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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.

Participating in both the Civil Rights Project and Housing Clinic as a 1L allowed me to gain significant, real-world experience, including helping write briefs to the Connecticut Supreme Court and participating in a segregation lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Hartford. I don't think I could've gotten that level of immersion as a 1L anywhere else.”


Areeb Siddiqui

Class of 2023