The year 1967-1968 was the first full year of what might appropriately be called Phase II of the campaign to move the University of Georgia School of Law into the front rank of legal education. The year's activities were highlighted in the fall with the Dedication Exercises, at which the Honorable Hugo L. Black, Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court, gave the principal address; and in the spring by the appearance of the Honorable Dean Rusk, Secretary of State of the United States of America, as our Law Day speaker. These address were supplemented during the year with those of other distinguished scholars, including the John A. Sibley Lecturers in Law, Dean Robert Budge McKay, New York University School of Law; Dr. Ferdinand F. Stone, W.R. Irby Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at Tulane University School of Law; and Professor Lon L. Fuller, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School. Dr. David Daube, Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford University, England, and Mr. Peter Northcote, an English barrister of the Oxford Circuit, also visited the School as special lecturers.
The expanded Library staff, by extraordinary effort, had most of our recently purchased books, previously held in storage, on the shelves by the day of the Dedication. By the end of the year, the staff was current in the unpacking and processing of acquisitions, although cataloguing continued to fall further and further behind. Toward the end of the year, a physical count of volumes on the shelves revealed 133,000 volumes which, as of June 30, 1968, will place us about 23rd in size among American law school libraries.
It was a year of steady progress in all areas. The future of legal education at the University of Georgia continues to be very bright.
Cowen, Lindsey, "Dean' Report 1968" (1968). Other Law School Publications. 56.