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Student Employment: Getting a Job at Gonzaga
Now that fall semester has begun, it’s time for your student to look for the job they may want and need to help with college expenses. Please encourage your student to visit the Student Employment Office, College Hall 126, to ask about what positions are available.
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September 16, 7:00 PM
GU Career Center Hosts 'Interview Prep'

September 20-26
Rebuilding Together - New Orleans

September 22, 8:00 AM
GU Forum to Host Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco

September 30 , 5:00 PM
Luvera Lecture Features Bobby Lee Cook

October 6, 7:00 PM
GU Social Justice Series at Crosby

October 13, 6:30 PM
Institute Against Hate to Honor Lassman

Through November 18
'Exhibit Spokane' at Jundt Art Museum

Fall Family Weekend
Gonzaga Reunion
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GU History
Gonzaga’s first law graduates, June 1915.
(Photo and text provided by the
Gonzaga University Archives.)
After Gonzaga College changed its name to Gonzaga University, the institution opened its first School of Law in the fall of 1912. A three-year law course was offered in the evening, five nights a week. Saturdays were for debates and special assignments. Tuition was $75 a year and textbooks cost $25. Students had to find housing outside of the University. Until a suitable law library could be purchased, arrangements were made with the Spokane Bar Association to allow students access to the Association’s law library in the Spokane County Courthouse. Seventeen law instructors were listed in the 1912-1913 Catalog. The faculty consisted of practicing lawyers, who insisted from the beginning that the School of Law be professional. Most of the instructors were non-Catholic. The first Dean of the Law School was Edward J. Cannon. Nineteen students were admitted that first term. In March 1915, Gonzaga School of Law received state accreditation. Later that year, on June 10, 13 students received the first Bachelor of Law degrees offered at Gonzaga.