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Guide to Citadel Campus Names

Law Barracks

Evander Law (1836-1920)

  • Citadel Class of 1856


  • Completed 1939
  • Originally called Barracks 3 or South Barracks
  • The name Law Barracks was recommended to the Board of Visitors in December of 1962, and approved at their May 30, 1963 Board meeting.

"Barracks 3 for Major General Evander M. Law, C.S.A., class of 1856, educator.


Naming an academic building for this gentleman would tend to imply that the building was predominantly used for teaching law; so it was thought that it would be more appropriate to use his name for a barracks. Besides, since his recognized accomplishments had more to do with the military than other fields, his seemed an appropriate name to associate with a barracks."

Citadel Board of Visitors meeting minutes, December 17, 1962

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