The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Applicants for the degree of LL. B. must, in every case, have been members of the Senior Class, and must have attended during the entire term with the prescribed regularity. They will announce them selves as such, in writing, to the Dean on or before the 1st day of May, and will deliver to him an original thesis upon some legal subject approved by the Faculty; and will attend the examination for degrees held during the first week of June, if qualified by age and regularity of attendance. As the degree of LL. B. conferred by this University entitles the holder to admission to the bar both of the State and the United States Courts, it will not be granted, except upon the most satisfactory evidence of actual proficiency, or to any person who will not have attained the age of twenty-one years on or before the 1st of October following, at the latest.
It is by no means the intention of the Faculty or of the Directors to confine the diploma of the St. Louis Law School to those who have pursued the entire course in that institution. On the contrary, they will welcome to all the privileges of the School those who have spent a part of their time of study-elsewhere, whether in other schools or in private offices. But it is their earnest desire to maintain for this School a high and so far as possible a uniform standard, so that its diploma may be recognized everywhere as evidence of the best and most thorough preparation for the American Bar. To this end, the examinations, both final and intermediate, will be based, not so much upon any prescribed page 104 books, as upon the general knowledge of law to he expected from good students; their impartiality being, as heretofore, absolutely assured.