*Asterisk Names of Faculty represent individuals who appear in photos or are named in different sources (Rattler, Barrister, Diamondback, etc.). Little information is available on them.

Faculty of Founding Law School | Ernest Raba: A Personal History, Page 10

Late 1920-1930s

Bickett Jr., Judge John H. – Member and one-time President of the San Antonio Bar Association (1927-1929)

He proposed the idea of the law school along with student Fred Zalmanzig.

Courses: Advanced Corporations, Partnerships, and Constitutional Law

Brooks Sr., Judge Sidney J. – Board of Admission of St. Mary’s Law School (1935)

Along with Judge John H. Bickett Jr. and A. N. Moursund, Brooks constituted the Board of Admissions.

Buckley, Judge M. E. – Professor of Law (1934-1939)

Courses: Legal Ethics and Federal Procedure

Dielmann, Henry B. – Dean of Law School and Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1939)

Courses: Advanced Corporations, Partnership, and Constitutional Law

Forster, Clifford M. – Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1934)

Courses: Federal Procedure and Personal Property

Gerhardt, Judge Raymond – Professor of Law (1934 – 1950s)

Courses: Sales Bankruptcy, Oil and Gas (Taught most courses from 1934-1944)

Gulley, Dixon – Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1930s)

Courses: Real Property, Wills and Estates, Equity, and Criminal Law

Knight, Arley V. – Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1930s)

Courses: Pleading and Practice

Maurer, Clem – Alumni and 1st President of St. Mary’s Law School Student Council (1937-1940)

The Student Council was renamed The Barrister Club in 1944 and chartered as the Student Senate in 1975.

Merrem, Leslie G. – Professor of Law and Moot Court Judge (1928/29 – 1950s)

Courses: Contracts, Torts, Federal Procedure, Evidence, Personal Property, Agency and Partnership, Corporation, and Pleading and Practice (1st to 3rd Year Courses; both Day and Night)

Morrison, Lucian L. – Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1939)

Courses: Torts, Oil and Gas

Moursund, A. N. – Dean of Law School (1927-1938)

1st St. Mary’s Law School Dean

Nowlin, W. F. – Professor of Law (1931 – 1935)

Courses: Contracts

Raba, Ernest A. – St. Mary’s Alumni, Professor, and Dean of Law School (1934-1978)

Courses: Agency, Personal Property, Sales, and Conflict of Laws

Rabit S. M., Dr. (Brother) Daniel J. – Alumni, 1st Law School Librarian/Professor of Economics

(1934-1936, Returned as Professor in 1940, Law Class of 1944)

Schmidt, Brother John – 2nd Law School Librarian (1936 – 1940)

Wheeler, John D. – Faculty (1930s – 1960s)

Whitehead, E. S. J. – Professor of Law (1932 to late 1930s)

Courses: Criminal Law

Treadaway, Thomas – University Registrar (1938 – 60s)

Helped during the evening division of the law school at 112 College St.

Vance, Judge Frank X. – Professor of Law (1938 to late 1940s)

Courses: Federal Procedure

Wolfe, C. O. – Professor of Law (1928/29 – 1939)

Courses: Agency, Bailments, Carriers, Bills and Notes


Brown, Judge Archie S. – Alumni and Professor (1946 – 1960s)

Conflicts of Laws for Day Classes and First-Year Criminal Law

Caldwell, J. Duffan – Professor of Law (1946)

Courses: Domestic Relations

Casseb, Paul E. – St. Mary’s Law School Alumni, Barrister Founder, and Professor of Law (1946 – 1950)

Casseb was among the first founders of the Barrister Club (Barrister News)

Courses/Specialties: International Law, Banking, Corporation, Tax and Land Law, and Constitutional Law

Henke, Frances Sawyer – 4th Law School Librarian / 1st Female in Position (1948 – 1963)

Considered the first professional law school librarian.

Irvin, Briggs – Professor of Law (1940)

Courses: Law 335 “Oil and Gas”

Jeffers, Leroy – Professor of Law (1940)

Courses: Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

McKenney, Warren P. – Professor of Law (1948 – August 1955)

Faculty Moderator of Delta Phi, legal fraternity

Courses: Criminal Law

Rabe, Reverend Alfred H. – Professor of Law (1940)

Courses: Jurisprudence and Legal Ethics

Roesner, Brother Paul – 3rdLaw School Librarian (1940 – 1948)

Was appointed as law librarian by President Reverend Walter F. Golatka

Strieber, Karl – Professor of Law (1946)

Courses: Workman’s Compensation

Talbott, Russell – Professor of Law (1940)

Courses: Law 153 “Torts”


Aycock, J. Bruce – Professor of Law (1953 – 1957)

Courses: Trusts (Night School)

Cadena, Carlos C. – Professor of Law (1952 – 1954 and 1961 – 1965)

Formulated the guiding philosophy of the School of Law.

Courses: Property

Castleberry, James N. – Dean and Professor of Law School (1955-80s)

Founding member of Phi Delta Phi Tarlton Inn

Davis, Clifford – Professor of Law (1954)

Courses: Law Appellate Procedure

Farnsworth, Kenneth – Professor of Law (1955 – 1957)

Courses: Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Godwin, James S. – Professor of Law (1955)

Courses: Not Mentioned

*Grace, Judge Charles – Alumni/Faculty (1958/1961)

*Grossenbacher, Julius – Alumni and Professor of Law (1958)

Courses: Not mentioned

Henke, Dan – Professor of Law (1954)

Courses: Equity

*Lacy, Glenn B. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1957)

*Legan, Patrick – Alumni/Professor of Law (1958)

Mondin, James V. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1954/55)

Courses: Business Law

Norvell, Judge James R. – Professor of Law (1956 – 1970s)

Courses: Procedure (Appellate Procedure), Practice Court (Trial Advocacy)

*Penn, Homer – Alumni/Professor of Law (1957/1958)

Thompson, Clayton – Alumni and Professor of Law (1956)

Courses: Business Law

Walker, Orville C. – Professor of Law (1955)

Courses: Not Mentioned

*Westbrook, Joel W. – Professor of Law (1957 – 1960s)

Woodley, Fred P. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1951 – 1958)

Courses: Federal Taxation (Specialty in Taxation)

Yao, Dr. Arthur – Professor of Law (1958)

Courses: Property, Contracts, Equity, Trusts and Future Interests, and Conflicts of Law


Anderson, Joe (Joseph) E. – Professor of Law (1965 – 1968)

Courses/Specialty: (Public Law Field) Damages, Eminent Domain, and Evidence

1st-year classes as Full-time professor (Constitutional Law, Torts, and Evidence)

Bacon, John L. – Law Faculty (1961)

Barrow, Judge Charles W. – Professor of Law (1966)

Courses: Nigh Division Classes in Procedure I

Brewer, Leo – Law Faculty (1961)

Cantu, Charles E. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1963 – Present)

Courses: Torts, Contracts, Laws and Society

Coco, Alfred Joseph – 5th Law School Librarian (1963 – 1966) and Alumni

Replaced Frances Sawyer Henke

*Fahey, Edward P. – Alumni/Law Faculty (1960s)

Ferguson, Paul F. – 6th Law School Librarian (from 1966 – May 1981)

Replaced Alfred Joseph Coco

*Fuller, Lionel – Law Faculty (1966)

*Glos, George E. – Professor of Law (1964 – 1970s)

Courses: Property and Philosophy of Law

*Greene, Frank J. – Law Faculty (1961)

Gaspar, Steven – Law Faculty (1961)

*Guenther, Jack – Law Faculty (1960s)

*Hebdon, Jack – Law Faculty (1961)

*Horner, Edwin P. – Law Faculty (1961)

*Johnson, Clyde E. – Alumni/Law Faculty (1960s)

Kerr, Charles – Professor of Law (1968)

Courses: Federal Tax, Sales, Bills and Notes, and Corporations

Leopold, Aloysius A. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1967/68)

Courses: Property, Marital Community, and Preparation of Legal Documents

Lozano, William R. – Professor of Law (1960s)

Courses: Property I

*Penshorn, Edward – Alumni/Law Faculty (1966)

Sierk, Caroll H. – Alumni/Professor of Law (1953 – 1960s)

Courses: Business Law

Schoenbaum, Stanley – Law Faculty (1961)

*Woods, Richards – Law Faculty (1963)