"AN ACT relative to the law school of Columbia College," Chap.
202, Laws N.Y. 1860 (Passed April 7, 1860).
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do
enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The professors in the law school of Columbia college, and the law
committee of the trustees of said college. viz.: Samuel B. Raggies, Hamilton Fish,
Alexander W. Bradford, Governeur M. Ogden, George T. Strong and William Betts,
and such persons as shall from time to time form such law committee, are hereby
constituted a committee, any three of whom, being counselors at law, shall form a
quorum upon whose examination and recommendation, as evidenced by the diploma of
said college granted upon such recommendation, any graduate of said law school shall
be admitted to practice as an attorney and counselor at law in all the courts of this
No diploma shall be sufficient for such admission which is given for any period of
attendance upon said law school for a less term than eighteen months, but this period of
eighteen months shall not apply to the members of the present senior class in said law
school who may be admitted to practice as aforesaid upon the examination and
recommendation of said committee, and upon the evidence of the diploma of the
§ 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.