In 1920, the Law Department of the University of Louisville increased its curriculum from two to three years. The expanded course along with the earlier disruption of regular coursework due to World War I made for irregular graduating rosters, but two classes — 1920 and 1922 — stood out in particular. The latter was simple to resolve, but a conflict of information with the first opened an investigation of records that covered six different organizations in order to answer a deceptively difficult question: Was Marvin Taylor a graduate of the law school or not?
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Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books, Volume 12, Number 1, Summer/Fall 2020
Walker, Marcus, "The Mystery of Missing Marvin: Determining the Alumni Status of a Century-Old Student" (2020). Faculty Scholarship. 452.
Please see the errata for footnote 23.