Photo Gallery: Academic Life Professor Walter Dickey welcomes a group of first-year students during Law School orientation. John Steuart Curry’s 1942 “Freeing of the Slaves” mural (currently located in the Quarles & Brady Reading Room) overlooks students studying in the Law Library. Students study in the Law Library in 1990. A student studies at the Law School. Student Bar Association President Cindra Carson chairs a meeting of the Student Bar Council in the Law School’s lounge in 1979. Two students review a document at the Law School. Professor Gerald Thain, right, teaches a class in the Law School in 1992. Former Dean and Professor Orrin L. Helstad (1922–2009), far right, watches over a packed room at the UW Law School. UW Law School’s first female professor, Marygold (Margo) Melli, left, teaches a class at the Law School in 1970. First African-American Dean, Daniel O. Bernstine, far left, teaches a class at the Law School. Former Mayor of Milwaukee, Henry Walter Maier (1918–1994), right, speaks to a group of law students during a visit to the UW Law School. Professor Ted Finman talking with a student after class. Students smile and laugh in a classroom in the Law School during a class. A panel of law professionals are shown speaking at the front of a classroom in the Law School. A Law Professor teaches a class of engaged students. Longtime Professor Gordon Brewster Baldwin, left, reviews a document while smoking a pipe at the Law School. Students wait in a line outside the Law School. The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Law Student Division (WACDL/LSD) held its first meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, 1986. Students wait in line to sign-up for firm interviews in 1981. Students wait in line to buy books at the Law School’s Bookmart. Students participate in the 2012 Middle School Mock Trial held annually at the UW Law School. First year law student Kevin Thompson taps into law library technology using the new library computers in 1989. Ruchadina Waddell, right, listens in class with fellow law students in 1990.