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

 - Class of 2000

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TILL MAKING HISTORY The Peiegrinus was first published in 1949 by a group of law students and faculty who formed a non-profit Texas corporation, The Society of the Peregrinus, Inc. Every member of the Student Bar Association Board of Governors was automatically a member of the Society of The Peregrinus Board of Directors. In addition, two members of the Law School faculty were appointed by the Dean to membership on the Board. The Editor of each yearly edition was appointed by the preceding Editor with the approval of the Board. The Editor then appointed his own staff. The first Editor of the Peregrinus. James P. Tennet, is pictured to the left. The Society continued to publish the Peregrinus until Texas Student Publications assumed the role in 1971. Through the past forty-nine volumes, the Peregrinus captured the monu- mental events at UT Law. The 2000 edition reflects upon select events while continuing to record the history-making events of 1999-2000. Portia With the birth of the Peregrinus yearbook came Portia, the title bestowed upon a female law student each year by popular election to recognize the gid ' s charm, grace, wit, and beauty, as well as her intelligence. The girl selected reigned for the year as the Portia of the School of Law, representing the school at the various university functions. m P . m ' . WINNING PORTIAS OF PAST YEARS •il f , ' jM Symbolism of the Peregrinus Enormous tail: brushes aside all technicalities in the favor of justice Long pointed nose: searches for the truth Left forefoot: Irish ditcher ' s boot, confesses his membership in the rank and file Boxing gloves on hind feet: back up the law and equity Head: crowned with the white cap of truth Arched back: ready for springing, just as the law is ever ready to protect the right or prevent the wrong • The Year 1949 and the History of the Peregrinus

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James Danhelm everly Potthoff Faye Lojd Sam Burris - - Tom Hlght Jack Lusconbel Faye Loyd ' FAMOUS WJOTES piea.i. ;%srL° " ir;?re;i i- vard ' a computing machlre Mark though my examination oapera sni to support this allegat o the Texas Dicta " amplv demunstrate of factual basis. This Is su Imagination and enterprise J finger pointed out this task t victims. This paper U because larger strive for a betterachool therris dwells the school. The realization o ' " dependence upon the students makes my ' Law Day Day was first celebrated by the Law School in 1953 when the events ivere held in the Student Union Building on the main campus with the tra- itional noon barbecue luncheon held on the lawn in front of Townes Hail. aw Day was expanded to Law Week in the late 1960 ' s and was dedicated ) Dean Keeton. Although the activities vary from year to year, several iiave endured through the years including Casino Night, Race Judicata, ection Olympics, the Dean Keeton Luncheon, and the Golf Tournament. Townes Hall Dedication Jnited States Attorney General Herbert Brownell. delivered the dedicatior iddress on December 5, 953, when Townes Hall vas formally dedicated. t Dicta Originating in 1950, the Texas Dicta became the ofricial publication of the law school. Texas Dicta was published each Thursday by what is now known as the Student Bar Association, formerly the Board of Governors of the University Bar Association. Publication of the Texas Dicta ended in 1961. Law Wives Although the Law Wives Club originated in December 1947. the organization flourished during the 1950s. The club was formed to provide cultuial development, social life, and mutual understanding and independence among girls who would eventually assume civic leader- ship in their communi- ties. Membership con- sisted of three classes: the active members, composed exclusively of the wives of law students; associate members, composed of the wives of the law school faculty and honorary members, composed of wives of prominent Texas Bar Association members. Pictured above is a 1957 Law Wife, Shiriev Blackham with her two children. Such " family pictures " filled the pages ot the Pf;t.,n ».f during the 1950s. The club disasscmbk ' d in 1976. Law Bachelors Organized in the spring of 1956 for carousing and utter moral depravity, the Bachelors of Law sought a place outside Townes Hall to elevate their spirits. Holding TGIF parties with undergraduate sororities at local water- ing holes. Bachelors discussed topics of cuirent interest bearing no rela- tionship to the law. Law Bachelors held a Christmas Party each year known as " Judicial Jump. " Pictured above is a Law Bachelor subpoenaing undergraduate sorority girls to the Judicial Jump. The Year 1950-1959-

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