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

 - Class of 2000

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More Construction The northeast wing of the law school, which houses Keeion ' s Casino, organization offices, and classrooms today, developed in the early 1980s via a transformation of the old library. T.Q.s - Limited Purpose Faculty? In 1981, controversy over the content of the packet memo raised the issue of what status Teaching Quizmasters had in their own program. A new packet problem prepared by T.Q. supervisor. Prof. Bamdt, was used overT.Q. protests that the problem was too complicated and inappropriate. Grade Delays After almost five months of waiting for spring grades in 1981, some students grew upset about the lack of a grade deadline. The Student Bar Association approved a resolution calling for Dean Sutton to require professors to complete and post grades within 90 days after finals. Tarlton Law Library In June 1980, after three and half years of planning and construction, the Tarlton Law Library opened its doors. The Library cost over $9.6 million and became the fifth largest academic library in the country. A few years later, in 1987, cutbacks by the Texas Legislature forced Tarlton Library to close at 10 p.m. on weeknights. This measure led law students to rally, reach deep into their pockets and dole out money to pay for two Library staff members that would keep the Library open from 10p.m. to midnight. -The Years 1980-1989

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lBOVE: Construction of the Tarlton Law Libraiy began in 1977. :IGHT: The students of UT School of Law voted on December 2, 1970, to 5call Darwin McKee (pictured right) from the presidency of the Student lar Association. There were 1014 students voting — 58% of the elec- jrate; final count was 610 - 402, with 2 blank ballots. The recall vote was rompted by McKee ' s attendance at an American Bar Association (ABA) ionvention held October 10-12 in New Orleans. McKee obtained $200 om the SBA and $300 from the Law School Foundation to attend the leeting. He was later severely criticized and asked to resign because: I) e told neither group the other was funding him; 2) he was accompanied y Nathan Johnson (his roommate), when the Foundation and the SBA ' ssumed he would go alone, and, 3) the two flew first class, which was gainst both Law School and University policy. At the Fall Drunk in 1970, Dean Keeton crowned the final Portia, Bettie Willerson Driver, but prefaced his announcement with the donning of a women ' s lib button. Fourteen females did not participate in the 1970 Portia Competition because they believed a contest singling out females was not conducive to the promotion of equality between the sexes. Thus, they created a student organization known as Law Students for Equality of the Sexes, com- mencing the women ' s lib movement at the law and ending the twenty-two year old Portia competition. 4 QjCmiiU TiXa UA. UJ nTAM i a 91 -44uai( , l dLMjUK. tix. u Ross, Bertha Schles Cheryl Stone, Eugenia Icia Anne Heissner, Shirley D Stu4ents -for £au.o.l ' t j erf- tV ft exes l r. of -BOTH bEXE.. m rneei- ' ' " " } Otloiot -firxl- yhtrt.- PvooMWi. J- «V »{ The Years 1970-1979-



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Hopwood decision dominates LIT news coverage In March of 1996, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that affir- mative action policies were illegal because they constituted reverse dis- crimination. The deci- sion barred Texas public universities from using race as a criteria for the granting of admissions or financial aid and sparked the expression of many opinions by students, fac- ulty, and staff. The End of an Era The death of Dean Page Keeton on January 10. 1999, was an occasion for reflection on what this extraordinary man had contributed during his long and productive life. Connally Center With shovel in hand, Nellie Connally and Dean Sharlot broke ground for the John B. Connally Center in the spring of 1996; the new addition is scheduled to open in the fall of 2000. The Years 1990- 1999

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