St. Albans, VT
Sarah Webb Turner (unknown)
Turner then established a small law school whose purpose was to prepare students for admission to the bar, and sought to do so in less time that was normally required for preparatory studies. He had nearly 175 students, more than any other legal office in the state. Due to large debts Turner assumed in a failed attempt at expansion, the school closed in 1812.
In 1812, he moved to Middlebury and attempted to set up a law school connected ...
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
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