Rare Historical Photos of Yale Law School’s Students in 1877

Yale Law School is a law school of Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1824, it has consistently been ranked as the top law school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report since the magazine began publishing rankings in the 1980s. Yale Law has produced many prominent figures in law and politics, such as former U.S. presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton and former U.S. secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Among its graduates, a relatively high percentage (9%) choose careers in academia within five years of graduation, while a relatively low percentage (46%) choose to work in law firms. Since the 1930s, Yale Law has also stressed the importance of government service, both among faculty and students.

Below are some historical photos of students of Yale Law School in 1877.

#2 Jurist and law professor Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927), an outstanding law professor for 50 years at the Yale Law School (1869-1919)

#18 Lawyer, miner, lumberman, street railway worker, and hotel clerk, Carlton Fyler Drake (1857-1935), Yale Law School, 1877

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