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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ex officio President of the Board.

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MARTIN KELLOGG, President of the University, PRESIDENT.


E. W. McKINSTRY, Professor of Law.

CHARLES W. SLACK, Assistant Professor of Law.

J. H. C. BONTÉ, Professor of Legal Ethics.

S. CLINTON HASTINGS, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence.



The college year begins and ends with the academic year at Berkeley. There is a recess of two weeks in December.

The exercises are held in the Old Hall of Pioneers, 808 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

The classes meet daily; the Senior class, at 4:45 P. M.; the Middle class, at 8:15 A. M.; the Junior class, at 8:15 A. M. and 4:30 P. M.

The office of the Registrar is Room 17, ninth floor, Mills Building, San Francisco (formerly 230 Montgomery Street).


Applicants for admission to the Junior class must be at least eighteen years of age; must deposit with the Registrar a certificate of good moral character; and must pass a satisfactory examination in the following subjects:

1. ENGLISH. The examination in this subject will presuppose thorough knowledge of grammar and elementary rhetoric; practice in composition; and a study of the following works: 1. The Classic Myths in English Literature (based upon Bulfinch's Age of Fable; Ginn & Co.), or, until 1893, Bulfinch's Age of Fable, chapters 1 to 29; 2. The Lady of the Lake; 3. The Alhambra; 4. The Newcomes; 5. Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; 6. Shakespeare's Julius Cæsar.

2. ARITHMETIC. Including the metric system and the technical parts of commercial arithmetic, viz.: banking, profit and loss, commission, taxes, duties, stocks, insurance, exchange, and average of payments.

3. ALGEBRA. To quadratic equations: including the various methods of factoring; the theory of exponents, integral and fractional, positive and negative; and the calculus of radicals.


5. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. History of the United States and of England and the general facts of physical and political geography. Barnes' Brief History of the United States, Gardiner's History of England for Schools, and the geographies used in the first grade grammar schools, will serve to indicate the amount of knowledge expected.

6. LATIN. Cæsar, Gallic War, Books 1.-IV. (or Civil War, Books 1.-11.); Cicero, the Four Catilinarian Orations; with questions, in each case, on the implied grammar, on the subject-matter, and the corresponding archæology.

Graduates of the University of California will be admitted without examination.

Graduates of other institutions of learning may also, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, be admitted without examination.

The examinations will be held at the times and places announced for holding the entrance examinations to the undergraduate departments of the University. Applicants for admission will not be examined at any other time, unless for reasons of the most exceptional urgency. Information concerning the examinations can be obtained from the RECORDER OF THE FACULTIES, Berkeley.

Prior to examination, applicants must file applications for admission, and certificates of good moral character, with the Registrar of the College of the Law.

Applicants for admission to the Middle class must be at least nineteen years of age; must comply with the conditions required to enter the Junior class; and must pass an examination in all the studies of the Junior year.

Applicants for admission to the Senior class must be at least twenty years of age; must comply with the conditions required to enter the Junior class; and must pass an examination in all the studies of the Junior and Middle years.


The following constitute the prescribed Courses in the Hastings College of the Law:

1. Persons and Personal Rights. Rights of personal security and personal liberty, including torts to persons; citizens; voters; aliens; husband and wife; parent and child; infants; guardian and ward; master and servant. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Professor MCKINSTRY and Assistant Professor SLACK.

2. Real Property. Origin of the notion of property; feudal system; fixtures; estates; mortgages; licenses; servitudes and easements; forcible entry, forcible detainer, and unlawful detainer; title, etc. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Professor McKINSTRY.

3. Contracts. An outline of the law of contracts. Recitations and comments during a portion of the Junior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.

4. Mercantile Law. Sales; bailments; negotiable instruments; mercantile guaranties; suretyship; insurance; agency; partnership; corporations. Lectures and recitations five times a week during the greater portion of the Middle year. Professor McKINSTRY and Assistant Professor SLACK.

5. Wills and Decedents' Estates. administration of decedents' estates. during a portion of the Middle year.

Last wills and testaments, and the Lectures and recitations twice a week Assistant Professor SLACK.

6. Equity Jurisprudence. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.

7. Evidence. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK,

8. Pleading and Practice. Common law and equity pleading; pleading and practice under the Code. Recitations, discussions, and practical exercises three times a week throughout the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.

9. Constitutional Law. Constitutional law of the United States and of the State. Recitations twice a week during a portion of the Senior year. Assistant Professor SLACK.

10. Legal Ethics. A series of eight or ten lectures to the Senior class. Professor BONTÉ.

Outline of Studies.

The course of instruction extends through three years, as follows:


In the Junior year, the class consider the general principles and doctrines that constitute the framework of the law in all of its most important depart

ments of primary or substantive rights and duties, embracing the law of persons, the law of personal property, the law of contracts, and the law of real property. The instruction is by means of lectures, recitations from text-books, and a study of leading cases.

The following works are especially considered: Pomeroy's Municipal Law; Blackstone's Commentaries, Kent's Commentaries; Cooley on Torts: Chase's Cases on Torts; Schouler's Domestic Relations; Keener on Contracts; Tiedeman on Real Property.


The greater portion of the Middle year is devoted to the study of mercantile law, viz.: sales, bailments, negotiable instruments, mercantile guaranties, suretyship, insurance, agency, partnership, and corporations. The remainder of the term is taken up with last wills and testaments, and the administration of estates of decedents. The work is carried on by means of text-books, lectures, and a study of leading cases.

Attention is particularly directed to the following text-books: Benjamin on Sales; Schouler on Bailments; Tiedeman on Commercial Paper; Richards on Insurance; Story on Agency; Parsons on Partnership; Ames' Cases on Partnership; Morawitz on Corporations; Schouler on Wills; Redfield's Cases on Wills; Reeves' Cases on Wills; and the Code of Civil Procedure, title, Proceedings in the Probate Court."

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The instruction during the Senior year includes common law pleading, equity pleading, pleading and practice under the Code, evidence, equity jurisprudence, constitutional law of the United States and of the State, and legal ethics. Special attention is paid to the drawing of pleadings and other papers, and to practical exercises generally.

The following text-books are used: Stephen on Pleading; Lubé on Equity Pleading; Bliss on Code Pleading; Code of Civil Procedure; Greenleaf on Evidence; Pomeroy's Equity Jurisprudence; and Pomeroy's Constitutional Law. Leading cases are constantly referred to and are required to be studied.


A Moot Court is established as a regular mode of instruction. Attendance is made compulsory upon the members of the two upper classes. A member of the Faculty presides over the argument of each cause, and an opinion is written under his direction by some student.


There is no library connected with the College, but students are permitted to use the San Francisco Law Library, at the new City Hall, on the same terms as members of the bar.


Examinations are held from time to time during the year, and on the year's work at the end of the year.


Students who complete the prescribed Course with credit, passing all the examinations, receive the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and on motion are admitted to the bar, and are permitted to practice in all the Courts of the State.



Tuition in the College of the Law is free, with the exception of a class fee of ten dollars per year, to cover incidental expenses.

Board and Lodging.

Good board, with room, at a convenient distance from the lecture-rooms, may be procured at the rate of five dollars a week and upwards.


(See Catalogue of Students.)

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