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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.

I chose to attend Yale Law School because I wanted to direct my own education. 25 years later, freedom and flexibility are still the best things about this place. As a YLS student, you get to decide what you want to study. ”


James Forman Jr.

Class of 1992, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law