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An Act to Amend the Act Establishing the University of South Carolina.

December 20, 1866

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XIII, Pages 382-383.
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I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the fifth Section of an Act entitled "An Act to establish the University of South Carolina," ratified on the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, be so amended as to require the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina to establish, as soon as practicable after the ratification of this Act, a School of Law, with one Professor, and a School of Medicine, with two Professors.

II. That the Board of Trustees shall determine and regulate the course of studies in the said schools, and the duties of the Professors in the respective departments thereof; and shall, as soon as practicable, select competent persons to the Professorships so established.

III. That the Professors in said schools shall be entitled to tfie same salary as is provided by law for the other Professors of the University, and shall receive such fees of the students who enter their schools as are required, or may hereafter be required, under and by virtue of the fourth Section of the Act aforesaid, of the students who enter the schools by said Act provided for.

IV. That the said Professors shall be members of the Faculty of the University of South Carolina, in like manner as the other Professors, and shall, in all respects, be, in like manner, subject to the provisions of the aforesaid Act, and to the rules and regulations imposed by the Board of Trustees.

V. That the Board of Trustees of the University, on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Faculty and of the Professors of the Schools of Law and Medicine, shall confer the degrees of Bachelor of Law and of Doctor of Medicine upon the graduates of the said schools, for satisfactory attainments in all the subjects of instruction in their respective schools.

VI. That the graduates of each of these schools, upon whom the said degrees may be conferred, shall be entitled to pursue and practice their respective professions.

VIL That the Faculty have authority to license a Demonstrator of Anatomy and other persons of suitable attainments, character and habits, to give private instruction in aid of the public teachings in any of the schools of the University. That said licentiates be not at liberty, without special leave of the Faculty, to receive pupils who are not members of the school or schools for which they are licensed, nor to give instruction on subjects not embraced in the plan of the same. The employment of the licentiates to be at the option of the students, and the compensation a matter of private arrangement.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.

W. D. PORTER, President of the Senate.
C. H. SIMONTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved December 20th, 1866: James L. Orr, Governor.



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