UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
State and Federal
Government for the
Universities of the North and East.
for the Highest Moral,
, and Physical Development
of the Nation's
The College of Arts
and Sciences offers excellent advantages for
a liberal education and confers the degrees of B.A. and B.S.
advantages for in-
the degree of B
.A.-many short courses offered.
training in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering,
to appropriate Bachelor's
degrees in engineering.
titioners of Florida.
The degrees of LL.B.
are admitted to the bar without further examination.
philosophy and education and provides normal training for those desiring
to enter any department of the public school service.
Board for the
Master of Arts and Master of Science.
7. The Agricultural Experiment Station.
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AS IT IS BEING DEVELOPED
Monday -.... ....... .....-..-.. .-.....--. Summer School
Friday ........ ... ... .................-.. Summer School
r 20, Monda--y........................ Summer Recess
r 21. Tuesday y ............ ........ First Semester
September 28, Tuesday ....... ... .......-...
October 2, Saturday, 2:00 p. m............
2:30 p. m...---........
October 4, Monday ........................... .....
uesday ............. ................
Livestock Roundup begins.
Meeting of General Faculty.
School for County Demon-
stration Agents begins.
Citrus Seminar begins.
June 4, S
June 5 t
r 25, Thursday ...................... Thanksgiving Holiday.
r 6, Monday .......................... Boys' Club Week begins.
r 18, Saturday, 12:00 noon.. .Christmas Recess begins.
1, Saturday..................... ... Christmas Recess ends.
3, Monday, 8 :00 a. m.............Resumption of Classes.
Review Courses for Teacher.
4, Tuesday .............. .............. --en-Day Courses for Farm-
r 5, Saturday. .................. ......... First Semester ends.
r 7, Monday..........................Second Semester begins.
r 19, Saturday, 2:30 p. m.....Meeting of General Faculty.
Saturday, 2:00 p. m.............Re-examinations.
saturday, 2:30 p m.... -........... meeting of General Faculty.
o 7.......................................ommencem Exercises.
, Sunday......................... ......- Baccalaureate Sermon.
, Monday ................. ........... Oratorical Contests.
Annual Alumni Meeting.
, Tuesday --... .......---......... ... .. .... Graduating Day.
Wednesday y .............................. Summer Recess begins.
Monday. ............................... Summer School begins.
BOARD OF CONTROL
HODGES, Chairman ...............
....-...... Attorney-at-Law, Lake City
WARTMANN ......................................... Planter and Stock Raiser, Citra
J. B. SUTTON ......--..-....-----.........--.. ........... ........---.....--... Attorney-at-Law,
MINIUM .......----....................... .. President,
ry to the
Chairman .. .... .....
CLAY CRAWFORD ..........
.......-........ .............-......................... Secret
J. C. LUNING..
.................................................-.............- ..... State
SWEARINGEN -------- .................
, LL.D.. .............. ......... .. .. President of the
FARR, Ph. D .......... -......-.................... .Vice-President of the Univ
, Ph.D.............Dean of the
, M.S.........-.......-..................... Dean of the
cultural Experiment Station
Cox, Ph.D .................
.Dean of the
........- -...-.........--. ---D ea
n of the
College of Law
SHEATS, LL.D.--..............State Superintendent of
MURPHREE, LL.D.....................................President University of Florida
, Ph.D .........................President State College for
, A.M., LL.D.,
Dean and Professor
AGATHA FREEMAN WALSH
Librarian and Secretary to the Dean
Three classes of men should read law-the lawyer for his profession,
efficiency and his own protection.-Blackstone.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
then a member of the Board of Control of the University, the
College of Law was established in 1909.
From this time until
1917 the course comprised the work of two years.
At first the College was quartered in Thomas Hall, one of
At the opening
of the session
more spacious rooms were provided in Language Hall. During
fitting ceremonies, took possession of its own home, the finest
law school building in the South.
It is the purpose of the College to impart a thoro, scientific,
students to take advantage of the splendid opportunities the
present readjustments in business and social life are creating.
It aims to develop keen, efficient lawyers, conversant with the
ideals and traditions of the profession.
Its policy is character-
ized by the emphasis of practice as well as theory; pleading
as well as historical perspective; skill in brief making as well
as legal information.
BUILDING.-This splendid structure is one hundred seventy-
two feet long, seventy feet wide, and two and one-half stories
It contains a large, well-lighted library, furnished with
bookstacks, library tables, librarian's office, and consultation
lecture-rooms, together with the offices of administration, and
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building is steam-heated, lighted by electricity, and equipped
with a superior
exclusively to the uses of the College of Law and furnishes
accommodations as comfortable and as convenient as can be
found in the country.
reports of the courts of last resort of every State in the Union
and of the Federal Courts, the full English Reprints, the Eng-
the Interior besides an excellent collection of digests, encyclo-
pedias, series of selected cases, treatises and text books, both
English and American.
The Library also contains the Stat-
utes of several of the States besides those of the Federal Gov-
ernment, and is a subscriber to the leading legal periodicals.
A course of instruction is given in legal bibliography and the
use of law books.
Every facility also is offered law students
use of the General Library, in
libraries are open during the academic year on every secular
day between the hours of 8:00 A. M. and 10:00 P. M. and are
in charge of trained librarians, who will render such aid as the
students may need in their use of the books.
GYMNASIUM.-A brick and stone structure of two stories
and basement, one hundred and six feet long and fifty-three
It is steam-heated, supplied with hot water, and well-
lighted and ventilated.
A gallery around the main floor pro-
vides space for spectators at gymnastic exhibitions.
ment contains lockers, shower baths and toilets.
thirty-six feet long
wide, and from four and one half to seven feet deep.
classes are conducted by the Professor of Physical Culture.
equipped for the various outdoor games and sports which in
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the College has ever had.
Eighteen were graduated, three of
this number receiving the degree of Juris Doctor.
A still larger attendance during the session of 1920-21 is
Students, therefore, are urged to reserve rooms
in the dormitories at the earliest possible date.
should be made to Miss W. B. Ellis, Registrar.
A deposit of
must accompany the
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.-Graduates and matricu-
completed a high-school course of four years will, upon pre-
sentation of proper credentials to that effect, be admitted to
the College as candidates for a degree.
Other applicants for
age will be admitted.
No applicant under eighteen years of
required for admission
must consist of sixteen units
(fifteen units as defined by the
A unit represents a course of study pursued thruout
the school year with five recitation periods of at least forty-
five minutes each per week, four courses being taken during
each of the four years.
Eight units are prescribed
viz.: English 3
The remaining units may be chosen
from the following electives: Botany
(French, German, or Spanish)
2; Physical Geog-
Certificates of scholastic record signed by the principal of
the school attended must
all those who do
COLLEGE OF LAW
to make profitable use of the opportunities offered in
ADVANCED STANDING.-No work in law done in other in-
stitutions will be accepted towards a degree, unless the appli-
cant passes satisfactorily the examinations held in
jects in question in this College, or unless, by special vote of
the Faculty, credit is given without examination.
any school offering no more than two years of law studies and
not maintaining an approved standard of admission will not be
which credit will be received must be shown definitely by its
catalog to be not less than fifteen high-school units.
school is known to
have made relaxing departures from its
published entrance requirements or course of study, the accept-
ance of credit from such institution will not be considered. In
no case will credit be given for work not done in residence at
an approved law school.
The yearly expenses of a law student, exclusive of clothes
and incidentals, may be summarized as follows:
Registration and Contingent Fee ......
Infirmary Fee .. --.- ...... ... .. ... ..-... ----.... .
Board and Lodging .--..d..O. .-------
Students taking less than eleven hours of work are charged
a proportionate part of the full tuition.
The cost of books for the first year will approximate $45.50;
for the second $42.50-$53.00, depending on the electives taken;
The charge for board, lodging and janitor service is payable
in advance, $90.00 per semester, exclusive of the Christmas
without lodging will
$20.00 per calendar month, payable in advance.
University catalog, p1.
COLLEGES.-The advantages of the
other colleges of the University are open to such students in
College of Law
and are able
to accept them.
Courses in History, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Logic
and English are particularly recommended.
No extra charge
is made for such courses, but they can be taken only with the
consent of the Law Faculty and of the professors concerned.
MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS.-The
University has an
Infantry Unit, Senior Division of the Reserve Officers' Train-
ing Corps, to membership in which law students are eligible.
They are not required, however, to join this organization or
to take any other military drill.
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATING
INSTRUCTION.-Regular classes in oratory and public speak-
ing are organized and conducted by the professor of public
A small tuition is charged.
MARSHALL DEBATING SOCIETY.-Early in the first year of
the College the students organized a society that would secure
to its members practice in debating and public speaking and
experience in arguing legal questions, as well as drill in parlia-
The society was fittingly named "The Marshall
Debating Society", i:
jurist, John Marshall.
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will the degree be granted unless the candidate is in actual
residence during all of the third year.
JURIS DOCTOR.-Students who have complied with all the
for the degree
who have maintained an average standing in their law studies
of 10% above the passing mark, and who have obtained the
degree of A.B.,
or who secure suc.
from an approved
h degree the same
year they complete their law course, will be awarded the degree
of Juris Doctor (J.D.).
COMBINED ACADEMIC AND LAW COURSE.-By pursuing an
approved course of collegiate and law studies a student may
the academic and
in six years.
Candidates for either the A.B. or the B.S. degree may elect
twelve hours of work from the first year of the course of the
Such degrees will not be conferred, how-
ever, until after the completion of the second year of the law
ARTS.-Candidates for the
degree of Master
of Arts are permitted to take a portion of their work under the
Faculty of Law.
ADMISSION TO THE BAR
Upon presenting their diplomas, duly issued by the proper
they are twenty-one years of age and of good moral character,
Court, without examination, to practice in the Courts of Flor-
The last week of each semester is devoted to examinations
covering the work of the semester.
These examinations are
subjects for which they are registered.
In addition to the courses given by the regular
profession, both at the bar and on the bench.
of the Supreme Court of the State especially have been gener-
ous in giving of their time and services in this way.
and students feel
to these lec-
turers for the kindly interest they have manifested in the Col-
lege and for the resulting uplift and inspiration.
PLEADING AND PRACTICE
College is convinced that an intensive knowledge of pleading
without a mastery
rules of pleading whereby they are enforced.
As Lord Coke
"Good pleading is the touchstone of the true sense
right has depended upon the development of actions; the rule
of law was the rule of writs and in large measure remains so
Consequently the College offers thoro courses in Crimi-
nal Pleading and Procedure, Common Law
Practice, and Federal Procedure.
Thus the student on gradu-
ation is enabled to enter understandingly upon the practice of
and to this fact the College attributes much of the rapid
advancement of its Alumni.
As young men from all parts of the country in increasing
vantages of travel, new associations, and salubrious climate
with those of the superior educational facilities here afforded,
the College has arranged to serve those who intend to practice
elsewhere as efficiently as those who expect to locate in this
COLLEGE OF LAW
pleading and practice of the State
COURT.-Believing the students obtain
the Practice Court a better practical knowledge of pleading
and practice than can be acquired in any other way, aside from
the trial of actual cases, the Faculty lay special emphasis upon
Sessions of the Practice Court are held thruout
the year in an admirably equipped courtroom.
A clerk and a
sheriff are appointed from the Senior class, and regular records
of the court are kept.
Each student is required to participate
in the trial of at least one common law, one equity, and one
criminal case, and is instructed in appellate procedure.
Practice Court is conducted by
Judge Cockrell and Professor
flicting rights; mental anguish; parties to tort actions; reme-
conflict of laws; methods
of particular torts:
false imprisonment, ma-
licious prosecution, abuse of process, conspiracy, slander and
Burdick on Torts and Burdick'
Torts, 3rd edition.
ance; form and consideration; reality of
consent; legality of
object; operation of contract; limits of the contract obligation;
joint obligations; interpretation
Edition; Huffcut and Woodruff's Cases on Contract.
the law of nations.
Textbook: Clark on Criminal Law; selected
examination and bail; grand jury, indictment and informa-
ment, pleas, and motions; nolle prosequi and motions to quash
defendant at the
trial; arrest of judgment; judgment, sentence, and execution.
acquisition of title; liens and pledges; conver-
EQUITY JURISPRUDENCE.-History and definition
features; priorities and notice; bona fide purchasers; estoppel;
satisfaction and performance; conversion; equitable
estates, interest, primary rights; trusts; powers, duties, and
liabilities of trustees; mortgages; equitable liens; assignments;
CONTRACTS II AND QUASI
evidence and construction; discharge of contract.
nature of quasi contract; benefits conferred in misreliance on
rights or duty, from mistake of law, and on invalid, unenforce-
or impossible contract;
under constraint; action for restitution as alternative remedy
for breach of contract and for tort.
Textbooks: Anson's Law
of Contract, Corbin's Edition
Huffcut and Woodruff's
on Quasi Contracts.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.-Marriage in general
COLLEGE OF LAW
COMMON LAW PLEADING.--History and development of the
personal actions at common law
of pleading and its
peculiar features as developed by the jury trial; demurrers,
general and special; pleas in discharge, in excuse, and by way
of traverse; replication de injuria; duplicity; departure; new
SALES.-Sale and contract to sell; statute of frauds; ille-
warranties; delivery; acceptance
receipt; vendor's lien; stoppage in transit;
bills of lading
remedies of seller and buyer,
Burdick on Sales
rights incident to the ownership of land, and estates therein,
waste; profits; easements; licenses; covenants running with
Warren's Cases on Property.
chief executive; the judiciary; police powers; eminent domain;
civil rights; political privileges; guarantee in criminal cases;
Cases on Constitutional Law, American Casebook Series.
AGENCY.-Nature of the
relation; purposes and
of creation; who may be principal or agent; ratification
of authority; general and special agents; rights and
and execution of authority of agents; rights, duties, and liabili-
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answer and replication; preparation of bills, demurrers, pleas,
Pleading and Prac-
tice; Rules of the Circuit Court in Chancery in Florida; Rules
MAKING AND THE
find the law; how to use statutes and decisions; how to find
; the trial brief;
the brief on appeal and its prepara-
s Brief Making and the Use of Law
III.-Titles and conveyancing, including acqui-
sition of titles by possession, modes of conveyance at common
under the statute of uses, and by statutory
execution of deeds; estates created; covenants for titles; estop-
pel by deed
priorities among titles.
departments of government; suffrage and eligibility; census
and apportionment; counties and cities; taxation and finance;
homestead and exemption; married
Constitution, statutes, and judicial decisions of Florida.
forms of action; necessary allegations; the complaint; prayer
answers, including general and special denials
matter; equitable defenses; counter claims; pleading several
defenses; replies and demurrers.
EVIDENCE.-Judicial notice; kinds of evidence
proof; presumptions of law and fact; judge and jury
rule; hearsay rule and its exceptions; admissions
confessions; exclusions based on public policy and privilege;
COLLEGE OF LAW
PRIVATE CORPORATIONS.-Nature; creation and citizenship;
defective organization; promoters; powers and liabilities; cor-
dissolution; membership; manage-
corporations, preparing by-laws, electing officers, and in con-
ducting corporate business.
Clark on Private Cor-
portions, and Wormser's Cases on Corporations.
LEGAL ETHICS.--Admission of attorneys to practice; tax-
ation; privileges and exemptions; authority; liability to clients
and to third parties; compensation
liens; suspension and dis-
barment; duties to clients, courts, professional brethren, and to
Textbooks: Attorneys at Law in Ruling Case Law
and the Code of Ethics adopted by the American Bar Associa-
PROPERTY IV.-History of the law of wills and testaments;
ments; execution, revocation, republication, revival of wills;
descent; probate of wills and the administration of
parties; joinder and consolidation of actions; issuance, service,
and return of process; appearance; trial; verdict; proceedings
after verdict; appellate proceedings; peculiar characteristics of
the common law actions; special proceedings including certio-
attachment, garnishment, statut
detainer, landlord and tenant.
;ory liens, forcible entry and
Textbook: Crandall's Florida
GENERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE.**
of action; the trial
-The court; parties; forms
selection of jury and procedure in jury
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waiver and estoppi
assignees, beneficiaries; creditors; fire,
marine, accident, guarantee, liability
of Insurance and Humble's
PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS.-Nature of public utilities;
railroads and other common carriers of goods and passengers;
telegraphs and telephones; light and water companies; inns;
warehouses; elevators; stockyards; methods of incorporation;
under federal and state statutes.
on Public Service Companies.
FEDERAL PROCEDURE AND BANKRUPTCY.-System of courts
created under the authority of the United States, jurisdiction
of the several courts and procedure therein
Federal and state
who may become bankrupt; prerequi-
exemptions; composition; discharge.
Textbooks: Hughes on
Federal Procedure, and Remington on Bankruptcy, Students'
PARTNERSHIP.-Creation, nature, characteristics of a part-
nership; nature of a partner's
interest; nature, extent, dura-
tion of the partnership liability; powers of partners; rights,
duties, remedies of partners inter se;
creditors; termination of partnership.
rights and remedies of
Textbook: Burdick on
INTERNATIONAL LAW.-Nature, subjects, and objects of in-
ternational law; intercourse of states; settlement of interna-
tional differences; law of war; law of neutrality.
ADMIRALTY.-Jurisdiction; contracts, torts, crimes; mari-
time liens, ex contract,
ex delicto, priorities, discharge; bot-
tomry and respondentia obligations
Textbook: Hughes on Admiralty.
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COLLEGE OF LAW
TRUSTS.-The Anglo-American system of uses and trusts;
transfer, extinguishment of trust interests; priori-
ties between competing equities; construction of trust dispo-
sitions; charitable trusts.
Kenneson's Cases on
PRACTICE COURT.-(1 hour.)
; general a
in contract and
tort actions; entire damages in one action; mental suffering;
counsel fees and expenses of litigation; injuries to real proper-
ty and limited interests; death by wrongful act; breaches of
Textbook: Rogers' Law of Damages; selected cases.
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.-Creation of cities and towns;
powers of a municipality, including public powers, power of
taxation, power over streets and alleys, etc.
liabilities of municipal corporations; powers and liabilities of
SURETYSHIP.-Nature of the contract; statute of frauds;
surety's defenses against the creditor; surety's
gation, indemnity, contribution, exoneration; creditor's rights
to surety's securities.
Textbook: Spencer on Suretyship.
and general doctrines; contract of the maker, acceptor, certi-
ceedings before and after dishonor of negotiable instruments;
absolute defenses; equities; payments; conflict of laws.
book: Biglow on Bills, Notes and Cheques.
Minor on the Conflict of Laws.
reversions and remainders
rule in Shelley's Case
legacies; cross limitation
failure of issue; determina-
JURISPRUDENCE.-Nature, meaning, subject matter of law;
their use; customs; law reports; case-law; ancient and modern
who desire further information
concerning the Col-
lege may address letters of inquiry to Harry
of the College of Law, Gainesville, Florida.