to that sentiment, many students return to see her after they graduate from law school. 10 —EtSeq.

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After enduring an earth-shattering year of dynamite blasting and riveting, UT law professors ventured forth from their offices to ■•check” out the progress of the Townes Hall addition. One observant pedagogue discovered that the newly-poured concrete was several inches higher than the existing wing. Construction engineers assured the faculty member that he was making a mountain out of a mole hill and insisted that the institution of higher learning was appropriately plumb. However they investigated the problem area. Much to the dismay of law school administrators, the builders discovered that a discrepancy did exist. The workers caucused to remedy the situation and were overheard to ask, "Didn't this same thing happen over at the Graduate School of Business a few years ago?" Barring any other unforeseen difficulties, the new addition, which will house the library and offices, is scheduled for completion in 1979. Construction — 9



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Violation “As of Jan. 9, 1978, this area will be reserved for faculty." Posting of that sign removed from student domain the last remnants of parking nearby the law school. The street between the Band Hall and Townes Hall no longer displayed the quarter-eating parking meters. F-stickers blazed everywhere. Have a Seat Professor Roy Mersky invited 40,000 UT undergraduates to visit the Law Library. Although he later qualified his statement, irate law students prepared for the onslaught of sophomores carrying paperback copies of Norton’s "Anthology." Man From Glad Every day between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Earl Wright sells Salvation Sandwiches to hordes of hungry law students. A large placard serves as a menu to list delicacies such as avocado-cheese, egg salad and ham salad sandwiches, bialys and banana bread. Spiced tea washes down the meal. Wright has worked for Salvation Sandwiches for five and one-half years. All but the first month of his tenure have been spent at Townes. "My sales used to be better when I worked in the breezeway. Now I only go on campus when it rains, he said. Wright and his ice chest are stationed down the hill from law school on 26th Street. Hot Off a Cold Tile Et Seq. — 11

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