Fifty Plus Years And Counting: A History Of Experiential Learning And Clinical Opportunities At Thurgood Marshall School Of Law

In 1948, a Legal Aid Clinic was established at the Texas State University for Negroes School of Law. As described in the course catalog, the one credit hour course “enable[d] student[s] . . . to acquire personal contact experience in the technique of interviewing clients and witnesses, weighing the facts, investigating the applicable law, advising the clients, drawing all necessary documents, etc.” Professor Roberson King taught and supervised law students in the Legal Aid Clinic, and it was primarily devoted to responding to prisoners’ letters.