Law Schools

What historically black college was the first to establish a law school?

In October 1868 John Mercer Langston (1829–1897) founded and organized the Law School at Howard University, the first in a black school. He headed the department when classes formally began on January 6, 1869, and was its dean for seven years. From 1873 to 1875 he was also vice president and acting president of the university.


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