Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

Prof. White teaches his last class as a professor at the institution where he has taught since 1964.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

His final class focused on the Uniform Commercial Code.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

Eager faculty gather to pay tribute to Prof. White.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

A dedicated professor, Prof. White taught until the last minute.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

Students and faculty honor Prof. White during the traditional "clapping-out" ceremony.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

Students and faculty honor Prof. White during the traditional "clapping-out" ceremony.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

Sharing a happy moment.

Prof. J.J. White's Last Class, Dec. 6, 2012

A colleague offers his congratulations to Prof. White.

WHITE, OUT   Legendary Prof. J.J. White's MLaw teaching career started about the time the Beatles took over the American pop charts, and it ended Dec. 6. His colleagues, as is the custom, gathered in the classroom to clap him out. Many of his students dressed in—you guessed it—white, in honor of the occasion.

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