This essay presents the history of the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Founded in 1972, the law school is a relatively young institution, still in its teens. Its gestation period, however, extends back at least sixty years. As long ago as 1912, prominent Tacoma attorneys proposed to found a law school associated with the University of Puget Sound (UPS). In the ensuing years, officials at UPS periodically raised the issue of creating a law school. Various studies were undertaken, but it was not until the late 1960s that a school of law was considered again as seriously as it had been in 1912.
Anita M. Steele, History of the University of Puget Sound School of Law, 12 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 309 (1989).