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Wednesday, April 3, 2019


The doctoral dissertation of a Dutch law student circa 1820 is bound in three copies in three different decorated paper wrappers. Typically such dissertations were printed in a very small number, destined only for friends, family, and associates of the author. The Law Library may hold the only surviving example of each of the three types of decorated paper.

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Once you are in the position of influence and decision making, I need you to always remember that behind every decision you make is a person.”


Gina Raimondo ’98

Governor of Rhode Island, 2015 Commencement Address