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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.

Yale Law School is about as perfect as a true and serious interdisciplinary hub for the law-related social sciences and humanities as one could possibly imagine.”


Taisu Zhang ’08

Professor of Law