Minnesota Law Review
When William B. Lockhart resigned from the deanship of the University of Minnesota Law School in June 1972, a productive sixteen-year tenure came to an end. Guided in the early years by the recommendations of the 1955 Law School Self-Survey, Lockhart and his faculty achieved significant success in improving the school's relationship with the bar, in revitalizing the educational program, in improving the quality of the student body, and in maintaining the quality of the faculty. In the later years of his tenure, the law school successfully responded, under Lockhart's leadership, to a variety of challenges presented in the turbulence of the late 1960s. By developing programs to equalize the opportunities for legal education, by implementing policies that increased student participation in the governance of the school, and by trying to accommodate the dramatic increase in the demand for legal education, the law school responded to the needs of its community without sacrificing its tradition of excellence.
Robert Stein, In Pursuit of Excellence -- A History of the University of Minnesota Law School, Part VI: The Auerbach Years -- A Time of Building, Controversy and Frustration, 63 Minn. L. Rev. 1101 (1979), available at https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/433.