Origins and Heritage


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Charles Evans Hughes, pictured here as New York's Governor in 1908, had been a student of Theodore Dwight and George Chase at Columbia Law School. In 1893, Dean Chase engaged Hughes as a Distinguished Part-Time Lecturer. Hughes taught insolvency law and bankruptcy law until the early 1900s. At the time, he was a practicing lawyer at the firm known today as Hughes, Hubbard & Reed. Hughes brought other members of his firm into part-time teaching at NYLS. They included Edward Dwight (Dean Dwight's nephew), Frederic Kellogg, and George Schurman.


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