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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.

There isn’t a student who comes to Yale Law School who isn’t determined to put the law to use for the betterment of the world.”


Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean