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Monday, October 25, 2021


A session of Bundestag, the German federal parliament

The Bundestag, the German federal parliament, is shown in session. Germany is one of four democracies — along with France, the U.K. and the U.S. — Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman studies in her book “Democracy and Executive Power.”

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Today is a wonderful time to be blessed with legal training and to be able to go out and take on the enormous challenges of a difficult world — with an aspiration to lead tempered by humility at the complexity, difficulty, discipline, and self-sacrifice inherent in the task.”


Ben W. Heineman, Jr.

Class of 1971